Jan 27, 2011

For Now

Last summer my friend Heather was in charge of Girl's Camp. She'd never been to one, ever, in her life. She's a convert like me. She sat down at this brainstorming session and I sat with her and we came up with this. It ended up on bookmarks for the girls. I need it this time of year when spring is nowhere NEAR touching Alaska and the days are short, and cold.

Have you ever read a book or watched and movie and became lost in it?
I mean you wanted to be the main character, the hero and save the day?
Have all the strength and courage for some amazing adventure and win?
To triumph over every obstacle no matter the odds?

When I look at you, I see a hero. You have your own amazing story. You will have your own obstacles to overcome. You have the strength and courage to stand immovable. To be brave. To be strong. It's so easy to look at someone else's story and want to be them.

Look at your story.
Look at your story through Heavenly Father's eyes.
Do not let your obstacles and challenges stop you. Some of your trials will be easy and some will take everything you have to conquer.
But you still triumph.
You still win.
I know this because you have the strength and courage to stand alone and be the hero of your own story.

Never, ever forget how important you are in the eyes of your Father in Heaven. And never, ever, forget the power you can have as a writer.


  1. Joelene, I have to tell you that I love this post. After a rough morning visiting my son's teacher. I really needed this uplift. You can really apply it to everything, that's why I love it! Thanks again! Cynthia

  2. What a great reminder. Thanks Jolene!

  3. Aww
    Glad you stopped by Cynthia and Kari!
    And yep, it pretty much related to everything.

  4. That's just what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks!

  5. Great post, this is a good reminder.

  6. I got chills (the good kind) reading this. Thanks for sharing! I may steal it for girls camp this year. ;)


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