For once, I seem to be speechless. A miracle, I know.
I have been sitting here at the computer for several minutes not knowing exactly how to being this post.
How do I begin to thank all of the fathers in my life?
I have an incredible earthly father who provided food, shelter, and spiritual nourishment for me. I have an amazing father-in-law who shows me every single day what the true meaning of service is. I also have a pretty outstanding husband...the father of my children. The one who can calm me when I get crazy and who can make me laugh when I'm feeling down.
I could go on and on! Not just about the men I have mentioned but grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, neighbors, friends. I have been blessed with a multitude of good men in my life and I am grateful for them.
Whenever I think of going to church on Father's Day, I get excited because 90% of the time, we sing "O My Father" in Sacrament Meeting. It is one of my favorite hymns because of the truths that it shares with us.
We have a Father in Heaven who loves us and He has sent us here "for a wise and glorious purpose."
We lived with our Father in Heaven before we came to this earth and we were "nurtured by His side."
We have a Heavenly Mother.
When we "leave this frail existence" we will return to our Father and Mother in Heaven.
It all started with this...
A definition of a basic word. It spoke to me and my brain started running a marathon (and I don't like running, remember?)
As I pondered and prayed and pondered some more, I remembered this fantastic talk that I studied in the first semester of my Pathway adventure. I went back to it. I studied it more, and this quote pierced my soul.
Drenched in Gratitude. Isn't that a lovely thought? Gratitude IS powerful. Gratitude CHANGES lives. Gratitude is how we become more Christ-like in our every action. Gratitude IS the enemy of entitlement and pride, and who doesn't want to get rid of those soul-sucking leeches?
Are you interested in joining me? Here's what you can do.
Choose the social media platform you like best, then start running! (Although with the lengthy hashtags included in this challenge, I realize that Twitter may be a difficult platform to choose. But you'll figure it out.)
The beauty about this challenge is that there is no time limit or requirement. Post as little or as often as you like. Whenever the mood strikes you. Do it for 5 days or 100 days or more! This is YOUR challenge. This is YOUR opportunity to see a change in YOUR own life.
Share this with your family and friends. If they are not into social media, encourage them to start writing things down in a notebook or journal. It doesn't matter how it is shared. What matters is that you are striving to drench yourself in gratitude. That is where the magic happens. Good luck with your journey. I am anxious to see where this can take us!
What words would you use to describe what God is?
Those are only a few of the adjectives that come to my mind when I think about my eternal Heavenly Father. He is everything to me and I am everything to Him. He loves me because He created me. He cares about what happens to me because I am His.
Can you feel how much God loves you?
I believe in miracles.
Big miracles like a cured disease or the parting of the Red Sea.
Small miracles like remembering my grocery list before I get halfway down my street or being able to teach my 15-year old daughter how to drive a car (okay, that might be included in the big miracles category on some days...)
Whatever the case may be, a miracle is a miracle and miracles happen
every. single. day.
The Greatest Miracle
The Greatest Miracle Within
He is giving us very wise instruction here. He is not telling us to stay the way we are forever. He knows that we have much more potential than that.
“'Come as you are,' a loving Father says to each of us, but He adds, 'Don’t plan to stay as you are.' We smile and remember that God is determined to make of us more than we thought we could be."
-Jeffrey R. Holland (Songs Sung and Unsung, Ensign May 2017)
Miraculous- Calee Reed
I am loving my second chance at life.
Every day is an opportunity to do good and to be a little better than the day before.
I love being a mommy.
It's my favorite thing in this world and my most important job.
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