17 Dec 2012


today we light the third candle in the wreath,
and meditate on a short,
one-syllable occupation,
that of joy,

in the midst of tragic news
deaths of little ones,
countries at war,
famine and excess
injustices too numerous to list,
wholeheartedly I seek thee -

in the humdrum of everyday
you show yourself simply,
embracing us,
a beatitude that does not fade

and that promise of His,
that My joy may be in you, 
and that your joy may be complete... 


  1. The sketches are beautiful!! And the poem is absolutely lovely.. Loved it all!

  2. Such true words to remember! I hope you are filled with his joy this season!


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