Monday, January 25, 2016


Life can be overwhelming. 

I am sure that each and every one of you can relate. 

However, with all the difficult things we might have to endure, the good news is, we don't have to do it alone. 

Last night I was at a fireside where Elder Ballard had come to speak. For a moment it was as if he was speaking directly to me. He said, "Relax, keep a smile on your face, be happy, keep your eyes open, and use heaven's help." This sound advice could apply to anyone, anywhere, at any time.  

Later, as I was reading my scriptures in Mosiah 7, verses 18, 19, and 33 were basically a continuation of Elder Ballard's thoughts.  

18: "...O ye, my people, lift up your heads and be comforted..." 

19: "Therefore lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God..." 

33: "But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage." 

Now, I get that I am not literally in "bondage", but figuratively, each of us might experience struggles that can feel quite bonding. Fortunately, with the steps given in vs. 33 we have the potential to be "delivered".   

As I pondered these thoughts I realized how much I needed to hear them. This week I am going to focus on relaxing a little more, lifting up my head, and turning everything over to the Lord.   

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I would love to know what your focus for the week is.  

As I mentioned before, life can be overwhelming, but the good news is, we don't have to do it alone... 

We have created a new Facebook Group called "BE WISE • Be Your Best Self". Click HERE to join the group and share your thoughts and focus for this week. We hope this can be a place where we can all find inspiration, motivation and grow and learn from each other. Let's all help build others up on our journey of becoming our very best selves yet!

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