Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Today I am dropping Mr. Nielson off at the airport.
He's headed out of town for business, and I am jealous because 
the smog from the wildfires here has been horrible.  
Dangerously high winds have blown not only the wildfire
smoke surrounding the ranch, 
but has managed to blow dirt into every crevice of the ranch house
(and in my mouth, too!).
My eyes itch, and my clothes smell like I've been at girls' camp for the last week.
I have been considering packing up and heading back to Utah.
Our family planned on being in Utah next week anyway
since my mom is graduating from BYU, and I am receiving an award at UVU
The beautiful thing about home/online school is that you can do that.
Last night while dinner was cooking on the stove,
Mr. Nielson took me on his dirt bike and headed for the ranch property line
to get a good look at the wildfire situation.
The smoke was still far away, but tonight as
I was getting ready for bed  I noticed out my window
flames were glowing on top of the Mesa.
That made me uneasy, especially since we hadn't seen that before.
The fire department is doing a great job keeping us
informed of the situation but has reported that
only 10% of the fire is contained.
We are desperately praying for rain!!!!

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Teachings from RMN:
Ask, Seek, Knock, October 2009
"To access information from heaven, one must first have a firm faith
 and a deep desire. One needs to "ask with a sincere heart and real intent,
 having faith in Jesus Christ." "Real intent" means that one really
 intends to follow the divine direction given.
Revelation need not all come at once. It may be incremental.
 "Saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line,
 precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; 
and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, 
and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; 
for unto him that receiveth I will give more."
Patience and perseverance are part of our eternal progression."

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