Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Ensign to the nations....and to me.

This morning I woke and saw the Ensign laying by my bed, begging me to be read. I love it when books do that....so I began. Elder Uchtdorf's article was first: "Hold on a Little Longer".

"Why, elder Uchtdorf, are you speaking directly to me?...Why yes,...yes you are..."

You know how that is when the words just seem to fit everything about your life that you have been thinking and feeling?...that was how it felt. His message of hope and endurance were right on target to my heart. Then I read "The Best is Yet to Be" by elder Holland. Holy Cow! was this a spiritual ambush or what?! Just exactly what I need to hear.

"Look ahead and remember that faith
is always point
ed toward the future"

These are words that are perfect for this day when the rain is coming down so hard it's scary, and everything looks grey and foreboding.

Robert Browning wrote:
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, "A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God:
see all, nor be afraid!"







And for this old gal...who sometimes gets discouraged at life...I will be looking for sunshine, hoping for a brighter day, and trusting God that what we are doing is part of His plan.

Besides...sometimes when you look back...
you realize what dorks you were then...


5 comments:

ROBBYN DUNN said...

Oh, Denise, you just made me cry! We really have to be reminded sometimes to stop dwelling on the past and its mistakes, and look forward, because the best is yet to come...I love the Browning quote, because without our past, we would not have gone through the refiner's fire to become the person we are now. Bless your dorky little heart!

Kenzie said...

Are you guys EVER going to age? I love you both so much and want to adopt you. I miss you oodles and I hope you don't get washed away. Save a space for us this summer.
Love ya! Thanks for your message.
Kenzie

Ben and Kindle said...

Yay for awkward family photos! Love you.

April said...

thank you for your words...it is true...they speak to us! I love love love you!

anne said...

ah - tenderness. You guys are just so gorgeous - coming from the same generation, I even love the "older photo" - nice pose tho - I miss you guys - - - love having Kindle close tho ! Thanks for the reminder - and YES , the best is YET to come! bring it ON !