Wednesday, January 18, 2012
That is the temporal tale. The spiritual tale is more profound.
We have seen miracles. I can tell you true stories, the likes of which you only read in the back of the Ensign. I have witnessed fellow mortals respond to messages from heaven in angelic ways. I've been humbled . . . again and again. I have learned to value the command to pay a full tithe, I've learned how sincere prayer looks, and I have learned what it means to rely on my Savior.
So, while the mother in me would like to save you from your current fiscal crisis, the person I've become wouldn't think of stealing away this to-be-treasured part of your character. While you are eating rice and beans that are still crunchy, don't think, "These are gross. I can't live like this." Instead, think, "Next time I'll need to soak these a little longer." Because during this time of without, you are becoming a woman with.
With all my love,