FOR TODAY February 17th
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Outside my window...the snow is gently swirling around. It is night time and I am just happy to be inside where it is warm and cozy. I substituted at the temple tonight and while going there this afternoon there was a 50 to 60 mile an hour wind storm. I was late leaving the house and was praying I could find good parking place. I was even later due to a semi truck pulling out of the drive way at the temple. However, I did find at least a parking spot in the parking lot. The temple was busy as usual which is awesome. On the way home I was praying that we still had electricity. There are 16,000 homes without lights tonight; and I am grateful mine is not one of them.
I am thinking...I am tired and need to go to bed. I am waiting for my husband to come home from the temple. He had to work later.
I am thankful for...I am so grateful to have the privilege of working in the temple as an ordinance worker. Tonight I was assigned in the Living endowment area for a little while. We had a sweet little bride to be come in and it was a precious moment for us all. She was a very sweet young woman and you could feel her giant spirit.
From the learning rooms...I was reading the rest of Jacob 5 in the Book of Mormon. This is the discourse on the Olive Tree and the grafting in of the branches and etc. It came to me clearly tonight how much the Savior really loves us. He continues to stretch out his arms to us and to the whole world. Even when he felt that his vineyard was totally corrupt, the Prophet asked him to try one more time to save his vineyard. We are in those last days when he is sending his servants forth to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. As our Prophet of today has asked us all to pray for the Leaders of the nations that will not let our missionaries in at this time to open the doors to the Gospel. As of 2003 there was 87 % of the nations of the world that were allowing the missionaries in. The time is short for the final gathering of his people.
From the kitchen...there was no cooking tonight. However, when I returned home the first thing in my mouth was a chocolate pretzel. It was yummy!
I am wearing...my favorite warm red bathrobe and red fluffy socks. I am so ready for bed.
I am creating...a new study room. My husband bought be a beautiful new desk for my study for Valentines; so tomorrow I will be working on getting it filled with all my stuff. Genealogy work will be so awesome when I can spread all my information all over my desk in an organized manner of course.
I am going...to bed!!
I am reading...my novel "Silence of God" and a couple of short church books that I will elaborate on later.
I am hoping...I am hoping for a very productive day tomorrow.
I am hearing...my husband getting ready for bed and cars outside driving on the wet streets. I can hear the clock ticking reminding me that it is late.
Around the house...there is a lot of items all over my husband's study that I hope to get put a way tomorrow. However, I have a closet where I keep most of my materials for doing my genealogy and other projects that I need to reorganize and that could take a day or two.
One of my favorite things...is reading the scriptures especially the Book of Mormon. I am journaling the Book of Mormon and tonight I felt like I finally understood more about Jacob 5.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Thursday I will be working on organizing my closet and study. Also, Tomorrow is my great granddaughters 1st birthday so I am looking forward to Saturday for her birthday party, along with my grandson Joseph who will turn 12 on Saturday. - Friday, a temple session with friends and continuing work on my study. Saturday, my temple shift and then the birthday party for Jadyn and Joseph. Sunday, I hope a very quiet sabbath day; I will need the rest.
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