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I've been at work this week on nights. Im only working in a supermarket now. What i don't understand is why people dislike there jobs so much?
I ain't so smart and apcept the fact this is one of the jobs i can do. There is a lot of work that is over my head and i know it. But a lot of people on my shift complain all the time how much they hate basically everything. Some are planning on leaving just to be unemployed and live of goverment handouts. I just can't get it threw my head why you would want to? I love working! It makes me feel really good knowing i am earning the money to pay my bills and whatever myself. I guess it is one of the most important things to me in my sad little life!
I got a new job, nothing great just a supermarket working nights. The hours & the pays ok but i do work Sundays. I work 10-6 in a perfect world but the section shift has to cover illness & sickies before we ggo home. That means everyone in our section goes home late if people ain't there to do there work. As my supervisor keeps saying every 5seconds, "if it ain't on the shelf, we can't sell it". Sometimes i don't get done until 8.30 which makes it well hard to try and get to church on time even useing a taxi home, wash then taxi to church. I like my new job don't get me wrong!
I was wondering why there ain't a evening service like some of the other churches do? The last 3 weeks i have finished after 9am sunday so i can rush and just manage the sacriment which i can't take anyway or skip it! I just skiped it and went round the Church of England one just near my place for the 6.30pm service before getting my taxi to work at 9pm. Where i live is a dogey triangle, my place, work and church are in complete opersite directions to each other so any travel between is hard.
I don't understand everything so great about church an all that! I don't get the hole no working on Sundays bit even when we went threw it at church. I have been unemployed in my life and don't like the feeling of liveing off other people. If the only work i can is Sundays then thats what i will take! Working for my own money makes me feel better about myself, i have finally done something right! Its sure better than being sat it church being reminded of all the things i've done wrong!
What about going to not mormon churches if its easier at the time or whatever like i have, is it alowd? It don't make me feel any diferent to being in the mormon church, people are wey frindlyer.
This weekend i spent some time with some old church frinds from Norfolk. Being with them and a few of there frinds for a few days brought up an old hate of mine that never went down to well at all when i spoke out, Blameing every bad thing in life nomatter how small on Satan. Such as "i have had so many trials this week" & "my life is one big trial what have i done to deserve it". Most of these people have had very good lifes compaired to other people. Say a political refugee moveing to the UK because of threats to there /familys lifes.
I do not believe in this way of thinking at all! We must take responsibility for our own actions and understand that a free persons actions can do ill to us as well as good. I do believe that we may be temped one way or another by Satan or fellow humans but church members more than any other people i have ever met our wey to quick to pass the blame.
Im not exactly the best example of a good bloke but i will always take whats comeing to me! I guess i was brought up to stand my gound and apcept who i am. There is no point kidding myself to who i am it will get me nowhere.
At the end of the day i just hope that people in the future will think about whether they are complaining about the perfectly normal workings of life or justifiable wrongs whoever they came from. After all we are here to be tried!
It always looked as though the other person has the eaiser life, the more manageable trial or rongs, more money, better job. Put in there position and it would most likely be just as hard.
I been on holiday camping in Whales, what a beautiful place. I picked a corker of a time to go. Its nice, hardly no people about and you can still see the countryside as far as the eye can see. A great place to find yourself again and start feeling good about everything!
I was on my own as i like to when it gets to much and i go out for a while. I don't know why but i always take my scripures even though i hadn't read them for so long. I was sat not to far off from a small stream watching the little spiders in the grass and i just started thinking about how perfect everything is in the wild. How good it makes me feel just to watch the birds, the insects, the odd hair or rabbit runing across the open grass. I wonder did God intentially design things this way or our we just lucky?
For the first time in what seems like forever i opened my scriptures and read from Nephi, i always liked the big journey. Leaveing everything you ever known and relieing on faith and finally geting to America and knowing then it was all worth it. Its like a really cool adventure story! Like i would expect to see on the saterday morning cartoons when i was a kid. I've read it lots of times in the past but it felt really good to read again. I felt good somehow, ifferent to other feelings, i can't explain it.
A great time. I recomend camping to everyone. Getting in the open without all the conforts od modern liveing, there nothing else in the world like it!
Posted On 03/06/2008 03:38:50
I've been reading a book about OFO's. I don't know that i believe that little green men or any other Aliens are visiting us just to give us a 30 minute medical or not. I read a new spin thow that i have never herd before. OFO's, Aliens and such like are all Demons sent from Satan! Still im not so sure myslef but there are a lot of paralels between what the 1500's up until only 50yrs ago believed as devils, demons and so on and the now UFO stuff. I can't remember the tittle at the minute but Google it, there are loads of sites with the same stuff on. Its intresting if nothing else...
I have recently be subjected to the terrible feelings people have got towards there wifes and somtimes even children in my new job. I is only hearing this that i fully realised how lucky i have been to be married to an angel that i loved with all my heart!
I hear people talking even at church questioning wheater the person they are seeing is "the right one". I was with my wife for 6yrs before we got married. It wasn't because she never wanted to get married, she did but i never believed it meant anything at all to have a peice of paper saying you are together. Comeing into the church we got married. I never thought about it, Katie was the only person in the world for me and i knew it without haveing to pray or think about it. She knew me better than i knew myself. She knew my strenths and weaknesses to well.
