Sunday, December 17, 2017

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"Ye shall meet together oft"

3 Nephi 18:22




I taught primary for a bit a few years ago.

All the good stuff happens in primary!

The spirit with all the little ones is so sweet. It's also where you are gifted with
all of the details of their lives at home :) Gotta love it!

Happy Day #17!!!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

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"I was naked and ye clothed me"

Matthew 25:36


Here in Utah, where I live, the LDS church has a thrift
store. It's called Deseret Industries or DI.
We are able to donate unneeded clothing and household items. 
The items are then sold at thrift store prices, and also sent to countries that need them.

It's a pretty awesome place to go!

Happy Day #16!


Friday, December 15, 2017

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"Blessed are the merciful"

Matthew 5:7



Be merciful.

I think the theme for today is pretty much 
the general theme throughout the #LighthteWorld
initiative.

It's about being kind and loving. Being Christlike.

I'm so far from perfect.
But... the best part of that is that even little things
can be an improvement for me, and keep  me on that path.

Happy Day #15!



Thursday, December 14, 2017

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"For where your treasure is, there your heart be also"

Matthew 6:21



My treasure is my family.

I sure am grateful for them all, and am so blessed.

I don't know what I would ever do without them.

Happy Day #14!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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"All thing whatsoever that ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them"

Matthew 7:4



Kindness does matter.

Because we cannot know what is happening to others, 
what trials they have, how they are being tested.... A kind word
or action could literally alter their whole day.

I will be keeping this in mind today.

Happy Day #13!





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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"Blessed are those that mourn"

Matthew 5:4



This is such a busy time of year for me. 

My kids are still young enough that our house is buzzing with
excitement for the upcoming holidays.

I sometimes forget that there are those around me that dread the
coming of Christmas. This year I am going to make a purposeful effort 
to include them, and love them.

I hope you will too!

Happy Day 12!






Monday, December 11, 2017

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"I was a stranger and ye took me in"

Matthew 25:35





We have 4 such strangers in our house. Four furry babies.

All are rescues.

As soon as I read the topic  for today, they were the first thing that came to mind.

Sometimes strangers are just friends we have yet to meet.

Happy Day #11!
xox

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life"

John 5:39




I had to think about this one for about 3 seconds, lol. 

Today I am going to give out one of my customized Book of Mormons.
(If you haven't seen them, look under the Book of Mormon Journaling tab at the top of this blog)

I keep some made up and waiting. The missionaries hand them out
when they have a young person that might enjoy one.

Happy Day #10!

xox





Saturday, December 9, 2017

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"I was sick and ye visited me"

Matthew 25:36



The theme for today means so much to me!

This last July I had to have emergency surgery. I had a hernia that had to be fixed immediately (I had had this issue for about 13 years). My insides had become tangled up like a big ball of yarn, and it was so painful that I made my husband take me to the ER in the middle of the night. When they did a CT scan to see what was going on, they also found 2 golf ball sized masses growing on my colon. Surgery was preformed that afternoon, and 12 inches of my colon was removed.

It all happened so fast, that I didn't have much time to think about it, and it still seems so unreal.

I am so grateful for those who took time to come to the hospital to see me. 

Who cared for me.

Who knew I needed love and support.

So very grateful.

All the prayers and wishes from people all over the world. So humbled.

It has made me want to be a better friend. A better me.

Happy Day #9!

xox






Friday, December 8, 2017

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"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, 
do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them that despitefully use you"

Matthew 5:44



Prayer.

It's pretty powerful isn't it.

Today I will be adding a few things in to my daily prayers.

I will ask Heavenly Father to help me be more loving to those that may be 
having a hard time loving me. To bless them, and look after them.

Happy day #8!

xox




Thursday, December 7, 2017

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"Suffer the little children to come unto me"

Mark  10:14



As a mom, and a mimi (grandmother), I feel like the best way I can serve in this theme, is to teach my children and my babies about Jesus, and the gospel. 

I will take them to church, and have family prayer. We can read the scriptures, and have family night.

I will do my best to show through example how to love Jesus and Heavenly Father.

Happy day #7!

xox






Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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"Judge not, that ye may be judged"

Matthew 7:1



How peaceful and uplifting would our daily lives be,
without assumptions and snap judgements made against others.

Lets go forth today with some love in our hearts.

Smile a little more.

Hold open a door.

Give others a chance.

Happy Day #6!

xox



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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"Honour thy Father and thy Mother"

Matthew 15:4




This is a tough one for me. Both of my parents have passed away.

Today I will honor my parents by being the best parent and person I can be.

The best way I can honor them is by trying extra hard to model myself after the examples that they were
and still are to me, and my family.

I miss them daily, and am so grateful to know that I will some day see them again.

Happy Day #5!

xox

Monday, December 4, 2017

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"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self"

Matthew 22:39




When I think of loving my neighbor, I think of forgiveness, tolerance, patience,
and compassion. 

Let's go forth today and remember these words
as we interact with those around us.

Let's make our world peaceful and kind.

Happy Day #4!

xox



Sunday, December 3, 2017

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"Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days"

Matthew 12:12




Sunday... a day of rest.

A day to do a kind service for another.

I'm looking forward to it.

Happy Day 3, Happy Sabbath my friends!

xox



Friday, December 1, 2017

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"I was thirsty and ye gave me drink"

Matthew 25:35




Today also happens to be my Mom's birthday.

I am going to go through a drive through and pay for the person behind me.

I'm pretty sure that'd make my momma happy. 

Happy day 2 my friends!

xox

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"Freely ye have received, freely give"

Matthew 10:8




I love this one.

"Freely ye have received"

Boy, have I. 

I am a huge believer in giving back. After all, we were sent to earth to serve others.

"Because I have been given much, I too, must give"

Go forth and do some good people!

You will be blessed for it in ways you will never imagine.

Happy Day 1!

xox