Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I will go and do.

"The Lord gives us commandments and asks us to obey.
Sometimes I am tempted to choose another way.
When I'm discouraged, and think I cannot try, 
I will be courageous, and I will reply:
I will go; I will do the things the Lord commands. 
 I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No one could give that to me.

Even with all that others were offering me, 
I realized along the way that ultimately no one could make me happy.
I felt comforted by my family and my faith, but peace is different from happiness.
At first I thought stubbornly that the only thing that would
 make me happy was for my life to look like it did before the accident.  
But no one could give that to me, and no one else could make me happy.  
Happiness is my choice, and though it is hard won,
 I am the only person that can stand in the way of it.
As I gradually accepted my responsibility in choosing happiness every day, 
I rediscovered the beautiful life I had always wanted.  
The amazing thing is the more I make the choice to see 
and feel joy, the more joy there is to see and feel.

(taken from my memoir, Heaven is Here)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Certain Women

Last Saturday I took my girls to the General Women's Session 
which is part of the 187th Annual General Conference of the Church.
I am so lucky to get tickets to attend this beautiful night with my daughters,
my mother, my sister Lucy, and her daughter Betsy.
 Some of my favorites from each of the four speakers include:

..."If we trust in our Heavenly Father and in our Savior 
and lean not to our own understanding They will direct our paths 
and will extend the arm of mercy toward us,"
-Bonnie H. Cordon
* * * 
"Holiness is making the choices that will keep the Holy Ghost as our guide."
-Carol F McConkie
* * * 
..."When we have become distracted, doubtful, discouraged, sinful, 
sorrowful, or soul-stretched, mat we accept the Lord's invitation to drink 
of His living water, as did the certain woman at the well, inviting others
 to do the same as we also bear our own certain witness: Is not this the Christ?"
-Linda K. Burton
* * *
You will at times have your faith challenged by Satan; 
it happens to all disciples of Jesus Christ.  
Your defense against these attacks us to keep the Holy Ghost as your companion.  
The Spirit will speak to your soul.  He will urge you in faith.
-Henry B. Erying
Per-usual after conference, we went to dinner and discussed the meeting.
 We talked about out favorite talks, and what we loved and what we learned.
It's neat to hear what my girls heard and what inspired them.  
They are truly growing up to be such beautiful dear girls.
I am so glad I have them.

I personally went to the conference with a deep question.
It was absolutely answered at this meeting.
I am now certain about what I am supposed to do. 

You can read the full talks and get more information about the evening HERE.  
You can also get more information about upcoming 
General Conference which is next Saturday/Sunday HERE.

Happy Monday!