Thursday, December 31, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Resolve

I'm linking up again with Six Sentence Stories.  This week's prompt is "resolve."  Being brave takes great resolve, as demonstrated by my daughter in this story, based on fact:

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Snow

I'm linking up with Ivy's Six Sentence Stories again.  This week's prompt:  Snow.

Ten Things of Thankful: Christmas Edition

I'm sitting on my couch in the quiet early morning hours, trying to transform the peaceful contentment I am feeling into words. Minutes tick by, and I am still basking in the calm, wishing that words were not required to convey the serene sense of security. Drexel awakens, and greets me happily, but not frantically, his tail's soft thump thump thump providing background accompaniment to the morning's natural song.  

If I could bottle this up, I would.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 2015 Visiting Teaching Message

I've never published a visiting teaching post for the current month so late in the month, but this month's visiting teaching message is perfect for Christmas, so I'm going to go ahead anyway.  This month's lesson is: Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Compassionate and Kind.  

When I read the quote by President Monson ("Let us open the door of our hearts, that He--the living example of true compassion--may enter") I knew I wanted to create something indici a door.  I printed this image on a 4x6 piece of photo paper, with a landscape orientation.  Then I folded the sides in, to meet at the middle, and cut the top and bottom, to form a heart.  I glued red cardstock on the back of the photo paper, and wrote the quote on the front.  

Photo:  the front of the handout, a red heart with the caption, "Let us open the door of our hearts, that He--the living example of true compassion--may enter."

Photo:  the inner part of the handout, a photo of baby Jesus smiling up at Mary and Joseph
Doesn't that message about sum up Christmas?  Jesus Christ came to earth to show compassion on all of us.  His mission opened the door to salvation--and if we open the door to Him, we can receive his wonderful gift.  

Merry Christmas!
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Thanks for Jesus Christ.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: 'Twas a Week Before Christmas Edition

Well, technically only 6 days now, but who's counting?  (Ha ha--millions of people are counting the days!)  This week's list will be as scattered as my to-do list, and with no time to spare, let's jump right in:

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Sisters Edition

I've been offline a lot this past week, for a very good reason--my sister traveled all the way across the country to come visit me!  We did touristy things all week and had a really nice time just spending time together.  

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Time Stretches Edition


Have you ever had the experience of having tons to do in not a lot of time, and yet, time seems to stretch to accommodate all that is required?  That has been my experience this week.  My thankfuls might read like a to-do list, but I am so thankful that I could accomplish them (with help from above and friends!)