Consolation brought me joy

Grady meets Father Christmas at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, November 29, 2013

Grady meets Father Christmas at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, November 29, 2013

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”Psalm 94:19

Here in the northern hemisphere, December is the month of consolation, when the cold and decay of nature’s landscape are offset by the joys of celebration and gratitude.  Today we thank you for the cheer and solace of your kind thoughts, prayers and visits here.  We wish you a month of happiness, filled with “tidings of comfort and joy,” in festive gatherings, or quiet contemplation, or both.

One year ago today:

A great revolution

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Dorothy

    What a gorgeous photo. One you must treasure.

    • Thank you Dorothy. It would be a more joyful treasure if I still knew that little boy. I have no idea of who he has become or what he is up to. One of the greatest cruelties to be visited on me, but one I have somehow learned to endure.

  2. Wow! What a photo!!
    (I’ll bet that gentleman features on many a family’s Christmas cards!)
    Great is absolutely irresistible!

    • Yes, he look straight out of central casting, doesn’t he?

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