It's A Monday, and if you didn't know that that's a Olan Rogers quote, I'll give you time to educate yourself and think my emails are sometimes funny at a later time.
(courtesy of Becca.)
So Sister Madsen and I came out together, and now that we are both old ladies, everything seems to be falling apart a bit - shoes, brains, etc. Rest assured that this is normal.
But other than that, life is grand. Have I mentioned that Bainbridge Island is a beautiful place to be? Every five minutes either Sister Madsen or I are just taken aback by how stunning things can be here. President Weaver said that Washington is the closest thing to the garden of Eden - and at times, I'd have to agree with him.
Our week was great though it passed at breakneck speed. We were extra blessed to go down to a baptism in Lakewood for Gerald, a man that Sister Madsen taught, on Sunday. It was a sweet end to the week. Sweet above all that is sweet.
A thought that I've had lately is that I am a child of God. No more. No less.
And consequently, I am a daughter of God. No more and no less. No more or less than anyone else.
The world continues to tell me that to be equal means to be the same. But I know that because God is perfectly just and fair, fair means that we each get what we need, not that we all get the same. Perceived inequalities are just that, merely what is perceived, not what is truth and is more of a reflection of our limited perspective.
"Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend" - Mosiah 4:11
You better believe it.
- Elizabeth Bishop
P.S. and for your viewing pleasure, a llama, a sheep and a tipi