New Shoes

The shoes of mediocrity were comfortable on my feet,
Broken in and familiar I wore them along life’s street.
I stumbled through the darkness with little thought of change,
Being neither hot nor cold, I kept myself out of range.
Not reaching to become new but staying as I was,
I walked in shoes of comfort as I sought for my own cause.
Until one day I stumbled and fell with a great crash,
Glancing at my old shoes I pondered on my past.
I questioned my beginning and the daughter I should be,
I wondered at my contentment and the shoes I kept on me.
Reaching down I unlaced them and set them aside with care,
I knelt in prayer to my Father and asked for strength to dare.
To dare to become more than the lukewarm girl I was,
To find myself a daughter who walked with Christlike love.
I wept as I repented for all that I had missed,
For the hungry brother or sister that was always in my midst.
I promised if he would give me a chance to walk again,
That I would walk in new shoes and always think of Him.
Gently I felt the answer as my Savior washed me clean,
A hope of joy ignited as His spirit burned in me.
Opening my eyes I saw new shoes where the old had been,
I placed them on my feet and felt sure I could win.
My steps were now alighted with a flame bright and true,
I would follow my Father faithfully and do what He would do!
Walking down a familiar street I glanced at my feet,
I noticed that I now walked to my Saviors loving beat!
The path I blazed with kindness was made true through my Lord and King,
The shoes of my discipleship now caused my soul to sing!
Always I walked in remembrance of the one who made new,
Who took away my old shoes and made each step now true.

Written by Michelene Glasson

Waiting on the Road to Damascus

So many of us are waiting on the road to Damascus. We are waiting to embrace the truth and live what we know. We are waiting to repent and change. We are waiting to love with true Christlike charity. We are waiting to forgive. The list of what we are waiting to do is long, and perhaps our list of excuses is even longer. I hope we can each find the strength to truly repent and move forward. I testify that our loving Redeemer will stand by us and bless us each step of the way!:)

In this inspiring talk Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "Brothers and sisters, we each have a covenant responsibility to be sensitive to the needs of others and serve as the Savior did—to reach out, bless, and uplift those around us. Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own." I am grateful for this wonderful talk that reminds each of us to move forward in service and love. So many in the world are spending their time and energy building up themselves. I testify that true happiness is found when we reach out and build up others!:)

What are you waiting for?

This is a picture of my dear friend Ronda the day she took out her endowment at the Brigham City Temple. She has been brave, faithful, and strong. During Kadey's fight with Leukemia, Ronda chose to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have watched with joy as she made necessary changes in preparation for her baptism and endowment. I am so proud of her for moving forward and being a light to those around her!!!:):):) I know Kadey is smiling with joy as she sees her mom moving forward along the path that leads to her!!!:):):)

Origin

If you want to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ go to www.mormon.org. This website is awesome! You can live chat with missionaries and get any questions you have answered. What are you waiting for? Go check out the website today!:)