“Bear, borne, carry, deliver. These are powerful, heartening messianic words. They convey help and hope for safe movement from where we are to where we need to be—but cannot get without assistance. These words also connote burden, struggle, and fatigue—words most appropriate in describing the mission of Him who, at unspeakable cost, lifts us up when we have fallen, carries us forward when strength is gone, delivers us safely home when safety seems far beyond our reach. ‘My Father sent me,’ He said, ‘that I might be lifted up upon the cross; … that as I have been lifted up … even so should men be lifted up … to … me.”
“But can you hear in this language another arena of human endeavor in which we use words like bear and borne, carry and lift, labor and deliver? As Jesus said to John while in the very act of Atonement, so He says to us all, “Behold thy mother!”
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “Behold Thy Mother,” October 2015
who am i?
Who am I? Isn't that a powerful question? My answer: I am Liz Livingston, wife, mother of 7 (plus one daughter in law!). I was raised and continue to be nurtured by some amazing people. My career choice has been to dedicate my life to raising our amazing children and nurturing others. I love sharing what I'm learning--both the highs and the lows. I hope your visit today will enrich your life. Thanks for stopping by!
something to celebrate
June brings with it so much to celebrate, including "The Load." Click here to read more about why we love June!
our family mission statement
Our Livingston Legacy
is to leave the world we live in
better than we found it:
more full of love, cleaner, happier, safer, lovelier, more organized, better educated, healthier, and more peaceful. We will do this by keeping our covenants with Christ individually and as a family and by helping others to come unto Him. We will report to God and each other, strengthen and encourage one another every day,
and do it all to glorify God.
13 July 2014
trying to stay fit together
Our journey to being active together has been slow and challenging, but we are learning that it is lots of fun and makes great memories. Currently, one of our daughters and I are training for a triathlon, but we're all working to get more fit. Click on the image to read more.
the living christ
Want to memorize "The Living Christ" document? Click on the image above to go to some audio recordings I have made to help you! Play the recording below for an idea of what they sound like.
our family theme for 2018
This is our family theme for 2018, which is from the youth theme for 2018 on lds.org. Click on the image to learn more.
I finished a set of everyday fabric napkins this year. Click on the image to learn how to sew a simple fabric napkin or for other sewing ideas.
Click on the image to see what've we been cooking up recently.
You may have tangible wealth untold;/Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold./Richer than I you can never be--/I had a Mother who read to me.
❧ Strickland Gillian, "The Reading Mother"
Click on the photo to go to the entire poem "The Reading Mother."
My goal is to read and share 12 GREAT books for children ages 12-18 this year. Click on the image to read more!
Which ideas that you have taught your children are true? Which are false? Ideas are powerful! They can change our behavior! Click here to read more powerful ideas from past sidebar postings.
recent children’s book recommendations
This is probably my favorite book about fathers. It tells about how a father gently teaches his daughter about living things and reads, "...Nothing within my father's hands will harm me." To find more children's book recommendations, click on the book image.
this month’s reads
favorite family reads
Click on this book to see lists of books that we have enjoyed reading as a family.
this month’s audio book
"Moonboat" by Tom Chapin is one of our favorites from when the children were young. We love the song "Mother's Day" from this album. If you make breakfast for Mom on Mother's Day, you'll love this song. Click on the album to learn more.
good movie recommendations
To view a list of some of the movies we love, click on the image!
Click on the quote to read more.
Click on the image to go to poems I love and posts about poetry.
summer 2017: nate & hunter’s wedding
family photo album
Say "Cheese!" Click on this photo to view some of my favorite family photos.
Click here to view summaries of recent news/magazine articles related to nurturing children, women, and families.
Are you learning French? I'm passionate about French! I have links to both religious and non-religious French learning resources. Click on the image above to go to my resource page, which includes a link to my audio recordings of the Book of Mormon in French. Je suis en train d'enregistrer ma lecture du Livre de Mormon cette année. Cliquer sur l'image du livre pour voir la page d'enregistrements
Last year I decided to try to learn some more Finnish by singing Finnish children's songs. My friend and her children are recording the songs for me to help me learn. Click on the book to go to these wonderful recordings.
turn a disaster day into success
My friend Elena just wrote her first ebook. I love it! Click on the image to read it, or visit elenayorgason.com to learn more. Also, listen to her and her children on my Finnish songbook page. (Scroll down sidebar.)
scripture study journal
have you seen the inside of the paris temple?
Click on the image to see more! This building is stunning!
need help knowing if a book or movie is family-friendly?
Commonsensemedia.org is one review site I use. Click on the button to visit their website.
Click on the image to listen.
how do I deal with negative emotions?
This is something I've been trying to learn since my childhood. Click on the image to read more.
“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
❧ Gordon B. Hinckley
Family life is so funny! Click on the photo to read some of our family quotes.
my music curriculum website
Get the beat in your feet! Making and hearing good music makes us happy! To visit my music website "Delicious Music," click on this photo.
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