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Sunday, October 16, 2005

 

Day 34: “Alma’s Voice of Warning” Alma 5-9 pgs 220-231

Today I am blessed with daughters. My younger daughter has returned from reporting the earthquake in Pakistan and my older, married daughter is spending a few days visiting. It’s so nice to have the dynamic duo back together. They are/were very close. Married Daughter #1 has been sent by her husband to “learn to cook like your father.” Yep, her father. He’s the curry cook of the family. I bake, he cooks.

We had a lovely dinner of Nehari which the daddy daughter curry tag team concocted. Quite tasty. We sat around and hear about Owlie’s trip to Pakistan; caught up on news of family and friends and heard the heart wrenching stories of the quake victims. Then I got my hair dyed by my favorite colorist, MD#1. We played with Owlie’s pet baby hamsters. The 6 of them are quite active and it’s fun to watch their antics. It’s been months since we were all together. Now hubby, Large Hulking Son and Owlie are out car shopping. It’s been nice to have the whole gang together again. Of course, I’m missing my married son, wifey and grandsons in Chicago. It would be REALLY GREAT if they were here too.

Today’s reading contains this voice of warning from Alma to the Amalacites. I thought it would be beneficial for my family, so I’ve included it here for them.

Alma 5: 25] And now for this cause, that ye may not be destroyed, the Lord has sent his angel to visit many of his people, declaring unto them that they must go forth and cry mightily unto this people, saying: Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is nigh at hand;

[26] And not many days hence the Son of God shall come in his glory; and his glory shall be the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, equity, and truth, full of patience, mercy, and long-suffering, quick to hear the cries of his people and to answer their prayers.

[27] And behold, he cometh to redeem those who will be baptized unto repentance, through faith on his name.

[28] Therefore, prepare ye the way of the Lord, for the time is at hand that all men shall reap a reward of their works, according to that which they have been -- if they have been righteous they shall reap the salvation of their souls, according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ; and if they have been evil they shall reap the damnation of their souls, according to the power and captivation of the devil.

[29] Now behold, this is the voice of the angel, crying unto the people.

Comments:
Interesting blog. Enjoyed reading it.

Sincerely,

Joseph Smith Jr.
Mormon Pioneer
http://www.whatismormonism.com
 
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