There was a talk given in church today that was based on the talk given by President Hinckley in the April 1978 General Conference, titled "Be Not Faithless". The speaker did a great job and I really enjoyed two thoughts she had and thought I'd write them here:
1. We need to have a lot more trust and do less worrying--knowing that the Lord will make the best choices for our family.
2. Unless we do what He teaches, we do not demonstrate faith in Him.
I don't really know what else I could add to these...other than they are totally applicable to my life and as I strive to abide by their counsel I feel peace and reassurance that the Lord knows me and loves me and will direct my steps down the path He would have me take. Even if I feel like I don't know where I'm going.
Conversation between Clinton and I today...
He: You should go make some cookies.
Me: Nah, if you want some, why not make them together?
He: Never mind, I don't want them that bad.
He: No, you should make some and I'll bake them.
He: No, I don't need cookies, never mind.
He: (comes out into the kitchen and starts pulling out dishes)
Me: What are you doing?
He: Making cookies.
Me: You are bipolar with your cookie-baking decisions.
Me: You're washing the dishes from making them, right?
He: No, I made dinner, so it's you're turn.
Me: Putting tin foil on cookie sheets and pouring frozen fish sticks and french fries on them does not constitute "making dinner".
He: It's more than you did.
Me: What? I washed the dishes that were already in the sink, turned on the oven and washed dinner dishes. You wash them.
He: (laughing) You turned on the oven? Wowee! (laughter)
Me: (trying to defend myself, but not getting anywhere)...(laughter)
Ya know, reading this over...I think I did end up with the short end of the stick! That punk! I'll get him next time!
2 weeks ago