“O wretched man that I am!
My soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.”
-2nd Nephi 4:17
I count my sins there one by one
Replaying careless things I’ve done
I wear them like a heavy stain
What did I add to Christ’s pain?
My weakness is glaring, staring me in the face
Imperfections are taunting me, haunting my space
Looking for a break from this world of self-doubt
But Lucifer never does call time out
Though a wretched girl I am
There’s hope and healing in the Lamb
So head up, play on, game’s not over yet
And even in a war, savor a little respite
Stop carrying that weight, and save guilt for sin
And even when you fail, you can be forgiven!
No matter what wiles the devil may employ
Remember this: “[wo]men are that they might have joy“
“To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
I usually hate it when people write posts like this. Oh, my gosh, I’m sorry I haven’t written in forever!” Just get on with it. But alas, that is where I find myself. I’m sorry to my subscribers, I’m sorry to me, and I’m sorry to my blog itself. But enough of that!
Where Have You Been?!
I consider it a blessing that I have so many wonderful things in my life that I sometimes have a hard time balancing them all. I have jobs that fulfill me, friends that I love, a good man in my life :), and other great things on the horizon. God is so good to me! But alas, I am only one person, and so inevitably something is going to slip from time to time (one of the first things is often the state of my room. Yikes!). But still, I resolve to write more, and not just about me. About things that are important, things that need to be said. About the gospel, the scriptures, the words of truth of the prophets, etc. About “the things of my soul,” as Nephi calls it.
I have an intense fear of letting this blog die. It has done so much for me. Personally, professionally, spiritually, etc. It was the jump-start I needed two years ago when my life was in shambles and I found myself in a deep, dark hole. While I will probably never be able to devote as much time and energy to is as I did back then, I promise to never let go of it completely. I love it. I love writing. I love being creative. I love connecting with other bloggers. So this blog is here to stay 🙂 (and I promise to do better!)
So onward! And thanks for reading.
as long as it’s done in an Angelic way.
And Renae, you are my angel by the way. So are you, Natasha girl…
“He that hath the Spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil.”
~3rd Nephi 11:29
Now good luck disagreeing with THAT!
and do you think the blue/white color scheme in the pix is an accident? only in ur dreamz…
but as a writer, sometimes it can be tricky because of unintended racial implications, know what I mean? Just gotta be wise, like Jacob said, I think…
(I dare you to listen to this song and try to resist tapping your toes.)
And while we are on the subject of race,
allow me to reiterate the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley:
“Racism still lifts its ugly head, and that is unacceptable. I remind you that no [wo]man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.”
[H]e inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;
…he denieth none that come unto him,
black and white, bond and free, male and female, Jew and Gentile…
~2nd Nephi 26:33
ALL ARE ALIKE UNTO GOD.
(this is an excellent resource about racial equality within the Lord’s Kingdom).
And ya’ll just to close this post, let me say that I know that unfortunately there still is some racism lurking within our society (duh!), and sadly even within some of the members of the LDS Church (or any others who identify as followers of Christ, or perhaps even simply the human community). But I also know that with the Savior’s help we can do better. So I encourage you all to consider what parts of your actions, speech, and thoughts (Mosiah 4:30) you can improve to make sure you are living more fully in harmony with these sacred gospel principles. Sound good? Peeeeerfect 🙂
Nephi and Laman, what did I tell ya?
PS. The David Beckham game was AWESOME!
Men (and women!) are that they might have joy! If you’re not there at the moment, keep your head up and keep pushing forward. You’ll get there….
#maybe i can still get married someday 🙂
Core Beliefs: beauty (I’ve looked better but i don’t look terrible), kindness, Christ, humor