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A Moment of Fame

English: Lorenzo Snow, 1898

English: Lorenzo Snow, 1898 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This morning as I was riding the shuttle to work from the associate’s parking lot, I pulled out the book I’ve been reading.

Teachings of Presidents of the Church, Lorenzo Snow is the manual we are studying this year in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The men are learning about it in their Priesthood meeting, and the women in their Relief Society (the largest women’s organization in the world, I might add) meeting.  The Relief Society in our ward, or congregation, copied off the reading schedule and put it inside the front cover so we could always see which lesson will be studied that week, and they printed our names on clear labels and put them on the front cover of the manual so they could be sure that every sister (that’s what we call the women in the church) received hers.

So I’ve pulled out my book to read this week’s lesson, and one of my co-workers looks over to see what book I’m reading.  And then she notices my name on it.  It looks like it is printed on the book and she exclaims, “You wrote a book?!  Why are you here at work, shouldn’t you be in the Bahamas or something?!”  I laughed, and quickly explained that my name is on a clear label and explained why and that it was not that I wrote it.  Everyone on the shuttle laughed good-naturedly.  Then the one who’d made the mistake said, “And here I thought you were famous.”  I laughed and said, “Well, I am famous, but not THAT famous!”


New Year’s Update

A typical meetinghouse of the church

A typical meetinghouse of the church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s one week since New Year‘s Day.  So how is everything going?

Traffic is back to normal.  😦

I have exercised on my Nordic Track for 30 minutes every day (60 on Saturday)!  🙂  I’ve done it in the mornings, by getting up a little quicker instead of taking my time getting up when the alarm rings – I didn’t set the alarm any earlier.

Still figuring out the best way to use my new calendar, but definitely making some progress on that front.  🙂

The fireplace has been sitting unused as the weather has warmed up a little this week.  Beloved hubby cleaned it out today.  Now it’s ready for this weekend when snow and cold (17 to 20 degrees for the highs) are expected.  😦 to 🙂

And I believe we still have marshmallows to roast over that fire!  🙂

I am enjoying this new blog, and the new features WordPress started have added quite a bit to my posts.  🙂

Goal-wise I haven’t set a bunch of specific things yet.  I might not.  I have exercised more.  I have also been reading a few minutes in the scriptures every day.  I do some morning stretches before I get out of bed, and once in a while some evening stretches before getting into bed, that I learned from the book “Stretching for Dummies” by LaReine Chabut and Madeline Lewis (I do hope to learn and incorporate more from them).  I am also re-reading the book, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen.  I discovered his book a few years ago and found it extremely helpful.  And I review it every year or so to improve how well I follow his ideas.

Church starts at 9am this year.  That’s a big change from the 1pm schedule we had last year.  But when you have 3 wards (congregations) using one building then you all take turns.  So we alternate the 9am-12pm, 11am-2pm, and 1pm-4pm schedules.  I don’t really mind that much.  I’m so thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my parents set such a strong example for me, that I will do whatever is needed and reap the associated blessings.  My testimony of the truthfulness of the Church is not dependent on when the meetings are held, who else is going or not going to church, or even if someone says or does something that I disagree with.  Which means that I am in a comfortable place, and feel at peace in my heart (even when everything around me is in total commotion!)  🙂

I’m still the pianist in Primary.  And with the new year all the primary children move up a class.  Most of the teachers are reassigned to different age groups than the one they last taught.  But they take it in stride and don’t mind too much.  When you feel inadequate to the job, you turn to the Lord and to the Primary Presidency and ask for help and support until you get the hang of it.  And it is fun to watch the children learn and grow.  And to see their siblings get old enough to attend and see how they are different and the same as their older siblings.  🙂

Yes, life is pretty good right now!  🙂

Talking With My Sister

I called my sister this morning.  We had a nice, long talk.  We’ve been close most of our lives, even when we didn’t live close and had families to raise.

We have a great relationship.  We have been there for each other through thick and thin.  We encourage each other, celebrate our triumphs, talk over ideas, and appreciate each other unconditionally.  Ours is a remarkable kinship!

I think a major reason for all this is because of the way we were raised.  Our parents were good, strong, loving people who loved the Lord, His Church, and the gospel.  They came from humble beginnings and thoroughly appreciated the blessings that they had as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They instilled that love of God, church, and country in all their children.  So much so that every one of their children remained strong in their testimonies of the gospel and active in the church!  What a great legacy to leave your posterity.

And that legacy continues as their children strive to raise their families within the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, the church reinstated with the same organization that existed in it when Jesus Himself set it up while He lived on the earth over 2,000 years ago!