We celebrated love this week with Valentine's Day. It's got me thinking more about all of the aspects of love. I looked at an old blog post I posted many years ago and decided to give it a face lift... adding a little here and there from a few more years of experience. One of… Continue reading Aspects of Love
I've been thinking all day about the burden that comes with agency. I've been thinking about the price that comes with agency. Agency is a priceless, sacred, eternal gift. Agency is the power to think, to choose, and to act for ourselves. Agency presents endless possibilities and opportunities. Attached to these possibilities and opportunities is… Continue reading Blessing or Burden
"And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another." Mosiah 18:21 I've been thinking about and pondering this scripture for a couple of… Continue reading Contention – Nobody Got Time For That!
One of the greatest rewards of surviving the sleepless nights of night feedings, the sleepless night of worry, the sleepless nights of “talkative” teens, and the sleepless nights of wondering how to pay for that mission, wedding or college is the joy of being a grandparent. I love making faces at little Freya and getting… Continue reading The Gift of Love
This past Christmas we gave my daughter a new cell phone. This phone can help her to keep in touch with her parents. This phone can give her knowledge when she has a desire to search. This phone can guide her when she needs direction. This phone can help her to stay connected to things… Continue reading The Gift of the Holy Ghost
Today I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting today. Here it is in all it's glory... To introduce my subject I decided to write a parable... the Parable of the Pen... and Shane the Sheep (no relation to Shawn the Sheep). As inspiration for this parable I look to John chapter 10 where Jesus makes… Continue reading The Gift of Repentance – The Parable of the Pen and Shane the Sheep
So much to think about today! Today I taught a lesson in Sunday School about symbolism. We had a great discussion. The kids were very engaged. I will talk about what we talked about in another blog on a different date. But I do want to address symbolism. I have been fascinated with symbolism for much of my adult life. Symbols… Continue reading Symbolism
I have a serious case of "stillness illness." It is my habit to live life in a constant state of business. Work must be done. Children must be chauffeured. Friends and family need our attention. Seriously. I live a life that is a whirlwind of activity. December is no exception. I spend my time rushing… Continue reading Stillness Illness
A testimony is the personal assurance of Jesus Christ's divinity, that Jesus is the Christ. Paul wrote, "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). To gain a testimony we must hear of Christ. We must pray for divine conformation as witnessed by the Holy Ghost. We must be willing… Continue reading Cultivating My Testimony of Jesus, the Christ.
I have been pondering prayer and receiving answers to prayers this past week. I think of the things I prayer for... greater faith, love, holiness, wisdom, discernment, God's grace, courage, patience, the joy that only God can grant along with the basic daily needs my family and I stand in need of each day... and… Continue reading Expect the Unexpected