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!
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 Thanks for a photo challenge, that inspires me to look at things just a little bit differently.
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.
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!
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.
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 faith , hope , charity , 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 n