Sunday, April 12, 2015

Through the Looking Glass

View of the Wasatch mountains from Herriman
Praise Him for the mountains!!
We moved to Herriman, UT on June 23, 2014. 9 months after we agreed that we were both feeling called to Utah. The details of our journey were completely orchestrated by God, from the Greer home selling in 3 weeks to Brian's job offering for him to stay on with them remotely! I often say that the Lord is merciful in only showing us 1 step at a time. If we were to see all the way to the end we would be overwhelmed and most likely back out. Mercifully He gives us the grace needed for each step.

As Brian says (quite often) "sanctification's hard y'all!" Our vision of what this journey would be was much different than the reality. This place is much like home, but much different as well. There are wards on every corner instead of Baptist churches. There are 3 LDS temples within view of my neighborhood. I am surrounded by people who believe they are Christians but couldn't be farther from the truth of the gospel. Our ideas of living in community were maybe too lofty and unrealistic. On one hand we have never been this close and open with a group of people. On the other hand relationships still feel distant and sometimes forced.

Brian and I at the top of Ensign Peak,
overlooking downtown SLC
#6 =)
The Lord has been faithful to bring our family closer together. Coming together for such a difficult task has bonded us in a way I didn't dream possible. We love and respect each other more now that we see what each other is willing to do out of love for our God. It was a rocky start when we first arrived but praise God He is faithful! He opened our eyes to the discipline needs in us and our children. We followed His guiding and our children are so much different now! It pains me to hear moms speak of their children like they are a nuisance! Our children are "a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!" ~Psalm 127:3-5
#1-5 =)
Our "quiver"
We are currently living out here, trying to love on our neighbors and live out the call to take up our cross daily. It is not easy, but the Lord never said that it would be. He said "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33


  1. Thanks for sharing. I think we need to be constantly reminded that it is not easy, but He is our comfort and strength. Thank you for that reminder and the open honesty of your post.

  2. I am so proud of the woman, wife and mother you have become. God has truly blessed me. I will always love, support and pray for you. You and my grandchildren are my heart!
    Love, Mom

  3. Am enjoying your blogs....just figured out how to post a comment..😜! What a blessing you all are!


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