Why I’m thankful for dirty, messy Christmas

Why I’m thankful for dirty, messy Christmas

I’ve been doing all I’m supposed to do to get ready for the holiday season this year. I’ve been buying gifts, cleaning house, stringing lights, listening to Christmas music.

But somehow I’ve felt disconnected, removed from the glimmer and cheer of the season. Maybe it’s because I see so many people struggling just to put a simple meal on the table. Or because I know friends that are dealing with deep wounds and losses this holiday season. Or because I know 26 families in Newtown, Connecticut are facing the holiday season without someo

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