Plastic Elf Smiles Need Not Apply (or permission to feel sad during Christmas because Jesus came for our sadness)

(Today is a twofer with our meditations, happy reading!) What happens when you’ve got the holiday blues? What about when you’re just not feeling the holiday spirit? Thanksgiving has come and gone, we just made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. (Did I miss any?) There have been Christmas trees upContinue reading “Plastic Elf Smiles Need Not Apply (or permission to feel sad during Christmas because Jesus came for our sadness)”

Tears for Christmas-Meditation for Holy Innocents Sunday

Two days after Christmas, I heard from one of my old friends that they had lost someone close to them that very day. When someone’s grief is so raw and poignant, there really isn’t anything you can say. They just want to feel, to fight and to scream no, this shouldn’t be how it is!Continue reading “Tears for Christmas-Meditation for Holy Innocents Sunday”