Today, we snap one last, giant Huck’s Hero salute to a genuine American icon: John Young, who spent 42 years in NASA’s space program, becoming the longest-serving US astronaut in history, died Friday in Houston at 87.
This week, I’m recounting “Simple Christmas” stories shared with me a few years ago by my radio listeners. One thing we all learned from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is that it’s not how fancy your tree is that matters, it’s the love it represents. A radio listener of mine named Vicky from California sent me a beautiful story that illustrates that as well as Charles M. Schulz did.
Recently, police officers have become targets of hatred, assaults and even deadly violence. Right now is a perfect time to stop and reflect on the many ways in which police officers and other first responders such as firefighters and EMTs give up their holidays so that we can enjoy ours in safety.
A few years ago, inspired by my book “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners of my radio show to share their favorite family Christmas memories. Today’s story shows us that Dr. Seuss was right: Christmas is not something that comes from a store. Christmas means a whole lot more.
Merry Christmas! I hope this holiday and the coming year bring happiness and good health to you and your loved ones. I also hope you’re enjoying these “Simple Christmas” stories shared a few years ago by my radio listeners.
First, a reminder: while we work a little less this coming week, I have some very special holiday newsletters prepared for you, and I will have brand new shows on TBN, both this weekend and next! Join me tonight for our Christmas special, featuring Larry Gatlin, Irlene Mandrell, comedian Bone Hampton, the music of Streetcorner Symphony and a whole stocking full of holiday surprises!