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Ad Blockers Need Not Apply

You thought the onslaught of ads was over because we're well past election day...

We're three days to Christmas, and commercial America isn't resting on its laurels (though that doesn't sound like a very comfortable thing to do). Everywhere you turn, companies are still asking for your hard-earned money in exchange for "the perfect gift" for your loved one.

Don't fall for this. The only Perfect Gift came from God: "For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16, HCSB)

Live TV isn't safe: they're either telling your children that they must have the latest toys, or they're dictating how you should spend your money.

The Internet isn't safe: either you're reading about how your personal data was leaked by yet another company, or you're being shown advertising that knows way too much about you.

Even your Inbox isn't safe: Companies that usually send you an occasional email seem to be emailing you once an hour these days. Almost as if they'll go bankrupt if you don't buy something from them right now.

And if you thought you would fall back to SMS messaging on your non-smart flip phone to avoid the Internet and your Inbox, not even it is safe. My dad has been receiving text message ads "at an increased frenzy as Christmas draws near". His words, not mine.

Perhaps this is the season where you're glad you run one (or more?) ad blockers on your computer. I certainly can't blame you for doing that. But if you are, you're not missing much on this website. I decided a long time ago that I was not going to run ads against my personal blog.

This means that the most you will find on this website is an occasional affiliate link to products that I like and use, and nothing more.

And if you do find more than this on my website, either I'm no longer running it or you're reading an illegal copy. And at the moment I'm typing this, it has to be the latter.