Thursday, March 31, 2011

On a Journey...

"Life is like an old-time rail journey--delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." President Gordon B. Hinckley

I have a goal to go somewhere new with my camera each day. It feels like an inspiried idea, so I am going to do my best to follow through. 

Yesterday I set out for a drive with no real sense of where I was going. Fitting, I suppose. I found myself thouroughly enjoying the senery and the time to ponder. I was observing a pretty little falcoln when I saw a train coming down the road. I thought to myself how timely it was for the train to cross my path, something I wouldn't have seen if I hadn't stepped outside my usual surroundings. Perhaps on the surface, it was just a train. But with further contemplation, I felt it was a true tender mercy. God's way of saying, "Don't give up. Keep going. You're on the right path." Immediatley I thought of Elder Holland's moving talk, "An High Priest of Good Things to Come." 

“Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.” 
While part of me has felt kind of lost lately, I know that isn't really the case. My vision isn't yet completely clear concerning God's plan for me, but I know he is leading me, and I am following with faith. I am certain that as long as I'm willing to seek for the beatuy around me, I'll find it.
There is hope smiling brightly before me. There are good things to come; beautiful vistas yet within my view. 

With Hope,

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