This morning I was asked to help with singing time in Primary at church. I wasn't really sure I knew what I was going to do. I had a couple ideas, but I wasn't exactly positive what I was going to do and how I was going to teach singing time. This group of kids… Continue reading Building a Thanksgiving Map
This week I was watching the Hallmark Channel series The Good Witch and I heard this quote, "Hate traps you in the past." This quote led me to ponder forgiveness for several days. I think that forgiveness is often a misunderstood principle. This is usually the case when we are in need of forgiving an… Continue reading Breaking Free of the “Self-Pity Party” – Thoughts on Forgiveness
My husband has been away on business all week but I was determined to at least start this new thing off to the best of my ability. So, last Sunday, I sat down with Lilli and we made a plan. First, we assigned reading for each day of the week and we talked about using… Continue reading Reflections on Come Follow Me – the First Week
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
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
When my kids were little, I did my best to teach them to live a good life, to be nice people. I tried my best to show them the difference between right and wrong. I did my best to teach them to be their best self. "Train up a child in the way he should… Continue reading No Other Name
So many things to think about... it's exhausting. It is super cool that someone creative makes these little pictures that will now go in my electronic picture frame, reminding me of the many lessons learned this General Conference.
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
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.
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