I see seven towers.
But I only see one way out.
These lyrics describe a woman seeking escape from a heroine addiction. Bono has expressed that he believes the phrase “Running to Stand Still” (the title of this particular song) perfectly captures an addict’s battle with such a powerful drug.
for FAILURE in the home.
~LDS President David O. Mckay
And some broken bones and a broken home are all he’ll have to show.
LINE OF PROPRIETY
myth vs. experience
Let me again express that I never intend to be judgmental or unkind to anyone, not even concerning such individuals as Charlie Sheen (Although truthfully it’s hard NOT to judge such a troubled man). I wish to emphasize that all of us are children of God. ALL OF US. But I just can’t help but think of how badly Mr. Sheen needs Christ. I mean, we all do, but for some people, it is more obvious and drastically evident, know what I’m sayin’?
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
(readers, remember that quote por favor. it’s totez important)
Nor does slavery* of any kind need be permanent.
“Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ,
we can proclaim our emancipation from the slavery of trials and sin,
and thus (re)gain the freedom that is rightfully ours.”
Read more here about how I became emancipated from a kind of slavery
through an expression found in a John Mayer song.
1. What things have you enslaved (figuratively or literally)?
2. What ideas, resources, people, awesome blog(s) can be a Christ-figure and help emancipate you (figuratively or literally)?
*Slavery of any and all connotations (but particularly institutionalized racial slavery) is something that makes my heart heavy with pain. Please know that I never intend to be flippant or insensitive concerning these issues (read more here about how racism is absolutely 100% NOT compatible with true Christianity).
Also, I in no way mean to compare myself to Abraham Lincoln or to the Savior. And still I am expecting a thunderbolt of blasphemy…
Gulf of Misery:
(this comes from a scripture in the Book of Mormon. Check it stat.)
Gulf of Mexico:
I’d rather take the second one, even if I DO like the guitar riff in that Maroon 5 song, know what I mean?
It’s not just those crazy stories about porn addict turns temple president (We ain’t all Saul-to-Paul or Alma the Younger gets a rude awakening). It’s for people like me: Miss Mormon girl to the max, does everything right and keeps all the rules, and life falls apart at 25. No matter who you are, no matter your situation, you can rise out of the ashes, find meaning, and be happy. If you’re interested, you can chat with missionaries here. Or just email/comment if you wanna talk. Dead serious.