I stumbled on this picture the other day and it's quickly become a new favorite.
Just LOOK at the expressions on their faces!
This is a picture by David Bowman. You can see more of his work here.
This piece is deeply moving to me.
I have a recurring daydream where I'm able to sit in the Savior's lap. To curl up, actually. He's big enough; I'm small enough. I realize there's some absurdity in the reality of this thought, but it is what it is.
His arms are big and heavy; He wraps them around me and I can feel their warmth and weight pressing on my shoulders and around my body.
There is complete peace and calm. He isn't in any hurry to go anywhere, but is content to just sit with me and hold me. The world seems to stop as we sit together.
I need Him. He loves me.
I long for a moment like this one. In dark hours, it is where my mind goes to find a solution for the relentlessness of life.
He loves all of us, perfectly, right where we are. Because we are His.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I decided to create my own 40-day reading challenge for October's General Conference. The one difference I made this time though is to NOT add a date to each day's reading. You're on your own schedule! Just getting back into the messages is the important part.
I was AMAZED at how my questions were answered throughout the Conference, both because of the words of the messages presented and because of the things the Spirit taught me. Even things I just sort of have rattling around in my head ~ not really even articulated yet ~ were addressed. The Lord is SURELY in the details of our lives!
I hope you felt the Spirit as you watched Conference and continue to be fed and edified as you re-read and re-watch each address.
Here is the PDF to print and keep handy:
October 2014 Conference 40-day Challenge.pdf