During a visit to Mount Vernon, two of the history interpreters were there to tell us about two things they did daily to ensure that each plant thrived.
I wish I could hand pick who would and would not read this blog post. I wish I could make sure that everyone could understand that I am trying to write this in support of one group, not to attack another. I wish that no one reading this post could find any reason to be offended or disagree with me. But they will.
If Christ never wanted us to experience sorrow He wouldn't have counseled us to "mourn with those that mourn" and "comfort those that stand in need of comfort". We are sometimes meant to grieve, and that process doesn't have a Universal timeline or a definite ending.
It's my reminder to keep moving forward, trusting God, even when I can't see the whole picture. It's my reminder to keep my focus upward and outward.
I learned that if we focus outward (toward others) and upward (toward God), everything hard that we think is going on inward will take care of itself, and we will be able to move forward.
In response to the LDS Church policy changes in November 2015
How could He ask me to give up everything I loved, without even giving me an explanation as to "why"?