This Little Piggy Had None

In Blog, Faith, Joy, Words by Wendy1 Comment

Recently I was asked to participate in a Relief Society activity. The theme was the nursery rhyme of This Little Piggy. There were 4 stations set up where we would move as a group to learn about couponing from one, home organization from another, hear some awesome facts and testimonies about the importance of eating together as a family and finally onto the Little Piggy had none, but found joy in life, which was what I spoke on.

Of course there were treats after it was said and done so that no one would be crying, Wee wee wee… all the way home because they didn’t get a cookie. It was a really sweet activity. Because I know there were many sisters in my area that couldn’t attend, I am going to share the thoughts I shared here in hopes that it will touch your hearts too.

Joy – The Little Piggy Who Had None and Had Joy

Let’s begin with a story:

This little piggy went to the market with her coupons and saved lots of money. This little piggy went home and got organized and then came and organized my home. This little piggy got stuffed eating roast with her family and then shared the recipe. And this little piggy had none and found joy in life…


…except that wasn’t always true.

Weighed down by heavy self-doubt, negative beliefs about her life, fear, stress, financial troubles, broken relationships, too much to do and not enough time, she found that she, like many pigs before her, could not fly. In fact she thought it was impossible.

But the thought of flying, of being so free, when she would let it enter her heart would chase away the doubt and stress and would bring her so much joy, or at least the promise of joy. To be so free seemed impossible and yet she had been told so many times that it was possible, that it was true.

But no matter how much she tried to fly, anchored to her doubts, fears, and stress she stayed tethered to the ground.


Sisters I know how this piggy feels. I hear the promises God makes to all of us if we would just let go and trust him, but I still find myself clinging to my doubts and fears, unable to let go of negative feelings and beliefs from the past, holding onto every dollar like it is my last instead of having faith that God is the one who truly provides.

Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t my doubts but my fear of flying that keeps me anchored to the ground. To fully trust in God takes courage, it takes faith, faith to let go and fly with someone else in control. It can feel vulnerable and scary… walking fully planted on the ground can sometimes feel more steady, more sure. That is where our doubts keep us, on the ground.

But how many of you have ever felt your soul cry out for more, to truly be free and fly? I know mine has!

Today I want to share with you the principles of — Every, Always, All, Never, Ever. (Say that 10 times fast! I hope you will and commit it to memory!)

When God says… Every, Always, All, Never, Ever… He means it.

These are the truths that cut the ties to our doubts and let’s us be free so that our souls can fly.

I want Joy to fly just as much as I want all of us to fly! She wishes she had none of these things that hold her down, just as much as we, too, wish we had none. And we can, we just have to believe and let those true beliefs cut the ties to the weights in our lives that are holding us down.

As you read the following scriptures try to image each of them cutting the ties to those things that are keeping Joy from flying.

Doc and Cov 6:36 Look unto me in EVERY thought; doubt not, fear not. 

{cut string}

2 Thess 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace ALWAYS by ALL means. The Lord be with you ALL. 

{cut 2 strings}

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will NEVER leave thee, NOR FORSAKE thee. 

{cut string}

Sisters, Christ will never forsake us. He reminds us so many times in the scriptures that he won’t forsake us. And if you have any doubt what that phrase means to Christ just remember how he cried out on the cross, Father why hast thou forsaken me? He has felt the pain of feeling lonely in the midst of doing what seemed impossible and now extends a promise to you that he will never forsake you. And sisters he means it! Never means never to the lord.

Helaman 5:12 And now, my [piggies], remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, {while you are flying up in the sky with faith} it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

I testify that Jesus Christ is always there for us and that we need none other that him.

{Cut the last string and watch Joy fly.}

This little piggy had none because she believed… and she had joy… and she flew. I hope that you will too!

For another article on the topic of living happy, visit How to Be Happy.



  1. Hi Wendy,

    As I read, I worry, for the women who are being abused in our church by priesthood leaders! I’ve had two different experiences… A young men president was abusing his wife for all their marriage, 9 children, and a dutiful “molly Mormon” wife, my friend. And now a Branch President, who’s wife is also my dear friend, is being verbally abused, he is kind of a narsacist type, everybody loves him and thinks he’s great, but at home, it’s a different story. ( PLEASE, don’t get me wrong… I know These are choices of men and not at all how Christ teaches us how to be in His Church).

    But…do we need to add to these messages… If you are being abused…? The experiences of my two friends haunt me whenever I hear these wonderful kind of messages, because they apply it to themselves…” If only I was…sweeter, kinder, cooked better…”you know, the typical thing abused women do. Abused women need to apply these messages to themselves, but while their walking out the door!

    I guess I don’t know how to take or give these kind of messages anymore, it truly troubles me for my friends and other women in the church? When I’m sitting in relief society on Sunday and looking around at the other sisters, wondering which of them is being abused? I fear it may be too common? How do we help them and continue share uplifting messages?

    I would love to hear your thoughts on this as I can’t go to my Branch President?

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