Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30 Scripture

   

     Ether 3:14 Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have life, and that eternally, even they who shall believe on my name; and they shall become my sons and my daughters. (Book of Mormon)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 29 Scripture

     So much for changing my morning schedule this past week.  I forgot about my blog.  Hopefully I'll be back this week!
     Scripture for today-


     3 Nephi 11: 29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.     30 Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.  (Book of Mormon, Savior speaking)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 19 Scripture



     Doctrine and Covenants 88: 63  Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18 Scripture

    
       

     Mosiah 3:19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a childsubmissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.   (Book of Mormon)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scripture January 11

Last scripture posting for a week--





     John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.      The same was in the beginning with God.      All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.      In him was life; and the life was the light of men.      And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.   ( New Testament, KJV)



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dashes

 

     On the heels of my blog post about in-between spaces, this afternoon  I noticed a family history project called Define Your Dash.  Dash refers to the hyphen in-between  birth and death years on a tombstone.  The project challenge is to fill in (define) the dash with events in your life, writing one event a week for all of this year (52 weeks), thereby contributing to your personal life history (perhaps I should start with the history of Dashee, my black lamb...).
     This sounds like fun to me!  For more information see this link--

        https://familysearch.org/blog/en/define-dash-start-writing-personal-history-52stories-project/

January 8 Scripture




John 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  (KJV)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 7 Scripture

   

     Following some recent changes in my life I have been pondering the concept of space, such as the space between things or activities.  We often like to focus more on beginnings and endings than what goes on in-between. What is the importance of the "space between"?  What should we be doing there?  I'm reminded of stories in scriptures that often leave out what happened in-between events, such as the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and the journey of the wise men to the baby Christ.  Have you ever wondered what happened "in-between"?
    The older I get, the longer it takes to do things, and the more I become aware of my impatience to finish.  I want results now, or at least soon.  For example, I don't want to take the time to wait in a line for something when I have so many important things to be doing and seemingly less time to do them.  I'm so impatient.  I thought increased patience was something that came with aging, not something that became a greater struggle!  Along with this is discouragement when I think about slowing down even more in future years.  And, of course, that attitude slows me down more.  And meanwhile the "space between" becomes longer and longer.
     Perhaps the in-between spaces have their own importance.  This reminds me of the philosophy to live in each moment.  How do we accomplish that, accepting the space we have and patiently moving forward through it ?  How do we do this when we might not know the outcome at the end?
     I'm still pondering this, but so far I think I can actually feel the space given.  That probably sounds weird, but I can sense it.  That space is real, and it serves a purpose in our lives.  Maybe it's there to allow us growth that comes with time and experience.  That sounds obvious, but it is much more meaningful when sensed as real and true.  I think in-between time can be accepted and embraced as an opportunity for observations, self-evaluations, healing, and learning.  And that is what life is about.
     While searching the scriptures on this subject I came across the following (see below) from the Doctrine and Covenants.  It refers to the light of truth, or light of Christ. We can receive this light no matter what our circumstances; heeding it will lead us forward through the spaces in-between.

D&C 88:11 And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;
 12 Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—
 13 The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.

   

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 6 Scripture


Referring to God-
Alma 12:3 "........for behold, he knows all thy thoughts......"   (Book of Mormon)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Jan 3 Scripture



     Alma 9: 26 And not many days hence the Son of God shall come in his glory; and his glory shall be the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, equity, and truth, full of patience, mercy, and long-suffering, quick to hear the cries of his people and to answer their prayers.      27 And behold, he cometh to redeem those who will be baptized unto repentance, through faith on his name.      28 Therefore, prepare ye the way of the Lord, for the time is at hand that all men shall reap a reward of their works, according to that which they have been—if they have been righteous they shall reap the salvation of their souls, according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ; and if they have been evil they shall reap the damnation of their souls, according to the power and captivation of the devil.      29 Now behold, this is the voice of the angel, crying unto the people. (Book of Mormon)

Weekly Music Nugget 67 Schumann

   
                                     

Beautiful ensemble playing!  I have added a Haiku to accompany the music


Schumann Märchenerzählungen, op. 132, mvt. 3  (for viola, clarinet and piano)

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9R74IqZhHM&app=desktop

                                         The moon in the water;
                                      Broken and broken again,
                                               Still it is there.
                                                                --Choshu

               (Silent Flowers, A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems, 1967, by Nanae Ito)









Monday, January 2, 2017

Jan. 2 Scripture


     
Alma 7: 23 And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.  (Book of Mormon)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan. 1 2017 Scripture


John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.      35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.    (Bible, KJV)

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In addition to being a violist, I am a wife and mother (three sons). I dabble in writing, handwork, sewing and photography.