Repeat the Sounding Joy

Christmas carols are one of my favorite things about the season. None of this Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer nonsense. I'm talking real carols. This year, there has been one in particular singing in my soul: Joy to the World The author, Isaac Watts, published this work in a book of poetry in … Continue reading Repeat the Sounding Joy

Surrender, the Heartbeat of Joy

Well my friends, it is solidly December. There's no mistaking it. Christmas is coming. 'Tis the season for joy, or so the carols say. But what do we do with ourselves when joy isn't exactly our natural default emotion? Is joy an attainable quality for people who fall on the broodier side of the spectrum? … Continue reading Surrender, the Heartbeat of Joy