Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A twist

This little email I received really puts things into perspective:



I AM THANKFUL: FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.

FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.

FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED .

FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE

FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.

FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.


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I truly believe we can find something good in any situation.  
Now that's beautiful.

light streams in to warm a dark and cold place 
(photo from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebbp/2784562781/in/photostream)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Savior wants to forgive

I met this humble and good man at the Utah Valley University Addiction Conference last year.

These words are true.  God is still with you, with His hand stretched out still.




Beautiful is the peace that repentance brings. 
No matter how many times you have to do it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Prophets speak today

I'll be watching every session.   I hope you will join me, wherever you are in the world!


Chemistry and the Gospel

The sun


Is the source of all energy on earth.


Light from the sun enables
Plants to create sugars (which provide energy) using photo-synthesis.
Animals and humans then eat the plants and/or other animals who eat plants,
And thereby get the sugars created by the plants via photo-synthesis,
To use as energy for needed physiological processes.


Basically, the energy you and I use to move, think, and even just exist,
Ultimately comes from the sun.


Similarly,
And much more importantly,
The Son, Jesus Christ, is the source of all energy in the universe--in heaven and on earth.




beautiful thing:  sweet symbolism

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Heaven's help is there

this one-minute video is beautiful.
very, very well worth your time.  i promise.


#didyouthinktopray?

this video brought me back to my knees.