Nearly every Christmas, my dear Grandmother would give me a red sweater. I don’t recall her doing the same for my siblings or cousins—but I confess that memories fade after 40+ years. Looking back, that red sweater was always one of my favorite gifts. Not because I particularly like sweaters a lot or because my favorite color is red—it isn’t.

I loved the red sweater because of how my Grandmother looked at me when I opened it. She would beam with joy. She would come to me, pat my cheek and tell me “how good I looked in red.”

Grandma is gone now. Yet, red sweaters at Christmas still bring a smile and a tear—because I’ll always remember her joy from having picked out the perfect present for me. Indeed, those moments when a simple red sweater—in her eyes—made me my best, are memories I will cherish for life.

In a similar way…

Our Grand Father gave us the most special gift, chosen specifically for us by name, given at the perfect time, so that when putting Him on—He, too, sees only our best. How can we ever say thank you enough for that?

I hope when you see a red sweater this Christmas (and they’re everywhere 🙂), you will also recall the Father’s joy for you in knowing that He gave you the best gift ever.

Merry Christmas to you and your family from all of us at Family Policy Alliance!

Sincerely,

Paul Weber
President & CEO

 

Christmas is a time of reflection. Unfortunately, its often so busy for many of us that our Savior’s birth can sometimes take a backseat to all the other trappings of the season. I have to admit, with the 2019 legislative session quickly approaching, it’s easy to be fixated on things such as bills and legislative calendars, other than the “reason for the season”.

I would remind all of us that it’s all about Christmas. Without our Savior’s birth, none of what you or I do would have meaning. When Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® advances pro-life and pro-family bills on your behalf, it’s because Christ was born in a manager and our mandate as Christians is to act on our faith. When you and I elect candidates who uphold biblical values, as we did to great effect last month, it’s because we are upholding the Christian values upon which this great country was founded – beliefs that only have their meaning in the Christ child. We will hopefully have many reasons to celebrate our successes protecting biblical values in 2019, but let’s remember that what happened over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem provides the reason for our entire lives, including our work in the policy arena.

The new year represents an opportunity. An opportunity to be obedient and represent values embodied in our faith. An opportunity to show Christ’s love to those who may disagree with us. An opportunity to make a difference in a fallen world. Let’s not squander those opportunities.

May God bless you and your family this Christmas season as we celebrate our Lord’s birth. From Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota and our own family, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:14

Dear Friends:

On behalf of my family and Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

May the timeless message of our Savior’s birth fill your heart and home with joy now and in the coming new year.

Thank you for our continued prayers and support!

The Torres Family

Vince, Tiffany, Brooklyn, and Gavin

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” –Luke 2:11

Dear Friends:

On behalf of my family and Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

May the timeless message of our Savior’s birth fill your heart with hope, joy, peace, and love now and throughout the coming year.

God bless you!

The Torres Family
Vince, Tiffany, Brooklyn, and Gavin

Christmas songs and hymns hold so much truth!  So much hope!

“Long lay the world, in sin and error pining till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth. The thrill of hope.  The weary world rejoices!”

God’s Gift to us is our much-needed Savior!

Born is our Lord and Savior

 Merry, Merry Christmas!

Julie Lynde
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho
Family Policy Foundation of Idaho

I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

In launching Family Policy Alliance of Georgia this year, it has been a blessing to partner with you for the glory of the God who came to earth to live, to suffer, to sacrifice, to die, to rise, and to claim His throne. Today, it is a privilege to celebrate His birth!

You and your family are the backbone of everything we do, and I wish you a blessed time of celebration and fellowship today as we honor the Savior.

Wishing you a truly special Christmas,


Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

From our family to yours – Merry Christmas on behalf of the Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota.

May the timeless message of our Savior’s birth fill your heart with hope, joy, peace, and love now and throughout the coming year.

God bless,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director