Monday, March 22, 2010

Every Hope

"Knowing what we know and living as we are supposed to live, there really is no place, no excuse for pessimism and despair...I promise you in the name of the Lord, whose servant I am, that God will always protect and care for His people. We will have our difficulties the way every generation and people have had difficulties but with the gospel of Jesus Christ you have every hope and promise and reassurance. The Lord has power over His saints and will always prepare places of peace, defense and safety for His people. When we have faith in God we can hope for a better world for us personally and for all mankind."
                                                              -Howard W. Hunter-

I read this in the Ensign the other day and it has given me every hope in the world. Thank you all for your prayers! 
For those of you who don't know yet. Rick lost his job. They closed the business here in St. George. The good news is, we see it as a huge blessing. Rick will be going back to school and is working on finding a job that will allow him to work and go to school. Of course, it will be rough at moments and just waiting is torture, but we are ready to take on any challenge that comes our way. I thank my Heavenly Father that I have this gospel to help us through these times. He has already brought me to my knees on several occasions and I'm realizing slowly that we can't do this on our own. My stubbornness gets the best of me from time to time. But  God is humbling me one step at a time and I'm fully aware of it. We will be fine. I know it. But again, Thank you for all your prayers.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moments of Strength

I've just spent some time starring at the blank screen in front of me, partly because I wasn't sure what to write and partly because there is so much I could write. I've been thinking about my family and friends all over and the obstacles we are all facing in life and I thank God that we have each other. 
The smallest of things is where I find my strength most often. A smile, a hug, a compliment, an opportunity to help someone else...It could go on forever.  I know that without my moments of weakness, I couldn't have found my moments of strength. I am thankful for my tests and trials in life.
Those moments that made me, ...Me. It was those tough times that forced me to make a decision, encouraged me to turn to God, and ultimately changed my life forever; I wouldn't change one thing.
At the worst and hardest of times, I find myself feeling the strongest, thanks to my Heavenly Father. He buoys me up when everything else seems to be pulling me under. How blessed are we? To know that He will ALWAYS be there for us. And to know that I have the support of my family and friends as well is.... well....I have no words. Thank you.