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A New Beginning: Day #26 – Take 2

Well, it’s late again and although I had great intentions of studying my scriptures this morning, I got too excited (and distracted) to stick to it. 🙄 Today just flew by way to fast!!!

But I’m not going to quit trying. I am determined to figure out how I can sacrifice some useful time for me to fulfill my top priority. I know I will figure this out. It’s that important to me. 🤔

I must give a tremendous thank you to GingerSnap, for she at least gave me a boost today with the General Conference talk she chose for our daily Morning-side. Two quotes really stood out to me. . .

Answers to prayer haven’t always come easily or quickly. But they have always come. Time and again, I have been the beneficiary of the Lord’s mercy and guiding hand. Jesus Christ knows the way because He is the way. “For I will go before your face,” He promised. “I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88).

Sheri Dew

My grandma was right. When we come to know that Jesus is the Christ, our lives can never be the same again.

Sheri Dew

My grandma also taught me the same thing that Sheri said her grandmother taught her. I actually have been thinking a lot about my grandmothers lately. I have been wondering if they are helping me raise my family through our recent life changes? I wonder if they know of the unique kind of angst I am going through, and if they had any words of wisdom to give to me, what would they say?

Then I read the quote above and instantly felt their love and support! I could feel their wisdom speak to me that “if I have given my heart to Christ, all will work together for my good.” Which ties into the first of the 2 quotes. 👆🏻👆🏻

D&C 84:88 is an all time favorite scripture of mine. It brings me sweet comfort and joy when it is referenced. I love it so much that my heart leaps with love and trust when I hear it, for I truly believe it is valid and happening in the very moment I am reminded of it.

Honestly, Paul and I don’t know what to do right now, other than what we are currently trying to do (feed, cloth, protect, provide, preside, and raise our children with as many opportunities as possible to obtain light and truth).

Of course we have questions, desires, concerns, and limitations. . . But the Lord knows these too and us trying to push making things together before they are ready, isn’t exactly a wise solution.

So instead, I have been trying to focus on being: patient with the timing of all things, faithful to my covenants with the Lord, hopeful that what can bring me the greatest happiness is already coming to pass, knowledgeable about the choices I do have control over, humility to welcome the assistance I can accept, obedience and diligence to do what I know I should be doing each day (hence the need to figure out my own private scripture study time), strive to practice charity with all around me (including myself), and strive to think virtuous thoughts (especially when things don’t work out the way I hoped they would, and to then accept a “no” answer appropriately).

So, while Paul and I wait to discover more to what is really going on with our lives right now, we are trying to purposefully enjoy this unplanned way of life that is allowing us to be together more and enjoy a few less responsibilities (church callings, daily work stress, few household necessities) than we have had over the last 15 years.

Here are some highlights from today;

This little one complained of stomach aches all day, yet she was hungrier than we have ever known her to be!?!? She wanted a treat all day, but I insisted she eat ants on a log first. I think the size of her snack was justified enough for her to make a marshmallow treat, while the rest of us made stove-top s’mores.
During our bi-weekly RV dump station trip today, GingerSnap offered Joy Boy to feel what it might be like if he had long hair, like his mother and sisters. He tried on the damp towel she had been using and gave us a good laugh as he pretended to be one of us. Thanks for the chuckle Joy Boy!
GingerSnap worked hard today. Not only did she wake up early for her first successful Seminary class this morning at 6 am, but she also finished her RV Project (go check it out here) AND she even had enough brain power to whip up a delicious dinner for our family tonight. You’re truly a fighter GingerSnap. Way to give it your all!

Happy Tuesday,


  • Allison

    Once again you amaze me! Such beautiful thoughts and I LOVE the quotes! Your words made me think of my grandparents again and wonder if they are on the other side helping me along! Thank you for that reminder! And go Ginger Snap! She is adorable and amazing!! Was that Corn Chowder? I love corn chowder and would love the recipe 😊

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