Today we light the third candle of advent, symbolising the joy we have in Him. A deep resounding place of comfort, not because our lives are perfect or full of materials or that the world is peaceful - but because we have a gift of grace; to be known utterly, and loved entirely.
Tomorrow I am beginning a week-long blog series on merry-making (as I did last year) - projects to gift, savour, smell, see and use... because there really is something so very soothing and mediative about making from hand things that speak of the sweet celebration of the season.
We give not because we have to, no not just because we are expected to, but because we love to bring joy too.
If you feel like joining in by sharing your festive makings please leave a comment with a link to your blog.