Rocky Lingerfelt…”A Christmas Memory” A KickActs tradition.

Posted onDecember 22, 2016
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Originally posted on December 19, 2009

Pastor Rocky Lingerfelt, a contributing writer for Kick Acts and my brother-in-law Ernie’s (Deacon) older brother passed away  and went home to be with the Lord. Rocky had a strong faith in God and enjoyed sharing about Jesus and his glory. Rocky shared with our readers  about Christmas time when he was a kid. As a Kickacts tradition, we would like to re post this wonderful story in his memory. God Bless You Rocky.

Sincerely,

Chuck Gee

 

 

 

By Pastor Rocky | December 19, 2009

0I remember as a child, being from an extremely poor family, and the oldest of 8 children, and what Christmas meant to us.  It was all about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  A Christmas Story of how He came into this world as a child as the son of a poor carpenter.  A story of how he lived a sinless life and then rejected by his own people.  A story of how far he came from glory to die on the cross for every mans’ sin.  Then, three days later, arose from the grave as he said he would.  He then ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. Christmas was a time to thank God for what we did have.

My mother cooked on a wood stove and we heated with coal.  During the winter, we would all sleep in the same room around the coal burning stove in an effort to stay warm.  Mom would wash clothes in a tub with a scrubbing board, we would heat water up and take turns taking a bath in another tub, we had our well water to drink, and of course, who could ever forget the outhouse?  We had no lights except for the coal burning lamps.  We even had to make up our own flour paste to patch holes in the walls.  Today, my daughters couldn’t even imagine a life style that way.  And, I thank God they can’t.  My brothers and sisters and I had very vivid imaginations.  We created the frizbie by throwing a hubcap, we invented the hola hoop by using bicycle tires we were able to find.

We didn’t realize that we were that poor until we went someplace.  Seeing the cars passing us by, the nice homes with electricity, Henderson Street lights, brought us to reality that we were at the very bottom of the human race.  Even at this, we did have one thing, my brothers, sisters, and I had love for one another. We believed that only God loved us.

Then one night on Christmas Eve, as we lay sleeping, we were awoken by a bunch of car horns.  A church brought us so much food and toys that made such an impact on our lives.  Much of the food I didn’t even know what it was.  Many of the toys I had never seen before. They brought in dolls that cried for my sisters, they brought trucks and cars for us boys.  There were even battery operated vehicles. They brought clothes for us all.  I have had many Christmas’ since that time.  However, this special Christmas I shall never forget.  The church members took time  during this busy season to show us we were important.  They sung Christmas Carols and told us about Jesus.  This church brought not only material things into our home, but they brought love and salvation to us.

Christmas is all about Jesus and the love he shows along with offering us salvation at no price to us.  For Jesus has already paid the price in full.  Today, we seem to have really gotten away the true intent of Christmas.  Christmas is so over commercialized and like everything else man has done, we have screwed up and forgotten all about God.

Thank you, God Bless, and Merry Christmas

Pastor Rocky Lingerfelt

Santa fell asleep too! Feel good photos of the day!

Posted onNovember 30, 2015
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Isn’t this just the cutest thing? The baby’s first Christmas photos and guess who fell asleep? Both of them did! It has made international news! I saw it on FoxNews. Its’ here too at the: Huffington Post!

 

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From Donnie’s Daddy Daycare

I can’t believe how adorable our son’s pictures with Santa came out. After falling asleep in line waiting, Santa asked us not to wake him and the outcome was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

Photo was taken in Evansville, Indiana.

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Christmas in the Park, needs a little Santa Magic

Posted onJanuary 5, 2015
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3 of our Grand kids mailing letters to Santa!

This past Christmas Eve I went downtown to the Christmas in the Park display as we do every year. We have been going there since our kids where little and now they in turn, take their kids and drop off letters to Santa at the North Pole mailbox as they did when they were kids. So it’s been our family tradition that’s a good 20 years old or so…

I remember when our kids were young how the displays were new and lit up. The wooden handmade tractor and the little rocking pigs and such. The giant Castle that used to be there. The three wise men stood watch there too. The Gazebo was always decorated and lit up too. Christmas music was piped in  from speakers located at different points of the displays. The large tall trees were also lit up. A festive time of year and an enjoyment for all. Santa was indeed coming!

This year, as I have noticed for the past couple of years the displays have fallen on hard times. Whether due to neglect, vandalizing or both. I can see the care and attention to detail on all the displays when they were made. The Train still holds up but the big tractor had a wheel broken off it and it was propped up against the display. One of the little wooden pigs had a steering wheel that was left lying to the side. The large trees that are usually lit with all colors of lights were dark. I looked the trees over and the lights where there but not turned on. The little room with the Christmas tree and fireplace display, only half the lights were working on that display. The music was gone. I looked it over, hoping to find out and fix why only part of the lights were on as as my grandkids’ admired it.

Again, it was Christmas Eve. It should have all been on.

This isn’t a complaint. Just an observation. I know there was turn over several years ago between one group that  had taken care of it and it then became I guess the City’s responsibly? But, regardless of who is responsible for it, I wish it could be brought back to its full beautiful capacity. There is so much potential there. It’s a place where kids can come with their parents and see Christmas. Young couples can have their photos taken there. Older couples like me and my wife can walk through there and remember when our kids where young and running from display to display marveling at it all! It’s a place of magic. The new Red door church that is on display there is awesome! That’s what the whole display needs. New life. The hands that crafted those wonderful original displays took pride in it and they need to be repaired. Maybe a small sign dedicated to the original carpenter of each. New ones need to be built.

