The Hunker-Down Year - Today marks one year since we turned in our keys and left Michigan. It's been a good year. We've had a lot of fun experiences while living here -- visiti...
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Down through history, poverty has been one of humankind’s greatest and most widespread challenges. Its obvious toll is usually physical, but the spiritual and emotional damage it can bring may be even more debilitating. In any case, the great Redeemer has issued no more persistent call than for us to join Him in lifting this burden from the people.
Brothers and sisters, such a sermon demands that I openly acknowledge the unearned, undeserved, unending blessings in my life, both temporal and spiritual. Like you, I have had to worry about finances on occasion, but I have never been poor, nor do I even know how the poor feel. Furthermore, I do not know all the reasons why the circumstances of birth, health, education, and economic opportunities vary so widely here in mortality, but when I see the want among so many, I do know that “there but for the grace of God go I.” I also know that although I may not be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother, and “because I have been given much, I too must give.”
|NaNoWriMo is going on now.|
|I mean, that takes SOME talent.|
|This is probably why I could reach my biceps with my tongue. Working out!|
|I am at my least feasible when I am a light sweater. Please don't hold that against me (though you are welcome to find a sweater to hold against me, now that it's about to be cold).|
|Would you wear a light sweater to pick cherries?|
|There's...not really any other reason to be grateful for the souls of men in the eternal worlds.|
|I want to fall into line with pop culture and say "2016 was not swoonworthy." But what I think I meant when I made this tweet (April 2015) was that I hadn't been on a date in a year.|
|I'm grateful for the souls of men and women in the eternal worlds that are too cute.|