Advent: Joy

joy definition: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. When sorrow and longing is the backdrop for advent, joy is present. Joy can't be deterred by our present circumstances. We celebrate and offer this bright light and renewed definition of joy to a dark world.


There is a lot of pressure around the Christmas season to host the perfect party, purchase the perfect gift, cook the perfect meal, and post the perfect Instagram photo while doing all of the above. This need for perfection has also seeped its way into family traditions. Acquiring a Christmas tree is now an expensive … Continue reading Traditions