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Renewal

DSCN1954Yesterday, in our neck of the woods, was completely perfect. The sun was shining, the air was warm and my mountain beckoned us. My husband and I had an hour before our kids came home from school, so we answered the call.

The mountain is my sanctuary, my adventure and my inspiration. There is always something new waiting to be discovered. As it is spring here, the renewal of the mountain is stunning.

I have found that renewal comes in the most simple of packages. Little buds on the trees speak of shade to come. Flowers opening for the first time whisper that life is beautiful. Water cascading down the mountain sings of hope and life. Little creeping and flying things tell of life to come.

We experienced all of this as we hiked to our favorite spot in the mountain. There are several paths that lead us to the same destination…the waterfall. We selected the one that travels directly by the stream, because of the way the water speaks to our hearts.DSCN1926

It is a spot of heaven on earth for us. The stories the water tells as it crashes off of the rocks into a little pond below are tales of inspiration. The rocks below provide us with a spot to become one with these stories and give us a place to receive.

There is a quiet power that lives in nature. This power is incredible. It is ever changing and evolving to meet the needs of those that seek it. The waterfall has given me the power of sanctuary, protection from harm, joy, inspiration, connection, hope, adventure, laughter and renewal. It has seen a few tears and heard many moments of laughter.

It is a gift that I am truly thankful to have. While I may not know what is to come (however much I crave even a glimpse), I do know that renewal comes. The waterfall shows me the power that Heavenly Father has in our lives, as we seek Him. Just like there are many paths to the waterfall, there are many paths to Him. As I have taken my heart to the waterfall, I have taken it to Him.

LadybugsThe renewal I see on the mountain brings me hope that there is a renewal coming in our life. I simply need to be where He is and see the small evidences of His hand.

 

 

 

 

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Mercy In Weakness

roseflippedWeakness is something I have fought against for as long as I remember. It has always been the proverbial thorn in my side, no matter how it manifests itself in my life. In all of its forms, weakness has made me feel like I am ‘less than’ and unable to become who I am meant to be.

There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that talks about our weaknesses and why we have them. As many times as I have read this scripture, it has brought but little comfort to my heart that continually desires strength. The prophet Moroni, one who I am sure felt his fair share of weaknesses as he watched his father, family and people be slaughtered by the enemy, shares this insight: (more…)

Countdown

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome of my most favorite words when I am working out are…. “from 5,4,3,2,1 and that is it!!!!! ” It is music to my ears to hear that the challenge is over and I have succeeded one more time. Not only is it magical at the end of the workout, it is amazing in the middle when a particularly sweat/pain inducing set is almost over. Time running out gets me through. (more…)

Out Of Breath

file8851274473595I am sure we have all experienced days when we feel like we are out of breath the entire day. We run and run and can’t seem to catch up on what we are ‘trying’ to accomplish that day.

For the past few weeks I have experienced this more often than not. It is as though there is something or someone sitting on my chest, making breathing as difficult as humanly possible. I get it, but I don’t like it.

With everything that life hands to us to accomplish, grow from and experience it is very understandable that overwhelmed pokes its head into the windows of our souls. This little guest is just there. Sometimes I find myself shutting down when it comes, other times I find myself in sprint mode….working like mad to get everything accomplished, taken care of, folded, cleaned, shopped for, dressed, showered, exercised, listened to, worked through, and maintained. (more…)

More For Moms

fieldFor over a year my husband and I have been working to find a ‘niche’ to help as many people as we could. With the journey we have been on, we have wanted to use the talents and gifts we have received from Heavenly Father, life and education. We have researched many possibilities, and yet, the answer was so close to home.

My husband is a talented hypnotherapist, teacher and coach. He is so gifted at giving people the opportunity to grow within themselves by overcoming things that have been holding them back. His ability to teach is truly a gift from Heaven, because it comes so naturally to him. He is such a great blessing to me and our children. (more…)

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