Sunday, October 26, 2008
Today was a good day at church. The talks centered on the Fourth Article of Faith. Sacrament Meeting today was one of the more powerful from start to finish that I have experienced for a while. In today's world it is easy to get caught up in too many activities. Just waking up in the morning there is little time for reflection. Usually one has to get up and moving and not stop until it is time to go to bed. Where is there time to listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost? One of the speakers reflected on the talk by Elder Oaks, "Good, Better, Best." With a world that is extremely busy we need to choose what activities are best for us and our families. This week has been enlightening from start to finish. My boss shared a poem with me. He pulled me aside and said "I know no one would believe that I am a poetry type of person, but let me share something with you." It was a poem by Rudyard Kipling, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings." I really enjoyed the poem and it started me thinking about life in our world and the spiritual promptings I have felt to make a stand in the world that seems to be crumbling around us. I am grateful for this week and how God touched my life. Which brings one more Conference talk to mind by President Eyring, "O Remember, Remember." How has God touched my life this week? I talked to my son that is in the Army, for the first time in two months. My wife and I were able to share some time with each other this week. My third oldest daughter mad the honor roll. She had a serious learning disability and has been in resource since fourth grade for English challenges. This year she is in College Prep English. My daughter in College called just to say hi. My youngest daughter played cards with me. My youngest boy that almost died at birth wants me to sit with him and share "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" I talked to my oldest daughter and she is OK. My boss shared another poem with me called IF and it talked to me. Sometimes it is hard to see, but God does touch our lives.
- I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. My life, outside of work, is dedicated to building my community and working to build other's faith in Christ. I am married and a father of six children ranging in age from two to 22. Politically, I am an Independent voter because I cannot find conservative views from the Republican Party.