Monday, April 27, 2015

Cheeto Fingers

This morning, like each morning, Lottie usually joins me in the shower.
I noticed this morning Lottie had brought her octopus in to play.
She filled up a small bowl and added soap.  The soap bubbles intensified, 
and when it was good enough, she put the octopus' arms in the soapy water.
He actually looked rather comfy sitting there.

Then she looked up at me and said:
"He had Cheeto fingers Mom."

I laughed really hard because every time Lottie 
eats anything and her fingers get dirty,
 we call it "Cheeto fingers".  It's a common expression in our home.  
What a funny sight to see this tiny octopus sitting in a bowl
 of water cleaning off his Cheetos fingers, er... tentacles.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A House to Honor God

Last Night Mr. Nielson and I took Claire and Jane to the open 
house for the new Mormon temple in Payson, Utah.

It was breathtaking. 
Right now, the doors to the temple are open to the public.
During this time, anyone can go in and see the interior of the temple, 
and the sacred ceremony rooms before the temple is dedicated.  
After it's been dedicated, only members of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 with a valid temple recommend will be permitted in. 
 The design of the temple, the decor, the colors, the outside grounds--
everything about our place of worship is gorgeous and 
honors God so beautifully.
I was so happy to be there with my girls and my sweet husband.
My other favorite part of the night was when we met Sister Carole M. Stephens,
who is the First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency.
She is one of my heroines, and I was SO excited for my girls to meet her.
"We each belong to and are needed in the family of God. 
Earthly families all look different. 
And while we do the best we can to create strong traditional families, 
membership in the family of God is not contingent 
upon any kind of status—marital status, parental status,
financial status, social status, or even the kind of status we post on social media. "
 Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

God's Plan

Every Thursday we feed the construction workers who are working nearby our
home, and we try to teach them about Jesus Christ
and God's beautiful plan for each of His children.
Some laugh at us.
Some make fun of us.
Some ignore us.
But...some come.
Some even listen.
God's plan is wonderful and simple.

That doesn’t mean He expects you to be perfect.
He knows you won’t be. But He does expect that while you’re
here on earth you try to the best of your ability to be more like
Him and that you learn and grow from your mistakes.
It’s hard to move forward when you don’t know where you’re headed or why.
God’s plan gives us the answers to life’s most basic questions like,
 "Where did I come from?" "What’s my purpose here?" And,
 "What happens when I die?"
 Knowing the answers gives us hope and helps us find peace and joy*.

To know more about these questions and get answers go HERE

 If you would like to read and receive a FREE copy of The Book of Mormon,
straight from me, please go HERE

You can also chat with a missionary anytime asking them
anything using THIS LINK
(They will take good care of you, I promise.)

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