Where Love is-God is.
Where Peace is-God is.
Where Faith is-God is.
COME...the word that I keep running into lately.
Jesus CAME to save us, and He is COMING again to wrap us in His arms and prepare the world to meet God, the Father.
During His ministry, Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed, we are perplexed, but not in despair."
2 Corinthians 4:8
I recently stumbled upon this verse in the Bible. How fitting for the commotion that is going on in the world! We are troubled on every side and we are perplexed! We are all wondering, "What does 2021 have in store for our nation and for the world? I think we are all battling our own fears in quiet, different ways.
With all the roles we play and all of life's demands, sometimes it feels like we are being swept down a stream that won't stop. But what if that same stream could feel lighter, happier, more relaxed, and a little easier?
I think it can. I know it can...when we wake up each day with FAITH in good things to come and Trust in Jesus to be by our side.
He is the one that can stretch our time, give us energy, bring us peace, and put a smile on our face.
"Hear Him." This counsel given to us from President Nelson has influenced me greatly as we navigate through these times of uncertainty. Not being able to attend church and the temple has made it all the more important to really try to "Hear Him."
a battle or combat; any contest or struggle:
verb (used without object), fought, fight·ing.
to engage in battle or in single combat; attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.
to contend in any manner; strive vigorously for or against something:
This life is a series of battles, and at the core of every battle is a struggle between light and dark. Often, it is the choice between which wolf to feed-the good wolf or the bad wolf.
I think that the recent events in our lives really brings this quote to light in so many ways!
Raising kids is both a noble and a scary calling!
My patience has been tried more than ever this year, my time tugged at, and the order in our home hanging by a thread! As a mother, along with many other roles I play, I seem to have a hundred thoughts going on in my head at one given time, so multi-tasking is something that is both a weakness and a strength- a curse and a blessing.
I've had a lot of different emotions going on in me lately. I should be full of joy and gratitude that we are healthy, together, and that nothing has changed financially for us.
Why then, is all this staying home with the kids, doing home school, continuous cooking and cleaning, and prompting kids to do this and that, getting at me? Why do I feel heavy at times and on edge?
I'm Alicia Banta
Lover of life.