Saturday, March 8, 2008

Camp-out trouble

Stan told me yesterday that the clutch on the Rio was having problems and we needed to look into getting it fixed. I guess it was worse than the thought. He called me from the camp site yesterday and told me that he barely made it there. The clutch was slipping so bad that he had to drive on the shoulder and could only go really slow. He was going to have his brother go out to tow them back this morning. He also told me that there was a burn ban out there so there would be no fire. It was suppose to get down below freezing last night. I hope they were warm enough. I sent the boys with their long john pajamas. I was so worried about them last night. I hope they were warm enough.

Yesterday, I was clicking on people's links on the side bar of blogs and I came across this blog-Calling all LDS Women Bloggers. I found a bunch of links to blogs belonging to LDS women. So many of them were inspirational. I spent way to much time reading blogs yesterday. I know where I need to go to get uplifted now. This blog, , was so wonderful. I went to her old one and read over 2 years worth of posts. It was like a good book that I couldn't put down.

In my wanderings, I also found this wonderful poem. It really touched me. I don't remember where I got it or I would give them credit.

~Dancing with God~
When I meditated on the word GUIDANCE,
I was drawn to”dance” at the end of the word.
I reflected upon how doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn’t flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes this and lets the other lead,b
oth bodies begin to flow with the music.

One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.
It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word GUIDANCE.
When I saw “G,” I thought of God,
followed by “u” and “i.”
“God, “u” and “i” dance.” !
God, you, and I dance.
This statement is what guidance means to me.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings
and mercies be upon you and your family
on this day and everyday.
May you abide in Him as He abides in you .

Dance together with God, trusting Him to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.
I Hope You Dance !!!

I will never look at that word the same way again.

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