Yeah, our water year is doomed.
For the guy with the WoW problem. I would say that God loves us and emphasize that, not his shortcoming on the word of wisdom. I’m thinking we’ll run up against a similar problem here soon. We teach a guy who’s flaming gay. Whatever. But back to the point, if we focus on the Love God has for us -despite our imperfections- it makes sense that he’d want to hear from us and if we’re going to talk to him, we’re going to need something to talk about. We might as well talk about the things that he recommends to talk about. Moroni 10: 3-5 Its a hard one though because it seems like he’s backed himself into a corner where he doesn’t think he can pray.
So did you get your answer about what to do on Sunday? I really liked Elder Anderson’s address. I also really liked Elder Oaks. “if this is not specific enough, young people, if you are texting during sacrament you are severing your connection to God.” Fantastic. I also almost sent a text to the other set of missionaries and the senior couple right after he said that. I stopped because (as hilarious as that would be) it seemed like a bad idea.
I’m more and more impressed with President Uchtdorf. He’s funny and pointed.
I noticed something this last week. I’ve been praying to be able to work on presenting personal issues calmly. Historically, when Mom and I have issues they are only resolved through a fight. That continued on for a long while here in the mission, but I’ve noticed that’s started to change. I’m a lot more patient. I’m still frustrated and I have something to work out, but I don’t address it by yelling.
So I started looking around and I’ve been really blessed. The Lord’s taught me a lot of useful life skills. He’s also taught me a lot about leadership skills. He’s also taught me about complaining. If you think you’re going to (or have) hit rock bottom, the Lord will slap you on a rocket and bust you right though solid rock and you’ll reach brand new lows! But more importantly, he shows you that by turning to him you can survive those lows and through him you can ride that same rocket to magnificent heights.
Also. You choose to be offended! We’ve got such a problem with offense here. Its unbelievable. Everyone is offended. I have personally offended EVERY SINGLE LESS ACTIVE AND ACTIVE MEMBER here. Which could be disastrous, but within a few days they found someone else to be angry at, so its okay.
It may not be what I want to do, and its not always the easiest thing to do, but it is so worth it. You told me to “choose not to be angry” and that’s some solid advice.
I’ll finish strong