Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reality Sinks In

While reading the scriptures last night I was struck by a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 19. After reading about those who will suffer eternal damnation for the choices they made I realized how important in this mortal state it is to follow our Saviors plan. I couldn't help think about those who chose an alternative plan. I was feeling bad that they would never be able to be with Christ and Heavenly Father to feel of their love. I kept thinking that there was no way that God would allow the children he loves to suffer so much pain. But as my wonderful Husband pointed out, in the pre-existence we knew all things. We knew the events that would take place in our lives, the trials and tribulations we would face and the ultimate goal of  this mortal test. This made me realize how truly important it is to follow the path of righteousness now. We don't get another chance to make it to the Celestial Kingdom. Those who know of the gospel and have been taught the teachings only have this life to make it to the kingdom of God. I knew that this earthly existence was a test and that we would be judge for our works but for some reason I thought that God would be merciful to those who only made it to the Terrestrial Kingdom and would allow them to make it to  the Celestial Kingdom. But again as Jordan pointed out there is no other way. God is bound by his laws.
Doctrine and Covenants 82:10

"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."

If we do what has been asked we will receive exultation but when we don't do what has been asked we are in no way guaranteed exultation. If we do fall into a lower Kingdom, there is no do overs once judgement comes. We need to exemplars of His gospel. I don't get a second chance. Right now is my chance to follow  the teachings of Christ.
Goal for this month is to be a disciple of Christ and prove without question that I have done the works that will allow me to receive exultation.

I'm so glad that I have a husband who knows the scriptures and is willing to teach me the things I don't know or understand! I am so blessed to have him for all eternity! He is an amazing man and never ceases to amaze me!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our Poor Puppy

We have now had out little puppy Pepper for just a little over a year. She has had a ruff go around. She's been through quite a bit or turmoil and is still kicking and screaming ans still loves us. Here is a list of her inflicted injuries....

1. After having her for less then a half hour she was run over by a large Chevy Truck. Pepper decided the grass was greener on the other side and jumped out the window. The trip to the vet cost a lot but all was well. She only had a bruised lung. ( FYI Jordan and I were not even married at this time.)

2. While playing ball with her in the house, Jordan accidently kicked out her front tooth. She is very narotic about her ball. That is all she will focus on for hours. 

3. Pepper decided to lounge in the kitchen directly behind Jordan while he was making Ramen Noodles. In the process of trying to take the pan off the stove and her laying to close to Jordan she received a shower of boiling water. 

4. Again, while playing ball across the street towards the park, she ripped off her toe nail on one foot. We couldn't even touch her foot without her flinching an wincing in pain.

5. Taking her her on a 4-wheeler ride recently she ripped off the pad on one foot. Took small places off the rest of her pads and is walking with a limp. ( This is the second time she has ripped off pads now)

I promise you that we take care of our dog and we really do love her but she seems to keep on getting hurt. She is the most resilient dog I have ever met. She has even ate chocolate and been fine. The only time she had thown up from eating human food is when Jordan and I fed her to many pieces of Coco Puff cereal. She still loves us, which someday's is surprising considering her afflictions. She still follows Jordan around everywhere and ignores me to her best ability. Please don't turn us in. We do not I repeat DO NOT hurt our puppy on purpose. 

See we love her. We let her sleep with Jordan. Aren't they cute! 

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