JOY! As I’ve spent time organizing and pondering my memories to someday put together in an autobiography, JOY is the word that comes to my mind over and over as a common theme. God didn’t mean for this earth life to be easy, and much of the time, it hasn’t been. He sent us to be tried and tested, but also to experience JOY.
I love 2 Nephi 2:25 in the Book of Mormon where it says: “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have JOY.”
That is my motto! Life is a gift from God designed to help us become more like Him. Things won’t always be easy; in fact, if they were, we would be boring, mindless idiots. Easy things don’t help us stretch and grow. Hard things do. Continue reading