It is all about the journey….

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Someday

DSCN1527I woke up to this song playing in my mind… Someday by Disciple. It has been there off and on for a few weeks now. I have found a lot of solace and strength in the words of this song.

As I work through moments of uncertainty I see that this is all a temporary state in our lives. It is a time for learning, growing and showing what I am made of. I have moments when I feel like I am made of weaker materials. And at a certain level this is true. However, at the core, I have strength my body will never understand in this life.

I love the line in the song that says, “Someday we will rise above the pain of this world.” The word ‘rise’ is powerful in my heart. It shows meĀ  that I am on a journey that will always require me to lift myself up to become better. As I listen to this song I imagine myself holding onto a rope, pulling myself up out of a sea of hands that would bring me down at the first possible chance. As i pull on this rope of salvation with everything I have, I am looking up.

There are times when my hands are burning, my arms have no more strength to give and I feel the downward pull. The voices of those who would pull me down become louder and I feel my heart beginning to believe the lies they are telling me…lies of weakness, doubt, selfishness and so forth. As I struggle to maintain my upward gaze, I realize that there are those who are on the other side of the spectrum. Those who would have me climb. They know that it is only in the climb that I will gain the strength I need to arrive. I am grateful for those hands that lift.

Honestly I love the days when the climb is easier. They are days of recovery. Sometimes they come in large numbers, however recently they have been few and far between. Yet, I would not embrace these days if I didn’t have to struggle. I would not be as grateful for the light in my life if I didn’t have to climb out of the darkness. How grateful I am that there is a light to reach for, even if it feels distant.

Rope burns, fatigue and all…it is worth the climb.

Three Days

file0001513488121Yesterday as I was sitting in our Sacrament meeting, I began to reflect upon the disciples of Christ and all that they went through when He was crucified. It was a little overwhelming, however I am thankful for the time to reflect upon the One who loves me so much.

My mind first went to the sepulchre and the moment when they placed the shroud over their Savior and rolled the stone over the opening. I imagined the anguish that they felt, because the One they had looked to for instruction, love and example had just been violently taken from them. They didn’t understand why or what would happen from that moment. In all of their confusion and heartbreak they just did what they felt they needed to do to take care of Him. (more…)

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