Today we decided to finish the apartment so we could concentrate on other things. We got everything put away in the bedroom and master bath. We dusted and changed the sheets. We also hung a picture on the wall.
The next room we tackled was the living room. We finished packing up the excess kitchen stuff in a couple of bins and put them in the storage outside. We also packed one bin of things we brought, but will not be using. We put that bin in one of the bedroom closets. We rearranged the furniture. We set up a charging station for the tablets and phones. We finished arranging mission things on the bookcase. We hung a family picture in the living room.
We had been using the dining room table as a catch-all for things that did not yet have a place, and empty baskets waiting to be filled. We were able to clean off the table and get everything in its place. We also hung a picture in the dining room.
We spent some time in the office, rearranging furniture and getting the last few things put away. Sister Fanning still has a stack of things on her desk to deal with.
The last thing we did was hang a plaque in the hall. We purchased it when we went to the Star Valley Temple. There was a woodworking shop across the street for the temple. The owner made various large wooden carved plaques with LDS topics on them, such as the Proclamation on the Family, The Living Christ, and the Young Women’s Values. After we read The Fellowship of the Unashamed, we had to buy it. It describes what we want to become. We have included it below.
We are really happy that everything is organized and unpacked. We went to bed late.
The Fellowship of the Unashamed
I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
The dye has been cast out. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tainted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, and my goal is Heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear!
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, or let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up the Cause of Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till I know, and work till He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear.