Rain, Snow and Slush

Last night it was raining. I went out to the pedestrian door of the garage to look out on the sulking charcoal sky and to watch the raindrops streaking through the porch lights, like minute frozen flares. My breath coiled upwards, snaking around the bulb.

As I watched, the droplets became thicker, and finally into a type of snow that doesn't stick, but forms a thick layer of slush. By morning there was a thick layer of it all over the road and the drive.

By the afternoon, it had warmed enough to break it down forming rivers of clear water all around town.

I took the two kids to church, Tamie staying at home with the two youngest again. I think she's burning out on baby. She's getting tired.

Today at church the theme was agency. We also talked about adversity in Elders Quorum. Related isssues if you ask me. Here's a related item:

In the grand division of all of God’s creations, there are things to act and things to be acted upon (see 2 Nephi 2:13–14). As sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, we have been blessed with the gift of moral agency, the capacity for independent action and choice. Endowed with agency, you and I are agents, and we primarily are to act and not just be acted upon. To believe that someone or something can make us feel offended, angry, hurt, or bitter diminishes our moral agency and transforms us into objects to be acted upon. As agents, however, you and I have the power to act and to choose how we will respond to an offensive or hurtful situation.

Read the rest here.

What do I think? Blarg, does it matter? Well, I suppose if you're here reading this there must be a reason. I have become more relaxed in the last year. When things go wrong, I don't view it as going wrong per se, but an opportunity to learn something new. For me, it all comes down to a fundamental truth: there is an Almighty and Loving God, the Universe is full of light and color, and I am part of it. I often lose sight of that. I wish I were a better man, too. But slowly now. It's only half time!

It was a lazy rest-of-the-day, playing Magic with my seven-year-old-son, and watching Disney shows.



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