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Posting Dereliction

Posting Dereliction

I am guilty of posting dereliction.  Well, I guess if I’ve done so willfully.  (I guess it isn’t dereliction if it is unwillfully?)

When the scripture say the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, I fully understand how that applies to my case.  I would willing be outside working on the yard, painting the house, and a host of other things.  I planned to paint the house this summer, but at a last minute, decide it could wait for 2019.  Anything is better than doing little to nothing.


We take so much for granted, until we don’t have it, or the threat of it being taken away comes along.  I walked a couple of blocks with Natalie and the boys to watch the bed races.  It felt so good to be outside.  That was about 2 hours ago, and I’m starting to pay the price now.

We are led to believe exercise helps us recover.  I believe that’s usually the case, but in the case of things like ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, and a few other diseases, the opposite is true.  I want so badly for the doctor to tell me they figured out what is wrong, and the best thing for me to do is to work and exercise until I drop every day.  If that would pull me out of this, I would be doing it.

In the Meantime

In the meantime I struggle with what I should write.  There have been a few days all I would be able to say is, “I laid around all day and napped and watched a couple of TV shows.”

Yeah, that may not sound very good, but when your brain and body aren’t communicating to each other the way they are supposed to, it’s the best you can do.



There’s a scripture that says we should put our trust in the Lord and not in the arm of flesh. (Jeremiah 17:5, 2 Nephi 4:34)  Doing this (putting your trust in man) leads to disappointment.  Not always, but there will be those people who disappoint.

I guess for me, the biggest disappointment comes when I see things like this (and maybe I just need to stop using social media so I see less of it):

  • A return missionary who was one valiant, posting on social media about going out and getting drunk last night.
  • A member in a church leadership position voicing opinions of disagreement with the prophet and apostles on certain subjects.  (I’ve seen this as it pertains to gay marriage, legalization of marijuana and women and the priesthood.)
  • A member who announces they are leaving the church because other members aren’t intellectual enough.  (This happened with my mom’s home teacher years ago.)
  • A member shuns another because they simply don’t like them (for whatever reason).  It becomes even more disappointing when they let their dislike keep them from attending church or the temple.

That’s just a few examples.  The key to avoiding disappointment is to trust in the Lord.  I’ve seen people turn around their lives.  Even wayward return missionaries and do an about-face, repent and get active again.

Avoiding Disappointment

In avoiding disappointment, I think it is important to be careful where we place our trust.  I watch quasi-celebrities within the church and I think it’s great that they have their time in the lime-light.  At the same time, I hope there aren’t people who will get their hearts broken once they discover their idol is only human too.

Trust in the Lord

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25

I think that’s the key.

Route 31 Updates

I worked on some Get It Done on 31 ™ updates today.  It’s time to get things back on track.

Today’s update involved DiBella’s on NY SR 31 in Fairport (Perinton Plaza).  You’ll see more at www.GetItDoneon31.biz.

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DiBella’s on NY SR 31