Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Halloween Edition

It's Saturday night, and I finally have a chance to sit down and write. However, I know that if I sit still too long at night, I will fall asleep.  This Ten Things of Thankful post is going to be quick!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Photo Blogging Challenge: Closeup


When I read about October's Photo Blogging Challenge theme--"closeup"--I went no further than my own backyard for inspiration.
Fortunately, the roses are putting on a last-minute show before colder weather sets in.  I didn't use any fancy equipment, so the photos are not as closeup as they could be, but I had fun with the challenge.  
Photo:  Closeup look at center of yellow rose

Photo:  Closeup look at end of rose hip

Photo:  Closeup look at center of pink rose

Photo:  A fly rests on a white rose petal

Photo:  Two blossoms of a blue potato vine


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Thanks for a photo challenge, that inspires me to look at things just a little bit differently.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Dose of Deedee, Day Two

As a Richard Scarry story begins, "It is the morning of a new day." Deedee's learning continues.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Dose of Deedee--Monday, October 26, 2015

If you read my Ten Things of Thankful post this past weekend, you know that I'm co-raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind.   Deedee got off the puppy truck on Friday, spent the weekend at Donna's house, and arrived at my house today.  

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Puppy Delivery!

I heard someone say recently that the older one gets, the faster time seems to pass.  That is certainly true!  It seems to me that I'm posting every day, but to the younger people out there, you might think I'm only posting about once a week.  I have an idea to help me post more frequently--stay tuned to see if I can pull it off! 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: When It Rains, It Pours

Right now, I have rain on my mind, but before I talk about the weather (and it is exciting, I promise!), there are some other huge thankfuls that I need to mention.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I'm Finding Treasures as I Look for Something Else

I'm looking for the Personal Progress book I used as a teenager. (That link is to the current program; the program of my youth has been updated a time or two or more over the years!) I haven't found it yet, but I've stumbled across some letters that my siblings wrote to me when I was in college.  You might find them as funny as I did.

Monday, October 12, 2015

October Visiting Teaching Message

This month's visiting teaching message topic is one of my favorites. It's really the heart of the gospel, the driving force behind everything.  When Jesus Christ was asked, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" he answered, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Matthew 22: 36-39)

This month's topic is charity and love as a divine attribute of Jesus Christ.  Charity is the pure love of Christ.  


We are taught in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon that charity is the greatest of all.  1 Corinthians 13:13 says:
 13 And now abideth faithhopecharity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
 Moroni 7:46-47 supports Paul's writings: 
 46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—
 47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
 As we remember Christ, as we cleave unto His love, we will be granted a portion of that love, and will be able to start to feel that love for others.  

Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone's actions were driven by pure love?  

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Thanks for the perfect example of Jesus Christ.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: We Stopped the Mouse from Zooming, Part 2

Last week, my post title referred to the fact that I figured out how to stop my computer from (seemingly) randomly zooming.  This week, John told me I could just recycle my title.  

Friday, October 2, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: I Stopped my Mouse from Zooming and Other Thankfuls

Life can't be Disneyland and the zoo every week.  This week I settled down to more serious business. I'm thankful. . .