Friday, November 14, 2008

Date Night~

Do you know that my husband works nights??
Anywho... Date night to me means my dear Rune sleeps till work time the kids watch a fun family movie, I play on the computer and do a little church "homework"~ Meaning I read my lesson again or do handouts or whatever I need to do.

Tonight I am thinking about all the political stuff going on. I am and have always been proud of our church and of how I was raised. I have been really saddened to read and see all the anti-LDS propaganda in the news this last 2 weeks. I am truly saddened by the way things have gone down.

I have read this and thought so much about it...
"If the challenge of the secular church becomes very real, let us, as in all other relationships, be principled but pleasant. Let us be perceptive without being pompous. Let us have integrity and not write checks with our tongues which our conduct cannot cash.

Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel." Elder Neal A. Maxwell (you can read the whole article if you click his name)

Tonight as the Computer and I have been on our "date" I found that several of my childhood friends have aligned themselves with groups that are out to harm to my personal beliefs and I felt sad.. Sad that I will surly have to make a choice at some point soon about our friendships. Sad that they will judge me without really knowing (or wanting to know) the truth on mine or my church's feelings. Sad that so much hurt has and will happen because of it.

Like the Emails I get that say you should "pass this story of the Lord along if you really are brave" I know it is now the time to really stand up and be proud of our faith.. I am afraid of how it will all happen. What lengths the world will go to.

But I have faith that our prophet Thomas S. Monson is the true and living prophet on the earth I must follow him, knowing I am doing the thing I was sent here to do~Build up the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So that's what I did and thought about on Date night.. :) what do you do?


Kim said...

wow, I havn't had a date that good in a long time- lol. That was very inspiring as well as a great reminder that it really is time to take a stand for what we believe. Unfortuanately I think at this point things are only going to get harder for us all. Thanks for the spiritual upslift!

Verlee said...

hehe. I quoted from that same talk on by blog tonight as well. great minds think alike! appreciated your words.

S'mee said...

Wow, you're awesome! Hang in there, I think we all have times when we forget that "angels are silent notes taking" and man, I know *I* am going to be regretting much that has come out of my voice! I hope for your friends and mine (and especially myself)that we can all find reason and righteousness in our examples. Thanks, awesome post.

Kathy F. said...

Great thoughts, Lea Anne. So true. And so hard to see the battle lines being drawn and find those we care about on opposite sides of that line. I, too, know that we are led by a prophet, and that if we follow him (as he is led by the Lord), we will make it through these times. We need to always do so in kindness, as much as possible.

It's me...J.J. :) said...

I loved your comments and it's so very true. We need to stand for what we know to be right, and no matter what others say we are protecting our rights as believers in our Heavenly Father's plan.

Sing along with LeaAnne~

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