Looking back at the 1yrs we were together they were the happyiest days of my life. Nothing else comes anywhere close to it. Without Katie i would proberbly never have known the church or be who i am today. I am not ashamed to say she was the boss of most things like im sure most women are even if the man trys to think otherwise. I would encourage everyone out there to get married to a person they truly love. I don't know how you know it, im sure there is a much better, smarter person out there that could put it into words, i can't. All i know is i loved Katie more than anything i could possibly imagine, i still do now just as much as the first day we met!
Oviously we are split up now which i never wanted. I still think about her every day. I hurt more than any pain i could every imagine. I have this big empty hole inside that only drink and taken away over the past. Even with how much it still hurts i love her and would not have wanted to change it. I reckon God, the prophet, whoever made the statement, im not sure, was totally right - we are only reach are full potential threw marridge.
I live in Leicester a fair way off from the point of origen. I was in bed sleeping when i woke up by a masive rumbleing of the roof beams and a couple of big bangs outside. I just thought it was a terrorist bomb or something simalar. I looked around the room and everything was fine so i just went back to sleep.
I watched the news yesterday and people were talking like it was some big scary disaster! It was only 5.2, other countries get much worse and have many horrible injuries. I ain't no big brave guy or nothing, i just don't get all the fear people have for the acts of nature that will one day probley kill many more of us. I think its nice to show all these scientists and other non believers how weak and insignificant we are in the grand design of the world. How little we still understand. It brings them down to the little mans life for a moment or two which i think is nice!
I think the news makes to much of a big deal out of little things like this and dosn't show, warn or whatever would be the right thing to do about the many terrible wars, hunger and pain people are going threw in the world and how we can help better. Not just to give a token amount here and there. I herd once that if the western world only eat what they needed, not throwing away the vast amounts of food that we do we could reduce world hunger by 50%. I also herd that id every person i the world donated only Â£1 we could pay off all third world debt. It dosn't seem to matter what people have done in the past we always repeat the same mistakes across the hole world again and again! I guess if you don't rule with the guideence of God we are always destined to fail!
I guess i have always known deep down that God was there, a real liveing enterty. I have gone to church most of my life but never taken a great deal of notice of anything really. I grew up in the church of England and Baptist churches with different childrens homes and foster care. I never did beieve in Jesus or some of the other things within church. I carried on going to church when it was my choise but never new why?
Since meeting the misionaries and getting baptised with my ex-wife i built up a good testimony of God, Jesus and the bible but mostly went with the flow on the book of mormon. I read and tried to do all the things to be good. I failed a lot of the time but tried my best to always get back on board right away. I guess i relied on my wifes belief in the book of mormon for that part.
I split with my wife 2-3yrs ago and i blamed myself but still questioned my faith, why must it happen to me. I stopped going to church, praying and reading altogether! I still new i believed in God 100% but was very confused as to how?
I now realise that we must go threw certain things in our life. I still don't understand as much as i try but im not that smart anyway. I have not the strongest testimony but I beleive in God and Jesus comeing down to sort things out ready for us weak people to get a chance. I believe that all the things we experience our somehow for our benifit even though i don't understand a lot of it. I believe in helping other people and that the structure of the church is the plan that God has got for us to follow.
I can't say i know an auful lot about everything in church and all that, i don't. I never really got the thing with the holy gost, feelings and that sort of thing but hopefully one day i can.
Thats my simple testimony, i wish it was better, stonger like others i have herd but im nowhere near as good and holy as the blokes at church i've seen. I don't no how they get so good myslef?
Whatever happens in life one thing is for sure, storeing food has helped me well loads. Myself i can personally say it is a good thing from experience.
I have been insulted by both normal and religious people in the past for explaining and storeing food. Even the 72 hr pack gets loads of insults even though other churches have introduced just the same thing but calling it an emergency pack. Even so i still store what food i can. One of the ladies in the church one told me, only store what you plan to eat!
I have no great story of how food storage held me back from the jaws of death or nothing but it has helped me on a good few ocations. The first time i herd about it and done a little i was married. I have never had much money or that much space liveing in smaller rented places threw lack of space. We did however buy a little extra food each time we got paid that topped the cubard up. A few bottles of water, which i took to work one each day anyway and so it started.
When we had an unexpectedly latge bill it was there to help that little bit. When i lost my job it got us threw a difficult few weeks. When a friend was in trouble and needed a place to stay we had the extra food we might otherwise of strugled to aford. The odd ocation that a fireside was on with no noice on sunday, not being able to use the shop we just had to get a few bits out the kitchen or under the bed.
We never had a great deal, liveing on my own i still don't, but there is enough to get me by a small unexpected thing again.
I have i believe been shown threw things i have come threw in my life with that few extra pounds that food storage is indeed a right good thing they taught us threw the church. I just don't know the words to say how good i feel about this! I do believe strongly about being prepared where possible for the comeing disasters we face. Im not talking Revelations type stuff but just normal every day things.
I got a long way to yet but if we where prepared for everything where would the learning from our mistakes be!