Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Blog address

I have set up a new blog address.  All my new postings will be on it so if you want to keep up with my little snippets, thoughts, and updates you can find them on

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A lesson in humility

Accepting help has always been a problem for me.  I think I need to do it myself; I want to do it myself.  But this life isn’t about doing it by yourself.  We need help.  We have a Savior who can do what we alone cannot do.  As I struggled with the idea of letting others come to my house and help me de junk and organize and catch up on what I have fallen behind on, I realized I needed help although I wasn’t so anxious for the help.  It is that way with the Savior he is willing to bear our burdens if we will let him.  How hard it is to give up our weaknesses to him so that he might help us find strength.  Letting others be aware of my weaknesses and shortcomings is quite humbling and scary.  Humbling in that I know I can’t face this trial alone and need the help of friends and scary because I feel so vulnerable to have others see me “in all my glory”.  But what is funny about that, is that is humbling as well, to know that I am still loved despite my shortcomings, wow!  This has been a real lesson in love.   Despite what we have done or what our weaknesses might be our Savior loves us and is willing to help us.  How eternally grateful I am for him and for such selfless and caring friends.  Thank you to all who have given of your time and prayers and thoughts and service.  It is in you I find strength and through my Savior.    I truly appreciate all that has been done on my behalf.  You all are so kind and I know the Lord will bless you for your kindness and generosity.  I treasure your friendship and love.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hooray for New Beginnings!

Despite the rhyme eight is great, 2008 just was not my year.  I am looking forward to a new start filled with opportunities and blessings that come through enduring adversity.  I know for me 2009 will be filled with many challenges but I am grateful for good friends, the support of family and the love of the Lord.  I am also grateful I can close the book on 2008 and look forward with hope to 2009 and know it is a new beginning.