What’s the hardest thing for a busy person to do? Sit and do nothing. That’s my life, and today feels especially boring … and yet if sitting is what’s required, I’ll do it. I’m like a caterpillar submitting to the chrysalis and changing into a new creature.
“My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly […]
I wrote this journal entry exactly five years ago today and in reading it again feel to share it on my blog. Enjoy! August 24, 2013 The Ultimate Cost God wants to bless us. But first He wants to know that we mean what we say – at the ultimate cost. This scripture has deeper meaning […]
After the block of marble is chipped into a form comes the fine finishing work of shaping, buffing and polishing. It’s all important – the chipping and the fine work – because both contribute to the beautiful end result. We tend to focus on the chipping into a form because it takes endurance but the […]
Having MS has directed my attention to me, my home and my family. In July 2008 -when symptoms first started happening to me and before knowing about having MS- I sat in my living room staring at the wall. While sitting there I could feel nothing in my home -no warmth, no happiness, no love; […]
The scriptures are personal. What are they saying to me? Two people can read the same words but take from them totally different things. That’s the beauty of the scriptures: They were written thousands of years ago and everyone reads the same thing, but the meanings are individual. A wise man once said to liken the scriptures […]
It’s so much more rooted within me when I figure it out and realize it myself. I want them to tell me because I’m impatient-I want to know right now-but when I learn by experience the knowledge is in my heart, and it’s there because I learned it for myself. Sometimes it’s hard and I […]
I pay honor to having trials. Not to trials themselves but to ‘having’ trials. Trials themselves are not fun; they are hard and I don’t like them. But I’m thankful for ‘having’ trials that teach me and that show me my character like patience, strength, faith, love, and kindness. Trials bring out my true character, and […]