come into my closet, come under my bed, where you'll find me hiding,
the fear in my head.

abuse in the past, now, where do i start, making my future,
healing my heart.

crushed, and broken, falling fast-
needing comfort, make it last.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Daily WOOL: Committed to Make a Stand

Committed to Make a Stand

"So where should each of us make our stand? As we demonstrate our devotion to God by our daily acts of righteousness, He can know where we stand. For all of us this life is a time of sifting and refining.

We all face trials. Individual members in the early days of the Church were tested and refined when they had to decide if they had the faith, … to put their belongings in a wagon or a pioneer handcart and travel across the American plains. Some did not have the faith.

Those who did traveled ‘with faith in every footstep.’

In our time we are going through an increasingly difficult time of refining and testing. The tests are more subtle because the lines between good and evil are being eroded.

Very little seems to be sacred in any of our public communication. In this environment we will need to make sure where we stand all of the time in our commitment to eternal truths and covenants."

- James E. Faust,

"Where Do I Make My Stand?"

Ensign (CR), November 2004, p.18

This was in my email today...

I just felt that it was inspiring for each of us

in our individual lives and trials,

our inner struggles,

the tragedies that we face,

and the sometimes treacherous choices

that bring us weeping on our knees.

I know that I have been there, and recently. This brought me some perspective, and fortitude.

I hope that you find some peace in it as well. Thanks for reading!

I will soon have the time to come by and catch up with you all. I am almost done with my finals.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.

I promise some fun Monday Mumblings,

Tastless Tuesday...yes, I made it up,

Wordless Wednesday/Way Back Whensday......

Tell it Thursday...Thankful Thursday....

Freaky Friday....

A week ahead...and if I can get this homework done I will be right on top of it for you, and come by. Hope you are all well.

The first picture was taken on our way back home, flying over the states.
I was quite happy to be back in the US. I love foreign travel
for the diversity of life, and lovely people to meet and places to
explore, but I knew I was headed home to my kids. YEAH.

I thought the picture went well with Committed to Make a Stand...
why not be committed to fly above the clouds, on your own quest
to be your personal best....just a thought.

The second picture is from our Road Trip,
and visit to Queen Elizabeths Botanical Gardens.

Cayman experienced devistation during Hurricane Ivan.
Much of it was

greatly destroyed,
and many suffered terribly.

Look closely at this is down, the roots pulled out of the ground.
But somehow a small branch decided to grow strong.
And there it is, a beautiful new life, from one that seemed
to have been taken in tragedy.

I think we all have a little branch in us
fights to be strong, faithful,
and do it's very best...

a lot can come of our tragedies,
as we strive to just

do our best.


Steve E. said...

Mile 191, you are a real Dear to keep in touch mid such a busy life. There is an old song named "Here, There, and Everywhere" which reminds me of YOU, Girl!

Always on the go! And that is wonderful!

Prayer Girl said...

Hi Mile 191,
So glad to hear from you.

Good luck on the rest of your finals. Prayers coming your way for that.

Thanks for the pictures - they're neat.

Prayer Girl

Just Be Real said...

Mile, thank you for sharing the pictures. Beautiful. I love that wing picture and yes the roots you can see pulled up. Wow!! Blessings.

Cat said...

I like the idea of a branch in me reaching out - nice pictures!

April_optimist said...

I love this idea of having the courage to soar, the branch inside willing to be strong.... Great post.

Just Be Real said...

Mile, I have an award waiting for you in the post "Just Be Real Award." Come by and take of it dear one!

Marj aka Thriver said...

Cool picture. And a good thought to remember.

who I was, who I am, who I plan to be...

i am trying to heal from severe childhood sexual, emotional,
physical, and mental abuse; and abandonment.

this is my story.

i have good and bad days, and some days the odds seem insurmountable.
i cling to the hope that healing will come to mend the shatter pieces of my heart, mind and body.

mile 191, well, you will understand as you read along.
mile 191, portions of my past have a link on the top right.
mile 191, bottoms up. hears to you and to me.

please, if you know me, just let me know you found me. i need honesty. (and please do not use personal names)
if you want to follow my story, please try to heal with me.
if you want to share with me, please do.
i will post bits of my pain as i can, and leave it here.
i once thought that i would publish...i haven't had the courage.

this is my closet, you are welcome to come in.
just know this is my refuge, healing takes place here,
maybe it will be a refuge to you too.

Quotes from Suvivors United - Standing Strong Together Against Abuse

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard, ' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks CORNUT32! ♥

What a sweet award....and thanks for creating something so wonderful that can be passed along to bloggers who are indeed making a difference by sharing their lives.

I invite all my faithful and dear blogger friends to take this award. You indeed have made a difference in my life.

Thank you so much for being with me on my journey to heal....mile 191