Friday, February 17, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ I Believe

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FOR TODAY Outside my window...I woke up with sunshine peaking through my bedroom blinds. I popped out of bed ready to face the day. On cloudy days I am much slower. Do you think I might have Seasonal Effective Disorder? I know that at the least I am not as motivated on the dreary days.
I am thinking...I need to give some calming medication to our dog Sammy and then take both our pets to the groomer. We give the medication to Sammy so he won't be a  trouble maker while getting groomed.
I am thankful...for so many blessing; too many to count. I just feel that my husband and I have been deeply blessed with material and spiritual blessings. As we serve as Inner City Missionaries; I feel even more blessed. We have so much; they have so little. We are not allowed to give any money away to those in need. We basically help them with finding funds through our church and other community resources. So many of them do not know how to earn a living and or budget their funds. We have recently been working with a family of four that live in a 34 year old 19 foot camping trailer. I swear it is held together with duct tape. They just signed a lease for an apartment and are very excited to get out of the trailer.
 I believe that we will one day have a Zion Society as found in Moses 7:18 And the Lord called his people aZion, because they were of bone heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them. I pray for that day to come.
In the kitchen... there is a cookie jar 1/2 full of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies. I have already had 5 for the day. I am in so much trouble. My husband bought me a lovely suit for Christmas and it is pretty snug. I must get into it soon or I will feel bad. I know these cookies don't help this situation.
I am wearing...faded blue jeans, royal blue tee shirt, light blue socks and sling back tennis shoes.
I am creating...a family group record to be added to our genealogy record in our church's genealogical data base.
I am complete this daybook entry, a couple of other chores and then pick up my sweet little dogs from the groomer.
I am to put in place a priority list of needful things to accomplish and then actually do them.
I am reading... first of all "The Book of Mormon" daily. I try to read at least a chapter a day. I am studying it with a workbook and learning a lot.  I love the Book of Mormon and I  have a friendship with it. Reading from this precious book, I have had many answers to prayers and spiritual experiences. I know this book to be true. This book is a history of a family who came to America from Jerusalem around  600 BC. The family came out of Jerusalem before it was destroyed. It is the story of the this group of people; their struggles, contentions, wars and also their spiritual experiences. It is also "AnotherTestament of Jesus Christ" because it tells of the Savior's visit to those ancient people after His Resurrection. The Native Americans of a this land and South America are their posterity.
I am also reading "Light & Truth" Volume 2: The Gathering by Darryl Harris. This is a historical novel of a group of people who came to the United States in the 1840's after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. This book focus's on their travel per ship to America. In those days this was not a pleasant experience. Many of them  left their homes and some of their family members because of their faith. Some of them died for various reasons while on the ship. It is a sad story, but also a story of great faith.
I am also reading; "In The Arms Of His Love" A Guide to Growing Closer to the Savior and Receiving His Unconditional Love by Steven A. Crammer. I have been reading this for a long time and I only have 2 chapters left. It has been a wonderful experience and I have learned so much about my Savior and how to get closer to Him
I am have a quiet night with my dear husband. He has been working very hard  everyday. He was recently called to serve in our temple as a Coordinator on the early morning Saturday shift. On Friday he has a schedule to make up for 90 brethren that work at the temple. It takes a long time to do this. I was called to be the Instructor on the same shift. I will do the training of the new sisters; along with keeping the other sisters updated.  There are 85 sisters on this shift.
Due to Friday being a busy day and we have to be at the temple at 3:45 am on Saturday mornings there will be no more Friday night dates. We will probably switch to Thurday nights for a date.
I am looking forward to...the temple on Saturday, the baptism of a family from Chad, Africa plus a father and son,  a visit to a Grandson and a Great Granddaughter for their Birthdays.  On Sunday, I am teaching a lesson in our Relief Society on the Prophet Joseph Smith, and attending a Temple devotional in the Tabernacle on Sunday evening.
I am to do the training in the temple.
Around the house... I am hoping to dust the house and clean the bathrooms tomorrow; they really need it.
I am pondering... how to teach the Relief Society lesson on Sunday.
A favorite quote for today...

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." ~ Mother Teresa

One of my favorite things... is playing the piano. I don't do this often enough. I thought I would try to play a piece whenever I start to go in the kitchen for a snack. If I would do this, I would not only lose some much needed weight; but become proficient in playing the piano.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Let's see where do I start on this one. I think it is going to be run as fast as I am able attend all the functions on our schedule.
A peek into my day...
This is my two great grand daughters - Jadyn and Lilly. It is Jadyn's birthday tomorrow;
so I will get to hug them soon.
And this is my good news for the day!
I Believe in the 11th Article of Faith~
11 We claim the aprivilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the bdictates of our own cconscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them dworship how, where, or what they may.
I believe firmly in the 11th Article of Faith. Through the years and since the Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth in the 1820's; it has been the target of persecution because of it's teachings, refered to as a cult and generally ridiculed by other faiths.  We allow all men and woman to worship how, where, or what they may. It is not our disposition to speak ill of other faiths. In fact a few years ago our church helped to build a Baptist Missionary Church in Arizona.
 When there is a disaster in any part of the world; our church immediately sends needful supplies and people to help. We give generously to humanitarian funds. We seek only to follow our Savior and do good works.

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Sue said...

I always enjoy reading these and learning a little bit more about you!


singing/granny said...

Me too! You are inspiring! Thank you!!! Melody

Christy Monson said...

Wonderful message! Full of love between the lines.

Just Ramblin' said...

Loved you Daybook. Always so uplifting to read, but then so are all your posts. I need to get back to doing the daybook. Loved the picture of your granddaughter's. They are so precious. Have a great day at the temple. Nola

Grammy Staffy said...

I love reading day books because it gives me a glance into your daily life. You surely are busy.... And with so many good things. Good luck with your new temple callings. What a huge job!!!!
Have a great week. I,m sick but I am sending you hugs anyway . Don't catch my flu!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your site it looking beautiful!!! I really enjoyed reading this LeAnn. I hope you had a wonderful time with your great granddaughters! And chocolate chip cookies are my nemesis too! I also loved the quote from Mother Teresa!

I didn't see your good news linked up so I added it. Hope that's OK. :)

Galen Pearl said...

A quick comment on names. I have a daughter named Lily and a grandson named Jaden. Great names (with different spellings) seem to run in our families! I enjoyed your post very much.

Mom of 12 said...

Those cookies in the jar are always calling my's hard to walk by when I know they are there, just hoping to get out and eaten.

The Adventurer said...

Love the new look on your blog:) This post is so sweet gives me an idea of what your day and thought are. Hope you are still able to plan date nights they are so important to a marriage:)


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