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Christmastime

Not The Happiest Time Of Year For Everyone

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We hear songs about this being the happiest time of the year, but for many it is a time of torment and suffering, depression and anguish. Whether your Christmas is decidedly red and green or some shade of the blues, you are special and God's beloveds.

Christmas Has Only Just Begun

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Whereas in Christmases of the past, the day came and went amid gift giving, caroling and holiday parties, each rushed to be included before December's end, perhaps this year might be the occasion to slow down and ponder that which stands in the background of this hectic time of year.

When Mom Forgets the Meaning of Christmas

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

We studied store maps like Indiana Jones planning a crusade for the Holy Grail and figured out where the Barbie Jeeps were hidden. On Thanksgiving night, I tucked my little turkeys in the bed and pushed my husband out the door, into the cold, cruel world that is Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

A Grouch's Guide to Un-Christmas Books

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

An un-Christmas book takes place at Christmastime, but its tone, story and subject matter have nothing to do with the season. It provides perfect cover when the Noël nags accuse you of being a holiday poop.