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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, Pardners

From Texas, sending out my best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to all my truckbuddies - I hope every one of you is with someone you love dearly tonight.

Thanks, friends, for riding along with me in the Blue Truck. Have a good one, y'all.

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us
for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become
subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus
Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human
nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you,
the God and Father of all.

What if I say I believe the story happened, but I can't prove it? What if I say I believe because it's a lovely story?

My evidence is in my heart, in my change from a heart of stone to a heart of flesh. My evidence is how I live my life because I believe the story. Not that I'm good or holy, because I'm not, but that I'm a far better person because I believe the story. The story changed my life. That is my evidence.


Anonymous said...

And this little old Cuban man wishes you all the happiness of the holidays and prosperity in the coming year.
You are the greatest


Grandmère Mimi said...

Russ, I am honored beyond what I can say that you chose to quote me.

A Blessed and Happy Christmas to you and those you love.

Russ Manley said...

raulito - this little old Texan wishes all the same back at ya, buddy, and thanks for being a truckbuddy of mine.

Mimi - Et cum spiritu tuo.

DeepBlue said...

Un Joyeux Noël à toi, mon cher ami.

Et Merci à GrandmèreMimi pour une si belle pensée!

FDeF said...

Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, Russ. Your blog is your gift to us. Always look forward to unwrapping it each day...Thanks, Frank

Russ Manley said...

Merci Jon, et je te souhaite beaucoup de joie de Noël aussi, mon pote.

Frank, grazie mio amico for keeping up with my scribblings and you guys have un molto Buon Natale at your place.

Theaterdog said...

Et, l'homme doue parlais francais aussi!
merry christmas from the Loire,
Peace Tim

Russ Manley said...

Merci Tim, amuse-toi bien aujourd'hui en la belle France!

Davis said...

I hope each day of Christmastide brings your joy.

Russ Manley said...

Thanks Davis, and the same to you, good buddy.

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