Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Truth in advertising

So last night there was a Church Educational System fireside. We weren't planning to go, but on the way home from regular church, our ride asked us if we wanted a ride to the fireside. Well, it's usually better to go to these things, so sure, why not. (Because we wanted to stay home and watch Disney movies, but oh well.)

The fireside was a broadcast from BYU, with Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaking. His topic was basically that while yes, it is important to think about the future, sometimes you need to take things one day at a time. Focus on the now, stuff like that. He referenced one of my favorite scriptures from Matthew, about "take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow will take thought for the things of itself." And he talked about the Israelites wandering the wilderness as a more literal example of praying for our daily bread.

In the meantime, we realized yesterday morning that we were running out of milk. We had just enough milk for today, but there was no way we would have enough time to go pick up some more, and so we were doomed to be milkless for Tuesday and possibly longer. And being out of milk completely wreaks havoc on our entire eating schedule. It's kind of sad, come to think of it.

That being the case, as Athena listened to Elder Christofferson's talk about praying for our daily bread, she looked up and prayed light-heartedly, "Could you get us some milk?"

Lo and behold, there were refreshments at this fireside, and those refreshments included milk! So we went to the refreshment people and said, "Hey, if there's any extra milk, could we maybe take some home?" and they said, "Sure! Nobody seems to be interested in it anyway; why don't you take some now?" And thus I spent the rest of the mingling portion of the fireside carrying around a half-full milk jug. It should last us until our schedule opens up a little and we can spare a trip to the store. Nice!

Today I'm very thankful for getting some milk, the very tasty refreshments, getting to go to the fireside, having time to start some knitting when we got home, and reaching our translation goal for today.
Tags: church, tender mercies

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