Easter Means Hope For The Hopeless

by Kevin Burton    You’ll hear Christians today saying “He is risen!” and others answering “He is risen indeed!” What does that mean?    For the Christian faith, for the human race, it means everything.    Today is Easter, “the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection to life after His crucifixion and death,” according to http://www.gotquestions.org.    “The …

Christmas Joy, Late Cards, Lost And Found

by Kevin Burton    You won’t find any turkey or dressing below, but I do have here a sampling of Christmas leftovers.    These are the fragments you can stitch together for a true accounting of the most wonderful time of the year, Burton style. Here is what it looked like:    It isn’t really …

It’s A Wonderful Counting Device Thing

by Kevin Burton    My wife asks me every year what I want for Christmas and every year I can’t think of anything.     You would think she had asked me to cut the grass. I just groan.    And the thing is, I always think of things too late.  It’s like those clever remarks …

Little Drummer Boy And The King’s Smile

by Kevin Burton    Gift giving has me digging into what I’ve always considered a strange little song this Christmas season.    I’m beyond exasperated at the commercialization of Christmas and at myself for not doing anything significant to change the way my family does things. Maybe next year.    But the gift giving I …

What Child Is This? Glad You Asked

by Kevin Burton    “What child is this” is, or should be, the burning question behind this whole Christmas phenomenon.    How transforming would it be if the season surrounding Dec. 25 were an honest, worldwide examination of Jesus, his miraculous birth and the implications for mankind, rather than the orgy of merchandising it has …

Merry Birthday Or Something Like That

by Kevin Burton    What if your big day got overshadowed every year by the biggest day of all?    What if the season to be jolly also brought your birthday?    This is probably not just a problem for Christmas Day babies.  I would guess any birthday between about Dec. 22 and 27 or …

Christmas Music Makes The Season Bright

by Kevin Burton    I have a friend who hates Christmas music. I just giggle every time I think about that.    If you knew this friend, actually a former manager of mine, she is so upbeat and positive about everything.  If you woke up determined to be downcast you’d want to steer clear of …