Saturday, September 13, 2008

Music to my ears...♪ ♫ ♫

What a week, it has been busy and definitely had some challenging moments. Today is Saturday, you know a "Special Day", so I am trying to convince the kids cleaning is fun.

I recently bought Jim Brickman's Hope CD and I finally have a chance to listen to it. So far amazing. I love the word


doesn't it just make you feel good? Then if you add a few letters how much the meaning changes... (Hopeless) Kinda drags you down doesn't it? So spin a few different letters...

and you have HOPEFUL, there that is MUCH better!

What gives you hope?

Is it something serious, like faith or family?


Is it something totally distracting or funny?

Maybe a combination of the 2.

There are days, I feel the "less" word but somehow I go on...

I am lucky to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life...I always have someone to turn to...there is never a time I am truly alone. There are days, this is the only light that gives me hope!

My life is so much different than I ever expected that I have had to go through a process of almost like grief...then acknowledge the love and acceptance of a plan bigger than me. I think through this I found a sense of hope as well...I have wavered but I can say when I did my focus was not on Christ it was on myself or the world not on him as it should.

Here is a great scripture...

2nd Nephi 31:20 says:

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

The world does not hold the answer to all our questions as we would like but if we seek after these things...we can keep our hope alive.

More thoughts to ponder....

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXII

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
George Iles

My desire is to have hope in my heart and to be able to share that with each of you as well.
May you be able to look beyond the mortal trials, believe in goodness-desire to share your faith-and know that Hope can be found.


elaine said...

Hopefully this won't sound hopeless, but hope has been a tough subject at times; have you ever gotten great at going through the motions? Not a good thing. Here's hoping for better than that.

Elaine said...

going through motions...good point...

I think it may be part of the process...

Read Moroni 7:40-43

looney_tunes said...

Elaine--both of you--this was such a powerful message to me today. I, too, love the word hope, but today--the past few days, I feel very hopeless. I am not hopeless about the "big" things (eternal life, my faith in Christ) but just about some trivial, everyday things...the things that cycle around every few months (my daughter's medication changes, frustrations with work and my weaknesses. Your thoughtful post helped immensely, and the thing that is helping me is going through the motions. I am very good at it. It's called acting my part until I feel like myself again.