Saving Yourself From a “Burned-out” Christmas (Busted Halo.com)

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I think many of us feel like an old string of burned-out Christmas lights this time of year. What should be a time of joy can be dimmed by stress and busyness. It is often a time when the darkness of our grief and loneliness can seem insurmountable: We feel artificial, worn out, “lightless.”

“Is it well?” Why we should stop trying to explain tragedy.

Frederick Buechner wrote, “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” And at times it seems that the “terrible” looms a bit larger than the beautiful. The news of late has been as perilous and unpredictable as the rise and crash of ocean waves in a hurricane. Each report seems […]

Out of the High Deserts: An Interview with Critically Acclaimed Songwriter, Bill Mallonee

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“Winnowing is more like a trip to the confessional…transparent & vulnerable without being sentimental. These songs have elements that are more like prayers & pleas for faith. They’re questionings and wrangling in the dark about the journey.” – Bill Mallonee Twenty years ago at a music festival in Southern Illinois I was drawn by the noise […]