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

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 11, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Recipe for Christmas Joy

1/2 cup of Hugs
4 teaspoons Kisses
3/4 cup of Smiles
4 cups of Love
1 cup of Special Holiday Cheer
1/2 cup of Peace on Earth
3 teaspoons of Christmas Spirits
2 cups of Goodwill Towards Men
1 Sprig of Mistletoe
1 medium size bag of Christmas Snowflakes. Mix Hugs,
Kisses, Smiles, and Love until consistent.
Blend in Holiday Cheer, Peace on Earth,
Christmas Spirit and Goodwill Toward Men.
Use the mixture to fill a large, warm heart where it
can be stored for a lifetime, for it never goes bad!
Serve as desired under Mistletoe, sprinkle liberally with
Christmas Snowflakes
It is especially good when accompanied by Christmas
carols and family get togethers.
Serve to one and all!

Author Unknown

Wishing You Joy and Happiness for the Holidays!

Advent is more than halfway over. Christmas is just around the corner. This is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and our thoughts this week will be focusing on Christmas JOY.

This week is about finding joy. Finding joy not because life is happy but because the Lord is near. We prepare this week by feeling joy.  Advent reminds us that the joyful answer to our problems lies in God.

Joy is what is felt inside each one of us when we consider what we’re thank for.  JOY is part of our lives that make life worth living.

No one can take away your joy; JOY has already been given unto us. 
For many the hap-hap-hap-happiest season of all, is also one of the saddest. More suicides occur during the holiday season than at any other time in the year. There are more admissions to psychiatric facilities. There is an increase in domestic violence and a higher rate of separation and divorce. And, let’s face it, *•♫♪Baby, it’s cold outside*•♫♪ 

In spite of our surroundings and the troubled times, we are on a joyful journey of Advent. We are counting the weeks until we celebrate, once again, the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Do not let anyone steal your joy. Not a family member, an old acquaintance or a floundering friend. Joy exists in this world and transforms people in great ways. Joy is not about our mood; it is about the gift we received

O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy. O tidings of comfort and joy!

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


peggy said...

It's good to visit you this morning, snow is coming down and I was lucky my grandson and his friends came by and shoveled. Not that it will stay that way, but after the Lions game they will be back. They are the sweetest boys, I am so proud of them and what they do. I hope you stay warm and don't have to go out until this lets up. Love to all our friends this Sunday morning. God is good.

betty said...

I agree that we can't let anyone steal our joy away. We have a Savior, that is more than enough to be joyful about!


Mevely317 said...

Thank you for reminding us of the despair (too) many battle during the holiday season.
I wonder if they don't feel the expectation to be 'merry and bright' simply too great to bear.

I think Joy is a wonderful thing when it's spontaneous and unrehearsed. Like a little child .....