Friday, September 25, 2015

Faith

One of my assignments this week is to write a blog post on one of the topics that I have studied this week. I have focused on faith. In a lot of matters, I really have a very simple faith. I know that I am a Child of God and that He loves me. I know that He is always there for me. However, knowing that and believing that are sometimes two very different things. My heart knows that it is true, but my mind doesn’t always seem to trust in what my heart knows.
One of my favorite scripture verses is 1 Nephi 3:7 - "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." Anyone who has ever listened to me as I was/or am working through a struggle has most likely heard me say this verse. I tell it to my kids all the time. It is a promise that I hold onto when I can’t see how on earth I am going to get through or accomplish something that I need to do.
Life is hard, and it most often doesn’t go the way we had it planned. Each of us are on a journey that is as unique as every one of us is. We are all at different points on our journey of faith and knowledge. Hopefully most of the time we are making forward progress, but as we are all human, we will take steps backwards, and that is okay. They are opportunities to learn and grow. We need to have patience and understanding and faith in ourselves and others as we travel on our own paths. It is faith in this promise/verse that gives me hope that I will make it…someday…according to His will.

Time to brush off the blog!

Wow, where has the time gone! It has been a few years since I have posted anything to my blog, and I am giving the push through a school assignment to dust it off and hopefully breathe some new life into it. I thought I should try to do a catch up post if you will. The past few years brought some major changes in my life.  I went through a separation and then divorce which was a difficult time for all of our family. Even when it is amicable, it is still an incredibly hard thing to go experience. Through wonderful support of my family, friends, and much prayer we seem to have weathered through most of that storm. My oldest son was called to serve a mission. He is currently serving in the Baltic Mission in Lithuania. I couldn't be more proud of him and the service that he is giving to all he meets there. My next son just started college and I swear he was just in Kindergarten! My girls are in high school and middle school and are both loving choir...I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as I sang my way through school as well. I know have a job that I enjoy doing, I work in accounting for a property management company locally. I have grown a lot there and it has given me a focus and push to get my degree. All in all, it has been a time of change and growth, and I am excited for the next chapter in my life as I set goals for my personal life and business.



 

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