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Leaving Life to Happenstance

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I love this picture, and as you can see, I love ladybugs. This love is newfound thanks to my two year olds fascination with them. The pictures on my last post was from our yard and I took them. This one is swiped from the web. I thought it was fitting for where my thoughts have taken me and the title of todays post. Poor ladybug, now he has to turn around and find a new path.
I'm reading on the Book of Mormon about the prophet Lehi and his family. Living in Jerusalem, Lehi preaches repentance to the people. The people are angry with Lehi. The Lord instructs Lehi to gather provisions and depart with his family. Lehi obeys, escaping any harm that may have come. The lesson-protection comes through obedience.
A journey begins for Lehi and his family. How did they know where to go? Like the ladybug in the picture, if they left life and their journey up to happenstance, where would they end up? Lehi sought in prayer the way for them to go. There are lessons all through out the scriptu…

Have some of life's experiences taken from you a believing heart?

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The definition of the word believe: to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.
It is my belief that we come to this earth with a believing heart. Then through life's experiences a hardening takes place. For some this happens early in life. For others, including myself, it happens a little at a time as life fills up with stuff. Stuff that may include unnecessary things as well as good and right things such as children.
Since this is my journey, I'll tell of that which applies to me in hopes it applies to others as well.
As a young mother my heart was very believing. It was at this time that my testimony of the gospel was solidified. I chose to stay home when my first was born. She was such a great baby. She followed a sleeping and eating schedule to a "t". This left me free time which I could spend studying the scriptures and reading words from the leaders of my chu…