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Happy Christmas to All, and to All, a Good Night

Brad recorded this video a few years ago of him reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, and it was very popular, so I thought I would share it again here. Happy Christmas to All, and to All, a Good Night.

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Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone,

The Life Is Hot! blog is taking a two-week holiday. We’ll be back January 6 with some exciting news to share about some changes that are in the works right now. I need to focus my efforts on those things and I simply cannot give my posts the attention you deserve from me.

lighted Christmas tree indoors

Our hearts are filled with joy for the birth of our Savior, even as they also ache for the loved ones who are especially present in our hearts this time of year.

We wish a heartfelt Merry Christmas to all of our fellow Christians and wish everyone a glorious and awesome 2014.

D’Anne Hotchkiss and Brad W. Smith

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December 23, 2013 · 8:05 am

Helping a Grieving Friend Through Christmas

‘Tis the season for eggnog and grief. Christmastime is here and it can be a grueling and gut-wrenching reminder of the relationship that has ended for someone who has lost a loved one through death or divorce or discord.

empty leather chair, red plaid blanket, next to Christmas tree

Christmas can be especially difficult when someone is missing. Brad W. Smith, photographer

We can’t bring back the dead, restore a marriage or repair a relationship, but we can be a good friend to a friend who is struggling in this joyous holiday.

As a friend, it helps to first of all remember there is no time limit on mourning.

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