Sure, it may have been said and you may have said it when someone was in the room. But that doesn’t mean they heard it well enough to process it. Never assume it was heard or heard in the manner you intended. In fact, when it comes to communication, assuming is a bad idea in general. Continue reading
To communicate with the Spirit of the Lord is our right, His blessing, and critical to our spiritual survival. In one of the most oft quoted statements since he said it, President Nelson warned “in coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost” (Russell M. Nelson, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,”Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 96). So yes, this kind of talk that helps me learn how to recognize the Spirit is important to me. Continue reading
Christmas 2018 I received a poinsettia as a gift. It was part of my Christmas Secret Elf gift giving I was the recipient of. You can read about that experience here. One of the first gifts I received was a beautiful poinsettia in full bloom. It was delivered while I was at work so my co-workers suggested I keep it there to help give our office space some beauty. Easily persuaded I obliged. It was fine until Friday. I gave the plant a large dose of water to see it through the weekend and left. When I returned Monday morning it looked like someone had swapped out my beautiful, full-bloomed plant for a Charlie Brown Christmas tree variety. It looked like a massacre had taken place with red dry leaves lying on my desk and the stems bare. Continue reading
Goodbye my friend.
The words get stuck inside.
What good is in the bye?
It just doesn’t seem right. Continue reading
Sometimes the thoughts won’t come. So, I write about not writing. Apparently. Continue reading
There is an acronym used by writers as a reminder to improve writing. It is pretty well known, even Judge Judy quoted it. It is KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid. Since it also works well with the gospel and teaching doctrine I have modified it to Keep It Simple Saint. Or if I’m teaching Relief Society Keep It Simple Sister. Continue reading
Lugano-flight home-flight home for reals
For our last full day in Italy we went to Switzerland. Specifically, Lugano, an Italian community just across the border. Continue reading
The weather is perfect.
Such a lovely day!
Be outside and enjoy it.
It is time to play. Continue reading
I keep a notebook full of thoughts and writing ideas. It helps when I need to write some posts. I found this little note and giggled a little. For the life of me, I can’t remember what was going on but apparently it must have been a tad overwhelming. Continue reading
Do you think it’s becoming more important to make our homes sanctuaries of safety and peace? If so, President Eyring gives us a list of how to help us achieve that. While no list is foolproof because of that little thing called agency it is a list by an inspired messenger of God so, you know, it might be worth a look. Continue reading