Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My New Adventures 42/100

Today I'm grateful for...

This little cutie was so tired from our weekend.
She chased the cat behind the couch and just
laid there for a while.
I thought she had fallen asleep, 
but as soon as she heard me behind 
her she turned around and looked at me.
I'm so thankful today
that I get to stay home and 
love on her all day long
after I finish school
this week!

The Word...

Psalm 37:3-4
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

I came across this verse today
and felt peace about some things.
If we trust in the the Lord
and go around doing good.
We will be fed.
Spiritually and physically.
If we take pleasure in serving
the Lord and keeping his commandments
and our covenants, he will 
give us the desires of our hearts.
I love that!

On my heart...

I started on my June tending list
in my Powersheets today!
Can I tell you how excited
I am to start a new adventure in June!
I'm planning on getting busy
with many of the goals
I set at the beginning of the year.
I have been slowly chipping away
at them, but I'm planning
on diving in to some of them
with renewed dedication.
One of the big ones
I'm going to be focusing on
is loving on my sweet family
and creating memories.
Yesterday was an awesome
day at Moab that really 
helped me rededicate myself
to that goal.
We had so much fun.
The baby and I did good
with the heat and hiking around.

I love my life!
God is good!

Monday, May 30, 2016


We just enjoyed a very quick trip to Moab!  L is so stinking cute! She's been a trooper with all the driving (which she hates) and all the hiking in the heat. We had a great time. 

We're still on our way home for work tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow with my regular posts:0)

Sunday, May 29, 2016


A quick trip to Moab tonight and tomorrow. L has loved seeing her Uncle Toby again and meeting his friends. We all spent a good amount of time just watching her having fun! 

She does not like road trips 😂

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Today I am thankful for...

I'm so grateful for this little monkey.
Today I was reminded by her grouchiness that
she is usually a very good baby.
Praying for her to sleep through the
night before we head out on our
first trip with her!

The Word...

1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another even as also ye do."

We're here on earth to lift and edify each other.
To work together.

On my heart...

I'm really feeling
kind of sad that
my Limitless buzz
is dwindling.
I'm glad I can return 
when I'd like to get back
in line with what God
wants me to be doing.

Ever since last weekend,
I've felt closer to my Savior
than I have in a very, very long time.
I'm so thankful for all He 
does for me and my family.
We are truly blessed.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Short 38/100

Today I'm thankful it's Friday and I get to have fun with my family this three day weekend.

I'm choosing to post quickly today. Instead of a perfect post, I'm choosing to just give you these few sentences.

Remember God lives and loves you!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Walk by Faith 37/100

Today I am grateful for...

L slept through the night last night.
Don't know exactly what's going on,
but the last few weeks she's having a 
hard time sleeping all night.
She wakes up at about 12:30 and 
has a hard time going back to sleep.

The Word...

2 Corinthians 5:7
"(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)"

Sometimes we really want to see,
but instead we get to walk by faith
and trust that things will work out
for our good.
We get to act in faith
believing that the Lord
will lead us and help
us create the things we
I know that there
have been many times
I've had to have faith
that things would work out.
There was a time that I wondered
if I would ever marry and 
have a family.
I got to have faith.
It took a long time,
but I had faith and
didn't give up on what
I wanted, and
the Lord has blessed me
with an amazing husband
and a sweet little daughter.
Faith brings miracles
even if they don't 
come when  you think 
they should come or
the way you think
they should come.

Hilary Weeks has an awesome song called
Better Promises.

Read my story about it here.
If you haven't listened to it before
look it up and listen.
It's an amazing song
remind us that the hard
times are how we grow
and sometimes Heavenly 
Father will tell us know because
He has better promises for our life.
It's an amazing truth
I've witnessed in my life!

On my heart...

L walked a couple of steps
 for the first time today.
This was the picture of
us trying to get her to
do it again when MHG
got home from work.
She didn't even want to stand up.
It was hilarious!
I was rolling on the floor!
Of course as soon as he left
she did it again.
I just realized I missed
her 10 month birthday!
For some reason I was thinking
it was next Tuesday, 
but it was this Tuesday.
I guess I'll be working on a 
picture for that in the next
couple of days.
Funny now that I think about
it, Tuesday was the day
she really was trying to
walk for the first time.
She's so cute.
I'm so glad she's mine.

