As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, keeping the Sabbath day holy is extremely important to me.  But it can sometimes be a challenge to find activities to do on Sundays in keeping with the spirit of the day.  Normally I attend church for three hours and then come home to read scripture, church publications, listen to spiritual music or General Conference talks, or work on my calling in the church.  But I still usually find myself looking for something to do by the evening (it doesn’t help that I’m a night owl).

So this past Sunday night, I decided to put my skills with the graphic design program, Illustrator, to work to create some spiritual art.  I assembled it from various free vectors I found online combined with one of my favorite scriptures from The Book of Mormon.  The scripture reads:

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust; and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also has become my salvation.

2 Nephi 22:2

Salvation - 2 Nephi 22:2

2 Nephi 22:2

This is one of my favorite scriptures because it reminds me to find joy in my Heavenly Father.  It reminds me to rejoice in his way as I follow in his footsteps and sing his praises.  I also reminds me that He is the strength in my life, and, whether I realize it or not, He is there to lean on.  There are so many times in my life that he carried me and sustained me that I didn’t even realize in the moment.  And I am so very grateful for His presence in my life!

Despite the challenges they sometimes present, I simply love Sundays.  I love taking a day to bask in the Spirit of the Lord.  So I will continue to find ways to keep the Sabbath day holy week after week.

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About Lauren

Lauren believes that life can be full of joy and gratitude especially in the face of life's toughest trials. A highly creative person, the 32-year-old has a background in web & graphic design, musical theater, competitive improvisation, film production, and Alternate Reality Games. She is passionate about creative writing and is working on the final drafts of two science fiction novels. As a graduate of Landmark Education she has developed herself personally and professionally allowing her to powerfully create the life that she wants. After being diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases including Myasthenia Gravis and Sjogren's Syndrome, she adapted to new limitations while also discovering new interests and creative outlets that have given her life renewed purpose. Although she was raised Jewish, she converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her faith helped her to endure and even flourish.