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www.lds.org “Of Saints, of Ships, and of the Sea” [Richard M. Romney: LDS Ensign, January 2014]
Because so much of Christ’s mortal ministry took place on or near the Sea of Galilee, it is not surprising that images of the sea are found throughout the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, as well as in many hymns.
Peter and Andrew were casting nets when the Savior said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Christ calmed the storm, and men marveled. “What manner of man is this,” they said, “that even the winds and the sea obey him!” (Matthew 8:27). The hymn “Master, the Tempest Is Raging” (Hymns, no. 105) captures the drama of this powerful event and turns it into an analogy for the soul rescued from torrents of sin and anguish, comforted by the Savior’s message, “Peace, be still.” On the shores of Galilee, Christ went up on a mount and taught the marvelous sermon that contains the Beatitudes (see Matthew 5:3–12; Luke 6:20–23). At their request, He allowed devils to enter into swine that then ran into the water and perished (see Matthew 8:28–32). And He instructed Peter to catch a fish, find a coin inside, and use it to pay tribute to Caesar (see Matthew 17:27). During and after His mortal life, the Savior told His Apostles where to fish, and their nets were completely filled (see Luke 5:3–9; John 21:6–11). The resurrected Christ taught Peter, pointing at the ships and fish of his former life and asking, “Lovest thou me more than these?” He then committed him to “feed my sheep” (John 21:15–17). 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
RARELY HAVE we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not, completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.
If this is how you’re feeling the Monday night I recommend smoking a True to You while staring at the moon 🌓 ask for a little information to get your through til brighter days...listen up.
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🌿Be Impeccable with Your Word.
🌱Don't Take Anything Personally.
🌾Don't Make Assumptions.
🍃Always Do Your Best.
The Four Agreements. One of our favorite books.
As you practice living these four practices your life will dramatically change. In the beginning, these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice, these agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life and become easy habits to keep.
How have you applied these practices to your life?
No time like the present moment.
If you are thinking about starting your recovery, then pick up that phone and make a start.
It will never be a better time.
There will never be an easier time.
So if you are thinking about it-
Just do it!!!!
Let us know if you did so that we can encourage you.
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This cabin. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into making this cabin liveable since we bought this property last June. The forest fires last summer set us back in every way. Kevin left to work up north to get us caught up and as he left, our truck broke down. So I pulled up my socks and got to taste what true loneliness feels like. Stranded and alone in the wilderness. I had no idea what I was in for. Frozen batteries, frozen pipes, 2 feet of snow within 72 hours, food rationing, endless shoveling, very cold nights, wet wood, not enough books to read, generator issues, intense inward reflection.. copious amounts of tears, a seemingly endless ache.
I ate fruit for a month straight, following the great Dr . morse detox protocol . I craved, I cried, I ached. My healing crisis consisted of acne and emotional release. Once my kidneys started filtering again, my skin cleared right up and my life long brain fog dissipated, I let go of so much past pain and hate. I felt alive. I broke free from addictions to acid forming food, caffeine, alcohol and tabaco. I learned to love myself. I learned to appreciate everything I had instead of dwelling on what I didn't. I was free from all the addictions and distractions that had never allowed me to reflect so deeply, to dig so deeply and limited my time to get to know myself, the real me. Well now everything has changed, hasn't it? I am a new me! A more confident, assured, self respecting me! I see the difference in how I dress, I hear it in the way I now speak, I feel it in the way I think so clearly and the energy I now have. .. Fruit and solitude saved my life.
The moral of this story is that no matter how shit your situation may seem to be, a set back, a dead end, a cliff of insanity, a closed door.. are simply reminders to step back, re-examine, re-adjust, re-plan and refine, master and sometimes take a break from, to breathe and relax. We are so over stimulated, where is our time to truely regenerate? I spent my whole life either with or as a toxic person. I will spend the rest of my life as an example that true healing is most definitely possible.
Have you healed with plants? I'd love to hear!💚