A funny story to share.
Yesterday we had a talent
show at school.
One of my students was trying
to choose a volunteer for his
magic trick and everyone
was noisily raising their hands.
He told them he was 
looking for a person who
was sitting down and being
I was laughing on the inside.
It was so funny!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For Her 36/100

Today I am grateful for...

I am so grateful that I know how to read!
Those of you who know me,
know I love books and reading.
I'm so excited to share that love with my L!

The Word...

2 Nephi 25:26
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

A big part of why I write this blog
is to help L and any other children
we may have to know that
I have a testimony of Christ.
That I can see his hand in my life
and be grateful for this beautiful
life that is mine to choose.
I write so that they can 
see that Christ is the only 
way to get back to our eternal home.
I think of how important it was
in my life to hear the testimony
of my parents and how it had
a direct influence on my testimony.
They weren't perfect, 
but they turned to Christ in their
imperfections and relied on Him.
I hope to show my children
that we all have weaknesses.
None of us is perfect, 
but with Christ
and His Atonement
and His Grace,
we can become perfect
as He is perfect.

On my heart...

I've been thinking a lot 
today about my sweet L
and what I am teaching her.
Like I said above, I want
her to know my testimony
and to help her develop
her own testimony of Christ.

This last weekend at Limitless
there was a young girl
maybe 6 or 7 who was there
with her parents.
She participated and shared
in many of the activities.
She was a bright sweet kid.
On the last night,
we had an activity
where we share a message
with everyone in a group.
The message we believed 
they needed to hear.
I chose to think about
what I felt like Heavenly Father
wanted them to hear that night.
It was amazing
that I got a different message
to tell each person.
The one that touched me the
most was this little girl
who ended up being my group.
I watched her whisper into
each person's ear as they walked by.
The messages she shared
were simple and sweet
and pure coming from her
pure beautiful heart.
As I watched her start down
the line I couldn't help 
but think about L.
How I want to fill her
life with beauty and faith.
With purity and light.
With a knowledge of her
divine nature
and her purpose on earth.

How I wanted her to be surrounded
with angels like this little 
girl now was walking among our group.
How I wanted her to be an angel.
Always lifting others up
and helping them see.
As I thought all of this,
I could see her doing exactly 
that living in her soulful brilliance!

My daughter is such a light.
She's not very old, but
I knew from early on
that she was a being so
full of light and love
that people flock to her.
If she's already like this as 
a ten month old,
I can only imagine the
amazing daughter of God
she will continue to develop
into as she grows.

I feel like my growth process
that has gotten me 
to this point in my life
wasn't just for me.
It was for her.
I get to learn all these amazing
things so that I can be
the best mother for her.
So she can be part of the
most amazing group of 
youth the world has ever seen.
So she can be the light on a hill
she is meant to be.
So she can resist sin 
and temptation
and continue on her path
in light and love.

I'm so blessed to have
this sacred purpose 
here with her.
I pray everyday that 
I can become what she
needs me to be to help her.
I feel peace in the knowledge
that she was sent to me 
because I am the mother 
she needs and she
is one of my great teachers
in this life.
I waited a long time to be able to
have a husband and a family.
It is such a blessing to have 
my amazing family!

My new belief today...

My life is beautiful!
I am beautiful!
I am loved!
I am an amazing mother!
I love my life!
I am worthy!
I am limitless!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Today I am grateful for...

Today I happened to look at this pin on Pinterest.
I made the graphic to go with one of
my post on Soulful Brilliance.
One of the things that I've always
hoped to do was to be able to 
influence others with my message.
This pin has been pinned 6,700 times.
The post that is connected to it 
has been read about 1,600 times.
I'm grateful for the opportunity 
I have to share with others!

The Word...

3 Nephi 12:14-16
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house; Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

We can only be light to others
if we shine ourselves.
The last few months I feel
like I had allowed my light
to dim and I felt like I wasn't
shining and making a difference.
A dear friend of mine offered me
a chance to go to a seminar for free.
I'm so thankful I took that chance!
This last weekend, I remembered
the truth about me.
I remembered that I'm 
brilliant and that I make a difference.

If you are having a hard time
with anything and would like a 
chance to experience this seminar
for free, let me know!
I have some tickets available 
for the next two events
for free for my friends and family!
If you want to know more
you can visit LimitlessSeminar.com.

On my heart...

Five years ago this June,
I started on a path of discovering
myself and my greatness.
I was depressed and just 
going through the motions 
living my life.
I was ready to step into
something that would
help me find my greatness
and to live in that greatness
so I could become what
I was created to be.

