Wishing you JOY

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

(Christmas Card form the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Detail from Madonna and Child with Saints / Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia / Sienna, Italy / 1454

To all my dear blogosphere family and friends. . .as I do not have all of your home addresses, I am sending you a visual image of the Christmas card I sent out this year. I want each of you to know how very much it has meant to me getting to know each of you and of the joy I have received from developing such warm friendships. Each one of you has enriched my life with your shared wisdom, humor, knowledge, support and love.
I signed the card “May Joy abound this Christmas Season” and that is indeed what I wish for each of you for Christmas, as well as throughout the New Year—-Joy, health, happiness, peace and Love to each and everyone—-

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love

Isaac Watts 1719

8 comments on “Wishing you JOY

  1. David says:

    Thank you Julie. Wishing you and your family all the very best for Christmas and for 2015. Blessings, David

  2. ptero9 says:

    Thank you for the card and the hymn Julie! By the way, you picked a favorite hymn of mine, and Isaac Watts happens to be an ancestor of mine.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Thank you Julie 🙂 Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 brings you Joy, good health, happiness, peace and Love!
    Big Hugs, Love Michael

    • Just finished wrapping up everything—-and the last board 🙂
      Hope your labors are now complete and you can enjoy the holiday Michael—our time won’t be until late Christmas eve—whew!!
      Hugs and love—Julie

  4. Lynda says:

    Julie, may you and your family experience the love and peace and joy that only our Lord can give. May God richly bless all that you do in service to our Lord. Thank you for your faithfulness to writing and sharing the inspirations with us. Blessings and prayers.

  5. How very clever of you! I love the Christmas card you sent. I pray you and yours have a very blessed Christmas too, my friend. Hugs and love, Natalie ❤

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