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.