Last year was my first year abstaining from red meat for the entire summer. With the temperature reaching 29° C today and forecasted to remain above 20° for the foreseeable future, I think it’s time I start my second round.
The way I see it, a strict interpretation of D&C 89:12–13 is like a Mormon version of Lent. I actually don’t mind it; although it can be a hassle for others who like to cook roasts or use ground meat in meals.
One of the benefits is I don’t have a greasy aftertaste in my mouth after the ward Pioneer Picnic.
I was asked to speak in Sacrament Meeting yesterday, and I was given free reign to talk about mothers or women. I chose to speak about the story of Mary and Martha, but I wanted to give it an approach different from what we normally hear.
Here is my talk.
A sister in our ward sang in our Sacrament meeting with her daughter and granddaughters. One of her granddaughters is hearing impaired, and her singing involved signing the song. This was the second time I have seen her sign with a group of singers and both times I have found it inspiring. The way she moves her hands and arms is so rhythmical and fluid, it adds another dimension to the song. You can actually see what the song sounds like.
People claim Jesus fed 5,000 people (which is really 5,000 men and their wives and children, but that’s another post). Can we honestly claim that he was the one doing the feeding if the food used wasn’t his?