When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Have Mountains To Climb

I know that it has been a long time since I have written.  I really can't share all the reasons why, but I can say that currently I am climbing a mountain that I have never had to climb before and that I never imagined I would ever climb.  I felt like I couldn't find anything positive to say.  I have felt lost, sad, depressed and anxious. 
Anyone that reads me regularly, knows that I really do try to keep the positive going on my blog.  That is not to say that I don't have trials.  It is just that I have learned so much be trying to focus on the things in life that really are good.  That bring me up instead of pulling me down.  I have chosen to honor courage and strength through the trials. 
But, for a while now, I could not find courage and strength within myself.  I am still out here.  I read many of you daily.  I am working through this, and I do know Heavenly Father loves me.  I also understand just how hard  life can be.  I know that I will learn and grow from the trials, it is just that sometimes, I don't want to.   
I will keep writing, it might not be as often as before.  I am going to take it slow and easy and just start to find myself once again.  I listened to this wonderful talk in conference two weeks ago.  I found peace in the words and wanted to share a small measure with you.  I hope that it reminds you how very much you are Loved, that you have always been loved, and you will always be loved.
"If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the plan of salvation, we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service, because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right, to bear us up. And He always keeps His word."

—President Henry B. Eyring, "Mountains to Climb", General Conference, Apr. 2012
May you feel the comfort of those angels bearing you up through your burdens is my prayer for you this day.


  1. I have missed your posts and been concerned about you, but just hoped you were busy with life. I'm so sorry to hear you are struggling, no matter what it is. I'll keep you in my prayers! I hope you know how wonderful you are!!

  2. I have not been posting as much either, somewhat for the same reasons. I want to be more uplifting, and I've felt my posts were becoming too negative. I also have some major changes happening in my home life.

    You have been such a blessing to me. You're on my prayer list, and now I will be much more specific in my daily prayers for you. God bless you, and know that He is there by your side. (I wish I was too.)

  3. I have wondered if you are alright Patty. I will remember you in my prayers that you will have the endurance and the courage you need as you climb this mountain you are on. Sometimes it's all we can do to just put one foot in front of the next. I know that you will feel more like writing on your blog again when you feel stronger. If you need a shoulder I'm just over the mountain and you can email me any time!

  4. I have missed your posts and hope all is well with you. I have had some mountains to climb and know that it does require just taking one step at a time. I have had a family problem that has been very difficult and there isn't an end too it. We just keep praying for the family; putting their names on the prayer roll and doing the best we can do in our church assignments. My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord......
    Blessings to you and prayers too.

  5. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I hope you are doing well. If you need a hug or a hand, I am here. All the best my dear friend.

  6. Life is such a roller coaster! I hope you are feeling better, Patty... Remember how loved you are!!! :)
    Love and prayers, Corine

  7. Just stopping by to let you know I was thinking about you today :)


  8. Hi Patty. :)
    Love and Hugs,
    Corine :D