Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12

Today is the 12th day of Advent.  It is supposed to be a nice day that will usher in a cold front bringing us a lot of wind, apparently, and the chance for snow.

They are treating the roads.  That is a good thing because we have lots of roads here and they are all dangerous even when it is dry.  I am praying the weather folks are incorrect.

I am using a little book called "Jesus Calls" for my devotions right now.  I learned of this book after seeing daily screenshots of it on facebook, posted by a friend of a cousin.  They are very relatable devotions and I enjoy reading them.  I have the book on my kindle but I am thinking of buying the physical book -- and there are several more in the collection.

Today's devotion works into this week of faith.  "This is why you must live by faith, not by sight, trusting in My mysterious, majestic Presence."  "We live by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7.  The message today starts "I am taking care of you."  How warm and comforting is that? When I read that I felt as if I was being wrapped in a big, minky blanket.  It goes on to say "Feel the warmth and security of being enveloped in my loving Presence.  Every detail of your life is under My control.  Moreover, everything fits into a pattern for good, to those who love me and are called according to My design and purpose."  Wow.

If you can acquire one of these books, either a physical book or an electronic book, it is a great start to the day.

Because I have changed my approach to Christmas this year I have a lot more time to enjoy some of the programming.  Last night I watched the Darci Lynn special.  Remember she was the little puppeteer from America's Got Talent.  She is only about 13 years old but she has a voice that, in my opinion, rivals other young singers like Brenda Lee.  The show was enjoyable and I loved hearing her sing "Mary Did You Know".

I can't find a clip of her so I will just include this --