Saturday, June 05, 2021

Starting Over

I finished The Book of Mormon again last month.
I'm always amazed at how much it brings peace and power to my soul.
I feel validated and understood in its pages.
Reading about strong and courageous men and women withstanding
hard obstacles and staying faithful to their convents and the Lord
is validating and hopeful.
I finished the last page on the day we moved from The White House.
It felt kind of symbolic as I closed the book because,
 I too was literally closing a door in my life.
But I immediately opened the book back up and started over again.
Kind of like my life.
And I know when I read it again, I'll hear and feel things that
are specific to my needs.
It keeps me close to the Lord and keeps me in line with 
His will and desire for me.
And I need that as I prepare to open more new doors in my life. (Literally).

The Lord assures us that if we humble ourselves before Him, 
He can help us accept and change for the better.
 “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness.
 I give unto men weakness that they may be humble;
 and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; 
for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, 
then will I make weak things become strong unto them” (Ether 12:27).
I love this photo of our  #afterchurchnies.
This was really Gigs.
Honestly, I feel a lot the way he looks.