Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September Days

 These kids had their Primary Program last week

Thursday, September 27, 2018

You don't like to or want to read the scriptures?

I had a hard time reading my scriptures during the summer because the time I normally do it (during Frank's nap) I was often with the older kids doing things, or I got interrupted a million times so it was hard to focus. And I've found it's hard to get back into a consistent routine.

Monday, September 17, 2018

By Small and Simple Things

I was talking to my brother a while ago and he was telling me about a time he felt he needed to kneel down and ask God what God wanted him to do. His answer was a big, life-changing move that seemed exciting to me and powerful because it came from God.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

We had a great summer

I tried to plan at the beginning of this summer to have a summer to remember and I must say that it worked! We did lots of fun things together, we tried lots of different things and we made some good memories. When the summer was over I wasn't sure I wanted it to end. We had had a great time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fully Known

I never knew how much deeper love would grow as you got older, and how much better it gets than the stuff they show as the "pinnacle of love" on tv. In our society, young, showy, "romantic" love is portrayed as the height of love, but the feelings between spouses grows into so much more than that as they choose to love each other year after year after year.  

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Motherhood Dreams left Unrealized

Before I became a mother, the thing I was most excited about was being able to mother however I wanted to. I was so excited to take the best from every mother I knew and make it my own. But now that I've been parenting for almost 8 years, the things I had imagined myself doing, the life I imagined myself living seems to be left unrealized. I thought I would be kinder, more organized, and a better parent. Yes, I try to teach my children to get along, to revere the scriptures, to be gentle and loving and a million other things I hope for my children to learn, but it's often apparent to me that that our reality does not match up with my ideals.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Help for the self-doubters

On your bad days, are you a self-promoter or a self-doubter? By that I mean, are you more inclined to find that everyone else is at fault except for you?  Or are you more likely to link all the problems in your life to your own weaknesses?