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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1st Anniversary Giveaway

I know I've not been around here much.  It truly is on my want to do list!  I have been focused on my business blog, I'm THRIVing, but even that has been more neglected this year than I want it to be.  All of it is primarily due to our preparing our house to sell this Spring.  I keep thinking life will slow down but so far it hasn't, or maybe I'm just moving slower so things are taking longer to finish.

In the meantime, I'm inviting everyone to help me celebrate my 1st Anniversary as a Shelf Reliance Independent Consultant by entering my Giveaway.  One winner, next week, will win 3 of my favorite THRIVE Foods!  You can see more information on the business blog here, but you can enter the giveaway from here - just follow the directions in the widget below.   I'd love to have  TON of entries so share with your family and friends!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Just a drop

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Sacrament (your church may call it communion) is passed weekly (except for Conference weekends) during our Sacrament Meeting (similar to a Worship Service).  The Sacrament has two parts - pieces of bread and small cups of water.  The bread represents the body of Christ and the water represents his blood which was shed for us as part of the Atonement.  When we partake of the bread and water, we are renewing our baptismal covenants to keep His commandments and to take upon ourselves His name.

The temporal pieces of the Sacrament include that the Young Men who prepare the Sacrament fill the cups with water, and not all end up with the same amount of water.  Sometimes you get a cup that is full to the brim and you spill some as you pick it up.  Other weeks you'll get a cup that is only half full.  Another temporal piece is how refreshing that water can be when you drink it so getting a partially filled cup can be a little disappointing.

The Sacrament represents the Atonement and it seems that each year I gain a little more insight into the Sacrament.  Two weeks ago I realized something as I drank my cup of water.  I hadn't looked at the cup before I drank other than to pull it out of the tray.  As I drank, it felt like it was just a drop of water and I was disappointed.  But that was the temporal me.  That was immediately followed by a reminder of the Atonement, a whisper of a thought - "but you only need a drop".  The 3rd Article of Faith says "We believe that through the aAtonement of Christ, all bmankind may be csaved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel."   Note that ALL mankind may be saved.  It's not just me that needs "just one drop".  It's each of us.  As we repent of our sins and strive to live more like Him, it just takes one drop of His blood to redeem us.