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Month: December 2015

Christmas Through the Tears

Christmas Through the Tears

Tears are not absent during the holidays.  In fact, I’ve talked with enough friends and family to know that tears are likely prevalent during Christmas.  There’s no doubt a lot of joy and happiness during this time, praise the Lord for the smiles and laughter, but there may also be sadness.  And praise the Lord for tears.  Tears over the loss of what used to be, an ache from the longing of a child absent in the family circle, grief…

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Birthday Reflections: Barbies and Joy

Birthday Reflections: Barbies and Joy

Man, oh, man.    I feel like I should be about twenty-five.  Maybe twenty-six, but since today is my birthday, and I feel like I’m in my mid-twenties, then I shall declare today my twenty-sixth birthday.  Why not.  It certainly sounds better than sixty-two, which is how old my daughter guessed I was. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting today, on this twenty-sixth birthday of mine, and mostly on Joy. When I was younger, birthday’s were a BIG deal in…

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