Amos already called out for work tomorrow so I know he isn’t doing well. I wish I knew what was happening and how to help him. Perhaps a day off can help him reset and find a better balance.
The kids and I traveled to the other side of Phoenix to attend my nephew Jim’s mission farewell today. It was fun to see some old familiar faces there. Jimmy will be leaving for the church headquarters mission in Salt Lake City this week and we are so excited for him. He gave an excellent talk on the attributes of charity, humility and patience. Uncle Bob beautifully sang one my favorites “This is the Christ.”
We should never be content with the “way we are” but we should be constantly seeking to improve and change and become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I’m grateful for time to change in this life and good examples of charity, humility and patience I see in others.
I saw changes in Evelyn as she returned home from girl’s camp last night. She came home with an incredible spirit and a new found love for the scriptures. She must have shared scriptures with me at least a dozen times today and it seems to have changed her entire demeanor and especially her relationships with her little sisters. I’m very impressed that a 4 day girl’s camp can have that kind of effect. Her favorite scripture is 2 Nephi 22:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation. Luke 12:32 was a scripture her leader, Sister Martin, shared that has also become a new favorite: Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.