Category: Learning To Fly

Third Week In A Row and Counting….will I be able to stand the test?…

Last week when I was trying to sort out my relationship with the people who were trying to decide what was freedom of speech for me and others in our congregation I kept thinking of “I Am A Child Of God” and I wrote this poem to follow its beat to remind me how grateful I am for all people and circumstances in this … Read More Third Week In A Row and Counting….will I be able to stand the test?…

Let Your Light So Shine…(Look out, this one is a doosy!)

This past week we have celebrated the words of Martin Luther King Jr. He said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” And from Hebrews 3:13 “But exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”  (exhort: intransitive verb: to give warnings or advice: make urgent … Read More Let Your Light So Shine…(Look out, this one is a doosy!)

Family Continued… We Are Here To Work It Out And Testify of Christ

Functionality in this earthly realm is not the ultimate state that the human being is able to achieve. To stop there in the place of “comfort” or lack of “stress” is a sad state of affairs. We were sent here to do great things in the name of the God who sent us, even as Christ was. Even more sad are those who live … Read More Family Continued… We Are Here To Work It Out And Testify of Christ

Family…Just The Beginning

Family statistics or circumstances do not need to define us. Neither does our personal history need to define us before God, even though it may to the world. Some of what you will see here may not be easy to read. Remember they are just circumstances in a life. I do not need to claim my circumstances as my identity as a child of … Read More Family…Just The Beginning

Three Things That Keep Us Imprisoned Mark4:19

There are three things that keep us from seeking after eternal life. They “choke the word”, meaning the word of God, and we are not able to go after that which has eternal consequence. Mark 4:19 “And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.” I believe … Read More Three Things That Keep Us Imprisoned Mark4:19

This was too applicable and powerful not to share here…Pain/Freedom

I watch a site on facebook that supports vets and fights for there battle against suicide among their ranks. I empathize with the struggle but have been forced to ask myself if pain for the circumstances of this world…of which war is a part…is not a waste of energy, a vanity if you will, in light of the gospel of the atonement and resurrection … Read More This was too applicable and powerful not to share here…Pain/Freedom

Everything Begins With Our Thoughts And We Will Be Held Accountable For Them

Satan will tempt you with the lusts of the body to keep you from the work you were called to do, which is to testify of Jesus Christ and of God’s love for mankind. Whether those temptations are physically acted on or just allowed to set up housekeeping in the corridors of your mind, it is dangerous, wrong, a sin, and offensive to God. … Read More Everything Begins With Our Thoughts And We Will Be Held Accountable For Them

Meditation Update (#2)

I want to comment about this incredible journey. These are things that I have been observing, some are obvious to me and some are more subtle: Meditation puts me in a neutral state emotionally so that I become the observer. Meditation seems to make me more autonomous (heaven help me, chuckle). I am able to follow through on those things that are important to … Read More Meditation Update (#2)

The Privileged Will Tend To Be More Selfish and Consider It Their Due

That is why is is so imperative that we recognize our total dependence on God and that all else is circumstantial. This is a curious study to me… http://www.upworthy.com/take-two-normal-people-add-money-to-just-one-of-them-and-watch-what-happens-next?c=cp1 He states altruism leads to greater freedom but we tend to push this attitude away the more we prosper…so say the scriptures as well…when we prosper we think we did it…and really it is God … Read More The Privileged Will Tend To Be More Selfish and Consider It Their Due

Freedom Basics, One, Two, Three

Freedom basics as presented by our Savior, Jesus Christ, are autonomy. Merriam-Webster Definition of AUTONOMY 1: the quality or state of being self-governing; especially : the right of self-government 2: self-directing freedom and especially moral independence 3: a self-governing state He said we are to love others as we love ourselves so we must have a self to begin with that we might give … Read More Freedom Basics, One, Two, Three

…Is It PTSD or A Spiritual Insight?

You know how when you were a child you only had to cover your eyes and you thought that you could not be seen? Then as you become a teen you begin to feel like everybody is looking at you and you are certain they are staring at that zit on your chin or your hair that was out of place. As an adult … Read More …Is It PTSD or A Spiritual Insight?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Today Part Three

(Note: I am a woman who is currently 56 years of age and find myself in the middle of life with children grown and aging/deceased parents. I am also of reasonable good health at this time. This list consists the places that I recognize that there is “unusual stress” in my life. It may or may not be like the kinds of things that stress … Read More Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Today Part Three

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