Merry Christmas!! Today, I talk about choosing to walk in the light rather than darkness during times of trial.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Angels are helping us in our times of trial even if we don’t notice them.
  • Our thought patterns are like waking through tall grass. Our typical patterns are well-worn paths and are easy to walk through. It takes effort to try a new path, but you can do it!
  • Read the questions to ask God. Open the scriptures and read a few verses. Then review and ponder the questions and see where the Spirit guides your thoughts.
  • Hone in on what is in your circle of influence.
  • Accept what phase of the Surviving to Thriving Framework you are in (Surviving, Re-Entry, Normalizing, Exploring, or Thriving). Own it and don’t try to keep a foot in the door in phases you aren’t really in right now!
  • Oftentimes when our circumstances get bigger than ourselves, contentment can be the first thing to go. Peace can go out the door right with it.
  • Accept the circumstances for what they are and remember they are temporary. It will help you find peace and contentment where you are.
  • I can find peace and contentment right now. I can feel satisfaction and successes with what I am doing right now. I can feel gratitude and joy right now. Even when things are so so so hard. And that absolutely comes from being taught how to walk in the light.
  • We have so much help.  We have so much love. We have so much support from God and from Jesus Christ and so many others.
  • It takes work to choose to keep fighting to stay in your circle of influences, but you can do it!


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