Scripture Sunday

Contention – Nobody Got Time For That!

"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!

Scripture Sunday

The Gift of Love

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

Warrior Wednesday

A Warrior is Wise

Yesterday the dear prophet and president of my church passed from this life.  For 50 year of my life, nearly all of it, this wise man has taught me much.  As I looked through a collection of quotes from him this morning, I realized that many of my "quests," my mission in life, have been… Continue reading A Warrior is Wise

Family Friday

Wrapping up 2017 at the Boyacks

What a great week!  John returned from visiting his parents.  His mom gave him this beautiful tea cup owned by his Great Grandma Lillian Brockbank.  He had a good visit with his family.  The last lunch he ate with his dad was a memorable lunch.  As he was entering the lunch room, he witnessed a… Continue reading Wrapping up 2017 at the Boyacks

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#bethelight – Day 44

Yesterday I made an effort to be patent during misunderstandings.  Yesterday I helped someone who was in need of the help to find something lost.  It was a long day, yet it was a good day. Jesus taught:   "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  —Matthew 6:21 There’s nothing wrong with having… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 44

Warrior Wednesday

A Warrior Continues to Forgive

Once upon a time I thought that forgiveness indicated that whatever action a person did was acceptable.  This thought made forgiveness hard.  As I gain more understanding and wisdom, I realize that this is not forgiveness.  I am discovering that forgiveness is letting go.  Forgiving is an ongoing practice for me. A warrior forgives because… Continue reading A Warrior Continues to Forgive

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#bethelight – Day 26

Yesterday we started the home decorating.  The mood is so happy around the house.  We still have more to go.  I'm sure we will get to it later in the week. Today is the Sabbath.  Today, as I reflect on the past 26 days, I am realizing more and more just how profoundly I have… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 26

Family Friday

Family Comes First

I have been struggling about what to write for Family Friday this week because I didn't get any pictures and our week has been ordinary and usual.  Then it dawned on me, EVERY DAY is a family day!  Family comes first... even on busy weeks our activities reflect that family comes first. The importance of… Continue reading Family Comes First

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#bethegood – Day 16

Yesterday I gave out compliments all day.  It was fun!  However, I did notice that many people were skeptical of my sincerity.  It's like they never hear a compliment so when they do hear one they think the person giving a compliment is after something.  I made an effort to ensure that I was sincere. … Continue reading #bethegood – Day 16

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#bethelight – Day 14

Yesterday I used the names of every student... I even used the correct name. hehehe.  At first they all thought something was up because I greeted them at the door and called them by name somehow in the greeting.  I was actually fun to mess with their minds a little.  However, I did notice that… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 14