I once had a friend tell
me that we were all born
with this incredible light.
We shined and lived
as our authentic selves.
Then we started 
creating new limiting beliefs
that started putting layer,
after layer, after layer over
our light, blocking it.
We couldn't shine.

What I learned through the 
past five years is that
those limiting beliefs
can be broken through
and new beliefs can be 
made to help us live in our
greatness and brilliance.
When I started breaking
through my limiting beliefs,
I started seeing myself 
more clearly.
I started seeing myself 
as my Heavenly Father sees me.
As a divine being with limitless
potential to use in serving others.

I've tried to live in this brilliance,
but have often let Satan in to
tell me that I'm not good enough
or I'm not worthy of
living that wonderful life,
but the Holy Ghost kept 
speaking to me and reminding me
of my truth, my light.

This last year,
I've especially been struggling
with remembering my greatness
and gifts and talents.
I've been struggling with
feeling like enough.
I would often feel discouraged
because I knew that this wasn't
really me, but I couldn't
find the motivation
to take out the tools
I knew to help myself
get centered again.

Until this weekend 
at Limitless.
It was an amazing
opportunity for me to 
be reminded of the 
things that I know are true.
That I am amazing.
That I am pure love.
That I make a difference.
That I am worthy.
That the world needs my message.

I broke boards,
walked barefoot on 
broken glass, and
broke an arrow with 
the soft part of my neck,
but all of that pales in comparison
to the accomplishment of seeing
my true self again and letting my light
shine for others to see.
God has an amazing path
for me to take,
and I'm excited to 
discover it and
to travel it with Him.
I'm stepping forward!

My new beliefs...

I make a difference!
I listen to the Spirit
and serve others
with a cheerful heart!
I am worthy!
I am loved!
I love my life!
I am limitless!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Step Forward 34/100

Today I am thankful for...

The cooler weather today.
It was perfect to spend
some time outside with my class!

The Word...

President Russell M. Nelson, "A Plea to My Sisters"
"So today I plead with my sister of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to step forward! Take your rightful place in your home, in your community, and in the kingdom of God--more than you ever have before. I plead with you to fulfill President Kimball's prophecy. And I promise you in the name of Jesus Christ that as you do so, the Holy Ghost will magnify your influence in an unprecedented way!"

Powerful amazing stuff!
An apostle of God tell
us as sisters in the Gospel to
To take our rightful place
in our homes, communities
and in God's kingdom.
And the sweet promise that
the Holy Ghost will magnify our
influence in an unprecedented way.

So many times I've held back
when I could have stepped up
and made a difference.
So many times I've let Satan
use my limiting beliefs to
keep me from my
rightful place!
I choose not to serve Satan
any longer in my life.
I choose to believe in myself
and do the work to breakthrough
my limiting beliefs
and see them for what they are.
I choose to step up to
my rightful place and into
my greatness--my SOULFUL BRILLIANCE!
I am worthy of blessings.
I am worthy of love.
I love my life!

I know that there will be
a lot of opposition as
I work on this,
but I'm ready to
face it head on
with my Savior at my side,
and to learn, grow
and overcome!

On my heart...

Today I chose to get up at 5 a.m.
and do my power hour
for the first time in a
couple years.
I'm not going to lie,
getting up that early
was definitely different for me.
A good different.
It took me about 30 minutes
to actually get out of my bed.
But I did it!
I got up, did some yoga,
and study the word.
It is amazing what you can
get accomplished when you
get up early in the morning!
I had forgotten.

I'm looking forward to the amazing
things that I will learn
as I continue this practice
in the days ahead.

My new belief today...

I am greatly loved!
I love myself!
I am loved by others!
I love my life!
I am limitless!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Humble 33/100

Today I am thankful for a Savior who sacrificed so much for me, so I can repent and be strengthened!

The Word...
Phil. 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

On my heart...

Sitting in sacrament meeting today (before the baby got crazy), my heart was so full! I have experienced a miracle this weekend. I am free through Christ and He has strengthened me through other people.  Yesterday at the end of Limitless, He gave me a message through another person.  That message was this, "A humble heart cries, a grateful heart flies!" I feel like I truly was humbled this weekend and now I choose to fly! With the help of my Savior I will do amazing things!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rest 32/100

Today I'm thankful for...

