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These are my own thoughts
Random… in truth
From pondering science
And seeking for proof

When the Savior in agony
Sweat blood from each pore
Did this happen literally
Or was it a metaphor?

I read of a woman
Who said this does occur
She spoke how it happens
Indeed…unto her

Her body in emotion
Leaks through inflammed cells
And amidst this commotion
The strength in her pales

Modern revelation
Restates this rare occurrence
With the most painful education
Christ was pressed for endurance

http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Anachronisms/Sweat_and_skin_pores
15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.
16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
20 Wherefore, I command you again to repent, lest I humble you with my almighty power; and that you confess your sins, lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit. (D&C 19:15–20.)

http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t018.html interesting site:
Luke is also the only gospel writer to mention the bloody sweat, possibly because of his interest as a physician in this rare physiological phenomenon, which spoke elequently of the intense spiritual agony Jesus was suffering… (Dr. Henry M. Morris, The Defenders Bible, arginal notes for Luke 22:44)
Although this medical condition is relatively rare, according to Dr. Frederick Zugibe (Chief Medical Examiner of Rockland County, New York) it is well-known, and there have been many cases of it. The clinical term is “hematohidrosis.” “Around the sweat glands, there are multiple blood vessels in a net-like form.” Under the pressure of great stress the vessels constrict. Then as the anxiety passes “the blood vessels dilate to the point of rupture. The blood goes into the sweat glands.” As the sweat glands are producing a lot of sweat, it pushes the blood to the surface – coming out as droplets of blood mixed with sweat.

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A Gathering of Like Minds

A gathering of like minds
Is of God soon one finds
As uncommon interventions
Relocate prior intentions…

A gathering of but the weak
Prepared to give their all
To be proven as one meek
And… answer their given call

This group came to discover
That God’s hand was over them
Something seen in each other
Seemed familiar quite often

Together they became strong
As they organized themselves much
With lists of names growing long…
The restoration was made of such

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The Riches of Heaven Await

The riches of heaven await
Crowns are being prepared
Organize yourselves and wait
For thy portion to be heired

Grow from today’s tribulation
And make thy bonds unbreakable
As this will lay the foundation
Of a testimony unshakable

Be of good cheer and be led
Serving with thankfulness
There to be spiritually fed
To share of the gospel fullness

Imagine the cloud on that day
Filled with the valient and noble
As of the earth much comes our way
Even an hundred fold in total

thoughts from D@C 78

15 That you may come up unto the crown prepared for you, and be made rulers over many kingdoms, saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Zion, who hath established the foundations of Adam-ondi-Ahman

19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.

21 For ye are the church of the Firstborn, and he will take you up in a cloud, and appoint every man his portion

22 And he that is a faithful and wise steward shall inherit all things. Amen

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Let my mind now focus

And my body be still

Let there be peace at my locus

As I seek out God’s will

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Let My Mind Now Focus

Let my mind now focus
And my body be still
Let there be peace at my locus
As I seek out God’s will

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Let’s Build a Ward in Heaven

Let’s build a ward in heaven
As an enlarged family place
With temple names more given
There to bless the human race

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Why Come to Church

Why come to church
But to learn of our Lord
To take on His name
And proclaim Him adored

Why take the sacrament
But to be clean anew
To feel His love for us
And vow His works to do

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