I was looking back at some previous December blog posts and discovered the following from December 2019. To me, it’s just too funny not to share again. (Note: You can read any or all of the 791 previous posts about the Person and work of the Holy Spirit by going to www.billyburns.com/blog, After reaching the site, double-click on the title of any post and it will open the list of archived posts. 791 posts? Yep. I’ve been blogging since 2007.) Here is what I shared back in 2019.

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 couldn’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 a Christmas 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.)

I’m back with you in 2022 and communicating in proper, easy-to-understand English. Y’all (oops, I slipped back into Texanese) are loved. Vickie and I wish you a very merry, abundantly blessed Christmas.

Wait. Don’t stop reading. I just can’t help myself. I was going to send out this post with just our picture in the blog’s header, but the post wouldn’t be complete without sharing the following picture. Bragging? Well, honestly, maybe a little (or a whole, whole lot). Thankful and blessed? A Texas-size – Yes! Yes! Yes! Merry Christmas from the entire Burns family.