Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday's Angels

Don't you just love going to church and Sunday's?  I know I do, I feel like I get so much especially in times like now that I am struggling to deal with my new stuff.  I kept praying for angels since Wednesday, and guess what, I got angel's yesterday.  In a kind word, a spontaneous hug, a quick thank you and inspired lessons and discussions.  Then I go to family dinner at grandma's and we have a great discussion and I start to feel better about everything that is going on.  Then off to bed, where I crack open my scriptures and bam, it's right there in front of my face again. I am loved by so many people and so many people keep me walking forward, one foot in front of another!  I am so grateful to all my earthly angels for keeping me smiling and focused on the positive energy so it's easier to hear my Heavenly Father when he is whispering to me, but my crying, and tears have washed out the whispering.  Thank you all!  May God continue to bless me and those around me to feel like your affliction shall be but a moment. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Books and their effect on my brain!

So lately I have had a hard time dealing with what is on my plate.  Last weekend my mom and me ended up at my very favorite store Barnes and Noble.  I bought a whole bunch of new books.  I know when I am feeling really down and blue that a trip to the book store always makes my day brighter, and it definitely did last weekend.  I tend to notice that the more I spend on books the more depressed I have been, so when I spent well over $100 I knew I must have really needed to decompress.  At the time I didn't know how trying this week would be so I think my spirit must have had an idea of what was going to happen.  This week as I was trying to come to grips with new information and change I started reading to escape what had been going on in my life.  Almost like running away for a weekend but not spending money.  I have stayed up late 2 nights in a row finishing 2 books by the same author.  Now I can't remember her name, I will have to google it.  The two books I read were The Girl Who Chased the Moon, and The Peach Keepers.  Written by Sarah Addison Allen.  They were fantastic, cute, nice escape books.  She write about small Southern towns and people.  Very entertaining and lovely.  If anyone would like to borrow let me know.  They have definitely given me the little bit of escape that I really needed this week. 

This morning I got up and went to the Temple with the girls from our YW to do baptisms.  We didn't need 2 leaders to drive so Sister Lambert picked me up and we picked up the girls.  What a wonderful experience, it never ceases to amaze me the peace and reassurance that you feel in the temple, even if you are only waiting for other people.  I know that Heavenly Father has blessed me tremendously in seeing what was ahead and inspiring the bishop to ask me to serve in the temple on Wednesday mornings.  It really has been my saving grace.

I also found a new fun church blog done by a Seminary Teacher, she talked about keeping a scripture journal and as you are reading the scriptures writing down everything that comes into your mind and your thought and feelings.  I started doing that and starting reading the Book of Mormon again and this week has been super wonderful.  It take a lot of time to write down what you are thinking as you read, but it has been quite wonderful.