Sunday, May 22, 2011

But I am Grateful for

seeking the one Today has not been my best day ever, beginning with being the 6th anniversary of the day my husband died, the AC Circuit breaker is crackling when it is on, so I have it shut off, I ran over a rabbit on the way to church, and the list could go on, if I wish to list what stinks in my day or life.  But I wish to change my train of thought.

But I am grateful for …..


….the fact that my son, Patrick spoke in church, as one of the seminary students, on what he learned in Seminary this year and how it affected his testimony.  He spoke of coming to truly know of the blessings of modern day prophets.  He recited the Joseph Smith History scripture mastery, verses 15-20,

15 ”After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was aseized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick bdarkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.

16But, exerting all my powers to acall upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into bdespair and abandon myself to destruction—not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any being—just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of clight exactly over my head, above the brightness of the dsun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.

17It no sooner appeared than I found myself adelivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I bsaw two cPersonages, whose brightness and dglory defy all description, estanding above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My fBeloved gSon. Hear Him!

18My object in going to ainquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.

19I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all awrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those bprofessors were all ccorrupt; that: “they ddraw near to me with their lips, but their ehearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the fcommandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the gpower thereof.”

20He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself alying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength; but soon recovering in some degree, I went home. And as I leaned up to the fireplace, bmother inquired what the matter was. I replied, “Never mind, all is well—I am well enough off.” I then said to my mother, “I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not true.” It seems as though the cadversary was aware, at a very early period of my life, that I was destined to prove a disturber and an annoyer of his kingdom; else why should the powers of darkness combine against me? Why the dopposition and persecution that arose against me, almost in my infancy?”

I am grateful for the lady who came up to me after church, saying, “You have such a wonderful family.  You’ve done such a great job with them.” 

I am grateful for the way the Lord looks after the widow and fatherless  and I know that I can find safety and comfort in the crook of His arm when I feel weak (which is every moment of my life).

I am grateful for cheetos

dana and molly

I am grateful for






I am grateful for the blue footed booby  blue footed booby2

I am grateful for Christmas2010

I am grateful for…

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I am grateful for spanakopitaspanakopita

forturkey pepperoni

definitely the Christmas season which starts Sept. 1


and mad science cookingmad science

1 comment:

  1. I made the list with turkey pepperoni? Wow!!! I may never be able to get my head through the front door again! ;) Thanks. I am grateful for you too friend!