If there is a problem during the night with vandals, or people getting rowdy, maybe HPD can assign a “Toy Soldier” to stand watch over it. They could have a Toy Soldier room built for him or her so they could keep watch and keep warm.[hmtad name=”Adsense Unit 1″ align=”floatright”]

The “Christmas in the Park” is a wonderful Henderson tradition. I know my family has enjoyed it for a long time. I would like to see it continue and be “brand new” again. Bring back the magic. The Christmas Spirit. The youth in us all. I know I would be willing to help paint some of it if need be. Just holler.

What do you say Hendersonians?

chuck

chuck@kickacts.com

 

Mary Did you know

Posted onDecember 23, 2014
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recorded live at

“El Rio’s”

Marshall Missouri 2004

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KickActs TV presents “The Real Christmas Message”

Posted onDecember 18, 2014
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What’s your favorite Christmas memory? Here are my few

Posted onDecember 19, 2013
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and far in between ones..

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Dressing us as twins was soooo wrong….

I have very few Christmas memories and I really don’t know why. There are photographs that prove we really had them and there were always a lot of toys but the memories are buried somewhere in my brain…I still have a few of the toys we got as little kids. The stuffed turtle I still have and the little metal guitar is another one that I have…

But the fond Christmas memories? Where are they at? I remember the cardboard fireplace and the colored wheel that was set up every year. I remember “mom” laying in bed at night and not going to sleep. I also remember hearing the car trunk slam on her car.

Here are a few of mine that I can recall…

 One Christmas I do remember clearly was our Uncle Abe and his wife Tina where staying with us. Abe had a thing for guard dogs and he had 2 Doberman pinscher’s always with him. Well, Uncle Abe’s bed was in the front guest room where the Christmas tree was. Christmas morning, we couldn’t go in there to see what we got because Abe was still in bed and the dogs would raise up and start growing at us..So Christmas was put on hold until he decided it was time to get up. Once he got up and the all clear was given to us to inspect our toys from Santa we found that during the night the Doberman pinschers had got down and chewed up some of the toys… One of them being my incredible hulk action figure and the kick stand that came with the football…Those damn dogs…. No apologies or nothing either from the xmas6Uncle..Uncle Abe was one tough Son of Bitch though. He grew up in a different era. His philosophy was this, “If you car has a half of tank of gas, fill it back up”…A few years later his precious attack dogs turned on him and his wife. They were ok but the dogs had to go. Years later when Uncle Abe was actually dying I was there…He told the paramedics to “Let me go goddammit!!”well, he got his wish…I miss the old guy…Hell, he may have only been 52 when he died but lived a lifetime in that short time..

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David rocking the hand made cowboy outfit, I still have those and that guitar

When my brother David and I were real little, we had to go to Alabama for a trip to visit some relatives. You know, looking back it may have been Missouri but for some reason Alabama is stuck in my mind. I can see us playing on the sidewalk out in front of the house we were staying …Anyway, it was Christmas time. We worried and worried that Santa wouldn’t be able to find us since we weren’t home for Christmas. We didn’t have to worry. He found us. My brother David and I got a play doh fire truck each. That was all Santa brought.. I would have fared better if it had been a secret decoder ring,Lol. No explanations where given. And nothing was made up for it…A firetruck a piece…

 One time for Christmas we received two chopper chain driven big wheel type riding toys. These things were super cool. Big green choppers we could ride. But they were defective. The pedals weren’t welded to the sprocket so neither one of them worked. Santa had let us down… So our Grandpa Buzz took them to where ever you take Santa’s toys back for repairs…And we waited and we waited. We asked where were the cool choppers… No reply…And then they returned…They were under the tree the next Christmas!! Re-gifts! By then we had outgrown them. Can you believe that? They were repaired and kept somewhere until the following Christmas…

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David always went first…

 About the last Christmas I remember while I was still at home was 1982. I received a Spark-o-matic 8 track tape player for my car! What a great gift! Loved it even though in 1982 8 track tapes were already being phased out to cassettes!

Anyway, there are a few of mine. What about yours?

SOTIGA’s Annual Toy Run Sebree ky Sept. 28th

Posted onSeptember 13, 2013
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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Posted onDecember 24, 2012
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SOTIGA M/M Third annual Toy Run! October 6th!

Posted onSeptember 26, 2012
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contact Deacon at

http://www.facebook.com/deacon.lingerfelt

or T.T. at

http://www.facebook.com/toni.lingerfelt

or

Black Diamond Studios

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Straight from Billy Bob Thornton’s website! Bad Santa 2!!

Posted onAugust 2, 2012
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I can’t wait!!! The first one was funny as H. E. double tooth picks!!

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From The “Yes, Virginia (and No, We Don’t Mean Billy Bob’s Mama)” Department

There is a BAD SANTA 2

At least it’s in negotiations, and we hear that not one, but two scripts are in development. As Hisfineself said to the Belfast Telegram, “Hopefully we can get close to the first one. But hopefully the fans will at least get a kick out of seeing the character again, and that’s my hope for it – that people will get a charge out of seeing that character doing his thing again.”

Currently, we’re looking at a fall 2012 shoot and a Christmas 2013 release. Only 577 more shopping days!

Here is a scene from the first one!! If you have tender ears don’t hit play…

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