I was reminded of this beautiful counsel last night as my dear neighbors, who don’t attend church with me, called my husband when they noticed some strange people loitering on my side yard(it is by my garage, I don’t have windows over there).

They wanted to make sure that we were safe and concerned for my kids. Luckily these two interestingly dressed people (my 10yo described the woman as wearing a zebra bikini and the man in swim trunks and shirtless except a loose “jacket”)- figured out they were not at the correct location and eventually left after about an hour.

The thought that my neighbors would take the time to call when they saw something looked off at our home made me feel cared for and loved.

Take a moment today and look around to see the needs of your neighbors. Together we make communities stronger and safer so that we truly can live together in love.

I live in the best neighborhood. I love the fact that regardless of whether we worship together on Sunday, that I know my neighbors care for me and my family. I love that Elder Christofferson reminded us all that we are not perfect, but we can still love and serve those around us.

Today there is a reason to hope.


All Are Welcome.

Do we live those words? I think sometimes in the church that I LOVE and am a member of, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we aren’t good at this. And I fully admit that I am not perfect at this. But as I have grown up a bit in these last 15 years, some things have become more clear to me.

My heart aches for those I love who are LBGTQ+, who have served time in prison, those who just don’t know what they believe anymore, those who struggle with anxiety, depression, infertility, and every other situation in this life. It can be so hard to take that step into the chapel.

I hope with all my heart that I can help be a welcome face at church. Because I know I can’t make it through this life without Jesus. We all need Him to help lift us with HIS LIGHT. And having a safe place to worship is imperative.

May we all be blessed with eyes to see and hearts to understand how to love each other better.

Today there is a reason to hope.


One of my favorite things as a woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to watch the men in my church serve as the Savior’s hands.

Whether it is giving a blessing, setting someone apart in a calling, blessing and passing the sacrament, collecting fast offerings, sealing families together forever, and many more things.

I just can’t explain how it fills my hearts with joy! I am so grateful that the priesthood blessings are again on this earth. I am grateful for all the men in the church who worthily minister to the church and offer us blessings and the opportunity to partake of the sacrament each week.

I absolutely LOVE watching my sons bless and pass the sacrament. I have to try hard some weeks not to cry as I watch the young men in my ward reverently offer us bread and water in remembrance of the eternal sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The priesthood blesses so many. It brings hope to all who seek those blessings.

Today there is a reason to hope.


Earth has no sorrow
that Heaven cannot
Heal, Cure, and Remove.

Period.

I have experienced a lot of sorrow as I went through 10 miscarriages. It took me a long time to see there was purpose in me learning the meaning of suffering.

But I can testify that the only way I got up out of my bed and took care of the little ones I was blessed with already, was because of the power’s of Heaven.

The strength I felt from my Savior got me through my deepest, darkest moments…through my questions of why must I go through this again? I thought I was prompted to have another child, so why must I lose yet another precious baby?

If you are going through a time of suffering, I pray that the words of this hymn might bring a bit of comfort today.

Today there is a reason to hope.

I hope that today you will have you faith strengthened. There is much good we can bring to the world when we share our own personal faith and hope in Christ. Share your light. The world needs you!

Emma

Published by Emma Drennan

I am a mom of six kids! Through my time awaiting those rainbow babies, I was blessed with A Jubilant Hope! This blog is all about HOPE. Here you will find hope in and a testimony of Jesus Christ. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my faith is what sustains me. Here you will find me sharing digital printables, recipes, and quotes that bring me joy. Today, and every day, there is a reason to hope. Follow me as I share my journey @ajubilanthope and my new adventure @asliceofhumblepiepodcast.

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