“Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed” -D&C 123:17
Art and Steph had Jeremy and I for Christmas this year in my family. Steph must have asked me a million times what we wanted (a question I always dread). I finally put a lot of thought into it and realized there is something we needed that we didn’t have. It was simple, a subscription to the Ensign. (A LDS Church Mag.)
Today the first issue came in the mail…
Recently I have been struggling with two issues. One is very personal for Jeremy and I, the other is the fact that I have to work on Sundays. Watching Jeremy come home from Church this sunday alone was so very hard for me. I have been down about it for a while but actually seeing him leave and come home while I was still working was painful. I have missed the constant strength, and weekly recharge. I have missed Relief Society, and sitting next to my husband in Sunday School sharing scriptures. More importantly, I struggle with the feeling that I am no longer a whole part of the church, feeling that I am not having the spirit with me as much as I could be.
Back to the Gift…
I opened up the Ensign, scanning the pages and pictures. Browsing through the magazine I came across an article that directly addressed the first struggle I’ve had recently. The very next article was a short one, I almost missed it. It was only one page, but it is a page I am going to cut out and tape to my shelf by my computer. It is all about Keeping the Sabbath when you have to work on Sunday. It gave me 7 wonderful tips. I instantly felt the spirit, and can’t thank my brother and his sweet wife enough! I needed this gift so much at this time in my life, and I thank you.
Peace, love, and more peace.
Oct 2003 cover