Bless Your Heart by Cindy Colley

Today’s the Holiday Contest Deadline!

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  1. You can read all about the holiday contest here:  It’s a simple thing to enter and there will be multiple winners! So enter!
  2. Digging Deep video podcast for the month of November is here: Flori Barber is co-host. It’s tomorrow night at 7 CST. It’s about the “Father of Mercies” and all of us are reliant on that mercy every single day; but some of us are especially reliant during the holidays. (I recently invited someone to come to our congregation’s family party and her response was “I think I would feel sad to come all alone.” …That’s not an uncommon phenomena.
  3. Regular blog posts will resume soon. I’ve been posting the snippets from Israel, instead, for the kids. I hope they have been helpful in some little way for your Family Bible time.  There are just a few more of those coming. The new one up now is about Chorazin. Someone has requested we put those in a folder and post on the DD page. Any volunteers with extra time during the holidays? ( I thought not, but worth a try!)
  4. One more dig-a-bit is forthcoming for the November study. I’ll try to get that up before the podcast.
  5. There are some people who have pretty heavy hearts this month with whom I have been talking and praying. There are some children in multiple families this holiday season that are very much at spiritual  risk. Please know that I pray for every digger and for all of your families. I just pray for some by name when we are weeping together! Most of all, I pray for the comfort that comes from our joint reliance on the “Father of Mercies.” My Psalm today was 89. Listen and reflect and praise.

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!
For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,
a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones,
and awesome above all who are around him?
O Lord God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you still them.

He left the splendor of Heaven–not just the splendor of being there, but the splendor of ruling there. All the Holy Ones were in awe of Him. But He emptied Himself of the splendor and took on the shame, for me, to whom the stroke was due (Is. 53: 8) From Galilee, He ruled the raging of the seas. When its waves rose, He spoke and stilled them. He can calm my storm, too.

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