Monday, December 17, 2012

We Need Paryer in our Schools

Prayer in the Schools As I ponder upon the kindergarten deaths on Friday Dec 14, 2012 my heart tells me the only protection is to turn to the Lord. Our schools have turned away from God. It is Christmas time I have been playing the piano for a kindergarten program. They sing Rudolf and sometimes sing Jingle Bells. Where is Christ? The birth of the son of God is not mentioned in the schools even in song at Christmas time. No prayers. No God mentioned. The message seems “Turn To God for Protection” ! No amount of Guards or Guns or background checks will protect our children, but the Good Shepherd will. I petition Americans to pray to God in our schools for HIS Protection and Blessing. David Allen tells us: He promises, "the righteous need not fear," and He will not let the wicked destroy the righteous, except for those who accepted in pre-mortal realms to be martyrs for the cause of truth. Praise be to these 20 kindergarten children who have eternal glory!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I feel My Savior’s Love I Give All My Life for Him Who Are the Lord’s Chosen People? Jesus Christ Teaches the Nephities Ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me. (3 Nephi 15:24) When Jesus Christ appears to the Nephities He refers to Gentiles in the Latter days and the House of Israel. “Blessed are the Gentiles because of their belief in me” (3 Nephi 16:6) “7.…in the latter day shall the truth come unto the Gentiles, that the fullness of these things shall be made known unto them” 8. But wo, saith the Father , unto the unbelieving of the Gentiles….have scattered my people who are of the house of Israel” Here it sounds like House of Israel is the Indians of North America and Gentiles are Americans. The Lord shall stand in the midst of his people-----they who are in the north countries shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence and they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants. They from the north shall fall down and be crowned with glory, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim. They shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy. This joy is manifest by all in song! This is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows. D&C 133:25-35 In patriachical blessings most members of the Church in Western United States are told they are of the lineage of Ephraim, yet in the Book of Mormon we seem to be Gentiles. Mormons in Utah and surrounding area have for generations send out missionaries throught out the world and it is now a world-wide church with missionaries from many nations. Teaching the nations is part of the responsibilities of the seed of Abraham to be the Lord’s covenant people. D&C 121:14 “Many are Called but few are Chosen”. It is ease to see that someone can be called and not chosen but I have learned that one may be chosen without being called. D&C 122 : 9 “fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.” When Jesus appreared to the Nephities he quoted Isaiah 54. It is about a barren woman having more children than a married wife. I finally understood more of this last night when reading the New Living Tranlation of Isiah 54. Jerusalem is the barren woman. And in the end the Lord greatly blesses the Jews, his covenant people and House of Israel and Jerusalem. In 3 Nephi chapter 21 it is confusing to me about who are the Gentiles- do they include members of the church ? Who is the remnant of the house of Jacob—the Indians? Book of Mormon comes forth from the Gentiles to the world. Who is the House of Israel? Gospel Doctrine Manual lesson 40 quotes President Joseph Fielding Smith “Every person who embraces the gospel becomes of the house of Israel. In other words, they become members of the chosen lineage, or Abraham’s children though Isaac and Jacob unto whom the promises were made. The great majority of those who become members of the Church are literal descendants of Abraham through Ephraim, son of Joseph. Those who are not literal descendants of Abraham and Israel must become such, and when they are baptized and confirmed they are grafted into the tree and are entitled to all the rights and privileges as heirs” (Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R McConkie, 3 vols. (1954-56),3:246. This feels right and explains are the dilemma of who am I and who are you in God’s sight-- We are Cod’s Children. When we are baptized we become God’s covenant people. We make covenants with him each week to remember him, to keep his commandments , and to take his name upon us. Yea, We have the name of Jesus Christ as part of our name. Isaiah 54 is about Jesus Christ loving and protecting and blessing us more than we can know. Isaiah 54 New Living Translation (NLT) Future Glory for Jerusalem 54 “Sing, O childless woman, you who have never given birth! Break into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem, you who have never been in labor. For the desolate woman now has more children than the woman who lives with her husband,” says the LORD. 2 “Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! 3 For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities. 4 “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood. 5 For your Creator will be your husband; the LORD of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth. 6 For the LORD has called you back from your grief— as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband,” says your God. 7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back. 8 In a burst of anger I turned my face away for a little while. But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer. 9 “Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. 10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you. 11 “O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. 12 I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. 13 I will teach all your children, The New Living Translation helped me understand that Isaiah 54 & 3 Nephi 22- is about Jerusalem, and the Jews and the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Israel, Jerusalem, and the Church has been as a childless woman, a desolate woman, but the time will come that this woman will have the joy of children. Jerusalem will be filled with Jews, the Church will enlarge her stakes, The church will grow. The Lord, our creator will be like our husband giving his baptized covenant people his everlasting love and compassion. The Lord’s name is The Lord of Heaven’s Armies. For a brief moment He abandoned Jerusalem, the Jews, even the Church had to pass through tribulation of being cast out, jailed and fleeing again and again. The Lord is in charge of the smith that forms all weapons –all bombs—all atomic weapons--- and no weapon that is formed against his covenant people shall prosper. Wow! What a great blessing to be protected and loved by the Lord. His blessing to those keep their covenants with the Lord the mountains may move and the hills disappears but his faithful love for his people will never be broken. He will rebuild the storm=-battered Jerusalem with precious jewels with foundation from lapis lazuli gaates of shining gems, walls of precious stones. This love, protection, beauty, blessings is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. I want to be a covenant keeper. One who may receive these promised blessings.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jacob 5

