I love the faith of President Thomas S. Monson and strive to have that kind of faith in my life. I love the dramatic experience he had of trusting and following inspiration in 1987 at the Frankfurt Germany Temple dedication. He was conducting a dedicatory session for the Dutch Latter-day Saints in the Frankfurt Temple […]
How can I not love this song? It’s all about taking action: Having faith in Jesus Christ; Standing for Him even when others don’t; Believing He’ll guide me; Sure that He’ll ease my burdens; Trusting that He’ll bless me; Going where He wants me to go; Doing what He wants me to do; Accepting that […]
I’m a pretty positive person. I don’t think bad thoughts or let myself get distracted by unfairness and become depressed, but with COVID-19 greatly affecting my life I’m challenged with focusing on goodness because the ‘natural man’ in me wants to complain and dwell on the worst. I constantly have to snap myself back to […]
Imagine you and I are sitting on my couch, talking like friends. (Read a sentence then pause and think about what I just said. Then read the next one. Then read the next one, …) I say to you: “Our relationship with God is personal-it’s just Him and us. No one but God knows the […]
Some people say, “When I’m around them I’m better … or more spiritual … or kinder … or more optimistic … or [something good].” Some people are happy, kind, spiritual, optimistic, etc. but that’s them, not me. The truth is that no one is responsible for my character. I am who I am and my […]
Here I sit in my reclined chair doing things on my iPad. I’m content even though my life is reigned in from doing anything but sitting. My attitude is, “It is what it is“ and “So be it.” My mood is always within my control – no matter my circumstances – and with that in […]
This painting says it all and would be quite hopeless without the title. To me, it represents the story of my life: Scary, sad or unknown bad things might be near me but hope will always and forever be in my heart.
I live above the clouds, in a place that has perpetual blue skies and sunshine. With this setting in mind consider this scripture: And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after […]