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Welp! Thanksgiving was pretty weird! It was good though! We had two families that invited us over for dinner. So that was awesome! They are both amazing! At the first home I had the best turkey IN MY LIFE!! 😍 they marinated it in something... haha. She said she will give me the recipe sometime. Haha, they're amazing!! Then at the second home we had some awesome food too! I'm grateful that we only had two dinners because I couldn't have eaten anymore.. haha. I felt like I was gonna pop! It was a miracle in and of itself that I was able to eat 2 anyway!! Haha. It was fun!
Then it was exchanges! So that was pretty great! We taught a bunch of lessons and I got to work my little heart out!! Man! It was so nice! I don't really remember what we did... but I remember that it was great!! Haha.
My spiritual thought today is about Ether 12:4;32. It says: "Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.... I also remember that thou hast said that thou hast prepared a house for man, yea, even among the mansions of thy Father, in which man might have a more excellent hope; wherefore man must hope, or he cannot receive an inheritance in the place which thou hast prepared."
Ah! It's so good!! It talks all about hope... Hope, by definition, is to expect or wish. When we hope for a place for the right hand of God we are expecting it to happen. The only way that it is even possible, not by any means of ourselves, but by having faith in our Savior. Faith, by definition, is complete confidence in a person or Plan. In this case BOTH!! Hah! We need to have faith in our Savior, His Atonement and the Plan of Happiness which He presented in order to hope for a place in the Mansions of our Father. LOVE THAT!! I have a lot of hope and faith these days. Sometimes I think about how glorious it would be to be there in the Celestial Kingdom. The closest feeling we get to that is going to the temple with our families. 😊 ahh!!! I love the gospel so much!!! It's so true. If I know anything, it is that this is the Lord church. Through Him is our only chance. Ah! I just love Him so much for making that possible. We truly are so blessed.
Also, if y'all want to read some AMAZING talks! Read The Supernal a Gift of the Atonement by James E. Faust or For Time and All Eternity by Boyd K. Packer! They are both SOOO GOOD!! 😁
Sorry there isn't a lot this week... but something exciting that I just remembered! On thanksgiving my shoulder freaked out and I couldn't move it without dying... but then I woke up the next day and I was fine... then! 😫 nah.. it's all good!
Welp, I love all y'all! I hope you have an amazing week!! Thanks for all you guys do!