Note: For the duration of Riley's mission, this blog will be produced and edited by his parents, Daisy and Todd Stonely.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Week 101: Breaking Down Walls

Dear friends and family,

This week I learned this,

"There is no wall you cant...
     ...walk around,
     ...jump over,
     ...dig under,
     ...break through,
     ...or push aside."

As I sat reflecting on many things from the past week, that thought came to mind. There are many problems, issues, adversities and things pertaining to this earth life that are in our daily walk of discipleship. As I thought back on everything that I've gone through, I've realized that there has been a solution to everything. And If there hasn't, then it wasn't that important and I was able to push it aside trusting in the Lord. I have felt at peace knowing that through the Atonement of the Lord, we receive strength and peace throughout all the learning opportunities that the Lord blesses us with daily, weekly, yearly and for the rest of our lives. Some of the WORST, yet BEST advice that I have received from people this past week is that trials will only continue to come if not get bigger. HAHA Not sure that is something anyone wants to hear, though I feel glad that my learning doesn't stop here. I guess that is what we have life for :) So, I guess the thought of the week is that if you feel like you are stuck with a wall in front of you, find out how to jump over, dig under, have the patience to walk around, the strength to push through, or simply just put it aside and keep going through :) I love you all so much and am so very grateful for the many blessings that you all have given to me in my life! I wish you all the best of luck in all your journeys!

Elder Stonely

Here are some cool pictures :) Its been a while...