Thursday, August 7, 2014

I was 'Worn'

I turned to the Christian radio channel for the first time here in Austin Tx. about a year ago today. I heard the words " I'm tired I'm worn my heart is heavy" I wondered what this song was. I remember exactly where I was I was bringing Carrie Covino to her swimming practice at 7am I pulled out my phone to find out who was singing this song. I found that it was Tenth Avenue South. I listed to the song over and over again to try and see how its possible that this could be so exactly how I was feeling. I sent the link to my sister Heidi Luekenga with nothing else. She sent me back a text that said "Oh my brother, is this how you feel? Things are going to be alright" It brought again tears to my eyes just to read this text from someone that I knew loved me.

How could you do this to me

This helped me tremendously over the past year or so it helps me when I sometimes feel sad. I like the wording of this perhaps better than any other video. "How could you do this to me...thank you my Gardner for cutting me down. I've had a "broken heart with bitterness in my soul". And because of this bitterness I can appreciate being cut down and being loved enough to be hurt.

John 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Consider this when you are 'cut down'.

Doctrine and Covenants 122:9

9 Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.

Some of my favorite quotes

"Curing does not come automatically though the passage of time but it does take time. Getting older does not do it alone, it is serving God and others consistently with full heart and soul that turns testimony of truth into unbreakable spiritual strength" Henry B. Eyring

When I have tried all my life to be good why has this happened to me?

I was sent this video by my brother Vince Covino when I was down into a deep depression. I remember it perfectly as if it were yesterday. I was in the Dallas airport, I was by my self traveling back from Florida, there were people around me sitting next to me and across from me and looking at me as I watched this video on my phone and cried silently as tears ran down my cheeks, much like I'm doing now, as I began to realize there is so many things to be grateful for most of all family both wife and children and also brothers and sisters.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby on the way

We finally have a baby on the way, due in 3 weeks, it's a boy so that will be different, I'm used to girls around me all the time. Crysty is about to pop, every time I see her I laugh a little.

Idaho Aquarium Finished

The Idaho Public Aquarium is finally done after a few years of planning and construction. I am happy to say it has made life easier. I have been busy making all the animals same and happy in their new homes. Things are looking great so far at the Aquarium. Find the Aquarium web site here

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Idaho aquarium

Well, construction is well under way in the new Idaho Aquarium. The good news is we have had a lot of donations. most recently its been L.W. Johnson construction. He donated all of the paint labor. He showed up got is guys working, spent some time talking to us then took off.

We started on 4 main exhibits, the touch tank, the sting ray tank, the bamboo shark nursery, and the aggressive fish exhibit. The aggressive fish exhibit is medium size, its 14'x 7'x 45" tall. It has 2 large viewing windows, one is 90"x 33" the other is 48"x 33".

Ammon Covino