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Archive for January, 2012

Be an example 
In both word and deed.
With warmth then sample
All that is good indeed.
With brightness felt inside
The Light of Christ shines about,
Your conscience is your guide,
And where you stand, there is no doubt!

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The temple lifts us, exalts us, 
And stands as a beacon for all to see
Yes, it points us toward celestial glory
Our goal for eternity
At the temple:
The dust settles from our view
The fog and haze clearly lift
We can find our way anew
That through our problems we can sift
The temple is a peaceful, sacred place, 
Set apart from the burdens that we know
We find solemn covenants to embrace
Here the blessings of family sweetly grow
The baptismal font rests on 12 oxen
Like unto Israel’s days long gone
The opportunity for us has been given
To do the work for our kin passed on
In ordinance room we can review
God’s plan of happiness for us
Here we gain sweet impressions, too
Such that tears or words cannot express
The Celestial room is but a glimpse
Of eternal families, living in love
From the peace and  harmony one can sense
The presence of the Son and Father, above
In the temple we wear the brightest white
Symbolically, to show purity
Temporarily we leave the world behind
And experience serenity

All I could remember from a talk today was the fog lifts.  I googled this and went straight to the source.  Isn’t the internet wonderful?  Click on the above title and it should take you directly to lds.org…

“The temple lifts us, exalts us, stands as a beacon for all to see, and points us toward celestial glory.”

“At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift, and we can ‘see’ things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known.”  President Boyd K. Packer

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If a man die
Shall he live again?
Or shall he just lie?
Is this the end?

Now, what do you suppose?
Do you know Jesus Christ?
In surety, He arose
To give us all new life

This victory was made
He atoned for us
Overcoming death in days
He resurrected, thus

Full of life and breath…
All that was required He kept
He opened the gates of death
And awoke those who slept

Now is a time to prepare
For that great and dreadful day
When at our past we’ll stare
And confess- He is the Way


He offers us peace and rest
If we repent and turn
To Him- How we are blessed!
So listen well… and learn!

pondering…
The Victory over Death
President Gordon B. Hinckley
Ensign, Apr 1997, 2     If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14)

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This is a song written by Rick (Miller) to me- the tune lost I am afraid- for now

When you came into my life
You turned it into a corner of heaven
And I’d marry you all over again
Seven times seven

Then you said you’d be my wife
The love was so freely given
And I’d marry you all over again
Seven times seven

Time passed by
And the weeks soon turned to years
Filled with so much joy
There were hardly ever tears

Yes your love grew strong
Who had any need for fears
Hand in hand we’d walk
As a golden future nears

Loving you has been so easy
I just know that I’ve been blessed
Cause it seems I do so little
And then you do all the rest

Such a special love like yours
Is worth believin’ in
Yes I’d marry you all over again
Seven times seven

This has to be the best Valentine’s poem a wife could ever receive.
He has written me so many sweet poems… they are posted under his name and love poems.

Happy Valentines everybody!

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We Were

We were wed for thirteen years
When you went your separate way
My heart was broken, drenched in tears
But I am better off today

      By Rick Miller
We have been married for 13 years tomorrow!

Healing does come
Pray we don’t forget
How growth is won
If, in time, we let

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Long ago… 
Our sins were placed
Upon the Lord
To be erased
And ransomed for
Each burden too
Was greatly pressed
Perfectly weighed… to know,
Through pain… impressed
Not as the world
But through the Spirit
His love unfurls
As we seek Him
Let not pride 
Block the way
Never hide
From a chance to pray
Look to and receive 
What is already there
From that long ago eve
When we were placed in His care
Every loss we feel
Each dark, lonely thought
He knows they are real
For, of us, they taught
Ours it is to learn
The narrow way
To look up and turn
To God… and pray
He waits with hope,
Answers, and more
He sees the full scope
As our Savior
Unto our Father, thus
He will help us grow
All we need, He offers us
Line upon line to know
Pondering
You Matter to Him

You matter to Him
From long ago
He sees what’s within
To truly know

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Do not drop the ball
Consider those who’ve passed
Give to them your all
Give them the gift that lasts

Gordon B. Hinckley,
“Don’t Drop the Ball,”
Ensign, Nov 1994, 46

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