The Vital Need for Daily Protection



Can you agree with me that the world is a crazier, darker place right now than it has ever been before?  Daily reminders abound to freak me out.  Stress over the presidential election, terrorism rising at a deadly rate,  wars and rumors of wars, natural and not-so-natural disasters everywhere you turn.  Maybe I need to stay away from Facebook, or watch the national news a little less–though that is hard to do.  And then there is the busyness of everyday life!  My goodness.  So much going on, and not enough time to sift through it and choose over Good, Better, Best.

Today, as I pondered what to share with you, an image came to mind that I did see on Facebook.  A friend had shared this and when I saw it, it immediately gave me a sense of peace.  


I was reminded that if we will take the time to do our personal spiritual preparation–study, meditation, scripture reading, praying, whatever you do to connect to a higher power–we will be protected and will be putting on a spiritual armor that will help to protect and shield us, as much as possible, from those things that would attempt to destroy us and pull us down to a level where we just do NOT want to be.

Do this for yourself, do this with your families.  Strengthen your soul.  Prepare for your everyday battles.


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More Meaningful Prayer

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I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with having a daily, meaningful prayer life.  My parents tried to instill regular prayer into our lives as a family, but we were not always as supportive to them and consistent as we could have been.  How do you make time in your life for this vital communication with a loving Heavenly Father?  Please comment and share with us, if you would like to. 

For me, reading over some  highlights from our recent LDS General Conference helped me today as I was trying to figure out a thought to share with you.  This has a lot of truth to it, when you think about how our prayers can be at times, or all of the time.  I am really going to work on this–it’s definitely a crucial building block for increased spirituality in our lives.


“We need to pray from our hearts. Polite recitations of past and upcoming activities, punctuated with some requests for blessings, cannot constitute the kind of communing with God that brings enduring power. Are you willing to pray to know how to pray for more power? The Lord will teach you.”

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