I have one of those old-fashioned, handheld electronic Solitaire games. It helps me relax without all the hassle of having to shuffle and deal cards. Well, it sort of helps me relax. If I win. If I don’t win my compulsive nature kicks in and I usually have to play until I do win. Recently, I played three games and I thought there were a few lessons to learn those specific games. So, naturally I had to write about my thoughts. That’s just what I do.Continue reading
“I am tired of holding on,” I say. “I think I will let go now.”
“If you let go, I will continue to hold on,” God replies.Continue reading
by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk
and Elder Lynn G. Robbins
Due to space and time, I am combining two talks in this post.
When I watched conference last April I thought one of the major themes was forgiveness. I was surprised when I received my Ensign and looked at the topic guide in the front of the issue and discovered it wasn’t as big of theme as I thought it was. In fact, only three talks were linked to the topic. Obviously, it was a personal message I needed to hear. Continue reading
The other night I tossed and turned. I couldn’t sleep. You know how worries always weigh ten times more at night? It was that kind of night.
My grandma always said,
“I’ve got two feet on the ground,
“I can do anything anyone can do.”
She barely stood five feet
though she claimed five-two.
There’s an ebb and flow,
a give and take.
Sometimes your heart is full,
sometimes it breaks
and so you hold on.
We are all soldiers
fighting, fighting in the night
with war comes scars and
some are visible while others
are hidden from sight.
So, life got hard,
It is just not that easy.
Sunshine and roses,
It will not always be.
By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
This has been one of the most profound talks I’ve ever heard. So, to kick off this new category (Spiritual Sustenance) I could think of nothing better to start with. I hope you enjoy the talk and also the video done as a summary of his talk. Personally, I love both.
When you look at your day
and you see only dark –
You want to find some hope
but you no longer trust your heart.