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You Have Nothing to Fear in the Journey

My pioneer ancestors endure such much sorrow and tribulation as they made there way for Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. I have family who were in the Martin and Willey Handcard Company. They left too late in the season and that year there was an early winter. There were lives lost, severe hunger, and difficult terrain to pull their carts, loaded with all they had. I am humbled by their faith and determination.


In a talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard entitled "You Have Nothing to Fear in the Journey" he says, "Our faith can help us be equally bod and fearless during the course of our respective journeys, whether we are parents working with a troubled child, a single parent trying to raise a worthy family, young people struggling to find a place in a wicked and confusing world, or a single person trying to make the journey through life alone. No matter how difficult the trail, and regardless of how heavy our load, we can take conform in knowing that others before us have borne life's most grievous trials and tragedies by looking to heaven for peace, comfort, and hopeful assurance. We can know as they knew that God is our Father, that He cares about us individually and collectively, and that as long as we continue to exercise faith and trust in Him there is nothing to fear in the journey." These words bring me great peace and a desire to trust fully in the love of God in my trials.


I love this image from Clark Kelley Price. In it you can see angles helping the saints pull and push their carts and wagons. I believe in angles, both from heaven and in those around us who help is move forward when we think we can't go one step further. It was sized to fit four pictures onto a sheet of white cardstock. The sentiment was added with text boxes and once it was printed it was cut down using a stitched rectangle die. The image was adhered to a smoky blue cardstock with dotliner adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

· Clark Kelley Price When the Angels Come Image

· Microsoft Word Sentiment (Bailey and Calibri Body Fonts)

· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

· Gray Blue Cardstock from Stash

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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