Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016 We will get what we really want, not what we say we want.

Do we really want God's blessings? Or do we simply say we do?
 "According to our Will"-Clyde J. Williams, September 2016 Ensign

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It's been another one of those weeks...
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Four missionaries had to return home early due to "health" issues. Three on Friday!
As much as we would love to jump up on our soap boxes and plead with anyone within hearing distance to please, please, please-stop rescuing your teenagers and making excuses. Listen to your heart and to them when they say they are not ready.

Instead we will try to be be short and sweet: Please take time to teach them how to do hard things; like becoming self motivated, dealing with stress and depression and how to make themselves happy. (Especially when you are not there)

We have valiant young men and women called to serve, who are worthy and willing only to crash and burn because they often had loving mothers (and fathers) who did everything for them and expected miracles to help carry their children through the tough times.  
Enough said.

Since the expansion of Idaho missions we have had to cut back on our allotment of vehicles. As a result we have sold and relocated 11 vehicles just this week. This car carrier is on it's way to a new mission in Idaho Falls with just of a few of our vehicles. 
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We are quickly becoming a biking mission, which isn't a bad thing until you factor in miles of rural areas and the promise of snow in the winter.
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On Wednesday we had the opportunity to fulfill an assignment we had volunteered for in our old Bainbridge Ward weeks ago. Serving in the cannery is so much fun! Especially when the peaches don't arrive as planned so you get to play with the water hoses and clean the facility, leaving a whole two hours earlier than planned.
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Because of our agency, God grants us what we really want. If we want to rebel and reject His plan, He allows that, even though He would deeply desire otherwise.  But it also means that if we want exaltation and demonstrate our desire by living worthy of it, we will receive it.
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The Savior is the perfect example of how to use our agency best. He declared,
 "I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."
John 6:38
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We decided to check off another item off our "To Do" list this week by getting a side fence installed. We love the extra storage space it offers and now our grandson,Cale, can feel safer at night.
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Submitting one's will to God's is not easy and will require sacrifice and likely some suffering. But we have been promised, it will be worth it.

Grandparent's Corner

   Sienna's first day of kindergarten
                                 Kahlen sleeping soundly after her 
                             first bout with the stomach flu.
Dax at bat at the second game of a double header on Saturday. 
He scored a tying run for his team only to be beaten by one run in the last inning.
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Each of us is in charge of our own destiny.  We will receive that which we ultimately choose.  The famous author and theologian C.S. Lewis profoundly explained:  "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'  All that are in Hell, choose it.... No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it."
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Make it a great week!

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