Christmas, is supposed to be a joyful and peaceful time of year, but for many people it may be anything but those. We look around the world and see war, famine, and natural disasters. This time of year may be a time of grieving, hunger, loss, and loneliness. In the wake of the tragic and senseless shootings that recently occurred in Connecticut, Christmas will be a sorrowful time for many. The consultants here at HSLDA, and I’m sure the entire nation mourns with the families of Newtown. This Christmas, let each of us lift them up in prayer.