Tuesday, April 28, 2009

God's Words Never Cease

John 16: 13
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Jacob 4: 8
8 Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him; and it is impossible that man should find out all his ways. And no man knoweth of his ways save it be revealed unto him; wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God.

Morm. 9: 7-8
7 And again I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God, and say that they are done away, that there are no revelations, nor prophecies, nor gifts, nor healing, nor speaking with tongues, and the interpretation of tongues;
8 Behold I say unto you, he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; yea, he has not read the scriptures; if so, he does not understand them.

John 14: 26
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Matt. 28: 20
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

John 14: 21, 23
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
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23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Songs for Sunday

Fortify Your Homes

Building up the Kingdom of God on Earth-Zion

Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts Unceasingly

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Family Work at the Provo Temple

Later this morning I will be attending the temple with my father and many other family members. We will be taking the names of some of our ancestors that have not had the blessing of the fullness of the gospel during their life time.

John 3: 5
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

In order to fulfill the law of God we go to the temple to do work for our ancestors, or ourselves.

For the living, we are washed and anointed as was commanded of the descendants of Aaron in Exodus, we make covenants with God and we accept a higher level of living such as keeping the law of chastity and so on. We also are married for eternity. Those having authority to bind on earth and in heaven, seal families together forever.

For those who have died, having not received of these blessings, we are baptized, confirmed with the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and go through each progression of covenants on behalf of them.

D&C 103: 9-10.
9 For they were set to be a alight unto the world, and to be the saviors of men;

Obad. 1: 21.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.

Isaiah 42
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

John 5
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

Hebrews 11
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

1 Peter 4
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

D&C 128
15 And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.

Read the entire section here

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Voices of Warning: Our Awful Situation

I am posting these 4 videos to help educate everyone as rapidly as possible to what many have tried to warn us about. Latter-day Saints have the advantage of The Book of Mormon and what it teaches us to do when we Awaken to our Awful Situation. See Ether Chapter 8. We are to repent and preach the gospel, and Alma said, try the virtue of the word of God to bring the people to repentance. We must change our ways in order to protect our liberty.

Some ways that we can repent. Turn to God and acknowledge that it is He that grants us our liberty. Trust in Him rather then the arm of flesh. Repent for being apathetic, and get involved in the defense of your liberty by studying the Constitution, paying attention to what your Representatives, Congressmen, and Senators are doing. Stand for correct principles, do not allow liberty to be infringed on. Lend your voice, vote, attend caucuses, conventions, legislative hearings, and consider running for office. Warn your neighbors. Live a virtuous life, seek to be righteous, for it is righteousness that exalteth a nation.

The founders and the people at the time of The Declaration of Independence knew that it required a good, virtuous and religious people to have a truly free society. We need to return to the goodness that America had, take a forthright stand for morality, higher standards and the commandments of God. This is the only way that we will be able to have our liberty protected.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Living Life and Loving it

So, here I am still trying to get things figured out in Utah. I have an interview for the job that I actually want on the 21st, so everyone wish me luck!

I have met a lot of great people so far, and I think that things are looking brighter. It has been nice to connect with friends I have not seen for years, and chat with those that I have not even talked to since I got married.

The idea of being single is still a little uncertain for me, and I know that it will take time to feel comfortable in it, but it seems that there are many people in the same situation as I am, so that helps.

So far, I have been writing for LDSFreemen.com and I just finished my first article for the Cape Fair Cryer in Missouri. I am thankful for these opportunities, and I am amazed at how fast blessings have come.

This week is Spring Break for the children, so I hope to spend a lot of time doing fun things. (And I am hoping that the weather holds up).

Well, this is all for now. I want to go out and have some more good, clean fun!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Springfield, Missouri City Council Election

Even though I am no longer in Missouri, I just wanted to post a quick note that I am still thinking of all my friends that are running for office and their election being tomorrow.

I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and I have been thinking about you all since I left.

I also want to let you know that I will still send out reminders for voting and everything I would have done online as if I were still there. :)

All four of you have made a major impression on me and have influenced me for good. I hope that you win, because Springfield really needs you, and since I am not there, I can be REALLY open about that!

I hope that the conservatives of Springfield do not elect O'Neal thinking that he is a conservative. Even though he spoke at the Republican Woman's luncheon, I knew that he was not conservative at all. He is a smooth talker, but I do not trust him. Our Springfield meetup had a 'flaming' Liberal, that is what they called themselves state that Springfield will elect their first liberal mayor and never even know it.

When it comes to Robert Stephens, I think that he has a bit of a temper. I cannot prove it, but his background in HR makes me think that he somehow would benefit indirectly from any deals the city makes with the Police and Fire pension fund.

