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What a Crazy Roller Coaster

…. or sometimes I’d like to know what the Lord is up to…. (but I’ll get to that in a moment) When I last left you the week began on a sad note.  That week only got worse.  I really do try not to be too attached to things.  I promise.  But when I was rear-ended by an E250 van I was SOhappy I was driving a truck.  You’ll never, NEVER get me to drive a small car.  EVER.  Sorry.  And I do love my truck (her name is Maid Marian -crazy I know) and she is now back to being beautiful again – new hitch, bumper fixed, frame straight again (yes it bent the frame).  And I was able to drive her to Girls Camp.     We had an amazing time at Girls Camp this year.  Our theme was “Experience the Change” from Alma 5: 13-14 and we used butterflies as our “Mascot” for the week.  The great part about it was the girls worked hard to do what needed to be done.  …

Pioneers, Bloomers and Women’s Rights?

    Would you have ever thought bloomers, BLOOMERS, were a part of the Women’s Sufferage Movement?!  Until last week I had absolutely no clue.  I’ve been helping K. getting ready for a Pioneer Trek the youth are taking this week.  I was converting some pjs and checking just a couple of details when google turned up some links on how they came into fashion. It seems Amelia Bloomer (who edited the first newspaper for women “The Lily”) wanted to reform women’s clothing back in the early 19th century. She felt women should feel attractive in their clothing, but that was secondary to “health, comfort, and usefulness”. So she adopted the outfit pictured above from Elizabeth Smith Miller and publicized it in her paper. And because they also wanted the right to vote and other rights for women those that wore bloomers were ridiculed and criticized in the press as well as in public. I will admit, I’m glad they abandoned bloomers.  I can think of other things done in the name of making a statement for women’s rights …

Be Still and know that I am God.

Conference still has one more session, but I have to say that I feel as if I have already been so nourished that I might burst.  I needed this, more than words can express. With Easter coming I may have other thoughts, but for now I will simply quote a scripture that was quoted in two different talks from Doctrine & Covenants section 61, verse 36. Be of good cheer, little children; for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you; With all that is going on in the world and that goes on in our lives it’s good to be reminded that we are never alone.

Ted Koppel is pretty smart….

Or Impressions since watching the Young Women’s Broadcast What do I want my “Personal Banner” to be?  What would it look like?  I love that they’ve challenged not just the YW, but also their mothers to complete the value experiences together for “Virtue” that have been added to the Young Women Personal Progress program.  Pres. Thomas S. Monson quoted Ted Koppel, ” What Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions.  They are Commandments.  Are, not were.”  Some previous council from President Monson that I need to put into effect.  Three goals.   Study Diligently Pray Earnestly Serve Willingly   I’m pretty sure there’s something in there that will get my mojo going.

A Patchwork Week…..or more

Is it any wonder I love quilting?  There are so many metaphores that can be stacked, chopped and pieced back together in a thousand different ways to describe life.  But that’s not what this post is about (WHEW! Right? breathe… I wouldn’t do that.  Ok.  I might.  But only late at night…. I hope.) Life never stands still, have you noticed?  It really doesn’t matter what age or stage of life you’re in no matter what you might have thought previously or might think you can trust me when I tell you that life moves, evolves, changes (Pick one.)  and hopefully it’s moving forward.  That’s pretty much been me this week.  I got a new calling.  As with just about any calling there are some things that make sense and others that I’m think I’d really like to talk to the Lord and find out what he’s thinking.   It’s one I’ve never had before… not really.  See that’s where things get a little wonky.  Oh?  What is it?  Activities Chairman.  Much of the rest of …

Connect

Whether you set resolutions or not, it’s tough not to reflect at the beginning of the new year.  We look back on the previous year and take stock.  Where were we this time last year?  Are we better now than we were then?  They often lead to what we can do to improve things that might not be as good as we’d like.  I began to think about this a month ago as changes started to happen with my calling.   About the time I was released I saw this post over at I Believe in Miracles where she asks if you’ve picked a word for the year. Just one word to focus on for the year. Hmmm… Oh, yeah. That got me thinking, to be sure. Then there were many other posts as New Year’s Eve approached. As I read this one over at Segulla about “Playing Big” my word started to come into focus. Something I’ve felt lacking in me. I need to connect. Connect through service, listening, and, if prompted, shared experiences. I …

It’s like death and taxes……

Over 2 years ago I was given the assignment to be the president of our church’s Primary organization.  This organization is for children 18 months to 11 years old and there were around 40 children there each week.  I wasn’t prepared for the rush of love that I felt for every single one of those children.  And I knew when I was called that there would come a day when it would be someone else’s turn.   That day was today.  Next week it will be her turn to listen as they sing, “Once There was a Snowman!” lightening fast or “I am A Child of God” as the last song of the day.  It will be her turn to make sure to call on one of the children to say the opening prayer.  It will be her turn to listen as they tell her about their Christmas.   She’ll be wonderful.  I will miss them, but it was time. Next week I will try not to cause too much of  a disruption in Sunday School with my husband.