Hello my friends,
Well, the summer is almost to an end. Darn!
It has been hot, which it should be. . . it is summer and it is August.
But, OH, this smoke is really causing problems for many of us.
My little valley has been really smokey from the
wild fires that are going on in the Western United States.
Lately this is what it looks like in the mornings.
As the sun is rising. . .
The picture doesn't capture the deep red-ish-orange the sun was.
Nor did it capture the orange sky.
It was beautiful. . .in spite of the smoke and the haze.
With each passing day, week, month or season
It is a good time for me to reflect
on the amazing life I have.
There is goodness in many places.
We live in hard time,
This is true
The world is in chaos, and turmoil.
This is true.
But there is safety from the storms, and the fires of life.
This is true.
I find refuge in my HOME.
I feel comfort and peace in my Home.
And that is part of the reason
I like to keep my home nice.
I feel it in my everyday details
It is part of my
The small little memories
will brighten my day.
My strong courageous ancestors
Will all give me comfort and refuge from the storms.
The laughter of children, and the
close family tie. .
What a blessing of comfort they give.
My family and I enjoy an abundance of blessings
Not only in temporal blessings,
But also the blessings that come
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
A Refuge from the Storms of life.