Tag: Jesus Christ

So what does it feel like to be depressed?

So what does it feel like to be depressed?

Here is what feeling depressed feels like to me today: I wanted to stay in bed and sleep until I could wake up and feel energetic and excited to meet the day. But I got up at 5:30 am anyway to exercise with my husband. I 

Always remember him: mid-week reminders

Always remember him: mid-week reminders

I just watched this beautiful visual review of the Savior’s life with Elder Costa’s gentle narration. I loved the feeling I had as I watched and listened: that soft-heart, soul-stirring feeling that makes me want to be kinder and more faithful in how I look 

Why dads matter

Why dads matter

Wonder how a good father impacts society? And why strong families are the backbone of what makes a community strong?

I think this young man’s story is an incredible example. I just saw this today.

WOW.

Notice how much his family life affected his heart and mind, and how much his life changed once his heart and family life changed?

That’s why loving, praying, father-and-mother-led families matter.

If you know a “loving, kind, compassionate human being” like this good man whose example paved the way for this young man, then you can also know like this guy that there IS a God.

I married a man like that.

I know God is real and that He lives.

P.S. I love this “His Grace” series. BTW: I think I’m going to drop my categories in the titles.

#dadsmatter

SOS: I’d like to say something

SOS: I’d like to say something

(Sorry: no photo. My box was stolen, so I couldn’t take a picture of it.) This past semester, I’ve had the chance to teach a beginning strings class at my children’s elementary school. In the beginning of the semester, I brought with me a wooden 

SOS: Conquering Fear

SOS: Conquering Fear

I don’t speak Spanish. Well, actually, I know a few words and phrases, and since I speak French, and they are both Latin-based, I can sometimes understand bits here and there. But you don’t have to know Spanish to understand that this beautiful woman from 

SOS: The Gifts of Baptism and Confirmation

SOS: The Gifts of Baptism and Confirmation

Anna baptismIf you could give your children only a few gifts, what would you give them?

Two gifts my parents helped me receive, that I cherish as some of the most important, were the gift of being baptized by immersion by someone having authority from God, and the second was being confirmed a member of Christ’s church and receiving gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands.

These two gifts have helped me my entire life! Because of my baptism and through the gift of the atonement of Jesus Christ, when I make mistakes or, they can be washed away as I try to repent and as I attend church to renew my covenants each week. I cannot even imagine going through life having to carry the weight of every wrong choice I’ve ever made in my heart! I can live so happily every day as I try to follow Jesus, one step at a time.

This weekend, we got to see our last child receive these special gifts. It was such an awesome day. Anna looked angelic, and when she came up out of the water and climbed up the steps from the font to take my hand, I felt a wave of gratitude wash over me. Heavenly Father loves us as moms, and He helps us to help our children have all the most important gifts, if we seek for them.

Now she is the newest member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in our home!

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I’m grateful that Lane and I could help each child in our family receive these two gifts. Now each child is on their own path back to Heavenly Father, and we can be a forever family if we each stay on that path!

I wish every child could go through life with the gift of baptism and the Holy Ghost as a constant companion. Can you imagine the peace our children could have if they could?

Happy Baptism Days,

Liz 🙂

 

General Conference to the rescue

General Conference to the rescue

The last few months have been a marathon. It was all starting to wear on me, even after a 3-day getaway with Lane to celebrate our 20th anniversary (which was nearly 2 months ago). The stay was lovely, albeit littered with phone calls, texts, and 

SOS: What gives me energy to push

SOS: What gives me energy to push

Just after I finished my post about the labor of going back to school, I found and watched these three short videos. I realized that these videos beautifully describe what keeps me going. They describe how I access the energy that Christ gives me, allowing me