Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sacred Things

I was reading the article "Sacred Things" by C. Gary Allred on Sunday.  He talked about how he was listening to General Conference and decided to play some games on his computer at the same time.  He said, "Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Seventy was speaking about how we should hold some things sacred. I heard him say: 'Sacred means worthy of veneration and respect. By designating something as sacred, the Lord signals that it is of higher value and priority than other things.'"  He goes on to talk about how he continued playing his game and listening and agreeing with everything Elder Pieper was saying.

Then Elder Pieper said, "The sacred cannot be selectively surrendered. Those who choose to abandon even one sacred thing will have their minds darkened (see D&C 84:54), and unless they repent, the light they have shall be taken from them (see D&C 1:33).”  Then the author said his computer crashed and when he had it back on he listened to the rest of Elder Pieper's talk but this time without playing his game, he gave the talk his undivided attention.

I just love that message, that Sacred Things need our full and undivided attention, we cannot listen, read, study, pray, etc. half-heartedly or with our minds on other things, we need to give those sacred things the respect and priority they deserve.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Computer

My last computer was really limping along, I had pretty much quit doing everything on that I could do on my tablet and using it as little as possible.  So when I got this new computer for Christmas from my husband I was super excited.  Now sitting here working at it makes me so happy, definitely a new happy space for me!  What is a happy space for you right now?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Receive Answers in the House of the Lord

I love coming across little nuggets as I do my reading on Sundays before church, I love this one that I came across a few months ago:

"I believe that the busy person … can solve … problems better and more quickly in the house of the Lord than anywhere else,” said Elder John A. Widtsoe (1872–1952) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “At the most unexpected moments, in or out of the temple will come … , as a revelation, the solution [to] the problems that vex [our lives].”

I've been wanting to create a more consistent routine of going to the temple, like Temple Tuesday with some friends and a temple night with my husband.  At the temple we find that peace, that openness to the Spirit and Elder Widtsoe said it so perfectly! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Change Everything!

When I woke up in the morning a few days ago, I was thinking about how things were going in my life and in my home and I thought, change everything!  I made list after list of things to do, reorganize and look at differently.  I've always been one for if it isn't working, change it, and boy have I been feeling like things weren't working.  So, change everything I shall (well, expect my family, they are pretty awesome)!  What would you want to change?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Grateful for Fast Sunday

I have been really sick the last few days with a sinus infection and just moving my eyes caused bouts of severe dizziness and nausea.  I would be exhausted just walking to the bathroom and back so I haven't been moving much and the result, I can just feel the food sitting in my stomach.  Believe me I haven't been eating much either, but there it sits anyway.  How can someone be so hungry and so nauseous at the same time?  It seems like such an oxymoron, well welcome to the life of someone with Gastroparesis!  This morning I woke up feeling slightly better sinus infection wise (on my 3rd round of antibiotics for this never ending sinus infection) but so much worse Gastroparesis wise!  Then I remembered that it is Fast Day for church and I thought that it is the perfect day to fast!  Plus I feel up to moving more so maybe between the two I can start getting my stomach back on track.  Besides gratitude always pays off!