Thursday, February 22, 2018

Opening my eyes

As I opened my eyes early this morning with the alarm blazing in my
ears, I looked out the window to see snow covering the ranch.
The snow glittered gently down from the sky in the
morning sun and covered the range as far as I could see.
I have been down for a few days with the usual
winter sickness and today was the first day I felt like
getting out of bed to move my body-
especially in the super cold.
I am so glad I did!
I left Lottie in my bed, snoozing soundly next to me
and slipped outside with Angus.

Mr. Nielson and I have some decisions we are making and
to be honest, it's been tough.
I am learning and re-learning that life is never easy and
just because I may have had a really tough time before doesn't
mean I am exempt from anything hard ever again.
(Oh, how I wish it were like that).
I just hope I can cling on to the lessons I learned and reflect
on the faith, I gained from previous trials and heartaches.

For now, I am focusing on the beauty that surrounds me,
peace in Christ, and watching the Olympics in the evening with
everyone (including Angus) on our queen-size ranch bed.



* * * * * * * 
Teachings from RMN:
Choices, October 1990
Yes, every test, every trial, every challenge and hardship 
you endure is an opportunity to further develop your faith. 
Faith can be fortified through prayer. 
Prayer is the powerful key to making decisions, 
not only concerning your physical body, but concerning all 
other important aspects of your life. 
Humbly seek the Lord in prayer with a sincere heart 
and real intent, and He will help you.
Remember that faith and prayer alone are seldom sufficient.
 Personal effort is usually necessary to accomplish your heart's desire. 
"Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." (James 2:17).

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