I don't need to win the Nobel Peace Price, I don't need to rule the world. I don't want to be President of the United States. I don't want to be governor, mayor or official dog poop cleaner. I just want to know that my presence in this world helped someone, somewhere, somehow. I know a lot of people think it is silly of me but I have to know I made a difference during this time Heavenly Father gave me to prove myself.
In the gathering of the experiences which comprise Forged in the Refiner's Fire it became easy to see that trials beset all of us . . . whether they are visible or not. It also became easy to see that those who choose to fight through those same trials and come out stronger and brighter on the other side are those who have succeeded. I know it's difficult at times to keep putting one foot in front of the other, but it helps to remember you aren't the only one going through it and Jesus Christ always awaits to lift that burden from your shoulders and walk with you, making that burden easier to bear.
Anyway, if you missed the reviews from all over North America here are the links to them:
Author, Jewel Adams -- Jewel's World
A Writer's Ramblings
Author, H.B. Moore's "LDS Readers"
Osmond Family Blog
Author, Jeff Savage at Six LDS Writers and a Frog
Author, Rebecca Shelley
Girl in a Whirl
Author, Tangled Words and Dreams
Columnist, Views from Hobbit Hole
Queen of the Clan
Queen of Chaos
A Ton of Authors and a Wannabe
Author, Shirley Bahlmann Biz
And just one last time, because I can't talk about Forged in the Refiner's Fire without showing this great video shot and produced by Reel Line Productions.