Saturday, November 20, 2010


I have heard some recent discussion about the origins of holidays. Christmas and Easter in particular. Some have been pretty heated and I have come to a realization that I'm just glad we have these holidays, however they came about. I'm grateful that Christmas and Easter are both reminders of our Savior Jesus Christ. I have always enjoyed the difference in people around the holidays. People are more kind, gentle and loving toward others, even strangers. Whether these people are Christian or not, it seems that we all take on Christlike attributes more readily. I love it. I wish that we were all better throughout the year, but at least for over a month each year, society as a whole is more Christlike. I intend to enjoy and share it for more than just a few months.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gila Valley Temple Dedication

I am so grateful we could go to the Temple Dedication today. I really felt the Holy Spirit of God when President Eyring got up and spoke.

I know He is a Prophet of God and an Apostle of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful that I could take all of my children to the Open House and have our entire family in the Celestial Room together.

That was so cool. I am grateful for all the people who sacrificed and served to create this "Heaven on Earth." I know the Temple really is God's House.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Loving myself and becoming more like Christ

I often try to be aware of whether or not I am DOING what God wants me to do. Okay, I admit that sometimes I stress about it. There are so many things to do, and not enough time, and I want to make sure I am doing the best things. I often berate myself for wasting time. This morning as I prayed, I worriedly asked Heavenly Father, "but am I doing the right thing?" The answer came clearly, "stop worrying about DOING the right thing perfectly. It is more important to BECOME the right person through whatever you do and the power of Jesus Christ's Atonement." I am so grateful to experience life that helps me become a better person. I am so grateful for a Savior to atone for my sins and mistakes and even reclaim them into something good: a learning and growing experience to help me become more like Him.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Things as They Really Are--A Warning

Which picture is fake and which picture is real? Read Elder Bednar's talk to find out the answer and why it is important.

“Nearly 40% of men and 53% of women who play online games said their virtual friends were equal to or better than their real-life friends, according to a survey of 30,000 gamers conducted by … a recent Ph.D. graduate from Stanford University. More than a quarter of gamers [who responded indicated that] the emotional highlight of the past week occurred in a computer world.”

I would love for everyone I know and love to study this article. It is not an easy read, or a short read, but very powerful.

My husband and I laugh about the way we sit a few feet from each other in the office. We are each on our own computer and we flirt with each other through facebook. After reading Elder Bednar's talk, maybe it's not so funny.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Elder Ballard's Talk

This is What Started It All! Please Join the Conversation!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Belated Easter Post

I have had such a beautiful Easter. I am so grateful for the generous gift of the resurrection. I am so happy for the hope and promise that I will see those angels again who have passed away before me. I am eternally grateful for the love and patience of my Savior. I look forward to seeing Him again the most. I hope that I will KNOW Him and that He will KNOW me.

Service in Africa by Africans

I found this great video on one of my new favorite sites.