Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rung by rung

Thanks for the concern and prayers, those many of you who wrote to me about my lost scriptures.  So far they're not back, and there's no trace of them.  But hey, everything happens for a reason, I guess. Maybe somebody needed them more than I did.

Though this week felt really long, it doesn't feel like there's anything to write.  Things are going along fine.  Days fly by -- it feels like I'm jumping in and out of bed over and over, week by week.  I guess that's what happens when you do essentially the same things for 18 months.

I do feel like lots of my prayers are being answered as far as doctrinal questions and deeper understanding.  God is a really good teacher.  I'm learning things step by step, rung by rung.  I can't just leap halfway up the ladder, I have to climb it one rung at a time.  I feel like I've climbed quite a bit over the last month or so, and that's always a great feeling.  It's especially thrilling to go through journals and study notes and watch myself develop and learn in "fast forward", so to speak.  Hard to explain -- guess you'll just have to experience it for yourself.  So much of life is like that.

Not a very long email today, but I guess that's all right.  I feel pretty good most of the time.  The weather keeps changing from sunny to rainy.  I prefer it grey.  The Italians should be coming back from their summer holidays soon, so I expect the work here will start to pick up.  Until then, we'll keep praying and doing our best, and I hope you do the same in each of your spheres.

Anziano Burton

1 comment:

  1. I love you, Anziano Burton. These posts are so honest and diverse - some filled with joy, some with disappointment & sorrow. I just want you to know that there is a strength in prayers from others, and we are praying for you. Happy Birthday! We will be celebrating with you!