The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Monday, November 23, 2015

32 Degrees

Today was the coldest day we have had this fall.  It is down to 32 and we turned on the heat for the first time since last winter.  The day started off normal.  We headed to the gym in the building to do our stationary biking.  Then we headed over to the Barlow for our Monday meeting.  Elder Anthony started complaining about his back really bothering him again. Not that it has ever been normal but it goes from hurting, but you can get around, to hurting, and you don't want to move.  I noticed in the meeting his one eye couldn't open all the way.  After the meeting he told me that the pinched nerve in his back was giving him a migraine headache.  He took two Tylenol after the meeting and went in his office and put his head down until we had to leave to go teach.  The Tylenol helped him quite a bit but after we taught he didn't want to go back to the Barlow and work and came home to try and rest a little.  We both ended up working on our second lesson so when Justin's family comes we can spend as much time with them as possible.  I hope tomorrow he is feeling better.  I am anxious to get some resolve to this problem.  On Dec. 1st he goes to a class on how to deal with pain and that is the first step with the VA in getting help.  So I hope we soon see something happening to help him.  He has been having back problems since before Crystal came August 8.

Our class today was kind of a tough class to teach.   We talked about the Mountain Meadow Massacre.  That isn't the most uplifting topic but one we need to face.  We concentrated on a few principle to learn from this tragedy.  1) Resolve your conflicts with other in the Lord's way.  Don't let the heat of the moment fuel an unforgiving heart.  2) Don't try and hide your sins.  I like the verse in Luke 12:3 "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."  You don't hide your sins eventually they are known and shouted from the roof tops.  3)  Follow the counsel given by your leader. 4) Don't base your testimony on people but on the Lord.  People are not the Church and people can disappoint you.   We had taco soup for lunch and hopefully everyone left with a resolve to live better.

1 comment:

  1. I am really nervous about dad. I hope you can get some answers so he can have some relief.