Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tender Mercies

As many of you know, we have been sharing the gospel with some family friends for quite a while now. The youngest recently was baptized. They are a great family, in many ways they are an extension from ours because our girls are always doing the same things. Unfortunately, the Dad is in Iraq, and not able to learn about the gospel. He is civilian, which means he is not on a base, and would have contact with the church. A few weeks ago he emailed and ask questions about the church, he had gotten some information on the internet, which was incorrect. he doesn't know anything about the church, and is concerned about his family joining. I just kept saying "there has to be someone over there he can get in contact with who could talk to him." I decided to pray that he would come into contact with a member of the church who could answer his questions. Well, He did! I told them last night it was not a coincidence, that I had been praying for that. I am so grateful for a Heavenly Father who hears and answers prayers. Once again, my faith has been strengthened.

Good Things
1. opportunities to share the gospel
2. A heavenly Father who cares
3. answered prayers

Friday, October 10, 2008


Okay, who forgot to remind Autumn that it is her turn? And as for Winter, You just wait, it isn't quite your turn!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Yesterday was bit of a weepy day for me. D had been invited (monday) to go with grampa this weekend chukar hunting. He was very excited because he got to go last year, and had been looking forward to hopefully being invited again. It just wasn't seeming to work with details of us meeting up with grampa because of a crazy weekend - as always. G asked if I could take D there (2hours away) and I said I would have to think about it. Something just wasn't right. I dropped D off to school, and called G on my way to the temple to discuss what we should do. I told him, I just wasn't super comfortable with it. I could hardly talk to him, because you all probably know how I get when I am weepy. Anyway, It was decided that the spirit was trying to tell me something! Why couldn't I listen? I immediately felt much better, and know that is the decision we needed to make. After D got home from school, I explained what I had felt. I told him I didn't know why, maybe danger, maybe not, but I just didn't think he better go. Although he was very very sad, he accepted it. I asked him to pray about it to see if he felt the same way.

So this morning I asked if he had received a confirmation that we had done the right thing. He told me that yesterday he had felt sick when he thought about going.(I had the same feeling) He then went on to say he had gotten up at 6 to read (as he always does) but had read the scriptures. I asked how long he had read them because he usually reads until 7, and he said an hour. If only I could do that. He is so amazing...I get weepy all over again. So my resolve is to try harder to be the example.

Good Things:
1. promptings
2. listening
3. amazing kids

Refreshed... and Ready to go?

G and I went to LV last week. G went to classes, and I was able to recharge. Okay, He had a little fun too. We visited our friends,had dinner, and played pinochle. That was so much fun! It was great to see them again. I can't believe how their kids have grown. I guess that happens. We also went to see Chicago - the band, that was good, but I didn't realize they had alot of stuff before the 80's that I did not recognize, but fun anyway. There are so many good restaurants to choose from. We ate well! As for my recharging...reading by the pool, getting a stone massage, facial, shopping, and just laying in bed. I think I needed that and came back recharged. I also did some thinking about what I needed to do at my house, (clean, dejunk, yard) young women's, Christmas, and life in general. What a great getaway.

Good things:
1. hot stone massages
2. a getaway partner
3. coming home