How do we overcome many of the stresses, distractions and even loneliness this Christmas season?  One proven theme of life is togetherness, which offers us a means of overcoming the turmoil's at this time of the year. We can get a great amount of joy  by being with others, with family, friends and acquaintances. This theme of togetherness is also applicable in another way. We gather with other worshipers to publicly commemorate and celebrate the birthday of the One who pardons our offenses and offers us eternal life. Now we know why, somebody long ago, coined the phrase, Merry Christmas! We truly wish our fellow bloggers the merriest Christmas of all!   Clay