Yesterday’s Directive is Today’s Sign

December 5, 2014

I need reminders.  If I just need to remember for a few minutes I’ll cross my fingers until I can get to it.  If it will be longer and, especially if I’ve forgotten it several times, I’ll write it down.

label or directive

       Sometimes we just need a sign

After I cleaned the oven I realized that I don’t need to remove my note!

But it’s Christmas so I have to go deeper…

If I haven’t mentioned it here before, I hate cleaning tasks because I can never get the object to look like it was when it was new.  The Magic Eraser gets as close as anything I’ve ever tried but there are still flaws that cannot be removed with caustic cleaners and a good scrubbing.

Jesus Christ is better than a Magic Eraser!  Of course it takes faith in Him (oven cleaner) and repentance (application) for Him to make us clean again.  By accepting His gift we can develop Christ-like traits like humility (acknowledgement our own limitations), a change of heart (“sin no more”) and forgiveness of others as well as ourselves.  Some flaws may be deep.  But when we repent of our sins He forgives us and will “remember them no more”, D&C 58:42; even if it takes many times to get it right (“seventy times seven”, Matt 18:21-22)  When we do our best, He not only makes up the difference but restores us so that we, to Him, are just like we were when brand new.  That humbles me and I am so grateful to our Eternal Father for giving us the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.

“The mercy and grace of Jesus Christ are not limited to those who commit sins either of commission or omission, but they encompass the promise of everlasting peace to all who will accept and follow Him and His teachings. His mercy is the mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent.”  Boyd K Packer, “The Reason for Our Hope

Sometimes we may want to put a sign on someone to indicate they need cleaning.  But we don’t know their heart.  God may be reading the sign a little differently.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Are your eyes bigger than your tummy?  Please, eat responsibly.

Have a safe and happy day!

…for tomorrow is another story.  Maybe we’ll get snow on the beach!?  (It’s rare, that’s why we get excited about it.)

Here’s the weather alert for the north and central Oregon Coast:

A SHARP COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FROM THE NORTH ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH INITIALLY…BUT WILL FALL SHARPLY BEHIND THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. POST FRONTAL SHOWERS MAY FALL AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOOR AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO END BY SATURDAY NIGHT. GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS OFFSHORE FLOW WILL USHER IN FRIGID CONDITIONS AS IT PULLS IN AIR FROM AN ARCTIC AIR MASS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CASCADES.


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