It has become clear that there is corruption in the local government with all the funds that have fallen short and have 'disappeared.'

Beware of candidates that are not one of the people. That is all I have to say about that. If they have lined their pockets in the past with the people's dollars (tax dollars) you better believe that they will do it again.

I do not support the 'D.I.M.E.' team just because they are my friends. They did not start out as my friends at all, they all have worked to earn my respect, and they have it. I have seen them really be involved in the council meetings, the community, and listen to the people. My hat is off to you boys.

Good luck tomorrow.. I am just as anxious as you are!

Counting Blessings

I know that a lot of people would not be open with what I am about to be open about. I have decided that I am going to count my blessings because I have had many the last two days.

As you know, I have been stressing about finding a job so that I can cover a few bills, my cell phone, car insurance, and then the final bills I need to take care of from Missouri. I knew that I needed to talk to someone about what I have been through and the feelings that I have been experiencing (a MAJOR roller coaster ride) and I also was worried about having clothing for interviews, jobs, and just life. I literally brought only one pair of jeans with me, 2 pairs of dress pants, 5 shirts and 2 dresses. When packing for 5 in a 2005 Chevrolet cavalier, you pack light as a mom.

Yesterday between the two sessions of conference, my bishop called. He talked about being willing to help cover the cell phone bill (my only phone), the car insurance, any food assistance that is needed, counseling and clothing for job interviews etc. I talked to him about not knowing whether or not to return to school and he said that he would ponder on that with me and set up an appointment to meet to counsel about it. Every single temporal need I prayed about has had a solution offered. I was really stunned because well, I try to do things myself, and I refuse to turn to the state unless I am very very desperate. And even then, I would try to avoid it.

I am thankful to Chuck also for the opportunity to work with him for the Cape Fair Cryer's advertising department. He also has offered to let me fulfill one of my dreams and write a column for the paper. I used to want to write advice columns, like Dear Abby, but now I think that writing about current events or principles of liberty would be very fulfilling.

I was also offered some possible jobs from Tracy, whom I just met at the liberty minded meeting the other night at Denny's. Which, I forgot to mention the fact that I left without paying for my drink. I got all the way back home and realized I was in such a rush that I did not pay, and I raced back feeling like an idiot.. LOL. They were very kind to me and said it was alright. (Thank goodness)

I have had many people suggest that I go back to school and get my teaching certificate. I recall over 6 years ago meeting with one of my favorite teachers at Alpine Life and Learning Center, and he telling me that I am destined to be a teacher, that he can see it in me. I had asked him to write a referral at the time for a degree to be a surgical technician. His words have come back to me over and over again, and I think that he may be right. I just don't know if I will be a traditional teacher. I love the private schools, especially those that focus on Christian principles and the principles of liberty.

I also have an interest in Archeology, and projects like Beit-Lehi really interest me. I could participate in this just through Kimber Academy without getting a degree in archeology too. If nothing else, I can at least enjoy these things right a long with my children.

I posted a new article on LDSFreemen.com today. It has been a long time since I have written an article, but it felt good to do something normal again. I am thankful for Brian and Jeremy that make it possible for me to do that.

I have also been blessed by great friends on LDSFreedomForum.com They have been a great support right now, and have helped keep my spirits up.

I am thankful for the many friends in Springfield, Missouri that immediately jumped in to offer comfort, funds, and whatever it took to get me to Utah. And I am very thankful for all the ward members that have packed up my home, sold things for me, and have been there to hug me and talk to me as I was first going through the shock of everything.

Although the trails that I face have been difficult from time to time, I also can see the hand of the Lord moving through others to assist me and my children. I have great hopes that the future will be better, that we will be blessed for having made it through yet another refiner's fire.

And just so you know, I am thankful for you. And all that you do. To those who have been praying for my family, or keeping us in your thoughts, sending emails, text messages, tweets, and the many different things that even strangers have done. Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Another Day

So, I have not been keeping up well with my blog, but I am sure that many would understand that. When your entire life is uprooted, it does take time to stabilize it again.

The divorce papers were filed in Missouri yesterday. Which, was a hard day. There was a wide range of feelings that I had and to be honest, I spent some time under the covers wishing that the Millennium were here already. My mother wanted to know what triggered all this since I seemed to be doing ok. It is hard to say.

I went to Denny's the night before to meet the local liberty minded people. I thought that would help me feel better, but instead I missed my friends in Missouri even more. Even tho a majority of those here are also LDS, which gives a whole new dynamic for things, I felt like I had gone back in time about 18 months. Back to before we were able to unite and work together despite our differences. I felt like I was so blessed to have been with the people in Missouri, because they already had taught themselves so much about the proper role of government, and we quickly sought for solutions rather then dwelling on the doom and gloom.

