Thursday, September 15, 2011

Charcoal, Anyone?

Pancakes were on the menu for breakfast.

As I was waiting for one to develop enuf bubbles to flip, Farm Boy leaned over my shoulder and whispered..."watched pancakes never cook."


Well, I don't know about that, but I do know UNwatched pancakes certainly can and will burn.

Ya know, I'm getting the distinct feeling that Farm Boy's cooking days are thru - or at least his grilling days. He used to delight in a perfectly cooked, juicy top sirloin. Now, be it chicken, steak or even zucchini. It ain't done until the fat lady sings, or errrr...until at least one side is blackened into inedibility.

Might have something to do with his ability to throw the food on the BBQ and then retreat to his chair and become glued to the TV until someone starts screaming... FIRE!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thought for the Day

It's been ... awhile.

More about that later.

Meanwhile I've been reading Gerald's Lund's The Work and The Glory. I love how the fictional characters are interwoven thru actual history. It almost gives me a "you were there feeling".  In book 4, Thy Gold to Refine scriptures from the D&C are referenced  that say:

"Let your hearts be comforted, for all things shall work together for good to them that walk uprightly, and to the sanctification of the church; for I will raise up unto myself a pure people, that will serve me in righteousness... And all that call on the name of the Lord and keep his commandments, shall be saved; even so. Amen."

Bro. Lund makes the point that there is much work to be done and righteous people are needed to accomplish that work but when the Lord says we will be saved, he may not mean saving us from sorrow and heartache here.

Miracles happen. I know that.


There are also few guarantees that we won't be called home at any given time or that our parade is not going to be raining upon. Heavenly Father is not a butler of whom we can demand blessings, favors or services and sometimes stuff just...happens. And that old favorite saying about us "not being given anymore than we can bear?" Well, I know people thought they were like Job and assumed they could bear anything but dying. But we all have to die sometimes and "now" when you have cancer or....(fill in the blank) tends to be just as good a time as any...

Not trying to be pessimistic or a wet blanket but the big picture is that if we are faithful we can return to our Heavenly Father's presence. From an eternal perspective I'm told that our time here on earth is "but a moment." If bad things happen, eternity should be able to provide a cushion that will take the sting from our daily trials here.

So - never doubt that comfort is available. Miracles do happen. However, sometimes things just aren't going to go they way you'd like.

I'm told patience is a virtue....