Monday, December 29, 2008

Ringing out the old, ringing in the new


Just 2 days until a brand new year will begin. I am hoping and praying it will be a year with a little more 'gentle time' for many of us, including me and my whole family. It's been a rough one.

2008 has been a year of many 'learning opportunities' for me. So many trials to deal with but all situations to learn from and hopefully to not repeat mistakes made in handling them.

I found this article in an old folder of mine today-- something I must have printed off years ago thinking it was good and I might need it someday. Today was definitely the day, as I have dealt with more difficulties most of which I caused and feel terrible about:

TRUST IN THE LORD by Richard G Scott

This especially struck me in this article...

"Don’t let the workings of adversity totally absorb your life. Try to understand what you can. Act where you are able; then let the matter rest with the Lord for a period while you give to others in worthy ways before you take on appropriate concern again."

and this:

"Please learn that as you wrestle with a challenge and feel sadness because of it, you can simultaneously have peace and rejoicing. Yes, pain, disappointment, frustration, and anguish can be temporary scenes played out on the stage of life. Behind them there can be a background of peace and the positive assurance that a loving Father will keep His promises. You can qualify for those promises by a determination to accept His will, by understanding the plan of happiness, by receiving all of the ordinances, and by keeping the covenants made to assure their fulfillment."

I hope all of you will have a safe New Years Eve, and a good start to 2009. May this be a year when families will pull together to work for that which is right and good in the site of the Lord, rather than struggling with differences.

May we all strengthen our marriages, homes and the world by choosing what is right, not what is popular in Hollywood or in the media. May truth and honor and integrity prevail in this world.

Hug the ones you love today,
Bev
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev and Happy New Year to you and your family. As always you posted something about New Years and trusting in our Lord....."perfect"....for sure Jesus comes through you and gets the right message out. I really needed to read your message today....it has been a sad, difficult year for our family and I am sure for many families out there.

Bev, please do not be hard on yourself...I doubt you could ever cause anyone any hurt or drama. You are a Godly woman and I admire you ! Cyn from Florida

P.S. One more thing....lets also donate to nursing homes...our elderly have carved the ways for our generation and lets not forget them....nursing homes all over can use lapghans and lap quilts !

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev,
Thank you for the crochet patterns on your website! I have been looking for easy slippers. Also for the inspirational quotes. Richard G. Scott is one of my favorite speakers; he is gentle to my heart and healing to my soul.

Sincerely, Carol from Rexburg, ID

kadezmom said...

Bev, thank you. That was exactly what I needed to hear today. I'm on day 7 of a 9 day visit with my parents....and I NEEDED those words. I begged off going out to dinner for some alone time, and now I know why. Time to head to the "closet".

Thank you, Praise to the Lord and I LOVE YOUR OLD BINDER!

shayster said...

Hello Bev, I'm Shay an Lds Friend a Bev Mossman. She sent me an email from you about the testaments. I hope you don't mind.
I really needed to hear that small talk that you posted! I sure could feel the Lord working this year too. Many life lessons learned and understood. What a great blessing to become more like God each day.
Take care.
Shay in Ne