It’s the first day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! And I’m strong out of the gate this time. I didn’t have a plan when I woke up this morning, but I took a lesson from one of my writing teachers, Ann Dee Ellis, and did my morning pages (15 minutes of random writing) and it unlocked my brain to be able to go. Whew, what a relief! Today’s current word count is 2243 and I could keep going, but I have to sleep or I can’t write, so sleep it will be.
(Read and Follow the Directions)
Captain Moroni is angry with those who seek to take away the freedom of the Christians and issues a clarion call to action by all who believe. I had a thought this time as I read this, that although our church leaders may not be calling us to physically rise up, they have called us to study our scriptures and have daily family scripture study and prayer, for the same reasons – that we can better safeguard our freedoms and our families. It hadn’t occurred to me before in quite that way.
11 And now it came to pass that when Moroni, who was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions, he was angry with Amalickiah. 12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. 13 And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land –