Maybe that is all God asks of us--not to solve one another's problems, but to be fully available to one another in the midst of those difficulties.
We are all subject to trials. What is fueling your fire of affliction?
The other day, I met a young woman interested in nursing. She asked me why I went into maternal/newborn medicine. I replied, without much thought, "Where I work is generally a happy place to be. I like that I don't deal with as much death and disease and sadness as nurses in different fields." I … Continue reading Opposition in All Things
I came across this email and saw that the person who needed a ride was on our way, I replied that we could pick him up; that’s how we met Tony.
One of my favorite stories is about a man who travels for thirty years in search of the Promised Land. Afterwards, he says that he lived "after the manner of happiness." How is it possible to be happy living in a tent for thirty years?
"Everyone’s situation is different, and the details of each life are unique. Nevertheless, I have learned that there is something that would take away the bitterness that may come into our lives. There is one thing we can do to make life sweeter, more joyful, even glorious. We can be grateful!"
This simple series of promptings to my mind gave peace to my heart, and witnessed that God is in the big and small things in my life. The Lord has it all covered.
"Trials and tribulations tend to squeeze the artificiality out of us, leaving the essence of what we really are and clarifying what we really yearn for." —Neal A. Maxwell Last week, a friend told me of a difficult trial she is currently experiencing. As she sat, feeling the sorrow and weight of her situation, she said … Continue reading Growing Requires Growing Pains
In the margin of my scriptures next to 1 Nephi 17:20, I have the word perspective written. In this verse, the brothers of Nephi are recounting what they have experienced. Through Laman and Lemuel's perspective, they say; And thou art like unto our father, led away by the foolish imaginations of his heart; yea, he hath led us … Continue reading Perspective Changes Everything
The load each person has been given to bear is heavy, but the Savior has offered aid to all who will turn to Him. What an amazing blessing!