Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Time will heal the body, this I know but for right now it's still a matter of "ouchie, ouchie."

Time also heals the spirit but repentance has to precede the healing.

I think the repentance of the body would be to quit eating "crap." I work on repentance of the spirit daily. If only I were so diligent with the body. Once I am well will I adopt a healthy diet or will I bombard my body with more Cadbury Mini Eggs?

I don't bombard my spirit with "R" rated movies and a lot--sometimes it seems like most--"PG 13" ones. I don't read slutty books, swear--most of the time--, I try to live a life I feel I should. I say my prayers morning and night--and often during the day too. Phil and I have family prayer every night before bed. We hold Family Home Evening most Monday nights--okay, we usually just read a church book or a talk out of the Ensign but we do that, at least--which I have to admit is more than we did when the kids were little. I read my scriptures, do my church calling--maybe inadequately but I try. Temple attendance is becoming more important to me and I wouldn't miss church unless I were sick--like this week.

I know the law of health, it's right there, in Doctrine and Covenants: 89. So, the question is: Will I be better about safeguarding my health like I am about safeguarding my spiritual health? About one more day of this and I'll be willing to do anything.


Jessica said...

I'm sorry you feel so terrible. But, as for taking care of your body: You go girl! Healthy food and the Word of Wisdom are some of my favorite subjects, so if you want to chat, you know where to find me.

DeNae said...

I really hope you are able to make those changes, in which case you would be a better man than I, Gunga Din. I tend to forget how miserable I was - both spiritually and physically - as soon as the crisis is over.

Think that's why trials, like stomach flu, come along fairly regularly?

Hope you feel better soon.

And thank you for your very kind words on my blog. I cherish every drop of oil in my lamp o' self esteem!

Shan said...

I've sure missed your guts between us both being pitiful. I have to tell you that the possibility of getting to chat with Mrs. Bird about her "bare assed" peeing in the snow or really about any topic makes me feel downright delighted. The next time I go with Amy to see her mom, I'm on the look out for your yard frog so I can come and say hello.

Celestia said...

Hi Lynne,

Do you know the email addresses of Liz Jensen, Carolyn tyler, and Valerie Hegstrom-Pratt?

Please send them to me at celestia_shumway@yahoo.com.

By the way, I have a blog now.

Hugs and love,

Grandma Tii said...

Sorry to hear that you are so sick. We have the head cold version in our little acre of the woods. Hope the stomach bugs stays in the south! Hopefully you'll feel better soon. I'm with ya on the eating better! How come that is sooooooooo hard to do.

Shawn said...

Oh dear, I DO love those Cadbury mini eggs---but I actually made myself NOT buy any yesterday, as I knew that I would eat at least 6 or so.

Feel better, my dear...

Annette said...

Oh, Lynn, I'm so sorry you have been ill. Now I understand your comment on my blog about Gary not eating other's cupcakes. It really is going around and you know it personally. I hope you are feeling somewhat better now. Just take care of yourself!

Michael Rawluk said...

You need to get really sick occasionally so the feeling well means something. Think how much you appreciate having a one-way mouth. Food goes in and doesn't come out.

Tierney said...

I will thank goodness when Easter comes and goes, cause my poor body can't handle many more Cadbury eggs and Whoppers Robins Eggs!

Astromom said...

Lynne, I could have written this blog word for word I totally am in the same boat. It's nice to know others struggle with the same things I do.