Thursday, November 28, 2013

Too Much!

Today I am grateful for...
The sun shining through the window as I read
Prayers that reach heaven
Cute Dresses
Colorful tights
People who smile and wave
The faith of others
My Savior
A warm house
Space heaters
Journals to remember
Loved ones
Kind strangers
Cell phones
A place to live
A car to drive
People checking in on me
My companion
..... and the list could go on!
but before I stop I have to let yall know, I am grateful today for my Savior! this morning I read of His birth, which lead me to think of His life and death. I am forever grateful that He lived and died for me! Because of Him I can dream, I can hope, I can love, I can cry and I can always know it will be alright :)

Today as you celebrate Thanksgiving take a moment to remember what you are grateful for!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Cold Out!

soooo.... long story short! I woke up to a semi cool home. The heater had stopped working and we did all we could to stay warm until it was late enough in the day to call people for help. As we sat in chilly weather I thought about the many people who don't have the blessings I have. I have a warm comfortable home (most the time) and when it's not, as I discovered today I have nearly 100 people who love me and offer to take me in for the week! ... Yes it take my heater braking to realize, but today I was grateful for shelter, warmth and those who care for me :)
It's amazing what God does to remind us what we have :)
What are you grateful for today?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Making The World Beautiful

As we prepared to teach a lesson the other day I wished we had a picture that hung in my room to demonstrate our saviors love. Today as I logged onto Facebook I saw that one of my friends had liked the artiest who had painted my favorite picture that I had thought about. I went to her page and looked through the photo's of the Saviors life. It made me grateful for artwork! artwork makes the world beautiful! whither it's painting, sewing, cooking, building... you name it! If it's creating something it's artwork to me :) It reminds me that we are all different and we have something to offer to the world.
and as I once again looked at this photo it reminded me how precious we are to the Lord, He wants us to be happy and the make the world different because we were here!
So today I am grateful for art and the love of our Heavenly Father who gave us different talents ;)
What are you grateful for today?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Autumn Leafs :)

As I saw on a church sign recently "Autumn leafs, Jesus doesn't!" Every time we go walk I love to hear the leaves crunch beneath my feet :) I often go out of my way to step on leaves that look extra dry and crinkly! Yes I know it's crazy but it's true, I find beauty in the dry gross leaves, and as I step on them holding the scriptures I often think of the fact that Jesus really never will leave us. He loves all of us, those of us who are healthy and seemingly perfect (the great leafs on the trees) and those of us who have left and are falling apart (the crinkly leafs I love ;))
Today I was grateful for the autumn leafs that remind me nomatter how great or bad we feel we are beautiful to the Lord and He will never leave us.
What are you grateful for today?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Things I Forget!

I awoke this morning to a perfect temperature room (which rarely happens) and the dawn braking through the windows. While I arose and got ready for the sabbath I was grateful for my bed. Too often I forget to be grateful for something as simple as that. It keeps me warm, safe and comfortable as I sleep. Yup, today it's nothing more or less then that, I am grateful for my comfy cozy bed :)
What are you grateful for today?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Rain!

As I lay down to sleep last night I could hear the soft pitter patter of the rain, it gently lulled me to sleep. When morning came I woke to the splash of cars driving through puddles. I lay in bed a moment more than usually and simply listened to the cars wiz through the water left on the ground. Then I knelt to pray and I thanked God for the rain! I love the rain! It reminds me of the story of Noah and God’s promise to never again flood the earth. It reminds me of dry summers in Utah and prayers send heaven ward and the Lord answering. Every time I hear rain I’m reminded of the song “holes in the floor of heaven” which makes me grateful that God watches out for us from heaven.
Yes today I am grateful for rain, it reminds me that Gods promises are real, He answers prayers and He watches over us.
What are you grateful for today?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

As Thanksgiving Comes

Thanksgiving is coming up fast… and then it’s Christmas! It’s time that everyone is running around; finding presents, making plans, cleaning for family and has way more to do then they humanly can in one day! As we go around at lightning speed this holiday session let’s remember the meaning behind them. We’ll start with Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving was a celebration between the English men and the Indians to give thanks for a good harvest. For that day they were able to find peace. J
There’s so much that God has given us to be grateful for. Last night as I finished the dishes I remembered a poem my mother had on a plaque in our kitchen:
I’m thankful for dirty dishes,
They have a tale to tale,
While others may go hungry,
I’m eating very well,
I’ve got food and friends and family,
So I won’t make a fuse,
Yes, this stack of dirty dishes shows God’s been good to us.
At the start of this holiday session I am grateful for dirty dishes. They remind me that I have a great life full of food, friends and family J
What would you like to thank God for today?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Experinces and Power

Hey again Y'all, it's been two days sense I've invited you to begin reading The Book Of Mormon! There truly is a great power that comes from reading The Book Of Mormon. But I've already told you about my experiences as I've read The Book Of Mormon, tell me about yours! What have you felt? What's stuck out as you've read?
And if you haven't started yet... then start ... and then share :) Can't wait to hear!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Trying His Word

I took the advice of a prophet this morning. As I read the last chapter of the scriptures, he asks us to pray and to ask God if this book is true. I did........ and I know! Then as I opened up my grandma's scriptures I found the same verse marked, I know that she knew!
Now it's your turn, whether it be the first time or the hundredth time. Get a copy of The Book Of Mormon today, open it, read it and ask God if it's true. I know He will answer you! But don't just take my word for it ;)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Feeling His Love

Do you ever feel like you’ve meet too many mistakes? I think we all have that feeling at one time. As I read the scriptures this morning I came to the point where the Savior explained that some mistakes would blot us out, but then the very next verse explained that if we repent we will be forgiven! No matter how many times this happens this promise is still true! This comforted me knowing that I am never too far gone. When I opened my grandma’s scriptures the same reassuring verse was highlighted, this assured me that I’m not the only one who has felt that way and found peace in the Saviors promise to forgive.
Have you made mistakes? Do you feel as though you need forgiveness? SO DO I!!! we all do! Take the Saviors promise repent and do your best! Try again… and again… and again! He loves you! Feel that love today!