Monday, October 24, 2011

when i find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary does not come to me, actually. But these things do.

(For dramatic effect, turn up the volume on the Beatles song, "Let It Be." If you do not have that song on your computer, shame on you.)

"And who shall say that Jesus Christ did not do many mighty miracles? And there were many mighty miracles wrought by the hands of the apostles.

And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles."
                                                                                                                       --- Mormon 9:18-19

"And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them...

And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying:

Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.

And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning...

Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world."
                                                                                                                         --- 3 Nephi 11:8-14

Read my sweet Aunt's tribute to her brother, my daddy, and you'll know, as I do, that I have truly been blessed with an amazing example, protector, father, teacher, provider, and true friend.

I love you daddy!


  1. Rachel, I read your aunt's tribute to your dad, and was so sad to hear about his diagnosis. We will keep him in our prayers. We love your dad! I like your post!

  2. Rach- I love you. I read the tribute to your Dad- what a lucky man to have a sister like that, and a daughter like you. I wish I could be closer to you through all of this. I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

  3. Photograph of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, (c)2009 by Michael Provard.