my journey

I spent the week thinking about my process. My journey. 

I had the assignment of speaking in stake conference about filling that journey with hope and joy.  I had to think a lot about the warm blanket of regret and guilt that I sometimes snuggle up under.  Man, that gets comfy. 

In Isaiah we read that with joy we are to draw water from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). 

The bucket of faith.  

The rope of grace. 

Sometimes we can pull it up on our own.   Sometimes we line up at the rope with people in front of us.  People behind us.  Whatever it takes. 

But here is my key -- let each day be a new beginning. 

My life is not one big arc, but a series of many many small ones. 

13 comments

Connie | January 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

You spoke in Stake Conference? Wish I could have heard you. Beautiful thoughts, yours and Isaiah's.

Garden of Egan | January 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Beautiful thoughts. Something to ponder. You should post your talk....all of it. I bet is was amazing.

Barbaloot | January 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Yikes-speaking in stake conference would terrify me. I'm sure you did amazing---the thoughts you posted a beautiful!

lesa | January 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Hello. While you were speaking in Stake Conference, I was speaking about music in my ward.

Hope you have a good week!

(you should share some of your talk on your blog)

Bossy Betty | January 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Thanks, Kazzy. I needed to hear this today.

wendy | January 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kazzy...I wish I could have heard your talk at Stake Conference. These words alone are very moving to me.
You are a tower of faith and strength
and little do you know
I draw from YOU

Ann Marie | January 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I love what you have shared.
Applies to me so very much.

I bet your talk was fabulous!
Did they have you sing too? ♥

Joanie | January 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I love your quote, let each day be a new beginning! I bet you did a great job with your talk.

Lara | January 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

That really is the key, isn't it? It's one that I forget to use quite often, as I bash myself for all the mistakes of yesterday.

Wish I could have heard your talk. I am positive it was wonderful and that people were blessed by your thoughts.

Charlotte | January 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I love that every day is a new beginning. Sometimes that is all that keeps me going.

Serene is my name, not my life! | January 26, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I really love your thoughts, so true.

Sometimes that's all we can do, right? Take one day at a time and view each one as a new beginning.

heather | January 28, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Wish I could have heard that talk!

misssrobin | February 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I thought your metaphor was beautiful. Especially the idea that our bucket can sometimes leak and require repair.

I really appreciated your talk and found many truths in it to think deeply about.