Our stake Relief Society Presidency decided, after much prayer, to focus on faith so in early September they began a program of daily scripture study, of specific scriptures, given to each sister on a bookmark to be done in conjunction with prayer and fasting of our own. We were each strongly encouraged to participate and I'm so grateful I did. First of all I'm so grateful for these sisters and their willingness and ability to first feel the inspiration/promptings and second to put forth so much effort to put the project into action! I have been so blessed by studying these scriptures/hymns daily in addition to my personal scripture study. Tonight my epiphany came after reading the scripture in 1 Corinthians. Whosoever shall save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall save it. Admittedly I've always had a hard time with this scripture, it comes up alot in the New Testament. I thought to myself that's all well and good but I have children to take care of, I can't go dying on them now. I'm not afraid of what will happen to me, I'm worried about my family. Then tonight it hit me after I read it and the following one through a few times. I don't have to die for him, although many have, I have to live for him. I thought back to a couple nights ago... Faith without works is dead... Show me your faith without works and I'll show you my faith by my works...So mostly I have to LIVE like his disciple and let my works do the talking. Not let my worldly concerns take precedence over my eternal concerns. It goes along with where your treasure is there will your heart be also... What do you think?
It's homecoming time here, and apparently in Twin also. I saw it on the calendar today and since we finished our chores, we went to the parade. I love small towns! The 2 police officers in Town were both there, one at the beginning to block off the street and one behind. I love it, it's like we live in Mayberry! There are 3 schools in our town, the elementary school, the middle school, and the high school. All of them were on the curbs wathcing the parade. It was so awesome all the little kids, we sat in front of the elementary school, dressed in red and cheering "GO BULLDOGS".
AJ and Levi had a blast catching candy and just enjoying the hubbub. It may have been a small town parade but that doesn't make it lame, it was fun!