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
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
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
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
A few weeks ago I was helping a student pick a song for an audition for an upcoming musical at school. As I glanced through the many musical theatre anthologies, my eye fell on the song "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon, the Musical. So many of my friends love this musical. To be… Continue reading I Believe
Today I was studying 1 Nephi (a book I am very familiar with as I have read it multiple times). I was impressed with Nephi saying he was the son of "goodly parents." What made them "goodly?" I looked up "goodly" in the dictionary. Here are a few of the definitions I found: Of good… Continue reading Journey to Be a Goodly Parent
The discussion this week at church was all about how we, as adults, can help strengthen the youth around us. As I listened, the thought came to me that we are strength all youth, not just church youth. Youth are under a massive, strategic attack. The adversary would like them to lose their identity, forget… Continue reading Enlisting in the Battalion