I went to the doctor to check on my ear and he said it was mostly healed. I have been hearing perfect with it (he even tested it to prove that), even though I still have some buzzing that I hear in it. Hopefully that will go away when it is completely healed. But, I am really grateful I don't need to have surgery or anything to fix the hole.
I am teaching in YW today. Those girls are amazing and I am so blessed to be working with them. I must say I did not put enough effort into this lesson, but I think it is a topic the YW need to hear over and over.
I gave a talk in my friends ward last week. I realized I have too much politics in my talks and I need to focus more on the Savior. The talk actually went well and the Spirit was there. Then at the end someone asked a question that seemed to take away from the spirit of the meeting.
This man has been taught wrong and has heard one side of the story all his life. He has been told that Palestinians don't want peace and that every time there are negotiations they seem not willing to stop the terrorist acts. I could not leave it at that and had to answer him...I don't like to argue. That is not why I give firesides. I don't try to convince people that our side is the right side. I only try to give them the facts about what is going on. Facts that they have never heard.
Ultimately, I want to bring people to Christ. Him who is the healer of our souls and hearts. The author and finisher of peace. Through Him and only through Him can peace be established in the Holy Land. Only through Him and the healing power of His love and atonement can forgiveness be established. Only through Him, can someone like me and like my Israeli friend Daphna be friends.
I have 4 speaking assignments next month. Just about one every week. I am looking forward to each of those. I love to stand and bear witness of my Savior and talk about the peace He brought into my life.
I love my Savior more than words can describe. I am eternally grateful for the life He has given me. He gave me a new life and a new heart 22 years ago when I got baptized. The more I follow Him, the more peace and joy I find in my life.
I love this song...Listen to "I feel my Savior's love" Here
Our Sunday school teacher told us the day that she was in a meeting when President Kimball said to those attending that some of them will be alive when the Savior comes again. She was 8 years old at the time. The second coming could be closer than we all think.
I can't wait! I hope I am there during that day. I hope I will be there to welcome the Savior as He parts the skies and appears in glory. I can't wait to bow at His feet and thank Him for what He has done for me. He is my rock and my salvation; He is my joy and my song; He is my brother and my redeemer. I am going to end with this quote by Elder Ucthdorf...
"The love God speaks of is the kind that enters our hearts when we awake in the morning, stays with us throughout the day, and swells in our hearts as we give voice to our prayers of gratitude at evening’s end.
This is the inexpressible love Heavenly Father has for us.
It is this endless compassion that allows us to more clearly see others for who they are. Through the lens of pure love, we see immortal beings of infinite potential and worth and beloved sons and daughters of Almighty God.
Once we see through that lens, we cannot discount, disregard, or discriminate against anyone."