“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Sunday, December 28, 2014


In these crisp days after Christmas, all my grandchildren will be together for winter fun (if the weather is not too severe in this part of Canada). It will be a time for sledding down hills of their grandparents community and skating on the frozen lake near our little house. 

Grandma will have hot chocolate and baked goodies waiting for them in front of a crackling fire in our fireplace you see behind me at the top of the HumanLifeMatters blog. To usher in the New Year, perhaps we will have a small house party for the Pickup family. 

Other people will usher in the New Year in much grander style like the the video below of Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing the classic Beautiful Blue Danube at the Empress Sisi's castle, Schonbrunn Palace, in Austria, and dancers from the Austrian Elmayer Dance School.
[Click on image below or at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDaJ7rFg66A

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