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Hope for Light

A Ray of Hope Pierces the Darkness annvoskamp.com

Today may just be an ordinary day for the majority of us around the world.

But today may happen to be a bleak and tragic day somewhere, somehow, and for someone.

I’ve had those days, and I’m sure there will be more.

I remember thinking to myself, “Everyone else is just going about their day as usual, but here I am struggling to find breath, to find hope, to see any type of light in the darkness.”

For those that are having days, weeks, and months like that, just know, there is hope. Whatever is happening today, light will return into your future days.

Just face the Light, take His hand, and hold on as tight as you can. Patiently go one day at a time, moving forward as best you can in His care.

Hope will come in different ways: a person, a message, a song, or a sunrise you’ve watched appear after you’ve sobbed all night.

Please do not give up or give into despair.

The light will come. Peace will return.

“The Hope of God’s Light” Dieter Uchtdorf

Inspirational message for finding hope.

“A Ray of Hope Pierces the Darkness” annvoskamp.com

Book of Mormon- God’s Second Chances

I love this Book of Mormon video!

I am intrigued by Abinadi’s story and how God always wants to give us a second chance to change.

How do you feel about second chances?

I wish King Noah would take up God’s invitation to make a U-turn.

True Change, Permanent Change

A quote worthy of it’s own post.

I’m sure I’m not alone -at least I hope I am not alone- in the quest to overcome my weaknesses and parts about myself that I’m not so proud of. And frankly, God is not impressed with either.

But it’s just so difficult to shake them! To rid myself of them. To forsake them and never return to them.

However, I came across a quote today that reminded me again that there is hope for me to change, to mend the gap that is always before me.

There is hope in true and permanent change. HE is the way, the only way.

“We can change our behavior. Our very desires can change.

…True change -permanent change- can come only through the healing, cleansing, and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ…

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of change!”

Russell M. Nelson “Decisions for Eternity”

Righteous Influential Fathers

As a little girl, my Dad was my hero and my world. I never wanted to disappoint him as I loved him too much and I knew he loved me, just as much.

My Dad helped me through so many scary and hard journeys in my childhood, teenage years, and as an adult. I always could rely on my Dad being my ROCK, the steady-Eddy, a voice of reason, and a soft place to fall. With him, I was always guaranteed a hug that made me remember how much I was loved, and that anything I was worried about would somehow “work out”.

My Dad had that kind of calming effect on me. His influence and love has helped to shape me. He always pointed me to THE rock, Jesus Christ, through his example, words, and unselfish sacrifice for family and God. Whatever good I have accomplished in the life I have lived, I was first influenced by my Dad.

In The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, there is a place where a son talks about the influence of his father. In Enos 1:1, it states:

“Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my father that he was a just man—for he taught me in his language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name of my God for it—“

That impact from his father would ultimately bring Enos closer to the Savior by helping Enos repent and then desire to be a better person. That is how my Dad influenced me, “and blessed be the name of my God for it—“!!

So Dad, even though it has been hard having you gone these last couple of years, very hard, I will try to focus my heart on what you taught me so I can pass on your love of God and family to others. I want to keep your influence moving forward to bless my children, grandchildren, and generations beyond.

 

“…blessed be the name of my God for…”

righteous influential fathers.

 

 

Keep Moving

I don’t know why, but these three quotes are what I needed to hear. Maybe someone else is needing them too.

Albert Einstein

Don’t give up.

Don’t let the weight you’re carrying sink you.

You are stronger than you think.

KEEP MOVING.

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