109 Attributes

A few weeks ago, I felt prompted to begin the Book of Mormon over with the intent to write down every attribute of Christ and Heavenly Father I could find. I wasn’t sure at the time why I felt the need to, but I had the pleasure of having a two hour texting session with our daughter…

No Lie

Blogging during the holidays seems to be a tough gig. I’m not sure how this is all going to work, but I’ll find a way. There was so, so much good in the chapter I read this morning in Doing Good is Simple by Chris Marlow and what a perfect time of year to read…

The Word of the Day is Apathy

Both messages today focus on one main point – get up and get moving towards doing good. Both Doing Good is Simple and the Book of Mormon are about this today. It constantly surprises me when that happens. It is just a tender mercy to me that the book that chooses me is the right…

Always Remember

Summary of today’s studies? Remember. Remember what God has done for us, for our fathers, for our children and Chris’s message in Doing Good is Simple is similar: Remember that we are good enough because God is good and He has empowered us to do good. Remember who you are, who you belong to, and…

One Thing

An unexpected thing happened when I started reading – tears started pouring down my face. I wasn’t prepared for that. When I choose these books, I don’t really look through them, I just trust that it’s the one I need to read and buy it. This one was the same. No perusing its pages first,…

New Book Monday

Today has been a little rough. My two daughters are both having a hard day. One is home from school and one is away at school. I had one on video chat and the other in the room with us. They both feel the same way and, sometimes, it’s just hard to know what to say….

Four Question Friday

It is that time again. Time to close out this wonderful book and to find another to focus on for the next two weeks. Again, I am sad to leave this one behind. Kelly has packed a lot into this book, just as she did with Designed to Pray. I took time to read the last…

Joy Cometh in the Morning

If we look to the world and follow its formulas for happiness, we will never know joy. The unrighteous may experience any number of emotions and sensations, but they will never experience joy! Joy is a gift for the faithful. It is the gift that comes from intentionally trying to live a righteous life, as…

Time for a Nap

and now, back to our regularly scheduled lives. I was up until 1:30 this morning and then back up at 6:30 this morning. Guess what? The sun was still shining, the birds were singing, and it didn’t matter who was elected. I’m pretty tired and my husband told me to take two naps today, but…

Convicted

I am feeling convicted this morning by Praying Upside Down. Up to this point I’ve just felt inspired, but today, not so much. I want to spend more time in prayer, but not just in prayer – meaningful prayer. I talk to God a lot, but it just feels like a one-way conversations, not a “hey…

Us as Individuals

I’m a little sleepy this morning, but probably not as much as those on the east coast. Boy! That was a good game! We tuned in just before it was tied and hung on until the end. What a fun evening (and partial night for us) it turned out to be. The three of us…

My Happy Heart

I have four things on my mind this morning, but words that go together and make sense just will not come out of my head. I don’t know why. Last night, as I was lying in bed, the thoughts were there and they flowed and were good. Do you have nights like that? I used to…