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Today I am grateful for communication.  When all seems dark because of a misunderstanding it only takes a simple communication to see the light.

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Not one post in November….not O.N.E! How can that be? This is the life I’ve created for myself; entire months slipping by undetected  with those months turning into years. Must repent!!

My bad habit

Oct
2011
05

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I have this really bad habit that I’ve become acutely aware of because of how much it is affecting my family. I have noticed that I take care of the urgent at the expense of the what’s really important such as creating charts and schedules to create order in my home instead of saying my morning prayers. I rationalize it by saying that I will have more time to pray if I can become more organized, but instead I feel like I’m always catching up.

I know that I need to start doing the important things. It sounds to me like I need to evaluate what is really important to me in my life. Hmmm…. This has been a good session today. 🙂  Let the evaluating begin!

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I knew that reading scriptures in the morning had been a blessing to us, but I didn’t know how much until a friend asked me this morning how I was able to juggle being the Primary president and taking care of my family. I told her that I only felt this was possible through our daily habit of reading scriptures as a family. Starting off the day with this activity helps me remember my priorities. I literally feel blinders being put on me when I need to focus on my family more than my calling, then when my calling needs attention, the blinders are removed and I know how to move forward. It’s been an interesting and joyful experience and one I hope others can enjoy. Again, I contribute all of that to family scripture study. I’m not sure how it works, but it does. One day when the veil is removed I am sure I will be able to make sense of all of this and understand what made these blessings available to me and my family.

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During the Summer we decided that we would hold scriptures at 10:00 a.m. and it worked beautifully!  Since school has started scriptures has been a challenge for us with having to move it to 8:00 in the evening and my husband and I have noticed a dramatic difference.  This, of course, became a topic of discussion between the two of us of great importance. We decided that it really was going to be best for all of us to read together in the morning.  This would mean that we all needed to get up…EARLY.

DH and I decided to hold a family council during FHE to discuss this matter further with our six children.  After a productive discussion we all came to the conclusion that if I would make breakfast so we could be fed spiritually as well as physically everyone would gladly make the sacrifice to get up in time to be ready to read by 6:45.  It was a brilliant plan and the best part was that it worked!…today.

I do not own a pair of rose colored glasses, therefore, I understand that it will be normal to have set backs along the way, but I believe we will all be able to keep this up because of how great it makes us feel.  If you knew our family you would understand the miracle it is for all of us to willingly get up in time for scriptures at 6:45.  No coercion.  No criticism. No complaining.  Just love, service, and sacrifice.  Today I truly stand all amazed!!