June 24 2013
|The Stones in Ystad|
|Our taco dinner we made for the youth|
|Making a flower wreath|
|Decorating the Maypole|
|The "flikkas" (girls)|
I read a scripture that I absolutely love and needed to hear this week. It is D&C 78: 17-19.
"Verily verily I say unto you, ye are little children and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the father hath in his own hands prepared for you; And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours and the riches of eternity are yours. And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious;"
|dancing around the maypole|
As I was meditating the other morning outside on our balcony, I kept thinking about this scripture. I love how it says, you cannot bear all things now; nevertheless be off good cheer for I will lead you along. How beautiful is that message. I sometimes feel anxious that I am not doing enough, that I can´t help everyone, and that the effort that I am putting forth is getting us no where. But I know that I cannot bear all things. Especially by myself. And the beauty of it is that we really do not need to bear all things! We have Jesus Christ our savior and our older brother to lead us along. I feel his hand in this work every single day.
In D&C 84:88, which is one of my favorites it says "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left and my spirit shall be in your hearts and mine angels round aout you to bear you up." I feel that strength bearing me up when I wake up in the morning with strength and courage to start a new day, I feel it when we teach lessons and I bear a simple testimony. I feel it when I look down and see Christ's name over my heart. I have especially felt angels bearing me up this week when I received a letter from my mommy testifying of the atonement and how it is personal to EVERYONE. The atonement is real. It is for everyone. I feel it everyday as I sincerely ask for forgiveness and strive to be a little better. To stand a little taller. I see it change peoples lives. I am learning more about my savior every day and my heart is filled with joy and gratitude.
|Bo and Britta Wennerlund|
|Teaching Bo how to do a head stand!|
|Teaching Iso yoga!|