Friday, January 16, 2015

Abide With Me

My husband and I have decided that we want to send our kids out in the morning with a spiritual thought, a scripture and a prayer.  They face so many challenges at school, witness so many things that other kids are doing and experience unkindness at a level that has become alarming both from kids and adults.

We are an LDS Family, we belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  
We are not perfect, not even close.  We are trying day to day to overcome challenges, frustrations, joys and sorrows like everyone else.

We pray.  We try to be better people.  We fail, we repent and we try again.  No matter what faith or religion you believe in, just know that God is good.  He loves us and wants us to be happy.  Don't even get me started on Jesus.  What he did for us.  True love.

Do good things.  Allow things and behaviors in your home that bring peace.  Your home will become your sanctuary.  An escape from the hardships of the world and a place for you to provide a safe haven for your family.  Try getting up a little bit earlier to gather your kids around.  Tell them you love them.  Give them hugs.  They may appear to be asleep but they can hear you and whatever positive message you leave with them before they walk out that door into the world will stay with them until they return home.

We started today out with this.


  1. Thank you Christine. The news of terrifying local and world events that comes to us almost instantly is hard enough to handle as adults, let alone children. Sending them on their way each morning with your love and a reminder of God's love is beautiful.