It's "a simple truth: you will get hurt. Life will throw you for a loop and give you whiplash. It will cut you, bruise you, break you. That’s just how it is." "Here’s another truth: you will heal. Your cuts will close up. Your bruises will fade. Even your broken heart will mend. That’s just how it is. But you won’t be the same as you were before. You’ll be even better."
It never fails. Whenever I step into the shower, begin cooking dinner, or turn the ignition on my car, my cell phone rings. It is comical how my dad always seems to call at the most inconvenient, busiest time of the day. But when I think about my sweet dad and his penchant for phone … Continue reading Fathers
On Saturday, May 16th, volunteers distributed 4,100 bags of potatoes and onions to the community. The response was one of gratitude. Eric Sauer, of Chelan Fresh, witnessed the carefully orchestrated give away. The export sales manager contacted Monique Lott, Communications Director for the Wenatchee Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with an amazing … Continue reading PRODUCE DONATION ALLOWS VALLEY TO PARTAKE OF BOUNTY THROUGH JUNE
Needs and challenges will arise for us each day. When we remember Jesus Christ and turn to Him regularly, we can better face the trials as they come. We can remember to look to the source of our deliverance, and recognize the manna that daily showers down from heaven.
The apostle Paul gave beautiful counsel to the Ephesians, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you." Recently my cousin, Mark, got me thinking more about forgiveness. Am I really as forgiving as I think I am? Do I hold on to past hurt? Mark shared, I … Continue reading “Okay, Then. Let’s Eat!”
When we turn our sin and suffering to the Lord, then WE are blessed with the same ability to triumph, for " He hath triumphed gloriously."
For my friends who are experiencing the fresh sting of loss, may you be blessed with peace and comfort from Christ, who promised, "My peace I give unto you.”
"With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light."
Afton says, "Life is made of memories. Those things that you choose to remember (or forget), forge the way that you see life. They ARE your life."
I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.