Tuesday, March 29, 2016

the temple.

peace prevails.
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not in every moment of every day.
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just overall. on the whole. in general.
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when we're putting the kids to bed and ossi is struggling it's tempting to be reactive and irritated. the other night when we asked him to change his behavior he rudely responded, "you should be used to this by now. just deal with it."
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i don't know if there is ever one perfect way to parent in these types of situations, really. they are totally stress-inducing. all i know is that even though these moments are happening just as often as ever, that peace stays intact when it broke before.
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matt and i both feel it. and we think it's coming from the temple. we've been going there often to reflect and pray, to learn and serve. when we go to the temple we renew our commitment to each other, to our children, to our Heavenly Father.
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and to help us through keep those covenants there's this gift of persistent peace.
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"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14: 18, 27)

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