I am so grateful tonight for the last three days.
I had the opportunity to be in the presence of greatness.
I have met new amazing friends.
I had the chance to breakthrough a huge limiting belief.
I feel like I've finally stepped back into my real self!
I've finally stepped back into my greatness!

The Word...

Mosiah 4:27
"And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."

I have a heart and mind that are so full of truth 
that I want to share with you.
I also have a body that I have put
through the ringer with all of
the emotions and energy flowing
through it the last few days.
Today I'm going to rest
and spend time with my little
family who I basically haven't
seen in three days.
But I promise to share soon!

On my heart...

MHG sent me this picture of one of my roses.
They bloomed today.
I thought it was very fitting that they do that today.
When I posted my picture a few days ago
of them getting ready I felt
like that was me getting ready for
some awe inspiring beauty in my life.
Today I feel like this rose is me again!
I ready to step into this season of
action and doing!
I am worthy!
I am full of light and love!
I am limitless!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thoughts 31/100

Friends! I'm so full of gratitude tonight! Heavenly Father has just taken me another step along the path of my greatness! I had a huge breakthrough and as much as I really want to share, I get to go to bed so I have plenty of rest to learn more tomorrow. Today's scripture is Mosiah 4:30 "But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not."

Thoughts are powerful!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Limitless 30/100

Today I'm thankful for this lady!

There's nothing like a cousin who you can be besties with! We've had lots of adventures over the last 33ish years! For the next three days we get to be together at Limitless. Usually we don't get to do these kinds of things together. One of us does it first and invites the other, but this time! This time! We get to do it together!!! This lady has been a huge anchor in my life! She is more than a cousin and a best friend. She is my mentor! My angel! The one person who knows me well and feels like she can call me out on my stuff. I'm so thankful God let us choose to be together here on earth!!!!

The word... And on my heart...

2 Nephi 2:26
"...And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon..."

How powerful does that feel to you? I think it is SO powerful! Because we are redeemed from the fall by the Atonement, we are FREE FOREVER. We get to know good from evil. We were out here on earth to act not to be acted upon! I'm learning more about this today. Sadly I don't have time to tell you more, but I will after this weekend. Powerful stuff!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Purpose 29/100


Today I'm feeling grateful for
the nights both L and I sleep 
well through the night.
A good night's sleep is
something I really enjoy.

The Word...

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

Isn't that a fabulous thought? 
Before we were formed in our mothers
the Lord knew us.
Before we were born here on earth
He created a role for us.
He created us with talents
and gives us experiences to 
shape us into the best person
we can become to help
build the Kingdom 
and to become like God.

I have a purpose.
You have a purpose.
God created us individually
to do something
that only we can do!

On my heart...

Today I noticed one of my rose bushes is about to bloom.
They are just sitting there starting to open.
Leaving me in anticipation for when they open up fully.
It got me thinking that I feel like these roses right now.
I'm feeling like I'm moments from fully opening
up and sharing my personal beauty with everyone.
I just need a little more sunlight and water and nutrients.
Watch out world, here I come!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stretched Out Still 28/100

Today I'm grateful for...

Name day on our ABC countdown
for the end of school.
The kids walked around all afternoon
bowing to me and calling me 
"Your Majesty."
They were finding ways 
to call me that.
They thought it was hilarious.
The real laugh was mine!

The Word...

In Isaiah 9 it says several times,
"his hand is stretched out still."
I've always loved that sentence.
When we make mistakes,
his hand is stretched out still.
When we forget to pray,
his hand is stretched out still.
When we yell at a family member,
his hand is stretched out still.
No matter what,
his hand is stretched out still!

I love the word "stretched"
in this scripture.
He's not just putting his hand out.
He's stretching it out.
He's reaching as far as He possibly can.

Do we reach out and take it?
Do we even see that He is there?
I know there are times when
I'm being distracted by all the
noise around me.
By social media.
I've been trying lately 
to put it away.
To unplug and play with 
L, rolling around on the 
floor laughing together.

Sometimes in all the distractions
I feel weak, but instead of
seeing Him with His outstretched hand,
I turn to more of the distractions
for strength to make it through.
But the truth is that the only
lasting strength we can find is
the strength he offers us in 
that simple stretched out hand.
It is "still" there waiting for 
us to stop, be still,
recognize, and reach out
for what He is offering.

On my heart...

