A Christmas Thought…

Patrick Jones

The past week, I have been working on the sequel to “The Wolf’s Moon” and “The River.”

Working on the new book, I almost forgot that it is Christmas time!

Maybe it’s because it has been so warm.  There hasn’t been any snow and the cold spells have been brief.

Regardless, there is so much in my private life to be thankful for.

The last three years have been tough but through it all, my wife stood by my side.   My family and friends were all there for me in prayer and presence helping me through to this season.

Christmas is a time (for me at least) to say that it is a time to forgive, and remember the reason we have Christmas.

Not everyone believes in Christ and that’s okay.  They don’t have to but I hope they celebrate the time of family.

I ask that all look into the eyes of a child and think about them.

Not every child will have presents under a tree – if they even have a tree.  That is why I so endorse the Toys for Tots by the USMC – Reserve.  There are so many other organizations that collect toys, clothes and food.

Please become a part of that.

Even if you are living in another country, find where you can help people not as lucky.

Then you too can stand and say “Semper Fidelis” – Always Faithful.

You may not believe in God, but why chance it…just in case…

Thanks for your friendship and prayers!

Merry Christmas!  – Pat


30 thoughts on “A Christmas Thought…

  1. Wishing you and yours a joyous and peaceful Christmas Season. And May you continue to find peace and healing in His presence. It’s also way to warm here in Georgia, but I find that the true meaning of Christmas isn’t the cold , crisp air, or gifts under the tree. It’s family, friends and the warmth of His love. May you always find this peace within you. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth.


    • Thank you so very much, Elizabeth and a wonderful Christmas to you and yours! You are right…it is about peace and love! Totally agree…now we just need to pray for peace in the world. God Bless and Merry Christmas!


    • Hey my favorite APE!! Have been away for a bit but catching up with everything. All OK here…just sometimes life gets in the way, doesn’t it. Back with a furry soon but have to run over to the grandkids house for Christmas Eve and dinner. Hope you are having a wonderful week and sorry to have been away for a bit. Sometimes you have to catch up with your brain 🙂 Hugs and hugs and make sure to give those naughty chimps lots of Christmas cookies but be sure to have LOTS of paper towels handy. Love ya big guy!! 🙂

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  2. Wishing you a splendid Christmas and New Year and may your life continue to improve in 2016! I was particularly struck by your mention of forgiveness. It is so lacking in today’s world. Sadly. Take care, Patrick!


    • Thank you so much! You are so very right. Why can’t everyone just strive for peace and understanding! Gosh…learning other cultures is paramount in understanding life in general. I am so glad it touched you…now we have to convince the world to strive for peace and forgiveness. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and Peace to the World! 🙂 Hugs


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