The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg, TN with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 1:00pm with Brother Mack Smith and Brother Will Gouge officiating. The burial will be immediately after at New Petros Cemetery in Petros, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Those wishing to sign Jim’s guestbook may do so at www.schubertfuneralhome.com.
Only 15% of Americans read the Bible’s account of the birth of Christ as part of their Christmas traditions.
Read about the astonishing abandonment of Scripture here.
The new survey commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted online by Harris Interactive in November 2013 among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ found that while 30 percent make a tradition of watching the 1983 film A Christmas Story and 28 percent look forward to watching a film or TV version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, just 15 percent say reading the Bible’s account of the birth of Christ is part of their holiday traditions.
“There is nothing wrong with enjoying some of the great Christmas films that have been made over the decades,” says American Bible Society Chief Communications Officer Geoffrey Morin. “It is just important that Christians don’t make holiday celebrations more about Scrooge and Ralphie than about Jesus.”
With thanks to the BibleGateway for the tip.
Opportunities for family or individual photos will be offered until December 25.
If you’d like your photo included just come and let the photographer (!) know.
At 7 pm. And bring a friend.
“You are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill. You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it. You therefore flatter them. And what happens? They laugh at you. They dance upon their own graves and at last they die. Your delicacy is cruelty, your flatteries are poisons you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool’s paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumber from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God we will not.” C.H. Spurgeon.