WIP: The Effectual Struggle

 Do you ever feel like that scripture from Mosiah 7:18? 

"Notwithstanding our many strugglings, which have been in vain; yet I trust there remaineth an effectual struggle to be made."

That is my work in progress currently. 

Actually, that is my life.

Do you know what effectual means? Google says "successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective."

There yet remaineth an effectual struggle.

I'll take the struggle if it's effectual.

I'll do anything I need to, if it's effectual.

I think I like that word.

May your struggles all be effectual.

The Hidden Bench Photo by JoLyn Brown


  1. I like that. Effectual. Keep pressing forward, and like you, I hope my work and my struggles are effectual. Great photo-is that your backyard?

  2. Great attitude and a nice post. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for your comments. Robin, the bench is actually at BYU. I thought it was appropriate because it's hidden along this stretch of road that seems so unwelcoming (next to a stop light at the edge of campus.) Then you get close and there's this little bench right in the dead center of the flowers. I think that's how life is. You think your headed for something ugly, but find something beautiful instead.