Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Love, love, love, love, love

Despite the changes that come into our lives and with gratitude in our hearts, may we fill our days--as much as we can--with those things which matter most. May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed.
--President Thomas S. Monson, Finding Joy in the Journey, Oct. 2008 General Conference

It is hard for me to relax and love sometimes--well, lots of times. I love having a living prophet to remind me what life is all about!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

From a talk I read today entitled Celestial Marriage by Elder Russell M. Nelson, given in Oct. 2008 General Conference:

Each marriage starts with two built-in handicaps. It involves two imperfect people. Happiness can come to them only through their earnest effort...That effort will succeed if each partner will minimize personal demands and maximize actions of loving selflessness...Harmony in marriage comes only when one esteeems the welfare of his or her spouse among the highest of priorities.

This comes naturally to Rich. I confess that, on the best day, Rich's needs usually only make it to number 9 on my list of priorities, and on a bad day, he's lucky to make it to number 10. This morning, I realized that many of my complaints and challenges in life would fade away if I spent more time forgetting my own "selfish demands" and focused more on making his welfare one of my "highest priorities." I am going to work on that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The power of faith coupled with the Holy Ghost

A young woman shared this quote by Brigham Young in her talk on Sunday. "If the Latter-day Saints walk up to their privileges and exercise faith in the name of Jesus Christ, and live in the enjoyment of the fullness of the Holy Ghost constantly day by day, there is nothing on the face of the earth that they could ask for that would not be given unto them."

I love that! I believe that promise is literal.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sick days

A really bad cough/fever virus + eight children = no time to sleep or shower let alone blog!

However, my sister posted a beautiful video about the Savior that takes 5 minutes to watch, if you want something uplifting in your day.

Visit her blog here.