I had just finished posting my piece Give Peace A Chance for The Clyde Fitch Report when I picked up the paper to read that the President is sending troops to Turkey for Christmas. I guess that shows how influential my voice is. Seriously, it was depressing to read the headlines, and to know what those soldiers and their families must be going through while the rest of us go on with our Christmas festivities. Perhaps the headlines were a needed reminder of one of the true meanings of the Advent season – hope. I think about the soldier’s spouses and children and realize that in the flicker of a moment their hopes and wishes changed from a GI Joe with a Kung Fu grip or a new diamond kiss from Zales to much more important hopes and wishes.

Over two thousand years and we still haven’t learned to get along, but we can’t give up hope. Take a moment this weekend to pray for Peace and that the hopes and wishes of the soldiers families come true. W.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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