I had a much better day today.
I'm still feeling exhausted, but
instead of choosing to 
wallow in my anxiety and fear,
I chose to focus on what I'm
grateful for in the day.
Gratitude is an amazing thing.
It can change my attitude during the day.
My day was full of thanking 
my Father in Heaven
for all the beautiful things
He placed in my life.
The golden sunshine in my
house as the sun peaks over
the mountains.
L's smile when I went to
go get her out of bed this morning.
L's laughter as we played.
The laughter and happiness
in my classroom as we 
called each other by new names.
The kiddos finding ways to call
me Your Majesty just because 
they thought it was funny.
Getting some exercise for my tired body.
Laughing at L as she got very
excited to see her cousin and
Noni on Facetime.
There is so much to be thankful
for each and every day.
If you choose to see the
hand of the Lord in your life
inviting you to look around
and recognize your blessings!

Monday, May 16, 2016


Today I'm thankful for...

I think today I'm just grateful I made it
through the day without falling to pieces.
Some days are just like that and 
really if we didn't have them once
and a while we wouldn't 
appreciate the other days!

The Word...

2 Nephi 2:22-25
"And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end. And they would have had no children' wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin. And behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy."

I've been thinking about this scripture the last couple of days.
It started with a book I was reading called Wild and Free.
It was written by two Christian women
who want to share their message of
living the life that God created us for.
It's a great book that I've enjoyed so far,
but parts of it have been hard for me to read
because as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints with the Truth that
I've learned from the Book of Mormon,
I have a different perspective on things than they do.
The chapter I was reading yesterday talked about
Eve and how if she hadn't have partaken of the fruit
that we'd all be living in the Garden of Eden today.
Yes, Eve did something Heavenly Father told her not
to do, but she did it so we could be.
And so we could experience joy and misery,
good and evil, and so much more that makes
up this mortal experience.
This life is a chance for us to learn and grow
so we can someday be a god like our Father in Heaven.

On my heart...

Today a verse in the same chapter of 2 Nephi
hit home for me too.
"For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so...righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad." (verse 11)
Days like today are good reminders
of how good the ordinary days really are.
I woke up this morning after having
one of the most horrible nightmares I've ever had.
I struggled from there wanting to do anything.
I was drowning in anxiety.
I was so bogged down with it,
it was like I couldn't function.
I didn't even think to pray.
That would have probably helped me immensely.
That makes me sad, but now the next
time I have another day like this I'll remember
to take it to my Heavenly Father.
He's the only one who could help
me get through it.

I feel more exhausted than normal.
Reading back through what I just wrote,
I feel like maybe my day wasn't
really as bad as I made it sound.
It got better when I got home from work.
I have a cute little L to keep me laughing.
I have a husband who does so much for me.
Most of the time, I lock up my feelings
and bad days and don't share them 
because I don't want to bother him.
I think I've always been that way to an extent.
It's almost like I think in my subconscious 
that if I pretend there's nothing wrong
everything will be fine.

I'm kind of scared to press publish
on this post...
Being vulnerable is not easy for me,
but I'm putting this out there.

A note to myself and anyone else out there
who needs to hear it.
There will be hard days.
Life is just like that.
If we didn't have the hard days,
we wouldn't appreciate the good days.
We wouldn't learn anything.
We wouldn't know joy if it hit us on the noggin.
We get to trust and have faith in Heavenly Father's
plan for our lives.
He knows what He's doing to help
shape us and to help us 
get through our natural man
and back to the center of who
he created us to be.
Listen for answers.
He strengthens us to make
it through the hard days.
He allows us to go through
them so we can learn.
So we can appreciate what we have.
He loves us!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Family 26/100

Today I am grateful for...

My family.
I wish I had a picture of all of us,
but we haven't gotten new ones
in a while.
Plans are in the works to
do them this Aug/Sept.
I have the best family in the whole world.
We have been through a lot together.
We've been a support to each other
as we individually have had struggles.
My family is amazing and I love them!

The Word...

Children's Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, pg. 188
"I have a fam'ly here on earth.
They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.

"Families can be together forever
Through Heav'nly Father's plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
And the Lord has shown me how I can.
The Lord has shown me how I can."

On my heart...

Basically I can say to refer to the above.
It's what I've been thinking about today.
My dad did FHE tonight and had
 us thinking about all the
good times and the hard times
for our family.
The things I remember being hard
were the things that helped shape 
me into who I am today.
I'm not perfect by any means,
but I'm doing my best to
live my life in the way
my Heavenly Father intended
me to live it.
All thanks to my supportive
family and the good and the hard
times we went through together
and all that we have supported
and continue to support each other through.

