Scripture Sunday, April 8, 2018

And now, my brethren, I wish from the inmost part of my heart, yea, with great anxiety even unto pain, that ye would hearken unto my words, and cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance;

But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all longsuffering;

Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest.

And may the Lord grant unto you repentance, that ye may not bring down his wrath upon you, that ye may not be bound down by the chains of hell, that ye may not suffer the second death.

Alma 13:27-30

Book of Mormon

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Scripture Sunday, July 23, 2017

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

What scriptures are you reading today? 

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Scripture Sunday 8/28/16

I Am

I Am By Sean Sullivan All Rights Reserved

O God, Aaron hath told me that there is a God; and if thou art God, wilt thou make thyself known unto me, and I will give away all my sins to know thee,and that I may be raised from the dead, and be saved at the last day. 

Alma 22:18

What is your favorite scripture?

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22nd Wedding Anniversary 7/30/16

Today marks 22 years that hubby and I have been married! This is exciting! Two years ago, I didn’t think I would live to see our 20th anniversary. I was so sick. But hubby has nursed me back from almost dead, and now I’m on track to better health.

I’m so pleased with my hubby! He not only helped me back to being healthier, but even when I’m sick, he still goes to church without me. He is a man of faith, passionate about his love for our country, and has proven his love for me over the years. 

He took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself. Through four strokes, a myriad of other health issues, and he even dressed me when I couldn’t lift my arms. Every day. For three years or more. And he still helps me with my shoes. (I get dizzy when I bend over.) 

I no longer drive, so he takes me everywhere I need to go, without complaint. In the last 22 years, we have never had an argument! We may disagree on things, but we choose not to fight about them.

I am a very fortunate woman who loves her husband even more than forever!

So, here’s to you, Sweetie, and I look forward to the next 22 years and beyond… even beyond this life. I love you more than there are words to describe.

Do you have anyone for whom you are grateful? How do you show your love?

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Be The Joy

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.”

If I could make a change in the world with my blog,

I wouldn’t care if it was large or small, as long as it fit with my Heavenly Father’s plan. Because one thing I learned this past year is that I make a big mess of things when I try to do them on my own, but when I take the Lord as my partner, and I do the work, we are successful in whatever way He wants.

and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. – Acts 19:17 KJV

So for me to be the change, I would hope to bring a little bit of faith to my reader, even if it was a faith in the innate goodness of humanity, or that the sun will rise again tomorrow. And then maybe a bit of hope that the next day will be better than the last. With that, my readers may begin to look at each other with a little love for one another. And then there is JOY!

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. – 1 Corinthians 13:13  KJV

We know that the charity spoken of in the above scripture is love, but did you know that it is the pure love of Christ? It gives it a deeper meaning. Just like I hope my little pocketful of faith, hope, love, and joy will give your life a little bit of a deeper meaning as you go about your day.

What are you doing to be the change in your world?

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Blogging 101 – Peace

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:39 KJV


When life has battered me and I feel broken, lost, and alone, when my trials seem too hard to carry, I am reminded of One who once carried it all for me. He, who healed the sick, He, who turned the water into wine, who calmed the mighty sea.
When I let Him dry my tears, calm my fears, the Spirit speaks peace to my heart in a way that passes all understanding, as the scriptures say.
If you find yourself in a place of darkness, or pain, or despair, or you just feel hopeless, aimless, or out of place, come to the One who says Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 11:28-29
I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves us and is mindful of us. I also know that He will not interfere with our right to choose…right over wrong, good over evil. It is for us to decide which road to travel. But He is there to help us. He does answer every sincere prayer.
And Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son in the flesh. He calmed the sea, He raised the dead, He suffered in Gesthemane and died a cruel death on the cross at Golgotha. But He rose again, and lives! And because He lives, we can  too! Death is NOT the end. There IS hope for ALL of God’s children. That’s the Gospel. That’s the Good News!
I know in my heart, in my bones, my very soul, that these things are true. Do you want to know? Pray with a sincere heart. Be patient. Wait quietly. The Spirit will testify to you. Do you want to know more? Ask me!

I Walk By Faith

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  –Romans 10:17 KJV 

I have walked my entire life by faith. I have had to cling to my faith in God in order to face the multiple tragedies in my life. If not for my faith, I would have been crushed at any one of them. All of them would have destroyed me. But God is good, and did not leave me alone. He gave me tangible evidences of His abiding love and comfort along the way. I have life-long friends, (four I have known and loved since I was 12 and if I was in trouble, I could call on any of them and they would help me) my best friend I have known since I was 23 and she was 18, and they have all been there to encourage me, help me financially when needed, even give me and my boys a place to live when I was homeless.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV 

I cannot tell you the amount of fear I have faced in life. From a man who ended up on the FBI’s most wanted list to one who was dealing drugs on 18-wheelers from California to Utah. And trying to escape was scarier than any thriller movie. But the Lord saw me through it all. He gave me the courage to face down the man who held a knife to my throat, and to divorce the drug dealer, even though it left me homeless and penniless. My boys and I just began a new chapter.

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. — Mark 9:24 KJV

And then the new chapter came crashing down around my ears. My younger son, my sunshine, my troublemaker, my laughter, my heartache, was killed by a drunk driver. I never felt more disconnected to life. I wanted to climb in the casket with him. Oh, Junior, how could they take you away from me? So then, it was just James and me. Alone. Poor James. He just lost his best friend. With the help of one of those lifelong friends, we moved from the arms of my best friend back home. Totally defeated. But the Lord had other plans for me.

We love him, because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:18 KJV

It was a struggle, but I began college, and I began to work, and I met a man. I was never going to get married again. Never. I had no sense about how to choose a man. I just knew I would never be mistreated again.  So my Bishop told me to have him come and talk to him should I ever get serious. I thought that was a perfect plan. I did, and he did, and we have been married for over 20 years and have never had a fight. Never. But a year after we were married, 4 years after Junior died, James was also killed by a drunk driver. Too incredible for words to express. But God put in place all I would need to see me through this latest of tragedies. And my faith grows.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. — Matthew 21:22

Now I struggle with health issues and I’m trying to get to the Mayo Clinic. There are problems with the insurance coverage and we’re trying to untangle all the wires. By now, I figure if I do all I can, I’ll leave the rest up to the Lord. And if it’s His will for me to get there, I will. If not, we’ll find another way, another answer. But I am praying, and I am believing. If you are a praying person, will you pray with me? Thank you.