Monday, April 16, 2018

The Days to Come

Early last Friday morning the winds diverted and moved the 
direction of the wildfire away from the ranch. What a relief!
We watched carefully as it continued to burn
along the Zuni mountains behind the ranch.
Officials are not telling us that we are out of the woods yet, 
in fact with high winds still blowing, the fire could still come towards us. 
 It's a scary feeling. 
A few cowboys we know who have property in the canyon lost everything.  
It's a very hopeless feeling, and our hearts ache for them.   
The air is still smoky and the sky smoggy, but we feel 
so grateful we are out of its path- for now.
Early last Saturday morning I woke up while everyone was
still asleep and took Angus on a 5-mile hike.
I love hiking on Saturdays because I don't have to be back at 
a certain time to start school, so I go as long as I want and
Angus is a wonderful companion.
During the hike, I was able to think a lot about my life and future.  
I thought about what I have learned since moving to the ranch 
and what I hope for in the future.
And a beautiful thing happened, I felt the Spirit bring to my
 remembrance some really amazing experiences that I had been through.  
I was able to see and identify miracles that I had seen and been
physically a part of in my life.
 I felt spiritually fed while personal revelation dripped into my heart.
 I was so grateful because I truly needed it.
I wished I had a paper and pen in my hand to write down all these
 incredible feelings and thoughts because I knew
once back at the ranch house, I'd forget.
As I was getting closer to home and on the trail, I said a prayer out loud
 asking God to please help me not forget the feelings I felt.
 When I walked inside, I went straight to my journal and begin writing.
Unfortunately, I did forget some things, but I remembered a lot too.
I think I remembered the most important things that I was
supposed to remember, and I know that that personal experience on the trail
will guide my life, my decisions, and my family in the days to come.

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Teachings from RMN:
Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives, April 2018
"In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually
 without the guiding, directing, comforting, 
and constant influence of the Holy Ghost."

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