Monday, November 18, 2013

Weathering the Storm

I just read an amazing quote I want to share.  I believe it has the potential to be life changing.

Tony Dungy (NFL coach and adoptive dad) wrote in his book "Quiet Strength" the important thing to remember when we feel we are utterly lost in the maelstrom of adversity is to make sure (1) our heading is correct, and (2) we keep moving our feet. That's it. Don't worry if you can't see any progress. Don't worry if you can't see a way out of the storm. If your heading is correct and your feet are moving, sooner or later you'll poke out the other side of the storm.

I love this.  Such a simple concept, and yet it gives hope amid even the most difficult of challenges.  May we all find our way through the storms of life.


Great Kids

Cali has been blessed with an amazing group of friends.  Several girls her age get together at least monthly to have  a "late night."  They play games, watch movies, do crafts, whatever.  They are all top notch kids with great standards and it has been sweet to see them adopt Cali into their group.

One of these girls planned a trip to the temple for this past Saturday.  It was so impressive to see this group of young teenagers decide to spend several hours of their weekend in the service of others.  Since I was one of two adults that went with them, I invited Taylor and Parker to come along as well.  Given the girl to guy ratio, perhaps they had multiple motivations?  Bottom line, I was able to accompany 12 wonderful youth to the temple and observe their great example of being willing to be valiant in following the Lord and His gospel.  What a privilege for me!