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

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chapter 12, Page 20, Book 12

Thursday December 20th:  JOY


By putting yourself last and Jesus first, with others in between, it brings real joy.

Let us remember that joy isn’t just a happy feeling but is part of the mystery of our faith that comes from serving and following our Lord and King.

When I had a large family at home, I rarely had time to think about myself.  I was much too busy caring for all of them.  Now that I live alone, it is a great temptation to be self-centered and I do have to watch out that I don't do that.  

Trying to keep the balance isn't always easy. Advent reminds us of what is important in our lives.  


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Most of the "big" storm is going to go north of our mountains...only 1-3" of snow...
Stay safe and warm...
Happy Holidays

betty said...

I like that J - Jesus - O - others - Y - You; great way to live our lives! It is easy to get self absorbed I do believe; we tend to think it is all about "us". I'm glad Jesus gives us reminders in his word and the Advent season to remember it is really all about him :)