His HandsHIS HANDSHis Hands5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
written by unicorn-skydancer08
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This is probably the most powerful thing I have ever written. I was inspired by the song "His Hands" by Kenneth Cope, so I wove those lyrics into this story. I also consulted Bible passages, and I did my best to remain as faithful to the scriptures as possible while telling the story my own way. Towards the end, I also borrowed a few quotes from a recent talk given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, one of the leaders of the Latter-day Saint Church.
Even if you don't share the same beliefs as I do, I hope you'll enjoy reading this nevertheless.
I forbid you to flame this piece. Any such comments will be immediately deleted, and ignored. Say and think what you want, but it won't make a difference. Insulting me will only be a big waste of your time and breath. I don't care what the world thinks. All that matters is what God thinks.
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do you know the church is truedo you know the church is true8 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
As the administrator of an LDS group on DA, I was asked why I believe Mormonism is the truth. This is an edited version of the answer I gave to that question:
Just so you know who you are asking, in daily life I am Ruth Patrick. I am a 44 year old bi-polar mother of 5 children plus some step kids (looooong story). I was raised by agnostic scientists, who taught me to value truth. I have a BS degree in Social Science and Anthropology, from Kansas State University. I work at an elementary school. I joined the church when I was 24 years old after much searching. I attended regularly but didn't become fully active for 7 years after joining because I didn't, and still don't really, fit in socially with the general membership. For the past year and a half I taught Sunday School to teens, but as of last Sunday, I now teach 5 year olds (eek!). So if you have any doctrines or scriptures you want explained, I'm good for that, too.
I could tell you a million reasons why I know the chu
Misc - Shades of CourageCourage is a force derived in many shades, my friendMisc - Shades of Courage6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is the push to keep hoping when no one else will
The drive to believe in yourself when others ignore you
To remember what you stand for, amongst those who do not
Courage isnt always loud and remarkable
In silent vigilance pass the ones traversing the darkest of nights
Bravery paints glittered lines upon a multitude of faces
The marks of survival, of conquest and strength
Sometimes courage is knowing when to hold ones tongue
When to walk away, to concede defeat
We all have limits, but courage helps us accept them
To make that leap, that decision, that change
And this kind of courage isnt accepted by many
Misconstrued as weakness and failure, scorned and revoked
But denial is a whim, a ploy to break the backs of the mild
For no longer is it easy to pursue the right thing
And all those who do, are courageous