Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.
I mean, if I could permanently decorate my life with white twinkle lights, I would.
But I love it all: the decorations, the snow, the food, the music, the overly sappy Folgers commercials, the winter wardrobe, even Hallmark movies with their mawkish charm. I love it. all.
But this year, aside from the fact that it’s mid December and we’re still having weather in the 60’s, there’s a different feeling in the air.
I don’t need to tell you about the state of the world right now.
The tragedies in Paris, San Bernadino, and Colorado Springs; everything surrounding ISIS; the negativity spewing between presidential candidates. This year’s Christmas season has been marked by an overwhelming blanket of sadness. Of pain.
So what can we do about it? Aside from pray? It’s easy to slip into a state of