Sunday, July 15, 2018

The kids and I are trying an experiment of speaking only kind words to and about each other....My 5 year old said just an hour into the "experiment" with a big smile on her face "Mom, remember when i was being mean to Oliver? And now i'm like being nice to him!!" That was a huge step forward for us!!! We've already had quite a few steps backward in the kindness department but at least we are making steps forward too! Kindness is so good for our souls!

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."