I was reading a book called The Healer’s Art. It was written by Don H. Staheli & Loyde D. Newell. It is in reference to the painting by Bloch. Christ was healing the man at the waters of Bethsheeba. Chapter five- Christ & The Healing Moment. I just wanted to point a few things out that I liked. In Ezekiel 11: 1-20 I will take the stony heart out of their flesh and will give them an heart of flesh. Miraculously even if is the source of pain does not change or go away our hearts can heal and we can feel the Lord's love. Obviously in our case where Kamberlie has died that the source of the pain won’t change. Kamberlie is not coming back. That really touched me. The spirit came over me really strong because our hearts have healed a lot. It’s not a complete healing but the atonement has been such a dramatic part of our lives since Kamberlie died. Even before then, but really took on not something new. We now have to have the atonement in our lives. We can not deal with out the atonement and the spirit was really strong yesterday. The other scripture that I really liked that was referenced in this chapter. 2 Kings 20:5 it says. “I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears. Behold I will heal thee. That touched me as well because that’s just me. That’s me. That scripture in 2 Kings is me. I know that my prayers have been heard. I know that my tears have been seen. I know that through Jesus Christ I have been healing. That goes for anything. Anything that we pray about. He hears our prayers. He sees our tears. He will heal us as we come to him. Mosiah 7:33. The great missionary Ammon taught. If ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart and put your trust in him. And serve him with all diligence of mind if ye do this he will according to his own will and pleasure deliver you out of bondage. We are certainly in bondage now. My wife is awesome. She is very spiritual and inspired. She came to me the other day and said.......(Taken out for privacy) I’m all about following the spirit but I’m like well how? There is so much that needs to happen for us to...... (Taken out for privacy)Then I’m like wait a minute. Again we put limits on the Lord. Of course it is feasible. If that is what we need to do and that is Heavenly Father’s will then he will provide a way. It’s just that simple. It’s just that we need to exercise our faith so that we can be blessed with the things that we need in order to make that happen. Kim felt really good about it. Last night the spirit felt very strong. I really think we that this will happen. How? When? Why? I don’t know but for right now I’m going to focus on what I think needs to happen and then.......... (Taken out for privacy) 1 Ne 17:3 And if it so be that the children of men keep the commandments of God he doth nourish them, and strengthen them, and provide means whereby they can accomplish the thing which he has commanded them; wherefore he did provide means for us while we did sojourn in the wilderness. Isaiah 40:31. If we trust the Lord and patiently endure to the end, healing will come in the Lord's time and in the Lord's way. The Lord's mercy and compassion is extended to all who do their part to come to the waters edge with faith. Not just the physically challenged but also the mentally and spiritually distressed can be healed as they draw near to the Savior. That’s what I gathered from what I read yesterday.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Shower cap, Tooth fairy, Kamberlie, & our soon to be new little girl.
Staley is too funny. I walked by the bathroom and the door was open. Staley was taking a shower. I must admit I had to take a double look. To my utter dismay, I saw my first born son with a pink shower cap. I laughed so hard and ran to get the camera. I showed Kim and she began to tell me the story behind it. Well Kim loves shower caps. I guess Staley does not like to get his hair wet. I had no idea! It makes him cold. Staley is so much like his Mom. Especially how she eats. Ask her sometime. Anyway he was looking in Lois Parry's pantry (Kim's Mom) and he discovered a shower cap a few months back (It's really one of those ziplock inventions that looks like a shower cap that you put over a bowl or something. You women should know what I'm talking about. If you are a guy ask your wife). He put it on and was so elated that it fit him that he asked Grandma if he could take it home. I guess Kim's shower cap is just too big for him to use. I have posted the picture for your enjoyment as well. I have edited the nudity for your enjoyment. Well PG-13 because of Taysen. Another funny story. The other day Staley lost his tooth. I told him to put it under his pillow and he might get some money from the tooth fairy. I then went on to tell Kim that when the tooth fairy arrived that I was going to fool around with her. I had no idea this was coming but all of the sudden I felt this burst of energy pound against my chest. I looked over and asked, "What was that for". She said, "real funny". I then said emphatically, "WHO IN THE HECK DO YOU THINK THE TOOTH FAIRY IS ANYWAY?" She started laughing out of control. My wife is just too much. I love her to way too much. Needless to say that was super funny. I wish I had that recorded. Funny you might ask? The tooth fairy fell asleep that night and the tooth God had to step in and do her job for her. :) The tooth fairy was no where to be found.
Now on to something a little more serious. We really thought that we would be in the hospital by now. Kim started having moderate contractions on Friday night. (1/15/2010) The latest will be Tuesday (1/19/2010) but we will see if our little girl comes before then. We have decided on a name and we love it. If you don't know what it is yet then you will know when she is born. It starts with a K & ends with an e. Thanks for all your love and prayers through our wild journey. It's been crazy to say the least. I can't tell you how excited I am to have our little girl here. It's been along time coming. I remind Taysen everyday that he should have been our girl. JK. I do know with out a doubt that Heavenly Father knows what he is doing. It's amazing to see broken pictures and the pieces slowly but surely begin to be put back into place. How I can only imagine how much He really loves us. Those of you that are parents are able to participate in a small portion of what that love is. It is more than 100 times magnified when the one you love is not with you anymore. Then I must only imagine that it is a million times more that our Heavenly father loves us. He allows us to grow in ways that we would never wish upon anyone and yet as hard as it is for Him he knows that the only way for us to become like Him is to give small, and I mean very small samples of adversity in this life. My heart goes out to those who have lost the faith over such trivial things. My hope is that they may choose to be humble. Trust me it's much easier that way. I've been humbled far too many times. You might think that I would learn from my mistakes. Funny how stupid I am. I'm just so blessed to have people in my life like Kim. You see Heavenly Father watches over me because of how much He loves and adores such an elect women. It was because of her that we were chosen to be the parents of one such as Kamberlie. She is an amazing women. The way she has handled everything would be nothing short of a miracle if we didn't have the atonement of Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Our family, I am convinced would be utter chaos and disappointment without that last sacrifice of Jesus Christ. You see before Kamberlie the atonement for me was real no doubts. I would do something wrong and I knew that I would be forgiven. The atonement for us now advances leaps and bounds beyond repentance. For that I am truly grateful. I know of no other way that we could have learned just how crucial & critical the atonement is. Below is a journal entry back in Dec. of 2008. It summarizes a little bit of our journey. I took out the things that are personal that you wouldn't care to know about anyway. Again thank you for all of your love and support. It has not gone unnoticed or unfelt. You truly are God's angels. What else can I say but that I KNOW THAT THE ATONEMENT IS REAL!!!
Dec 22nd 2008 (This was my journal entry back then. It kind of summarizes the journey) It's edited to take out the things that were too personal to share.