I hope you have all had a fantastic week!! I want you all to know that I have still been reading but haven't had a moment to do my posts. I am so thankful for you all and also for reading the Book of Mormon with me. I hope and pray that you have felt the Spirit touch your heart as you have read from the pages. I know that this book is the word of God and was written just for us in these last days to help us learn how to come unto Him.
I have to start by showing some pictures from our annual Trunk or Treat Chili Cook Off in our ward. We open this up to any and all who would like to come. We had quite a crowd this year. I have been one of "those" adults who dress up but this year decided that I didn't feel like it. (Bah Humbug!) About three hours before the party I remembered what one of my children had said to me the day before... "But Mom, you have to dress up!! You do it every year!" So, I went to the store, bought some jammies and went as a 3 year old Diva toddler!! I had fun playing the part for sure AND we all had a blast!
I had to share this one because the "old lady" on the right is my 13 year old daughter! LOL! She stayed in character ALL night and even won the big costume award at the end of the night. She makes a great old lady except when she said to me that she was my mom!! Sorry little miss, but not even my Grandma looks like that!! LOL!
In Ether 2:11-12 Moroni stops his account and gives all of us counsel.
"And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God -- that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.
"Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.
I want to close today with a beautiful song sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This is such a touching song and has great meaning to me. I know that the Lord is with us in our most lowest times in our lives. We all have times where it feels like we are abandoned and alone but I want you all to know that at that time it is when He is with us the most. I love you all and cannot believe we are almost done reading! I pray that you have felt the spirit of truth ring within your hearts.