Joy is seldom recognized for the incredibly restorative, liberating force that it is. Unfortunately, even in faith communities, soberness, seriousness and even cynicism are often portrayed as the marks of true spirituality and maturity. ~ From Sacredise

It is so easy to get caught up in the contagion of Christmas shopping and specials or in the contagion of complaint. How do we become contagious in our joy this Christmas?

Unfortunately gremlins got into our recording again – so we cannot share Lauren’s sermon with you … but ponder the words of Esther Perel,  “Anticipation, which is a mortar to desire the ability to imagine it as if it’s happening, to experience it as if it’s happening, while nothing is happening and everything is happening at the same time”.