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Friday, November 14, 2014
Who would like to join me for a 40 day General Conference reading challenge?
How does it work?
You read one conference talk per day for 40 days in a row!
You might ask…what is the challenge about this because you usually read it before next General Conference? This time is really a challenge because it starts next Sunday and it will end on Christmas day! Just think about it…what better gift could you give yourself than the gift of following the prophet and honoring the Savior at this wonderful time of the year when our hearts are filled with gratitude and remembering the life of Christ!
What do you get in return (other than a stronger testimony of our Prophet, the Gospel and an amazing testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ)…a book mark to keep you on schedule.
So…are you up for the challenge?
Let me know if you would like to join me and I will drop off a bookmark to you.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
My beautiful niece, Brylie, was born with Chiari type 2 malformation. At two years old she had brain surgery at Primary Children's Hospital to have a shunt put in her head to relieve the fluid pressure on her brain which was caused by her Chiari. She has had many struggles to overcome and still has some to get through. She is definitely one of the strongest and bravest people I know.
So…today. we had the opportunity to participate and honor Brylie’s courage and participate in Annual Conquer Chiari walk. It was so much fun. I am grateful for this little girl. She has truly changed my life and brings so much happiness into our family. I love you Brylie.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Really needed this tonight…
Sometimes, the most important things you do each day are never even on your “to-do” list. You might worry about the things you never get done, but President Gordon B. Hinckley reminds us, “You never know how much good you do.”
There are times in life, when tender mercies come through a message in a little video. I love those moments.
Monday, September 15, 2014
One thing that I look forward to every week is Missionary Monday. I love receiving emails and letters in the mail from some of the most treasured young women in the world. I love watching my inbox fill with emails from these precious daughters of God. They are serving the Lord all over the world and not only blessing the lives of so many that they are coming contact with but they are blessing the lives of those here in their home stake. I am so blessed to know them and so grateful that they have come into my life. They truly are precious blessings that I treasure. Would you like to know what they had to say this week? Let me share a couple of comments…
From Russia, Sister Uhl shared her love of the temple with me. She said, “The temple is truly an amazing place and I'm sad that I can't go to one out here. I really look forward to the day when these European countries can have their own temple, the blessings are really amazing!
From Louisana, Sister Black wrote, “Sometimes we have to just let it be hard and trust that whatever it is we're going through is for our good. Like the scripture that says "be still and know that I am God." (D&C 101:16) So good. :)”
From Illinois, Sister Wells, shared, “…as you continue to do the Lords work, I know you will concur to feel reassuring peace come after you face the trials. :D I love you so much!!!”
From Guatemala, Sister Flewallen wrote, “I have learned that all I need to do is listen to the spirit and pray and lean on the Lord. Thank you for your example and for all that you do for me!”
From Poland, Sister Kuchar shared, “I know that God answers prayers and I'm grateful for the understanding I have been given this week.”
From Washington, Sister Hopkins said, “We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Heavenly Father knows this and out of His love for us He places us together so that we can continue to grow and progress towards our ultimate goal, living with Him in Heaven. :) This Gospel is, oh, so true! It is for everyone! It is a perfect Gospel that can touch the lives of us all.”
From Mexico, Sister Beckstead shared, “I feel like I’m in a huge spiritual bubble down here! I love that!
I love hearing from these missionaries. I am so proud of what they are doing. I love how I feel inside when I read their letters and how my heart is filled with the spirit. They have such powerful testimonies!!! Aw…I love them so much and blessed to know them!!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was over at Mom’s and noticed three adorable pumpkins placed in the middle of her kitchen island. I asked her where she purchased them because I wanted some just like them. She said that she made them. HUZZAH!!! Do you know what that means? Well, when she says that…that means she knows to make them and she can help me too. My mom is very creative and talented. I love how she is always making something. She is incredibly talents. I know that she would argue that she isn’t but I know that she is. I have witnessed that for so many years.
Today was the day that we found some time to make some of those adorable pumpkins. I was so excited because they were so simple and It didn’t take too much creative brain power to make them. HA HA I love how they turned out and I am excited to put them in my entrance way. AW…I love this time of year. Thanks Mom for sharing helping me create this cute decoration.