Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Deborah-ism...

I think it may be becoming apparent that I am obsessed with this woman. I can't help it; she's just too great.

This Sunday, a special guest church leader was teaching our Sunday School (counselor in the Stake Presidency), and he was teaching us about loving God with all our heart, mind, might, and strength. He asked, "What does it mean to love God with all your strength?"

From the back of the chapel, Deborah hollered...


Loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. If we all had more of a "can do" attitude about life and the trials and tribulations we face, we'd all be happy like Deb.

On a related but more serious note, I recently came across a passage of scripture that I absolutely love:

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8: 35-39

I know I've heard these verses many times in my life, but for some reason, they hit me with particular force as I read them this weekend. There is nothing that can defeat us if we rely on the love and comfort of Christ.

I'm sorry to get all "church-y" (some of you may be thinking, based on my blog posts the last few weeks, that I've suddenly become a religious fanatic), but I seem to be discouraged and overwhelmed too often lately; and I need to remember, that with faith, I "CAN DO!" anything.

Love that woman.


  1. I love it Rach - thanks! CAN DO. I'm sure Deborah really gets discussion going. I can't imagine staying in my shell and not making comments when Deborah is around. What an ice breaker.

  2. I completely agree about Deb. If every ward had a Deb, we'd all be a lot better off.

  3. Rachel! I am glad that you got all "church-y" I love hearing others religious insights. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Hey, I love all your posts, especially this one, well and your last one. Your so creative. And by the way, I was wondering, were you affected at all by the recent plane crash in Buffalo last night? When I was watching the news, I immediately thought, "Hey, Rachel lives in Buffalo." Anyways, hope all is well. :)


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