Thursday, December 20, 2007
Christmas Blog From US Rep. Mike Pence

     Veritas Rex is pleased to present this blog from US Rep. Mike Pence's site.  We do so as a way to acknowledge he's a sponsor of the Hoosier Congressional Leadership Series conducted by IFI, is a recipient of our Friend of the Family Award (2005), and is a former Member of the Board:

“After a tumultuous year in Washington, D.C., Congress has adjourned and I am relishing the chance to be home in Indiana among family and friends. Taking our kids shopping and seeing the "world's largest Christmas tree" at Monument Circle will begin a Christmas weekend that will soon be submerged in the ether of family and tender memories. “Christmas to me has always been a time punctuated by a sense of the permanent things in my life....my wife and children, my mother and siblings, my in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends. And Christmas is a time when my present pays tribute to my past. I will sit up late on Christmas Eve and think of my father, gone now 20 years. I will hear the clamor of Christmas of my youth, my Irish grandfather's brogue and I will look again into my grandmother's gentle eyes.                                   “And Christmas has always been a time when I am uniquely capable of being grateful. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Indiana in Congress and for the prayers of so many constituents who sustain our service by their faith. I am grateful to the soldiers and their families who will spend this season apart so my family can gather and worship in freedom. “I am grateful to all those whose acts of generosity will make this Christmas joyful for the needy families in our communities. I am grateful for the pastors and church workers who will labor through the holidays to add meaning to our lives. And I am grateful for the countless acts of kindness by Hoosiers who will find a lonely neighbor this Christmas and extend Christ's love in Christmas cheer. “And I am grateful to God, who 'so loved the world that he sent his one and only son, that whoever might believe in him should have eternal life'. Unto us a child is born. Merry Christmas.” --U.S. Congressman Mike Pence

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