Why I have a blog

Mar
2014
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I’m not very good at expressing my thoughts; verbally or written. I’m just not. Some writers and speakers possess this amazing talent that allows them to take their audience to the place they need to be in order to hear the message they are giving. I am not one of them. My writing style is actually pretty boring. And not only that, I think it’s kind of hard to follow me because I start rambling all over the place. One minute I’m talking about the present and the next minute I’m talking about something that happened in 1982. I suppose it’s the conversationalist in me. I’m sure in time I’ll get better, but for now it’s important to me that I just write.

That being said, there are so many experiences I have that literally leave me wondering how people could ever wonder of God’s existence. I think that sounds a little narrow  minded, but I don’t know how else to explain it. My life has been filled with “chance meetings” with individuals who showed up at just the right time and conversations timed so perfectly that have left me….speechless. Each has proven to me that God knows me, He knows of my circumstances and He loves me. For this reason it is is important to me to share them.

Write them in my journal you say? Well, yes, I do that too. But from somewhere deep inside I feel encouraged to share parts of my life on this platform. I don’t know how to explain it – I can just feel someone kind of cheering me on. I don’t share everything. In fact, sometimes I forget I even have a blog and then one day something happens and I just have this thought that floats across my mind, “You should write about that.” And I think to myself, ya, I guess that was pretty cool. So I do. 🙂

Do I think this will help anyone? Honestly, I don’t think anyone but my husband reads this blog so I would guess not. (shrug) For now I’m just happy walking by faith.

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So, we’ve prayed, read, fasted, studied, pondered and anything else we could possibly do to seek the counsel of Heavenly Father and have decided that we will be moving to Texas. We took our family down there last week and I’m really glad we did. We were able to determine what city we would live in and we just need to wait until our house sells to move down there.

I have felt a lot of peace throughout this experience. I don’t know if it will happen before or after school is out, but I do know that we are in the Lord’s Hands. We have felt Him involved in this experience since day one. I am grateful for the assurance I have felt these past few months. If I hadn’t felt it I think I would have felt like I was going crazy.

Heavenly Father is truly mindful of us and I am grateful for good friends who reminds me of that.

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About a month ago some stirrings occurred within our hearts (my husband’s and mine) that it is time to put our home up for sale. It came out of nowhere and caught us completely off guard.

What?! Put our house up for sale? NOW?! But we have a Senior in high school and I just accepted a calling that I’ve only been serving in for four months. Really? Now?

And the answer came: Yes. Now.

Okay, we’ll start getting our house ready to sell and put it up after school is out.

No. Now.

Okay, we’ll put it up once the term is over.

No. Now.

Okay, we’ll put it up for sale now.

Peace…..

But where will we go?

Get your home up for sale.

Okay. 🙂

Peace…..

Most often I don’t understand the Lord’s timing, but I do trust it. I’m very interested to see why we needed to get our home up for sale now and where we will end up moving. It’s exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I am learning so much and am humbled by it all and grateful that our whole family is experiencing this together.

The sign goes up tomorrow.

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Check this out!!!!!

http://www.lds.org/church/news/first-presidency-announces-new-general-womens-meeting?lang=eng

 

So. Super. Duper. Excited. About. This!!!!

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I loved General Conference, but I believe the RS Broadcast spoke more to my heart than anything. I particularly loved Sister Burton’s talk. It can be viewed here: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/general-relief-society-meeting/2013/09/the-power-joy-and-love-of-covenant-keeping?lang=eng

My favorite part of her whole talk?

“Oh, sisters, we all have burdens to bear and burdens to share. An invitation to bear one another’s burdens is an invitation to keep our covenants.”

Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E this!