Sunday, May 13, 2018

My Mother

I love this quote! My mother did this so well. Her joy was(and is) found in being a wife and a mother and creating a home. I always felt so loved and valued growing up. I didn't even know that there were other things my mom could be doing with her time than raising a family. She made mothering her life and her joy. I am so grateful to her for her example of motherhood, gratitude, joy, creating beauty and seeing the beauty all around and sharing family love! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Teachings from President Russell M Nelson
A Plea to My Sisters, October 2015

"We need women with the gift of discernment who can view 
the trends in the world and detect those that, 
however popular, are shallow or dangerous.
We need women who know how to make
 important things happen by their faith and who are courageous
 defenders of morality and families in a sin-sick world. 
We need women who are devoted to shepherding
 God’s children along the covenant path toward exaltation; 
women who know how to receive personal revelation, 
who understand the power and peace of the temple endowment; 
women who know how to call upon the powers of heaven to 
protect and strengthen children and families; women who teach fearlessly."
My mother-in-law and her sister...such examples of strength of character, sincere desire to love and serve God and to "shepherd God's children along the covenant path" 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Sabbath Is a Delight, April 2015-President Russell M Nelson
"Not pursuing your “own pleasure” on the Sabbath requires self-discipline. 
You may have to deny yourself of something you might like. 
If you choose to delight yourself in the Lord, 
you will not permit yourself to treat it as any other day. 
Routine and recreational activities can be done some other time."

Sunday, April 15, 2018

“Nothing will surprise us more than when we get to heaven and see the Father and realize how well we know Him and how familiar His face is to us.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

Today we had the special opportunity to hear Elder Christofferson speak at our stake conference.  He shared this quote in his talk.  He also talked about how God is not a stranger from afar but we are known to Him and are his children.  After the meeting he invited all the children and youth to come shake his hand.  We were listening at another church building on a broadcast, so Lanning rushed Henry and Lizzy over so they could meet an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Thursday, March 15, 2018

"Hobbies can aid in spiritual development. 
Worthy music, dance, art, and writing are among
the creative activities that can enrich the soul.
 A good hobby can dispel heartache and give zest to life."
-President Russell M. Nelson

i love love love it when my kids find joy in dancing, creating art, using their imagination while playing, listening to uplifting music and i enjoy doing those things too!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"To build a house straight and strong, you do not choose crooked boards. 
So to build your eternal destiny, you cannot—you must not—limit lessons 
only to those warped to exclude revelation from God." 
-President Russell M Nelson

this quote by President Nelson stuck out to me probably because we are in the process of preparing to build a home. Right now we are working on house plans and all the details and measurements that go into it.  Makes sense that this earth life we are building our eternity by the small and simple things we do and choose each day. Building our lives with revelations from God will provide the eternal destiny we desire.