Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
Is has always been hard to get to Bethlehem for Christmas.
A Charlie Brown Christmas opens with Charlie Brown talking to his best friend Linus. "I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel. I just don't understand Christmas. I guess I like getting presents, sending ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2011
The story of the Shepherds reminds us that to find the heart of Christmas we must look beneath the wrapping paper.
The last few embers of the fire are dying out. The air hangs heavy with a silence broken only by the occasional bleat of a lamb. Huddled together for warmth, the shepherds are alone with their thoughts. Each one scanning the horizon. Looking. Perhaps casting a longing eye to the distant lights of ...read more