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The Divine Role of Motherhood–Sacrament Meeting Talk 5/14/2017

The Divine Role of Motherhood

I have women in my life who live in all kinds of circumstances. I know women who have never married, women who have no children of their own, women who have struggled mightily with infertility, women who have suffered numerous miscarriages, women who have lost a child to death, women whose children have strayed and broken hearts. I know single mothers, widows, seemingly perfect moms and moms who struggle daily just to deal with life. I know moms who coach every team, always volunteer to be room mother and have fresh baked cookies after school everyday. I know moms who read scriptures for bedtime stories and sing their children to sleep. I also know moms…

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Grand Canyon Trip–Day Three–November 20,2016

Grand Canyon Trip–Day Three–November 20,2016

We slept in a bit this morning if 8am is sleeping in, which I guess for us really is. We had to be checked out by 11am which meant we could take our time and we did. We showered and dressed and cleaned up our things leaving the luggage in our room for the bellman……boy do we sound fancy! We hiked back over to the food court for breakfast, oatmeal for me and you guessed it…..a breakfast burrito for Adam! There are other places to eat but this is good and so darned convenient!

Adam decided that my water bottle hadn’t quite been enough for us both yesterday so he found a gift shop and got him one. When…

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Grand Canyon Trip–Day Two–November 19,2016

Grand Canyon Trip–Day Two–November 19,2016

Even on vacation there has to be an alarm sometimes, not the fire kind those are bad, but the get up and at them kind you’re going to miss all the fun!

So early this morning we woke to the sound of the alarm. We had showers, packed up and off we went. As we headed for the lobby Adam said he needed a quick duck into the business center to “borrow” a mouse to fix his tablet. He had found a way to fix it and wanted to do it before we left. I knew he couldn’t leave it alone! But within 5 minutes he was back with me and had a victorious look on his face, all was…

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Grand Canyon Trip–Day 1–November 18, 2016

Total disclosure here, it’s been a while since I have written much of anything and I’m feeling pretty rusty, so be prepared for some rambling!

I’m pretty excited about contributing to the travel section, it means we actually went somewhere! For this trip alone I had the experiences and I’m not living vicariously, woohoo!!

Friday morning dawned bright and early for me, later for Adam. When he finally woke up it took me about 10 minutes to pack a bag, he took about an hour. Now in fairness to him he does have to decide what gadgets and cords and chargers and such to take and then what will actually fit in his bag and just how much weight will…

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Adam’s Sacrament Meeting Talk–February 2016

I was asked to speak on the scriptures. What does that mean, Scriptures?

The term scripture usually means written documents. But for us as Latter Day Saints, the concept of scripture has two complementary definitions. first, a narrow view that includes only the standard works as the scriptures, and secondly, a broader definition that includes all revelation from God as scripture. both of these are authoritative, since both are viewed as coming from God.

In the first definition, we would include only what we refer to as the scriptures, or the four standard works: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. These constitute the canonized, authoritative corpus of revealed writings against…

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Relief Society Lesson–The Atonement–February 2016

 

Tell me every thing you know about the Atonement.......

Discussion – we talked about forgiveness and scarifice

In the book True to the Faith we read a simple explanation:

The word atone means to reconcile, or to restore to harmony. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be reconciled to our Heavenly Father. We can ultimately dwell in his presence forever, having been made perfect through Jesus.

Jesus Christ was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem his people. In the premortal spirit world, Heavenly Father presented the eternal plan of salvation, which required an infinite and eternal Atonement. The premortal Jesus, then known as Jehovah, humbly declared that he would do the will of the…

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Sacrament Meeting Talk–February 28. 2016

 

Adam and I have been asked to talk about the scriptures, that's it, no other direction. As I thought about what I might say that hasn't been said a million times or that would help us to understand the scriptures better, my thoughts turned to my grand daughter Natalie. Natalie loves music, she sings all the time. She learns music easily and if there is anything you want her to learn, teach it to her through music!

I asked Natalie what her favorite primary song was and she said I like to look for rainbows. Now Natalie is barely 4 years old and she is obsessed with My little Pony. Her most favorite character is Rainbow Dash. So I…

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