Advent #3 – Joy

“Nana, why are there tears on your tree?” The third candle in the advent wreath, the pink one, represents joy. Not the passing gladness of the season, but the joy Jesus came to bring. Freeing. Stabilizing. Soul-lifting. Permanent. So why do I hang tears on our Christmas tree?  The question …

Thank God for moments of joy

One never knows how God will deliver joy – but at our house, it flutters in on wings of gratitude. Two days after my sixty-first birthday, I dressed for work in a pair of slender white slacks for my not-so-slender-but-I-can-pretend legs and a longish dark green print tunic (last year’s …