Saving Yourself From a “Burned-out” Christmas (Busted

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.”

Saving My Burned Out Christmas Lights

I have heard hundreds of sermons over the course of my life and attended a handful of Advent services. As I consider all of these messages, from the magical to the mundane, I can honestly say that few have left me with the practical day-to-dayadvice one pastor imparted when he pulled a “plastic gun” from […]