Four Question Friday for Two

I finished two books today – Designed to Pray, by Kelly O’Dell Stanley and The Book of Mormon abridged and compiled by Mormon and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr. Wow! Truthfully, I feel a little wispy about both of them. I have enjoyed Kelly’s book more than I expected. I can answer my four questions…

Opening the Door

As I sit here, one of our dogs is in my office with me, only he is struggling to figure out how to get out of the door that is slightly cracked. He can get a bit of his nose through, but doesn’t realize that he just needs to push a little and he’ll be…

Gratitude to Kelly

This morning I am finding myself especially thankful for Kelly O’Dell Stanley and the insightful words she has put together in Designed to Pray. This book has opened my eyes about how many reminders there are to pray and how many people there are to pray for. People who I love and care about that I don’t…

Having Fun with Designed to Pray Today

I am having a ton of fun with this book. The subtitle is “Creative Ways to Engage with God.” Kelly isn’t joking. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many ideas shared with me in such a short amount of time about prayer and ways to go about it (I used crayons today for the…

Fear

Every morning as I sit and study, I listen to music playing softly in the background. I had been listening to the soundtrack of Elf (“did you hear that?!?”) for weeks, but I was digging around in our entertainment center a few days ago and found a set of CD’s we had purchased for our son for some…

You Can Know

I’m already thinking about celebrating Christmas and how it will go this year. I saw on Friday that someone on Facebook had posted a picture that “The List” had created showing how many Fridays “until.” Christmas is close – almost nine weeks away.  At our family dinner last Sunday, we drew names. This is a first…

New Book Monday!

and oh, what a surprise the new book is, but more on that in a bit. I am having a good Monday morning, which is following a nice weekend. I hope yours was as well. We had a good visit with our daughter, who lives out-of-town and at a much higher elevation. My husband and I were…