Today, we celebrate Jesus being born, the light coming into darkness and offering a way of life unlike any other. This way brings me great joy; it is difficult, but the more I understand it the more joyful I find I am in almost every situation.
Hope is like a balloon, we blow it up more and more and more and more, with each breath the tension grows a little greater with expectation, more and more and more. We hope for better lives, better jobs, good schools, a great marriage, safe lives for our kids, we hope for crime to stop and violence to disappear, we hope for something better - another way. Then,