In Jacob 5 the longest chapter in the book of Mormon much emphasis is placed on the balance of the top branches and leaves to the root beneath with the goal being good fruit. The branches represent materialism, the physical, our body. The roots represent the spiritual, our spirit, our love, and connection to God, our testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.
Corrupt fruit comes from too many branches and leaves and too little root. Good Fruit comes when branches are cut off and roots are strong to support the top portion of the tree. There must be balance between the physical and the spiritual!
It is not what you see when you look at each of us. It is our roots, our unseen spiritual side balanced with branches and leaves that makes us yield good fruit and be able to be a people worthy to build Zion to be nurtured when all the rest of the world is cast into the fire and burned.
May we have spiritual strength to support the many physical blessings the Lord pours upon us. Always remember the source of our blessings and work, meaning love God and love others (Matt. 25) serving God by serving others, to yield good fruit.
It is found in the pattern of the atom. There is a polarity line and both left and right- both branches and roots are required for good fruit. The law of God is you must be found of the right hand side. More giving, excel in root strength-Love!!


Follow the pattern

God’s Pattern In All Things

When we were young we would be given a pattern of shapes or beads and ask what comes next. By studying the previous pattern we could choose the completion of the pattern. Chiasmi are a pattern by which we can predict the ending from the beginning. The Periodic Chart with electrons being given definite positions as arranged by Helen A. Pawlowski has a distinct pattern which could be extended forever if we choose to go that far.
The pattern consists of seven circles with a polarity line dividing it in half. Families of elements with similar properties are located on the eight rays , four on the right and four on the left side. The pattern of where the next element is located is like butterfly wings or ∞ infinity symbol. Add four to the right then flip and add four to the left.
I think comparing the atom to our heart gives us an understanding of atoms. Both right and left heart are essential and yet function differently. The heart muscles must function two ways to contract and push blood out of the heart and to relax and allow blood to flow into the heart. With this combination of giving out blood and receiving blood and each side doing its different part we have life giving blood flowing through our bodies. Both the right and the left contact and relax, receive blood in and push it out.
In elements the electrons that are closest to the outside of the right side give or share when in contact with other atoms which is always. The electrons on the outside circle that end on the left side are receivers.
In the scriptures the Lord often tells us we want to be found on the right-hand side. In the atom that literally means to be a giver of electrons. The left side is certainly important but we don’t want to be found with morewanting to receive empty holes than we have giving, right side electrons. It would be like the heart always wanting to receive blood but not giving any out.
The Lord provides this opportunity of giving and sharing to everyone who comes to earth and we interact first of all in families and in all ways with one another. Parenthood is certainly an exercise in giving and caring. Babies all come needing love and care Parenthood means sleepless nights serving and it continues into the teenage years. Loving in families is like constant giving out of power and energy and forgiveness , or it should be.
The flow of electrons is energy, power, --maybe priesthood is ability to use this flow of electrons. As one atom gives off its electrons it receives more so it can again give off. Receiving is necessary to give again.
