The weather has changed. Cold winds have been sweeping through our town, around corners, down alleys. Christmas lights have been strung along rooftops, around trees. It is the last month of the year. The advent calendar hangs on the message board in our kitchen. The furnace kicks on. There is shopping to do and bills to write. There are gifts to buy and people less fortunate than oneself. In other words, there are people in need. 'Tis the season.
"...joy runs deeper than despair." Corrie Ten Boom