Archive for June 18, 2014

Food in Scriptures

Today I read Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

What do you think this means?

Treasure FOUND!

How I found a treasured recipe for life in the scriptures:

My treasured Brown Harvest Roll recipe promo for a class I taught a while ago. Should I teach it again?:

Click on the link below to get the recipe:

Brown Harvest Restaurant Rolls

Spiritual Dessert

How sweet an ending to a meal when dessert is served. It can be a simple bowl of sherbet (not to be pronounced sher-bert), a classic apple pie topped with ice cream, a decadent chocolate cake, or simple cookies. Whatever the choice, it is a great ending, and we usually remember what our experience ended with.

As I feast upon the scriptures, I have spiritual dessert when, like physical food, I wait for the last course to be served. Yes….dessert is normally served last, so we do wait.

When I wait upon the Lord and am not quick to close the cover of my scriptures, I have partaken on the sweetness of the spirit.

This morning I was reading one of my new-favorite scriptures about meekness (D&C 100:7). It’s a verse listed in Preach my Gospel. As I looked at that scripture, my eyes were led to view verse 4:

“Therefore, I, the Lord, have suffered you to come unto this place; for thus it was expedient in me for the salvation of souls.”

I had one of those spiritual experiences where my entire body was filled with a spiritual confirmation. Two years ago this month, my husband and I made a decision to move from our comfortable home in the beautiful city of Nauvoo, Illinois to be near our son and his family while he and his then-wife were going through the divorce process.  We love living near our three grandchildren.

My son is very independent, and during that process, which took about a year, we were “in the wings.” We moved here to help him with the kids, but also wanted our daughter-in-law (I still cannot put the “ex-” in front because she is the mother of my grandchildren; I do not want to “ex” her out) to know we can help her as well.

A month ago our son really needed us. He didn’t have to ask, we just knew. We have had him and his kids with us many days during this time. The kids are so patient and well-behaved. Our son is working things out as well. But we know it has been a blessing for all of us that my husband and I are living here. It’s not been easy at times, but it doesn’t matter where we live, we always have challenges.

What if Bob and I would have been here for the first year and then moved on thinking our “mission” had been finished? We would not have been here to feast upon the dessert of the last month.

Stay in the scriptures for your spiritual dessert. Like dinnertime at our home, we don’t serve dessert every day. Most of the time dinner is for our nourishment and conversation; dessert is extra. The scriptures are for our nourishment and conversation. You never know when you’ll be served your spiritual dessert, so be patient and wait.