Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"“It makes me feel so much better to talk to these girls about all my memories of Megan,” Hunter Kanenwisher, a Staley High School junior who went to church with Megan, said while chatting with others who were close to Megan in one way or another."
For the last several weeks I have felt lifting from darkness and a release. I know that comes from Him. I lift my "Living" Prayer to Thee.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Unforgettable. Impressionable. 3 miles of memories, great conversation, and united purpose. All teenagers need to be involved in this program. How many of us remember being invincible? Just think back to when you were a teenager and then add the distractions that the youth have today. Unbelievable.
And I wonder....10% to their church....hmmm...that may have helped too. ♥
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Vernon Howard, 1918-1992
I loved this message when I read it this morning but I also got something else out of it other then "be teachable".
Be a forgiver. I think that may be something that I need to work on.
Hmmm. A lot to think about today.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Then this morning, as I was putting together my thoughts, I watched this video. President's Monson's birthday wish was just the thing I needed to hear. Be a friend. What does it mean to be a just and true friend? Make someones life a little easier. It doesn't have to be something monumental, expensive or grand although it can be very consequential.
A hug or kiss in friendship.
A phone call.
A letter or email.
A positive attitude and happy countenance.
An act of service.
Prayers on other's behalf.
A couple of weeks ago, I came home to an opened pink package on my kitchen counter. My daughter, coming home from school, had found it on the front porch with no note and in her excitement she'd opened a gift that had been intended for me. A sweet smelling candle with a beautiful inscription printed on the glass saying, "Trust in the Lord." It wasn't my birthday. It wasn't a special occasion. But I later learned that a friend had just dropped it by to say...hope you are okay and I'm thinking about you. I felt like I related to Joseph Smith when he said, "one token of friendship awakens and calls into action every sympathetic feeling".
While I wasn't imprisoned in a cold jail cell, suffering all kinds of inhumanity, I found myself that day in my own Liberty Jail moment. A time when I needed to feel hope. A time when my own mind felt cold and dark, sad and insecure.
Because of one token of friendship, hope was awakened in me. That token was the knowledge that someone else knows me and my heart and cares for me.
There are so many out there who are in need of hope. That is what this lesson is all about. Not about me...not about ourselves, but others.
In this time of sorrow and hardship in other's lives around us, may we remember this quote by Woodrow Wilson, "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
Be that friend that holds a world together.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My mom recently told me that I married the perfect person for me. She was right.
Happy Anniversary, love you.
Monday, September 7, 2009
When you show up in your favorite sports team logo
on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to Close
I can neither confirm nor deny this statement. But if I were a Chicken sandwich lover, I'd be high tailing it over there to find out. L., what do you say? :)
Just another day at the zoo for me.
One thing is for sure...I'll still wear white after today.
Happy Labor Day.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
It's all about fighting the urge to put up all the Halloween decorations...come on...I've only put up two scary candlesticks so far. :)
This year's September includes my passing into the "Fall" of my life. Yes, it's midlife crisis going on right here, right now. Lot's of thoughts going through my already anxiety ridden head right now. And it doesn't help that I'm in an Oscar funk too. I think September can cure me of that too.
Friday, September 4, 2009
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The more interest she has the more likely she'll come.
Trust me, you want these family photos.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This video shows the hope of healing. That hope comes from our Savior.
Healing comes even in the pits of hellish reality...through Him.
That is what I hope to never forget this 9/11.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This batch turned out 4 quart and 4 pint jars total. That ought to last us a week at least. ;) I still have a ton of peppers left if anyone is interested in having some. Also, I'd love to swap some for some tomatoes, if someone has an abundance of those!