Well, I had wanted this post to be five points I will be making in my talk on Sunday, but since my talk is still unfinished....... I know the direction and most of the points, I just am not sure I have them down well enough to explain them all. Sooooo, first of all I will wish a very Happy New Year to all of you!!! I love having a new point in time to start over or fresh or just to change anything that doesn't seem to be working for me. I hope all of you are making time to evaluate where life is going and if you are happy and what you can do within the framework of the gospel to change those things that aren't working! After all, that's what it is all about right??!! Change for the better!!
Number 2: We are celebrating a birthday today!!! Happy Birthday!!! At our house, we open presents in the morning. I hate making the kids wait until the end of the day to open their presents. So we get up early, before school, work and sometimes before seminary and sing Happy Birthday and they open their presents. Well, with a new baby and on the heels of Christmas, I didn't get the presents ready or here. So my little birthday boy is being such a great sport! I told him that his presents wouldn't be here today and because no mail is coming for the next two days, they wouldn't be here until Tuesday, afternoon.........at the earliest! He is totally OK with that.........as long as they are really coming!! I had to laugh!! I am so very grateful for the flexibility of children!! Love you Buddy!
Number 3: My talk is on the 'spirit of prophecy'. Numbers 11:25-29,
25 And the Lord came down in a acloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy belders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they cprophesied, and did not cease.
26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
28 And aJoshua the son of bNun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord’s people were aprophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!Revelation 19:10---.................. for the dtestimony of Jesus is the spirit of eprophecy.
I think I will save the details for next Friday.........just know this is where my brain is today and tomorrow.......
Number 4: I LOVED talking to our missionaries on Christmas day. It is so very fun to hear of their adventures and to see how they Lord is molding them and helping them to grow through their service. They are becoming amazing men..........I cannot wait to see the finished products :-)
Number 5: My little family is crying for breakfast. So I have to sign off. How annoying for them to demand that I do my job!! (Or wake up one of the big boys to do it for me! hahaha!!) Have an enjoyable three day weekend!!
PS Heather, in my studies for my talk, Elder Bruce R. McConkie, makes this statement, "Of all the women in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene is preeminent save only Mary, the Lord's mother. Mary Magdalene is the one alone who is named as having traveled with Jesus and the Twelve as they went on their missionary journeys in all the villages and cities of Galilee........" (Doctrines of the Restoration, edited and arranged by Mark McConkie, p. 119) Do you have a post about Mary Magdalene?? Just wondering.