Thursday, November 22, 2007


Here is my list of thanks-for Thanksgiving. It is an odd collection. In no particular order. (And quite incomplete I'm sure).

I'm thankful for-
A loving Father in Heaven and Son, my brother, Jesus Christ
Knowledge of the true an everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ
Eternal Marriage and my Eternal companion
The love and support of my companion, his calm and forgiving spirit (esp to me )
My many and varied children
My health, humor, and spirit
My own family, brother, sisters and Mother (who still calls me the Baby)
My extended family who have embraced my children as their own
My friends - truely love unfeigned
My home, the protection and comfort that lie within
My job and my husbands job (supporting our family as best we can-)
My talents, love of reading, love of all knowledge and news
Living in a country where I have choices and religious freedoms
Being a woman at this time and in this dispensation

Many happy and blessed Thanksgivings to all of you this holiday season.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What a day

Man oh man, what a day. My congrats and all my love and support to Patty and her new councilors. What a terrific group of women. I've known and served with Patty for almost 4 years, but this blog thing has really shown everyone what we've known all along, what a spiritual giant she is. I can only hope to study and learn and glean from the word of God as she does. My Hero! She knows I love her like a sister. (and sometimes even more than my biological sisters !)---
My love and support for Shayleen in her new Primary calling. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I was still reeling from the Patty news and missed the names of the women who will be serving with her.
I love how the Lord works, and thinks. I could start every testimony with that phrase. I do love how he has organized how callings work. Other churches solicit positions and callings. People serve by volunteering for specific things. I love how the Lord chooses, and we all work together to gain a greater knowledge of the truth. Can you imagine having the same president or counselor for 10 or 20 years? I know we stretch and grow through our callings. It is an amazing and simple application of service.
I also wanted to tell you all, that you (and you too Ray) were prayed for. Yep. I prayed for you. A couple of months ago I was feeling a little lonely. Since moving to Cinci, I haven't had any close girlfriends. I loved the women I served with (you all know that), but it was not really the connection I had had in the past. We all had a very close friendship especially a special few, but it wasn't a talk-on-the-phone-every-other-day-thing. Then- along came blogging. You all seem like the closest friends and confidants I could ever hope for. See? I prayed for this blogging thing.