Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I Feel My Savior's Love in All the World Around Me!

I am remembering a line from Alice in Wonderland -  "so much to do, so little time".

That seems to be my mantra for the last couple weeks because of all that is piling up in front of me.

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!  (I don't know where that comes from)
That's just the way things are around here lately.

With all that is going on, my time has been filled and my yard has been suffering.
Last week a friend came and helped relieve some of that stress by helping me wash plates and goblets (I am talking hundreds), and helped weed some of the yard too. (There was still much to do - I have a big yard!)

My home teacher saw a need, sprayed some weeds and called upon the Priesthood and Relief Society members of our ward.  They scheduled a work day in my yard, inviting all who could come.  And they came!  Men and women and youth of our ward and community.  It was awesome!

I was on an an emotional overload that day and didn't make it outside,

but I saw people out every window or heard them on every side of the house, and I know they were here.

Thomas and Dana helped me count up how many people came and helped, and we came up with 50 people. . . 50!   They came and went right to work in any area in the yard they saw a need.  Cars were lined up the road in front of the house.  They worked and they left just as quickly as they came. And they left me with a beautifully cleaned yard, having done in 2 1/2 hours what I could not in 2 1/2 weeks.

Every where I look is a testimony of the love of the friends and family that love to serve the Lord and bless the lives of those whom they do serve.  And my life was certainly blessed!

Thank you, everyone who came or babysat for others to come.  THANK YOU!

Because of you


Saturday, April 8, 2017

I don't remember to post things anymore, and my time seems to be spent on other things, but I just remembered that I hadn't posted about a special occasion in March, that really needs to be shared.

We have a new granddaughter!

Julie was born to Skyler and Lisa (in Oklahoma) on March 4th.
She joins her siblings, Claire and Todd, and her 14 cousins. (This makes 15 grandchildren for Terry and I - 8 boys and 7 girls).  

I haven't seen her yet, but I love the pics on their blog, and I love her. Interesting how that happens - just like that- just because they exist - we can love someone.  I will get to see her and her awesome family in a month.

Julie joins our eternal family, reminding me of how real life is and how important it is to learn and follow God's plan of salvation so that we may inherit the eternal blessings that await.  Life is precious and every minute counts.

Well, I stopped for a brief moment to write about this excitement, now on to the many things that are keeping me busy right now, like addressing envelopes and putting stamps on them and getting them in the mail, announcing the next big event in our family. (And that is a very small part of my long TO DO list, but it seems to be taking several hours.)
If you do not get an announcement in the mail in a few days, and would like one, please text, email, or call me with your address - I'm finding there are a few I do not have.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

last, but not least

There are many more Sounds of Christmas that we could share and enjoy, but my time is up - December ends, so until next year the Christmas music will take a back seat.  I might sneak it out every once in a while though.  (shhh! don't tell anyone)

The last of the year:

Adore Him - Kari Jobe

Holy Night - Arrangement by Garth Smith

I wanted to share this next song earlier, but it wouldn't play in Blogger so I add it here.  Just click on the title and it will link you to YouTube to hear / experience

A beautiful sound ... A beautiful message ... A beautiful feeling ... 

When Love was Born - sung by Mark Schultz

Now let's go celebrate the upcoming year!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Do You Hear What I Hear

Music is sure changing.  There are many A Capella groups.  And many of them are really good.
This song is what I listen to from this group.

Do You Hear What I Hear - Home Free

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Give This Christmas Away

I have been a fan of Amy Grant Christmas music for many years.

This year I heard for the first time, a beautiful song she performed with Matthew West.

A beautiful sound ... A beautiful message ... A beautiful feeling ... 

Give This Christmas Away - Matthew West with Amy Grant

It was fun to learn it was a Veggie Tales Official - :)

Today I choose to share a few of Amy Grant songs -
I have already shared Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant
but here are a few more.

Amy Grant - Emmanuel God With us

I Will Lead You Home - Amy Grant

Highland Cathedral on Amy Grant A Christmas to Remember (this brings memories of traveling to and from church with the kids, playing this song over and over again, sometimes as loudly as we could handle it...more smiles!  I'm sure we had air instrument players in every seat belt.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A New Noel

There really are so many beautiful songs of Christmas.  This is another I can listen to year round.

A beautiful sound ... A beautiful message ... A beautiful feeling ... 

Chris Tomlin - Noel (Live) ft. Lauren Daigle

FYI - I was listening to that song play in the background as I was working on another tab.  That is how I listen to a lot of the music I listen to.  And a lot of it I have to go back and exit out because it's not what I want to hear.  Sometimes it's well worth it, and this was one of those times - the next song came on - so tender and soft for the first part of it.

Chris Tomlin - A Christmas Alleluia (Live) ft. Lauren Daigle, Leslie Jordan

I enjoyed hearing it.  I don't care to watch it, but I did enjoy hearing it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My Savior

This is one of my favorites!  And it doesn't even have to be Christmas for me to listen to it.  It is beautiful.  Peaceful!  Reverent!  Inspirational!  ...

Monday, December 26, 2016

Do You Have Room?

This song seems to be the retelling of the Christmas story and what it means to each of us.  If each of us would answer the questions in this song it might open our eyes to what we might do better.

Do You Have Room? (New Christmas Song by Shawna Edwards)

This reminds me that    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM!

I wish to be wise! That would be my first wish if I had three wishes.   I can think of several I'd like to wish for, but I don't know if they would be best, so if I had that wish granted first my next two wishes would be the right two wishes.

Sounds so exciting right!  Well..., reality check - no three wishes available.

Oh Bother!

I can still be wise and SEEK HIM!

(from here, found in google search)