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Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4

Today, as I studied 2 Nephi 4 for my scripture study, I was reminded of two important principles.  First of all, I must say how beautiful this chapter truly is.   I love the great list of qualities of the Savior it provides.  As I read I was reminded of how thankful I was for each… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4

Scripture Sunday

Parental Love

I've been pondering the concept of parental love of a "goodly" parent for the last couple of months. I am learning more and more from day to day that the love of a parent for a child is the most profound because it lasts more than a life time. It lasts for an eternity. It… Continue reading Parental Love

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Putting My Christian Heart to Work Because I Have Been Given Much

I spent the weekend working... working when my heart really wanted to sit at my desk and listen to General Conference.  I worked on my set for many hours.  I worked on creating apple sauce at the request of my daughter.  I worked at creating a sugar free apple pie.  I worked at harvesting the… Continue reading Putting My Christian Heart to Work Because I Have Been Given Much

Scripture Sunday

LOVE is the Higher Law.

This past week I answered a question for my missionary daughter about the living a higher law. I gave it a ton of thought before I answered her.  I decided that living the higher law comes down to the two great commandments... Loving God and Loving your neighbor.  We are living the higher law when make… Continue reading LOVE is the Higher Law.

Scripture Sunday

I Will Praise Thee Forever

Today my heart is overwhelmed with awe and thanks giving because of the greatness of God. I am inspired by the song, How Great Thou Art.  A young Swedish minister, Reverend Carl Boberg of Monsteras, walked two miles along the southeast coast of Sweden in the rain and then was inspired to pen the words… Continue reading I Will Praise Thee Forever

Scripture Sunday

Finding the LORD of Lords

As we drove along yesterday on a long drive, my husband and I were listening to passages from the book of Helaman in the Book of Mormon for his morning scripture study.  a thought suddenly occurred to me... These people were Old Testament people.   They had not yet met the Savior, even they had firm… Continue reading Finding the LORD of Lords

Scripture Sunday

Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

I have made a new discovery for myself.  I have been focusing on spiritually grounding myself with daily scripture study and prayer.  Sadly, my commitment to my scripture study, and most frequently, prayer is irregular at best.  Don't get me wrong.  I am much better at these two practices than I used to be and… Continue reading Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

Scripture Sunday

Refining Moments

I've been pondering an idea for a couple of days... If we will be humble, the Lord will refine us. I am not being refined in some dramatic fashion.  It's on a small scale.  No Saul/Paul or Alma experiences happening here.  It's more like a little every day.  And frankly, though it is painful in… Continue reading Refining Moments