By Lydia Taggart – Some things in life we can never truly be prepared enough for. Being a mom is one of them. Children leaving on missions is another.
I was struck with an awareness of just how worn out my mind and body are and how much they really do need rest. A thought came to my heart that God is completely aware of all I have been through and that I need to show myself more grace, more self-compassion.
My heart soared and my eyes filled with tears as I realized I was about to have a full-circle moment…teaching my daughter to jump rope. I feel God’s love deeply when I experience full circle moments. It is His way of saying to me. “I see you. I know you. I love you.”
Then came the sweet merciful impression that my mortal and fallen body, [my vessel] that experienced the great depths of depression, was also NOT designed to fail. I was designed and created in the image of God and my body was meant to successfully take my own soul to the promised land of God’s salvation and exaltation.
By Pam Young – My Heavenly Father has given me a very special gift. I know that He knew that I would need it. I have always known my Heavenly Father loves me and that my Savior is by my side always. I have never doubted this gift. I want to share 3 experiences I have had that have confirmed this gift.
I turned and saw the beauty of the sun setting (as pictured). It took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. I suddenly felt so grateful for the traffic that made the timing so perfect to witness such beauty. If there would have been no delays or obstacles getting there, I would have missed it.
By Chelsea Bowen Bretzke, Published Author & Mother of 6
“Mother” may be one of the most loaded words of all time! It is jam-packed with cultural and social baggage, ideals, connotations, expectations, on both collective conscience levels as well as individual psyches and experience. But what does it mean to me?