Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just a tad bit serious...

As I sit here and prepare a lesson that I will give for the sisters in my ward...my heart goes from heavy to light.

It's like I'm being tossed around in a sea of emotions. My mind is tired...but my heart will not rest.

By now you probably have figured out my pattern. This blog is light hearted and happy...but on Sunday's I love to write about things that bring me peace. For me it is religion and family and knowledge that comes with both. So even though it is still happy...it is more happiness from HOPE and FAITH, instead of comedy by Shelle! :)

Like my good blog friend Crash wrote a few days ago Make Someone Happy (In which she totally makes you laugh while making a point--she's incredibly talented at doing that--plus she gives me some linky love), that is my goal almost daily with this blog, hopefully to make people happy. It use to be to journal for myself...but when I began to get an audience I reverted back to what makes me comfortable...and that is making people laugh. I love it...I love to be happy, I love to laugh, and I love to be in the company of others that also laugh. (It's all a journal of my feelings if you think about it!)

It's how I roll...

But the GOSPEL in my life also makes me happy in a totally different way. And I also LOVE to be in the company of others that are happy in that way also, or both.

So what I'm saying is...if you only want to laugh WITH me or ABOUT me...you may want to skip this post.

Where was I?

Oh yes, preparing my lesson. So I'm just going to unload all my feelings here...just pour them out for you to read...so get ready!

The lesson is Chapter 21 in the Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith and as I read...and weep...and smile...and read...and prepare, I have to say, without a doubt in my mind, that I believe WHOLLY that he is coming...AGAIN.

After a 150 years...the MOBS are back. But it is a sign of the times...it is meant to come to pass.

And I can't WAIT!

Do I tremble when I read what has to come about before we see HIM again? Yes!

Am I prepared to meet HIM again? Not fully...I strive most days to prepare...but I am human and weak and every step forward I feel when I fall, I fall two steps back...yet, I still am on a straight path. Forward or back is okay...falling off is not.

The heavy heart? The rollercoaster emotions you ask?

It has a lot to do with things I have found out this week...things that, to me, show we are ever nearing the time when HE will be here again...things that must happen, yet, I have to rear and raise children in all of it...and MOMMA BEAR comes out quite a bit.

My greatest fear comes of what HE will think of me...what HE will say...everything else is just something that must be endured...MUST BE.

But then...then...I read, and I feel, and I know that, in the end, it will all be OKAY. :)

And like I said last week...it gives me HOPE and happiness that I might see HIM come again...and that if I hang on to that ROD I have been given...that it will be one of the most GLORIOUS things.

This incredible photographer put in pictures what I cannot do eloquently in words:


So I can't wait...I can't WAIT to meet HIM and I can't WAIT to see HIM...and I hope I am worthy of both. :)

So forgive me for bearing my soul...for being a tad bit serious.

Love,

Shelle

P.S. Tomorrow will be the Last entry for Don't You Hate It When for November(I know, I know...it's not the last week, but that is how I'm doing it...so deal with it!). So if you would like to win the Grand Prize...get your posts ready. Be sure and read the FULL post tomorrow because some things will have changed for the following Month! :)

17 comments:

Aleisha said...

I loved your post today. Thank you for sharing. I also love to make people laugh but I find that I am writing more serious things on my blog. It is nice to know that you made someone laugh or smile or feel something real. I love reading fun posts and think maybe I should be less serious and more fun in my blog. Hmmm Just a though.

Barbaloot said...

So glad you put that youtube clip up. I spent forever in the Mesa Visitor Center one day because I loved that display so much and did NOT want to leave. Seeing it again gave me that feeling back and makes me feel like I truly can make it through everything I have to in order to be ready to meet my Savior.

Thank you for sharing your testimony. It was powerful and sincere and I totally appreciated it.

LIFE CHANGES said...

That was a beautiful post! I love you and am so grateful we have each other! Love ya

Mikki said...

beauiful post!! Thank you so much. I really needed to go read that lesson. I've had to work for the past several Sunday's so I've missed out on being spiritually edified. You did that for me today.
This had been on my mind so much lately.

McEwens said...

How did your lesson go???

I am with you, there is a bit of fear as I think of thesecond coming and a part that just says bring it on!

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing this. I had to miss RS today, but now I feel like I was in the lesson anyway. I really needed it. I feel exactly like you do, I can not wait for the Saviour to come. I love that song from Commorahs Hill titled "Who will wait for the Saviour" I will definitely be there looking up when that blessed day arrives, but it does look like some dark days are ahead of us. I know there will be safety in following the prophets. And just remember the power of the priesthood. And we do know that our team wins in the end, it is just going to be a bit suspenseful for a while.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

That was beautiful. I am going to snag that video. It made me cry. Thanks girl!!!

devri said...

I love your spiritual side.. Great post woman. I love how you Roll, and I so am doing your contest, I always see it, but now I finally get it..

so I will send it to you tomorrow.

thanks for a great post.

brooken'dus said...

I didn't get to come to your lesson(primary), but I didn't have to because it's right here! Thanks!!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

You always make me happy. Thanks for spreading your sunshine around the blogashere, both when you're serious and when you're light.

Lovely video!!!!

LY

And thanks for the link love.

And don't forget to send me your address.

Motherboard said...

Very well put! I am always in YW, so I never get to hear these lessons. I love it when you reflect like this!

Thanks!

Jen said...

I also had this lesson today, and I had similar thoughts. And I'm all for Serious Sunday's.

And I'd be happy to send you some foil stuff that will go everywhere. I'm all about making people happy too...

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

I gave you a shout out on my family blog Leylandlife.blogspot.com because you really inspired me and I felt so similar today. Call it a blog testimony meeting :) Yes!!! That was way easier than in front of tons of people..hahaha

binks said...

Thanks for the wonderful post. I am not sure of the LDS teachings, but I know that no one is ready or worthy to meet HIM.
That is the true blessing, even though we are all sinners his blood washes you clean.
What a beautiful video and song.

MISS PICKLE said...

great post, Shelle :) i love this side of you ♥

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I've been thinking about this a lot too ... just being prepared in season and out. But, even more importantly, I think about ... will my kids be ready? I'm praying, teaching, and believing ... on my face before God for them.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

So glad to hear this. I'm in primary and I totally miss listening to RS lessons. Great post! And don't apologize for being serious sometimes. I love seeing all sides of you.

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