Hey, JOY Journal friends! May your homes and hearts be full of God's love this Christmas and always. See you back on-line Jan. 6.
(He's back -- found while decorating the 2019 tree this weekend! But, this 2018 post still wraps up what the season means for me. I hope it speaks to your heart, as well!) "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to… Continue reading I lost baby Jesus!
"The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight." O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics Merry Christmas, JOY Journal friends! If you are joyful, may God give you a new song to express it. But, if you are not, know that there is a God of all Comfort, a Friend Who… Continue reading May He simply be
Sharing a holiday foods piece featuring Italian-American traditions from Weelunk.com. A Fishy Family Feast Is Christmas Eve Tradition Nora Edinger December 21, 2018 On Monday, with Christmas Eve still a week away, local descendants of the Cerra family were already preparing for a blow-out holiday meal that will feature seafood. It’s not just about the… Continue reading Feast of Seven Fishes
"Veiled in flesh the Godhead see. Hail the incarnate Deity. Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel." Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Have you ever had food coated in Japanese tempura batter? It's a light coating that adds crunch and flavor, while letting whatever's underneath peek through in tantalizing glimpses. It's not… Continue reading Tempura believers