Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
“The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…to comfort all that mourn…give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:1-3 Isaiah 61 See also Luke 4:15-30
I have read this scripture many times. It is always comforting to me. It rings of truth, hope, blessings, kindness, and love. The Savior has done these things for me. I've been "brokenhearted" more times than I can count and He has healed my heart every time. I've been held captive by the consequences of a few poor choices in my life. I've been bound in "prisons" of my own making from one thing or another many times over such as holding a grudge or being unwilling to forgive someone quickly when forgiving offers such peace. I've needed comfort many times and in many ways for many reasons. Where there have been ashes because of terrible, terrible events in my life and in the lives of my loved ones, the Lord has replaced them with unspeakable beauty. I have been the beneficiary of the "oil of joy" on countless occasions and because of the Lord's atonement, He has lifted my "spirit of heaviness" time and time again.
Jesus Christ declared His Messiahship. I also declare that He is who He said He is... our Lord and Savior...and beside Him "there is none else." Isaiah 45:6.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A few minutes before 4:00 this afternoon, I got an e-mail from him asking me if I wanted to go to a 4:30 movie. That never happens. I said, "sure." I didn't know what we were going to see or why. It turns out he had a bad day at work and needed a break. That also never happens. So we went and saw The Avengers. I had no idea what it was about. It was an afternoon movie. We had a great time. The movie was great and we also went to dinner afterwards. Lucky me.
Of course I dropped him off at work a little while ago on the way back but I'll take whatever I can get.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
28 years ago today, I had the great blessing of giving birth to an absolutely beautiful baby girl. She had beautiful dark, curly hair. She had beautiful skin. She seemed liked an amazing bundle of heavenly perfection.
She grew up to be an amazing young woman and is now a beautiful and amazing woman. This is the picture I just captured while Google chatting with her for her birthday!
Happy Birthday Elisa!!!!! We all love you!!!!!