Body and spirit inseparably connected bring a fullness of joy. This will happen at resurrection but it begins with birth onto this earth. We received a body and a family. A physical body is a treasure. Satan and his hosts will never receive their own. Satan wants to possess our bodies here on earth. It seems when Heavenly Father gave Adam work it was about giving, loving, caring and chasing Satan away. Work and giving and light are connected. Satan does not like work or love. Notice how you feel better when you work real intently on something or love someone very much.
Jesus Christ and other Men of God have shown us that it is possible to have dominion over the physical, like parting the Red Sea, moving mountains, stopping the mouths of lions, raising the dead, multiplying food, controlling the weather, armies being victorious, walking on water, and having an abundance of food, clothing, shelter, health, the renewing of our bodies and many other physical things I have not mentioned that you can think of. Of course the greatest is Jesus Christ overcoming physical death first for himself and then for us. He also gave us the atonement to overcome sin and pain and know and understand every suffering we go through to have perfect compassion and love.
The center of the atom is protons with a positive charge. They pull electrons back to the atom. They are like a come home female force. The pattern of husband and wife sealed is this left right, outside and center balance. As in the heart male and female have different functions each essential to the whole.
The chiastic pattern of x is like ∞ .
We are each both beggars and givers. We are always dependent upon God as King Mosiah tells us even for every breath. Yet in our lives we should strive to be givers. We are as mirrors in the sealing rooms; there is the chandelier giving us love and light and we show strive to reflect that love and light back and forth among us increasing the original light by our reflections. ∞ Receiving then shinning back the love and light sent to us from God and each other.
There are 8 elements on Helen’s Chart that she named sliders and I call super-givers. These 8 elements have a chiastic structure in the arrangement of their electrons. Examples are 20 Calcium 2 8 8 2 ; 56 Barium 2 8 18 18 8 2 . Calcium shares its outside last two electrons with the elements 21-28 the next 8 elements. Barium shares it outside last two electrons with the next 22 elements 57 through 78. This chiastic structure truly makes these last two electrons super givers.
For me what I see in this pattern is about following the Savior’s directive to become even as he is. To be a Savior on Mt. Zion we must be like being Barium’s last two electrons giving for 22 others or many more. How can I lift and share and love others is my message of this pattern.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good Fruits Black Roots

By their Fruits Ye shall Know Them (3 Nephi 14: 16-20)
The Priesthood Given to the Blacks according to Worthiness
Doctrine and Covenants-Declaration 2
June 8, 1978
… We declare with soberness that the Lord has now made known his will for the blessing of all his children throughout the earth who will hearken to the voice of his authorized servants, and prepare themselves to receive every blessing of the gospel.
He (the Lord) has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come when every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows there-from, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color. …
Sincerely yours,
The First Presidency
3 Nephi 14: 16-20
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
1 7 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt three bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
In 1986 Whitney was placed in our family for adoption. She is black-white by race. The adoption was finalized early in 1987 and she was sealed to us in the Salt Lake Temple at about 6 months of age.
Whitney is now 25 years old. She loves children. She is a kindergarten teacher of 26 five year old kids. She is always showing love especially to children. She was been a camp counselor for two summers in Massachusetts . This weekend as we were together as an extended family it was Whitney was on the playground picking up her two year old niece and nephew and pushing them on the swings; she was in the parking lot changing the dirty diaper; she was driving with her sister that needed help with two kids. Being Whitney’s mom I know she is full of love and goodness. I know Whitney by her daily good fruits.