During April 2017 I will be blogging about my Courtship Memories from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 24, 2017

For My Daddy

Friday, February 24, 2017     6:51 am.

It is Friday, but I'm doing a TBT post this morning in honor of my Father, my dear Daddy, my DD, who passed from this life to the next just a few hours ago..  (Original Post was here)

I'm not sure where the scripture challenge came from, but these were my thoughts about these verses from Revelations Chapter 7 back in November 2012:


A Taste of the Future
Scripture Challenge Week 11
Revelations 7:15-17


 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

These verses can give us a taste of what can be our future:  the joy of being and serving in the temple.  Our fondest dreams and wishes can come true.  We can be fed and nourished at the feet of our Savior.  We can always be in his light.  We can dwell with Him and with God, our Father forever and be instructed by them and comforted by them.  What joy and gladness!  May it come soon.  May these dark and wicked times pass.  May we all be blessed and fed and comforted by our Savior.  And in the meantime, may we all bless and comfort and serve one another.

I don’t know how I was guided to this blog post this morning, other than by angels.   I just received word that my Daddy passed from this life to the next a few hours ago.  This scripture, that I have not read or thought of for years is bringing me comfort this morning.   My sweet Daddy who served for years as a temple ordinance worker on the live sessions at the Salt Lake Temple is now free from the limitations of his 92 year old physical body.  It is my belief that he is now able to once again sit before the throne of God and serve him night and day.   Serving as a temple worker was one of the greatest joys of my Daddy’s life, and he has really missed being able to do this work for the past few years.  I love my Daddy and our family will miss him every day, but I am so grateful that he has finally been able to move on to his next assignments in the next world.

I Love You Daddy!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Living with Happiness

And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness

Thoughts and teachings from Jacob, brother of Nephi:

Oh how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit. . . .

O how great the plan of our God! . .

 O how great the holiness of our God!  For he knoweth all things and there is not anything save he knows it.   And he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men, women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam . . .

For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them, that they are delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil, and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; and they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the Holy One of Israel.

 But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the commendments of God, like unto us, and that transgrseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his state!
O that cunning plan of the evil one!  O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men!  When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not.  And they shall perish.

But to be learned is good if the hearken unto the counsels of God.

But wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the world.  For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures; wherefore, their treasure is their god.  And behold, their treasure shall perish with them also.

Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea come buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy.  Hearken dilligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken, and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness.

Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night.  Let your hearts rejoice.

The Book Of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ
2 Nephi 9:  10, 13, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 50, 51 52