Thursday, September 23, 2010

"I wish I had known from the first moment of parenting what my father-in-law taught me. "Let 'YES' be your natural response rather than 'No,'" he counseled. I would like to have learned earlier to want to serve more as my children's "Facilitator" and less as their "Controller."  ~ Jaroldeen Edwards

I feel bad considering one of  my daughters first words was "no" :) I like the thought of not trying to be their controller.  I looked up the definition for facilitator and it is this: Someone who makes progress easier.
It is kind of a refreshing way to view parenthood:)
Hope your having a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gossiping

1 timothy 5:13
"And withal they learn to be IDLE, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but TATTLERS also and BUSYBODIES, speaking things which they ought not."

"By not gossiping, we create a warm shelter, where those who know us realize they can come and freely discuss any problems they are having without fear that things will be inappropriately discussed or repeated. They can feel comfortable being themselves without fear that their mistakes or personal affairs might become the sport of idle tongues and itching ears. Both parties benefit and bask in this warm shelter."
~Ensign 1998

Do you feel you are considered a warm shelter to those around you? Do people feel safe and unjudged by you?  The Savior taught judge not, and in Moroni 7:18 it says:

"And now my brethren, seeing that you know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that you do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgement which ye judge ye shall also be judged."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pefection

"Meanwhile, brothers and sisters let us do the best we can and try to improve each day. WHEN our imperfections appear, we can keep trying to correct them.  We can be more forgiving of flaws in ourselves and among those we love.  We can be comforted and forbearing.  The Lord taught "Ye are not to abide the presence of God now....., wherefore, continue in patience until ye are perfected."

~ Elder Russell M. Nelson (Perfection Pending)

This is great talk, I needed to be reminded of this, as I am being especially hard on myself today. I am so thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for the light and peace in brings into my life.  It is astounding to think that if we just do our best and try our hardest it will be enough, God will help with the rest.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On the Lords Errand

Thanks Shantell for the quotes today I really liked them and want to share  "The Lord doesn't put us through this test just to give us a test: He does it because the process will change us."  ~ Henry B. Erying

 He also said "The Lord always prepares a way for you to escape from the trails you will be given if you understand two things. One that you need to be on the Lord's errand. The second thing you need to understand is that the escape will almost never be out of the trial: It will usually be through it."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

being cheerful

"Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being  pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives. A determination to be of good cheer can help us and those around us enjoy life more fully." ~ Barbara Winder

This quote is another favorite of mine, sometimes when life gets hard and I want to just be pessimistic I think of those around me and how it affects them, you know the quote "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" is true in more ways than one. : ) And even if you ain't a mama there is still so many around you that are affected by your attitude.  I am going to try harder to be more positive, more picky about the things I choose to spend my time thinking about, talking about, and doing. This is one area I have really had to work on in my life, it is not always easy for me.   Life flows so much easier when I try my best to be positive. Not only for myself but for those around me as well.