Friday, May 27, 2016


                                  Be of Good Cheer

    I find those words in many places in scripture. The context is usually that the world is a difficult place but we have not been forgotten and help is all around us. I do find solace in these words. But I feel there is a reaching needed to trust them. I suspect the presence of the Savior is not up high but still I feel a need to reach to feel him. Reaching puts me in readiness to receive. The support I need will not just fall on me. Arms outstretched shows I am acting. I am acting in faith that I can be of good cheer because he has not forgotten me.

  And now behold, the Lord remembereth all them who have been broken off, wherefore he remembereth us also. Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves--to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.

                      2 Nephi 10:22-23

I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.


  1. He has indeed not forgotten us! I'm #7 at FMF this week.

  2. I love the photograph. I want to keep reaching too in faith and believe in Him so I can cheer up my heart. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Being of good cheer in the midst of difficulties definitely means reaching beyond ourselves to take hold of God's promises and to remember that he has not forgotten us. Love the picture!

  4. The picture is my granddaughter reaching. I love the composition of the photo.

  5. Jesus knew we would need the reminders to be of good cheer. And I like the posture you present of reaching to receive. Children seem to reach with such eagerness, don't they? One more example of theirs to follow. Sweet photo!


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