Testimony of Tithing

I so love hearing people share their testimony of gospel truths like tithing.   Something can be a nice principle to follow but when you see the actual results it makes it that much more desirable.   

 

 

Thank you Tanner Dunn from Texas

 

 “I had a very cool spiritual experience this week that I feel impressed to share: I was stressing out about finances after I dropped over two grand for tuition. I got paid from work last week and I got a massive impression that I needed to pay tithing which is unusual because I pay it without fail. Well I paid it and a couple of days later I get a big impression to look at the institute classes that the city of Rexburg provides which are free to take instead of paying for two credits to take a religion class at school. When I looked, I saw that two spots opened up in the institute class that I needed to take and that day just so happened to be the day I could drop my religion college class and get a full tuition refund. I have received my refund of $310 and am getting my two credits for free! I know that if you faithfully pay tithing, you will see so many blessing come to pass that you may not be able to receive them all at once! Heavenly Father does look after us without fail and He will bless us as long as we faithfully do our part!”

 

Have you had similar experiences?   I’d like to hear them!    

Met a Character Practically Right Out of A TV Show!!!!

Tonight I met a very cool nurse.  She was actually just filling in for a moment, “helping a friend” so it was like providence that I even got to meet her!   She was a delightfully pleasant lady and when we were talking about PICC lines and keeping them in long enough she mentioned her 6 week stay in the ICU!  For the FLU! If you can believe it! She had H1N1 and a bad case of it and it caused her to lose her leg all the way up above the knee!  I was privileged enough to have her show me and she had the coolest decorative cover on it- I’m not sure what it was made of but it reminded me of wooden cut outs.  It also has a microprocessor chip- she said “you know Nintendo Wii?  I have that in my leg!!!”  It’s amazing the technology we have these days.  And to think that she is on her feet all the hours that a nurse has to be, and she even said being on her feet is better for her.  I exclaimed how much this is JUST like that oh so famous hospital show and she even has some visual features of the same character that experienced the loss of a leg as well!!! She even said that shortly after she lost her own leg, that very episode came out and she said “someone is writing my life!!!”   I am in awe of her cheery positivity and I also asked if she’s had the opportunity to inspire patients in any similar situations.  She dealt with a mother of a young boy who had just lost his leg and the mother thought his whole life was over and she was able to reassure her otherwise. 

Sometimes angels have bionic parts and magic microprocessor legs! 

Hymns to Sooth The Soul

For anyone else who has found hymns kind of boring in church, I can attest there very likely will come a day when you realize all that was just a rehearsal for when you actually NEED them, when they make a huge difference- when you are going to be beside yourself in gratitude that someone came to sing them with you to someone you love who then is beaming and the room saturated with the spirit.  You may come to find it’s unbelievable how much comfort they can bring and how much they can settle your soul and bring peace.

 

That was the short version.  The longer version I may have to keep adding to, but I often have found the hymns less than titillating. Even as a singer I’ve found myself not even desiring to sing them often throughout church.  I’m amused when, during General Conference, people refer to them as ‘the commercial break” although of course that would be the best time to go to the bathroom or refill snacks.  Most people would agree however, that they do bring a special spirit.  I’ve known many people who will sing hymns either out loud or in their head when they are in the midst of attempting to resist temptation.  So many people I know just have such a love for them and I wondered if I was missing that gene or something.   After the recent experiences and actually FEELING the spirit like so many before me had expressed they’d experienced- I now am a much bigger fan.  Perhaps I’ll write more about the experiences but for now- it’s time to hit the sack- which in this case, staying overnight again at the hospital means a spring loaded chair that folds you up like origami if you dare to breathe too much in the night- or heaven forbid you should take the liberty of trying to turn!   Until next time- Be Happy!  

Spending a Little Time To Save Even More

Spending a Little Time To Save Even More

Goal:   “Meal Prep” smoothie jars with everything I put in, or at least most, so I can freeze, then dump in the Vitamix with water, juice, herbal tea etc and save a bunch of time in the comatose morning.  

 

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