It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 3, Book 17


Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.  

Ruth Ann Schabacker



The Advent Virus
Anonymous via email

WARNING……WARNING: ADVENT VIRUS

Be on the alert for symptoms of inner Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to this virus and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of The Advent Virus:

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of interest in judging other people.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent attacks of smiling. 

An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Please send this warning out to all your friends. This virus can and has affected many systems. Some systems have been completely cleaned out because of it.

Advent begins - December 3rd


Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it.  

Greg Richardson

Today is the 1st Sunday of Advent, which is the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas and it's a time which prepares us to celebrate Christmas Day and the true meaning of the season.

We untie the gift of HOPE today.  Advent is a time of waiting with patient hope.   Hope is a thin and slippery thing, sorely tested and hard to come by at times.  

 Hope is the recall of good in the past, on which we base our expectation of good in the future, however bad the present.

Our hope does not come from earthly things, but from above.  It’s the hope of newness, of renewal, and of eternal life.  


May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.

 Ada V. Hendricks

Untie the ribbons

5 comments:

betty said...

I think the Advent virus would be a good one to catch. Thankful we have the hope of Jesus.

Betty

Mevely317 said...

In the early 50's, if one of the kids in the neighborhood came down with chicken pox, the mumps, etc. our parents used to send us over there to play ... to become exposed to their before we started school. Isn't that funny?

The Advent virus is something I'd love to catch! Let's keep it going!

jack69 said...

A VIRUS I can like! Now that is sweet!

TARYTERRE said...

an advent virus is one to catch. "May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope."

Rick Watson said...

An advent virus would be a good thing.