Wednesday, June 05, 2013

on being bold and fearless

Our Relief Society has been studying Daughters in My Kingdom this year. Have you read it? I came across this quote from Eliza R. Snow at the end of the fourth chapter and it stopped me in my tracks. I was so impressed with her boldness and bravery. Would I be able to smile at the "rage of the tempest" or "ride fearlessly and triumphantly across the boisterous ocean of circumstance"?! I'm not sure, but, guy, I hope so!

Like Sister Snow, I believe that this is possible only if we are built upon the rock of Jesus Christ. And the way we do that is by being obedient to Him. Isn't learning obedience what this life is all about, anyway? It's mostly being obedient to the little things - reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, keeping the commandments, and being grateful for the things He has given me. These little decisions that I make every day add up to a lifetime of obedience. And so when those tempests rage, and that boisterous ocean heaves, I don't have to be afraid. I can be ready.

I found the free chalkboard background and fonts here. And then I spent way too much time making that little image.


  1. A great quote & it looks BEAUTIFUL!

  2. This is a wonderful quote and a good one to remember.

  3. You did a fabulous job! That quote makes me feel afraid a little afraid. I don't want a tempest to rage around me to see if I can stand boldly before it! Lame, I know.

    Anyway, I loved what you had to say about the little things. I was reading in Jacob this morning and he pointed out that the Jews "despised the words of plainness... and sought for things they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble."

    So many times we expect big revelations, prophecies, and commandments when really the way to heaven is simply in doing those little thing every day.


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