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
Let's be thankful to God 365 day in a row. Join me in thanking God when the sun shines down on us and when we find ourselves weathering the storms of life. Let us thank Him for all His goodness in the good times and in the hard times. Let's thank Him when He strengthens us and when He restores peace. Join me for the next year as I ponder on all of His goodness, tender mercies and blessing - large and small - that He showers on our lives each day.
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 came across the coolest book! Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas A Savior is Born, created by Patti Rokus (don't you love how even her name includes rocks?) has given me a new perspective on rocks. https://www.amazon.com/Savior-Born-Rocks-Story-Christmas/dp/0310764963/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1533757608&sr=8-2&keywords=a+savior+is+born&linkCode=sl1&tag=rockstellstor-20&linkId=018660172ab1aecedcc921aed82af1c4&language=en_US She used rocks she picked up along the paths of her walks to create stunning pictures of… Continue reading More Than Satisfied With “A Savior Is Born -a picture book
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.
Everyday I send my daughter out into the world hoping I have instilled this principle into her heart. Warriors put on their armory every day. A Warrior protects her mind with the helmet of salvation. A Warrior protects her virtue girt about with truth. A Warrior protects her heart with the breastplate of righteousness. A… Continue reading Warrior Women are Ready for the Day
I am discovering more and more throughout life that God does not NEED me to be nice. I NEED me to be nice. Helping other and being kind to everyone you encounter warms your own heart. Helping others gives you a fresh perspective and keeps you from focusing on your own problems. Drawing the focus… Continue reading I Need to be Nice for Me
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