It’s been said that you can take a Texan out of Texas but you can’t take Texas out of a Texan. With that being said, I just can’t send out a Christmas greeting to those who week after week read the blog posts without adding a little of what I call “Texanese”. So, with that in mind, here goes the greeting in my native Texas dialect.

Paypul, ah shore kaynt keep kwite bout dis. Ittz tom tuh pardy. Krissmuz reminz uhs dat Godz shore powrfel. Hay’s uh murcal wurkin God. And, Hay’s upta sumpin’ dat’s defnutly speshul and iz gunna put ah smahl on yore face. Git reddy fer a reeyul big heapin helpin of Hiz luv durn dis Krissmuz tom and Hiz powr in the cumin yare. So, fa-la-la-la-la y’all.

(Translation … People, I sure can’t keep quiet about this. It’s time to party. Christmas reminds us that God is sure powerful. He’s a miracle-working God. And, He’s up to something that’s definitely special and is going to put a smile on your face. Get ready for a real big heaping helping of His love during this Christmas time and His power in the coming year. So, fa-la-la-la-la you all.)

Y’all are loved. Merry Christmas from the Burns family.