Family is an important part
of God's plan for us!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Through Christ 25/100

Today I'm thankful for...

A night out with MHG
and parents who love 
watching their grandkids.

The Word...

Philippians 4:6-7
"Be afflicted for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Isn't that the most beautiful thing you've ever heard:0)
Receiving peace.
Receiving strength.
In our hearts.
And in our minds.
Through Christ.

On my heart...

It's kind of weird to think about
the fact that I've already
been doing this for 25 days.
I'm a quarter of the way finished.

It's been good to remember that
I really do love writing.
After trying to write on 
Soulful Brilliance
and not being able to
find the words I wanted,
doing this blog has been
a miracle because most
days the words just flow.
It just goes to show that 
if something isn't
working you should try
 new things.
Maybe there was a reason
I couldn't get the words
to flow for SB,
but I can here.
It's been lifting and inspiring
to be able to do this.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Build a boat. Okay! 24/100

Today I'm thankful for...

Springtime weather.
I love the rain.
I love the sunshine.
I love how there is more
sunlight during the day.
I am excited to have more
time soon so L and I can
get outside and have some fun.

Today at lunch I decided
to actually go sit down and
eat instead of eating while
I worked.
I had the outside patio all
to myself and it was
very nice:0)
The picture above was my
view of the sky.

The Word...

1 Nephi 17:7-9
"And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been in the land of Bountiful for the space of many days, the voice of the Lord cam unto me, saying: Arise, and get thee into the mountain. And it came to pass that I arose and went up into the mountain, and cried unto the Lord. And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Thou shalt construct a ship, after the manner which I shall show thee, that I may carry thy people across these waters. And I said: Lord, whither shall I go that I may find ore to molten, that I may make tools to construct the ship after the manner which thou hast shown unto me?"

Good old Nephi.
It never matters what the Lord
asks him to do. He knows that
the Lord will only ask him
to do things that the Lord will
help him accomplish.

He doesn't complain or
think there is no way
he can do it.
He's not a carpenter.
He's not a ship builder.
But he has faith.
The Lord says build a boat.
Nephi says okay where do I
get the supplies.

Sometimes I let my inner
goober take over and
start getting me to doubt
myself and forget that
I have the Lord's help.
The Truth sets me free
when I push the goober
away and listen to the Spirit.
He reminds me that I am
a daughter of God.
He reminds me to have faith
because with God nothing is
He reminds me that the Lord
doesn't ask us to do things unless
He has a way prepared for us.

One of the chapter in
Emily Belle Freeman's
The Christ-Centered Home
talks about a Home of Grace.
I think that must be my
favorite chapter considering
it is the one I talk about the
most when I write about it.
It talks about how the ordinary
details of life are orchestrated
to remind us that we are
remembered by the Lord.
The scripture (Matthew 17:25-27) that goes with
the chapter is a story about Peter
wanting to pay taxes and in the
end Christ tells him to go cast a
hook in to the sea and
the first fish he catches
will have money in its
mouth to pay the taxes for
Christ and the apostles.

The Lord prepared
the way for that miracle
to happen.
He will prepare a way
for us to do the often
difficult things He asks
us to do in our lives.
All we have to do is have
faith and diligently
follow the commandments.

On my heart...

In looking back at some of my posts
I'm realizing that some of the post
titles don't necessarily fit what
I was really talking about.
I'm laughing about it.
It makes me happy.

Today I've been thinking
about how long the last
year has seemed.
In a good way.
Last year at this time
I was pregnant
and I was packing up my
stuff at my old school:'-(
I was getting stuff ready for L.

Now here I am.
With a 9 month old
who is starting
to stand by herself for longer
amounts of time everyday.
Packing up classroom
stuff again.
(Thanks to MfabulousHG
I get to be a full time mommy.)
The Lord is guiding me on
building my ship.
I keep reminding myself not
to tell the Lord that I've never
done it before or that I
don't have any expertise on
being a stay-at-home mom.
It scares me, but
I choose to be like Nephi
and ask for the Lord's
He'll make a way for us
to accomplish what He's
asking us to do.

I'm sure next year I'll look
at my life and marvel
at what my Heavenly Father
has done with and for me.

It's pretty crazy how life
changes in such a short time.
I have a great life.
I'm very thankful for it!
Hurricane Boo Strikes Again!