Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Good Thing

Went to the Temple Today.
Of course, my hospital called at 6 am this morning -- for no real reason. I can't come-in anymore so I'm not sure why they were calling. Well, I could have -- it's a long story. Anywho...
Of course, that gave me about 2 hours to sit in my bed and sing that loathing song from Wicked over and over...
BUT, I did TWO scrapbook pages in the morning as well as organizing and cleaning the house. Then, it was off to the temple. I really needed some peace in my life. I keep vacillating between being stressed and hating my current life I just needed to take a step back.
The temple completely did that for me.
While there I realized that when I stress about things that stress isn't going to help -- I am showing a lack of faith that God will take care of me.
And I think we've already been over the fact that He loves me and he always has my best interests at heart. I was also reminded that I have my husband, and that I don't have to worry enough for the both of us.
We went to Black Angus on the way back. I don't think we'll have to eat again for a few days.
Drew's cousin Valarie watched the kids. She is such a blessing in our lives. She took them to the sports Expo. She's basically their fun aunt -- and every kid needs one of those, right?
Can't thank her enough for all that she did for our lives today.
Anyway, you're now looking at a happier positive me.
Go team.


  1. Good for you...for knowing where to go to pull yourself out of a funk. Good luck on your lesson tomorrow! You'll do great!

  2. The Temple ALWAYS helps. I need to get myself down there and go...especially since my mission president is now the president of the St. George temple.

  3. I've been thinking about you Hilly. Glad you went to the temple. I need to go to. I keep thinking about something Elder Nelson said about worrying, but I can't find the exact quote, but I will look for it.

    In the meantime, this is what Elder Uchtdorft said:

    "Are we living with apprehension, fear, and worry? Or have we, amidst all of our challenges, not reason to rejoice?

    We all go through different life experiences. Some are filled with joy, and others with sorrow and uncertainty.

    My dear brothers and sisters, there will be days and nights when you feel overwhelmed, when your hearts are heavy and your heads hang down. Then, please remember, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, is the Head of this Church. It is His gospel. He wants you to succeed. He gave His life for just this purpose. He is the Son of the living God. He has promised:

    “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

    “For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee” (3 Nephi 22:10). “I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer” (3 Nephi 22:8).

    My dear friends, the Savior heals the broken heart and binds up your wounds (see Psalm 147:3). Whatever your challenges may be, wherever you live on this earth, your faithful membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the divine powers of the gospel of Jesus Christ will bless you to endure joyfully to the end. "

    Worrying is definitely not the Lord's way... as I am trying to worry less and live more joyfully, I really am seeing the blessings in everything (see today's post).

    Love you.

  4. So it appears everyone has jumped on the blogging bandwagon- although I do acknowledge you as the original blogger. I liked this entry- good inspiration. I don't tend to get stressed but I am always busy and that is a constant strain on my mental state. I keep thinking when can I slow down.... I think I could use the slow pace of the Temple- need to go more for sure.

    BTW- You've been tagged- check out my blog to see the details.


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