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

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 2, Book 18

 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receiver her King!  Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

December 2nd 

From home to home,
and heart to heart,
from one place to another
The warmth and joy of 
Christmas brings us
closer to each other.

Emily Matthews

Here at my house I’m celebrating the First Sunday of Advent today.  In some way we all count down the days until Christmas as we eagerly await Christmas Day.

The 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 experience

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 accept the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

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

This Advent Virus is one I hope to catch. Feelings of peace and comfort,  the joy of giving and receiving, warmth in the midst of winter — these are all fine things.  In a season of holiday bustle Advent calls us to slow down and prepare.

 Advent is the four weeks preceding Christmas which helps us to prepare for Christmas. It is a time of waiting, hope and anticipation. It’s a season of prayer, and reflection.  Advent is celebrated as a time of joy and happiness.

I hope you’ll join me as I’ll be celebrating these 4 weeks before Christmas.  It’s a time of wonder, beauty, glory and joy.

Week 1:  it’s a time for hope

Hope is about feeling.  It’s a strong desire for a certain thing to happen.  But it’s also about having grounds to believe that something good will happen.  It is joy.

They say that Man can live about 40 days without food, about 3 days without water, about 8 minutes with out air, but on for one second without hope.

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

Greg Richardson


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, that is one of my grandsons in the picture! I do think he reflects a lot of Joy !

jack69 said...

Oh yes, HOPE is up this time of year, it is a pleasant time of the year and yes The Advent Virus is rampant. THAT is GOOD!
Love sent from a warm pleasant Florida,
Sherry &jack

Mevely317 said...

What a cutie, your grandson!
This morning's church service included its 2018 advent wreath -- so big, so beautiful. I think we all drew a little closer, so as to catch its warmth, feel a sense of hope.

jack69 said...

I had to come back to say I love the little singer. I keep seeing him over and over here on my blog alerts.
Love from down here,.,,,