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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Questions

I was looking at my December Calendar and began to feel a little overwhelmed with all I wanted to do so I wrote this to give me perspective.


Christmas Questions
by Cheryl Merrick


As I attempt to do more in two weeks
than I normally do in two months,
I begin to ask Questions

Can I really do all this?
Should I be doing it?
Do I have the strength to do it?
Is it the best use of my limited energies?
Will it bring peace and joy into my life
and the lives of those I love?
Am I sacrificing things of eternal value
for things that are merely good?
Am I enjoying peace on earth?
Am I so busy doing things that
 I forget the meaning of Christmas?
Am I savoring the season?
Am I remembering Christ?



I have written many other poems which I am posting on my other blog http://sherryannestories.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Being Helped!

It has been a busy couple of months and I'll try to write more often now that my life is starting to settle down a little.

I am now a Church Service Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a different sort of mission. I don't go out in the world and preach the Gospel. What I do is answer the feedback questions on the lds.org website.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Opportunities!

I decided that I'd share some of my daily life. Since we live a simply, we don't have a lot of expenses. This means that I don't have to work all day at a full time job. This is good because I have Addison's Disease which means that I have very little adrenal function and consequently little energy. Also, who really wants to work full time at sixty!