Love the past but let your heart reside in the future.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
We were in Hawaii for the birth and blessing of a new grandson. As we flew home we knew that we would have four days before the official letter would arrive. Then we would know the location of our service. We decided to use the time to start through and weed out collections of things that had accumulated through the years. First to go was tennis rackets that had served many games but also amused a lone child as he fired a bucket of balls at the garage door.
Next in the back of the front hall coat closet were three ceremonial ground breaking shovels. If you stay in one place long enough and build enough buildings even shovels can become a collection. We saved the one from the San Diego Temple and put the rest to work planting a garden.
“I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” 1 Nephi 3:7
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” Psalms 22:27