Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Finding and Receiving Answers

The past few days I've felt much more upbeat about possible options to take now that I'm home from the mission.  I'm trying to figure out schooling decisions, including studying abroad, and tonight a whole other can of worms got opened when my dad asked me about a doctorate. I had crossed that off the options list a couple years ago as it being "too slow" to get my ideas going, but tonight I'm actually considering it again...  phooey.

I just checked Facebook and my cousin had posted a beautiful new video clip about a young woman looking for answers in our world of so many confusing options, and receiving her answer straight from God.  She felt peace.  It is a beautiful reminder to me that while God is willing and ready to answer our questions about His gospel, He is also ready and willing to help us make other important decisions in our lives.  I'm grateful for His love and guidance in my life, and know He hears and answers my prayers.  I know He hears and answers your prayers as well.  

How has God answered your pleas for answers or guidance in your life?  What did you do to receive it?  How did you feel after?  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Life after "death", or, Home from the mission for 2 months!

Hello friend!  This is actually Ivy writing to you, and not her family posting one of her emails!  Can you believe that?!  Two whole months have passed since I officially got released from being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  ("Released" meaning I no longer have that iconic black name tag and cannot come knocking at your door saying that I am a representative of Jesus Christ and would you like to hear a message about His restored church.)

Seeing my family at the airport was awesome.  No one made the mistake of getting between me and my mom.  ;)

It was a teary, sobby, squeaky-voiced reunion with tight long hugs and red eyes.

I love my siblings.  :)  

Molly remembered me.  :)