Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with - for you are a caretaker for those moments in time."
 -Doc Childre

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The temple is a point of intersection between heaven and earth. - Elder Bednar

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"We sit silently and watch the world around us.  This has taken us a lifetime to learn.  It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content.  The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure.  Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox." -Nicholas Sparks

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Prayer is the passport to peace."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Friday, September 19, 2014

It is so comforting to know that His love is constant! The Lord's invitation to "Come Follow Me" is always there. His covenants and promises don't change. I'm so so grateful for this knowledge! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"As we go about living from day to day, it is almost inevitable that our faith will be challenged. We may at times find ourselves surrounded by others and yet standing in the minority or even standing alone concerning what is acceptable and what is not. Do we have the moral courage to stand firm in our beliefs, even if by so doing we must stand alone?" -President Thomas S. Monson

"You be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow. There is no friendship more valuable than your own clear conscience, your own moral cleanliness-and what a glorious feeling it is to know that you stand in your appointed place clean and with confidence that you are worthy to do so." -President Thomas S. Monson

I saw an article floating around facebook that i finally took the time to read tonight. It was about Noelle Pikus Pace, the olympian.  She was in a prestigious photo shoot for athletes and was given an immodest dress to wear to show off her tone and lean body...even though all of the other athletes gladly complied, she said she only wore modest clothing and would be unable to wear the dress.  A year later she was in the same photo shoot and the people remembered her as being the "good christian girl" so they only had modest clothes for her to wear. In the article Noelle said this quote of President Monson's had an impact on her. It is a good reminder to stand for what we know is right even if we have to stand alone.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Prince Charming lives in a different world.  He doesn't live in this world." Lizzy, age 3

Monday, September 1, 2014

When it comes to parenting, "Whenever possible say yes, they are only kids once!" -Marjorie Hinckley
Photo: When it comes to parenting, "Whenever possible say yes, they are only kids once!" -Marjorie Hinckley

This quote reminds me of when i was visiting teaching a lady when henry was just a baby. Now i can't even remember her name but she had 3 little kids at the time and her oldest son came running in to where we were visiting and he said, "mom, can you make me a crown?" and she said "yes"  without any hesitation and she made him a crown while we were chatting. He was so happy and he used a blanket as a cape and put the crown on and pretended he was a king the rest of the visit. That made an impression on me.