Follow the Directions or Void the Warranty

Okay, so most of the time it’s best to follow the directions. Like when they come from God, for example. But for my KitchenAid Pro 200 Designer series mixer, maybe not so much. The beater was so far from the bottom of the bowl that it was often useless, even after following the directions and fiddling with the adjuster screw. It was a terrible disappointment. If I wanted to mix only enough dough to make 1 loaf of bread, it was almost a joke.

But Mr. Hot Stuff came through for me again. He opened the machino up and figured out what stopped the bowl from coming up high enough, and how the do-hickey was supposed to connect with the what-cha-ma-call-it and he got out his handy grinder tool and ground of a whole bunch of metal (voiding the warranty, of course), and now the machino works much better than new! YAY! So Hello, KitchenAid – Y’all need to do some tinkering with your engineering if you want to have happy customers!

(Read and Follow the Directions)

That you may be filled with love
That you may be filled with love

I want to be like Shiblon! Or at least like his father, Alma, counseled him to be. I think it’s important to remember that bridling our passions doesn’t just mean controlling sexual desires. It can mean other things that we may feel strongly about. It can mean things or opinions that might lead us to speak in haste, without consideration or kindness. It might mean spending so much time on special projects that we don’t give time for the things of greatest eternal importance. Bridling our passions means we can have the time and energy to give attention and love to the people and things that are truly most important.

Book of Mormon, Alma 38 

10 And now, as ye have begun to teach the word even so I would that ye should continue to teach; and I would that ye would be diligent and temperate in all things. 11 See that ye are not lifted up unto pride; yea, see that ye do not boast in your own wisdom, nor of your much strength. 12 Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love; see that ye refrain from idleness.

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