In response to Cory’s challenge

In a recent post there is a line from Cory’s blog that I feel compelled to answer. He said:

“I’ve always been a little irritated by people who insist on finding a silver lining in every crappy situation they face, though. Those people are noble, inspiring, and worthy of emulation, but also sometimes just a little bit too good to be true.”

The difference between he and me is our perspective. I understand the long range goal is eternity. I have cut and pasted words from the talk given by D. Todd Christofferson: The Power of Covenants

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“Our access to that power is through our covenants with Him. A covenant is an agreement between God and man, an accord whose terms are set by God.”

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“All this is not to say that life in the covenant is free of challenge or that the obedient soul should be surprised if disappointments or even disasters interrupt his peace. If you feel that personal righteousness should preclude all loss and suffering, you might want to have a chat with Job.”

“This brings us to a second way in which our covenants supply strength—they produce the faith necessary to persevere and to do all things that are expedient in the Lord. Our willingness to take upon us the name of Christ and keep His commandments requires a degree of faith, but as we honor our covenants, that faith expands. In the first place, the promised fruits of obedience become evident, which confirms our faith. Secondly, the Spirit communicates God’s pleasure, and we feel secure in His continued blessing and help. Thirdly, come what may, we can face life with hope and equanimity, knowing that we will succeed in the end because we have God’s promise to us individually, by name, and we know He cannot lie “(see Enos 1:6Ether 3:12).

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“We need strong Christians who can persevere against hardship, who can sustain hope through tragedy, who can lift others by their example and their compassion, and who can consistently overcome temptations. We need strong Christians who can make important things happen by their faith and who can defend the truth of Jesus Christ against moral relativism and militant atheism.

May you find the silver linings in your life.

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Symptoms more than tremors

The url for this blog includes the phrase: silver linings and parkinsons so, I wanted to share a silver lining another Parkie typed:
“BTW, my tremor rocked an infant to sleep this week!”

 When I looked at this slide, I wondered… ‘What does ideopathic mean? …denoting any disease or condition or syndrome that arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.

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