Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
"My brothers and sisters, my heart has seldom been as touched and grateful as it was when Sister Monson and I literally spent hours reading of these gifts. My heart is full now as I speak of the experience and contemplate the lives which have been blessed as a result, for both the giver and the receiver.
The words from the 25th chapter of Matthew come to mind:
“Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
“Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
“When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
“Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”12
My brothers and sisters, may we ask ourselves the question which greeted Dr. Jack McConnell and his brothers and sisters each evening at dinnertime: “What have I done for someone today?” May the words of a familiar hymn penetrate our very souls and find lodgment in our hearts:
Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Has anyone’s burden been lighter today
Because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?
When they needed my help was I there?13
That service to which all of us have been called is the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As He enlists us to His cause, He invites us to draw close to Him. He speaks to you and to me:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”14
If we truly listen, we may hear that voice from far away say to us, as it spoke to another, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”15 That each may qualify for this blessing from our Lord is my prayer, and I offer it in His name, even Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
2-0-1-0. Shouldn't we be driving around in hovering cars or something. How did time fly by so quickly. Yowza! Nonetheless, here we are. I was just checking over my last years resolutions, and I actually did better than I thought.
Run a marathon – a full one. I am planning on the Salt Lake Marathon in April. Cross your fingers for me. (So glad I was able to do this one! It was an awesome experience)
No candy until March 1st. I’ve already started this one. I’m doing it with Lisa Watkins. As of Dec 26th I have had no candy or treats. This is hopefully going to help with #1. I've done this before with my mom and sister and I love how good I feel when i don't eat treats and crap. (Still on this one!! Wahoooo.)
Write in my journal weekly. I love when I can go back and read my journal entries of past, and laugh at how ridiculous I am 90% of the time. Ok…95%. (I had a few weeks where I slipped up, and I still think I can be better, but overall I did pretty well.)
Start the BOM over again. I just finished it today. I’ve been reading it with my breakfast every morning and writing down my thoughts in a scripture journal. It’s been a great way to start my morning. I want to keep doing it, but I am trying to find another angle at which to study.
Go visit teaching every month. Make it a point to become friends with my girls, not just a message visit.
Read more. Complete at least one book a month. FYI...I just read a book called The Hunger Games that was SO awesome. I definitely recommend it!
Go to the temple twice a month.
There were plenty that I didn't accomplish unfortunately, but i'm glad to see that I was able to do some of the things that I was working towards!
My Goals for 2010
1- Apply for Grad School. If possible start fall 2010.
2- Attend the temple weekly. For the weeks I'm not able to do this double up the next week.
3- Become published.
4- Finish Mom & Dad's life history.
5- Run another Marathon.
6- Be very diligent with morning and evening prayers.
7- Finish the following books: Les Miserables, Mere Christianity, & Jesus the Christ.
8- Do something, "pictureworthy" every week.
I think that is it for now...for now, that is.
Last year I decided my "word of the year" was LOVE. I think I know what I want this years word to be...more on that next time.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My list for Wednesday
Friday, January 1, 2010
Christmas was VERY merry. I snagged some pictures from Nichole's blog of our Christmas eve activities because I managed to forget my camera all day long. My mom and I went with the Barney family to volunteer at the food bank on Christmas Eve day. It was a great experience to be able to do some service, and it was so fun to be able to do it as a family.
My Current Reading List...if only I could read one book at a time...
Bloggers I Love
- Ali & Dusty
- Amanda & Rob
- Amber Dawn
- Andrea & Trevor
- Ashley & Devin
- Brynne & Aaron
- Carlee & James
- Chelsey & Jeff
- Cydney & Ken
- Dallas & Lizzy
- Emilie & Todd
- Heather & Jeremy
- Heather & Josh
- Hilary & Colby
- Jenna Nichole
- Jessica & Dave
- Jessica & Reece
- Jodi & Eric
- Jolynne & Cory
- Kara & Glen
- Karissa & Joe
- Kate Gildea
- Kelly & Roger
- Kelsey & Murray
- Kiley Babe
- Lauri & Kerry
- Lindsey & Travis
- Lindzer P
- Liz & Zac
- McKenzie & Luke
- Melissa & Kimball
- My Healthy Living Blog
- Natalie & Dave
- Natalie & Joshua
- Nichole & Denny
- Nicole & Mike
- That Bride
- The Smith Clan
- Tracey & Scott
- ▼ 2010 (90)
- ► 2009 (98)