The people here are good people. They are informed, there just is not direction yet, and frankly, I am not sure that I want to do a repeat of what I did in Springfield LOL. Although, I will admit, it seems to come naturally to me. I like it when we can all find common ground and fight for a common cause. Even when some of my friends happen to not like each other LOL.

I already have people taking to me about the dating scene and that they want to date me when my divorce is final, but I am not sure that I am anywhere near there. I think that I would like to talk to people and make friends. I did post a profile on a local dating site so that I might be able to meet good people, not sure if that will be a good idea or not since I have been told there are a lot of players on there. My divorce is supposed to be finalized on May 4th, for those that want to know. I have not subscribed to the dating site due to that fact. I just have a free account, which makes it impossible for anyone to converse with me. I just want to clarify that. I believe very strongly that I should have things finalized before I talk to guys.

I have been offered many jobs, all in sales, all 100% commission. And even tho that is a blessing, at the same time I am stressed by it. I have bills that I need to pay by the middle of the month, and I owe my mom for dental work now, and I really need to cover those. The offers for the commission jobs fit my personal convictions, if they didn't, I could not make myself motivated to sell anything. :) One of the businesses, I know Michael Richardson would love! It is to help get silver back in circulation with merchants here locally. Another one, through the same contact is selling installation just until May 1st when the rebate ends. Basically, the rebate offered makes each customer get all their money back. I also have been offered a position with the Cape Fair Cryer, and I am grateful to Chuck for that offer. It is selling over the phone newspaper ad space to those in the Cape Fair, Missouri area. :) (You will never be able to get Missouri out of this girl). A friend of mine also is discussing another possibility with me via email. His son is designing a software program that no other company in the USA has yet, and I would help market that. (I am still getting more information on that.)

My favorite job lead that I applied for is to be a teacher at Kimber Academy. Many of you may know that I went to college to seek for my education degree, but did not like the philosophies being taught. I love teaching! And Kimber curriculum is close to my heart, it is what I used for home educating my children. Dr. Kimber and W. Cleon Skousen have had major impact on me and the decisions I have made in my life. Of course Dr. Kimber doesn't know this, that I know of. And Since W. Cleon Skousen passed away, I would assume he can look down and know exactly the impact that he has had. This position would not start until September, however I hope to find something to do until then. (I am really hoping I get that position). I will likely keep doing whatever I am doing until then even if I get the job, but this is what I love.

I applied for a receptionist position that is supposed to be very flexible, but the job doesn't close until the 12th, so I am not sure if I will hear back on it or not. It was strictly faxing in your resume. I did not get to talk to anyone or even know that the resume turned out ok through the faxing process. I wonder about because the verification sheet came through really, really dark.

I also applied to Bed, Bath and Beyond. I had two interviews and took a survey, and they said they would look over those results and then give me a call. I am not sure how that is going to go since it has been 6 years since I was in the retail scene. I have been doing my music and child care instead, and that is very different then retail. I like the atmosphere of the store, the location, and the quality of the merchandise, that is why I applied. After the survey though, I started feeling like I may not get that call back just because it is not the right fit for me, and I would make less then $400 a month if I took that position. I started thinking that I need something that could work around Kimber, have more flexibility, assuming I get that position at all. If I did though, I am going to be honest, I would put Kimber first.

I am also considering going back to school. I have the long term goal of getting my doctorate in education. I am not sure how I would swing it all yet, but I am continually praying and pondering about it.

If I plan my life, based on my current situation as if my ex is not going to pay child support (which is a possibility) then I need to make $2000 a month. That way the children still stay in school, (tuition is $1000 a month for them) and then I have enough to cover all bills, save for a rainy day, and deal with anything that comes up like a car tune-up, etc. I can only do this because I am living in the basement of my mother's home. My room and board is covered, otherwise, I do not see how any single mom can live in this state as an independent woman.

I can see why so many would need to turn to the state for health, housing, food and so on. There is MAJOR sticker shock here for me. If people here could see the 3 year old place I had in Springfield for $575 a month, they would not believe it. It looks like the average rent for a 3bd 2 bath is over $1000 a month here. As I was driving over the Utah boarder I heard ads about 2bd 2bath places starting in the low $200's. INSANE!!! For having large families here, the prices really are oppressive. In fact, I met a lady at church that talked about her 4 jobs, and her husband also had 2 jobs. Crazy if you ask me!

So, I am counting my blessings, or at least trying to. Otherwise, I can get feeling pretty down. It is hard to feel like you know no one at church, no one anywhere. It helps to have met some liberty minded people online in Utah before I got here, but I still feel uprooted.