Friday, June 26, 2015

A Peek Into My Day - The Simple Woman's Daybook~

For Today... June 26th, 2015
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Outside my is a lovely, extra warm summer day. We have been wanting these sunny days to come; but perhaps not quite this hot. 
I am thinking...that our world becomes more evil everyday. I am sad when I watch the news with all of the terrible crimes that are committed. Why do God's children want to murder and plunder this nation? Why can't we all just love one another. The truth is that all of these things that are going on are just the tip of the iceberg. More will continue to happen until our beloved Savior comes again. I think that perhaps the Savior's coming is nearer than we may realize. I am looking forward to the great and dreadful day of the Lord. I like the great part best. We must just have faith and try to live Christ like lives and follow the Prophet of today.  At least that is my goal. 
I am thankful...for all the good that surrounds me. There is the negative but there is always goodness to counteract the bad moments in our lives. We have great beauty all around us. 
We were able to go on a picnic in the mountains the other day and it brought peace to my soul. I love the mountains, the lakes and the streams. I love Heavenly Father's creations. This earth is a beautiful place to live. I wake up every morning grateful for my life, for my  dear eternal companion, for our forever family, sweet little dog, Sammy, good friends and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I consider myself very blessed.

A beautiful place to find peace~

In the Kitchen.....I will be making stuffed Green Peppers for dinner. It is one of my favorite dishes and there are so many different ways to make them. 
I am wearing...light blue cropped Levis, a pink sweater, and black flip flops. 
I am creating...this post which is always fun to do. 
I am going...into the kitchen in a few moments to get a piece of Chocolate. I must have a treat. 
I am wondering...if I can complete a project today that I have been working on. My Father and Mother in law have an oral history that was taken and preserved by the Church Historical Department. It is about his mission to Nigeria in the late 50's and early 60's. Later on in the early 80's they both served a mission in Nigeria and Ghana. I had typed most of it and then put it aside for quite a while and haven't finished it. I started back typing it two days ago and I hope to finish it this week. It is so awesome to read about their experiences. They truly loved those sweet dedicated black people in Nigeria and Ghana that they worked with. I love reading their mission experiences. 
I am reading... "The New Testament" which is part of our Sunday School Class this year. I teach a Primary class of three little boys that are 5 years old; so I don't get to attend this class. I have been enjoying the student reading guide as I have been studying this wonderful book of scripture. 
I am also reading a book entitled: "Joseph; A Stalwart Witness" by Cecilia Jensen with Stanford A. Cormack. This is a historical novel on the Prophet Joseph Smith. I am loving this book because I do believe that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that he brought about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His was an amazing man and I have a firm testimony of him. 
This book can be found here. 
I am also reading a book entitled: "Emergency Essentials - Tips For Preparedness" by Larry Barkdull.  I am happy to be working on being more prepared for any emergency that may come.I plan to put together a really good First Aid Kit and also take an on-line course on Basic and Advanced First Aid. As a nurse I feel like I need to be better prepared to help others should there be a disaster. I have been out of nursing for a while; so I need to review and relearn skills again. 
You can find it here
I am hoping...that the weight scales tomorrow will not show the same thing it showed today. 
I am take more time doing some of the things that I love to do. I have been playing the piano more which bring me great joy. I can't accompany anyone because I get to nervous; but I do enjoy playing hymns and sometimes sing along with them. It does bring calmness into my life. 
Around the house....I can hear the TV on in the kitchen where my husband slips off to for breaks. He will probably be watching Fox News. 
I am pondering....upon some thoughts that I have had on prayer. I love to pray to my Heavenly Father. I receive great comfort through prayer. I often receive direction for my life when I pray. I like that I can talk to my Father in Heaven anywhere about anything and I do. I feel like He hears and answers my prayers. I am deeply graterful for that. The answers are not always what I would choose but I know that His will for me is more important than my own will. The true challenge is for our wills to be the same; I am working on that one. 
In my tomatoes are coming up. I planted squash, Zucchini and peppers. It isn't a large garden; but just right for us this year. 
A favorite quote for today...

A peek into one of my days...Here are some pictures from our back to nature moments from last Saturday. We had so much fun. 

One of my favorite to spend time with my family. My oldest son Sean has a birthday tomorrow so I am looking forward to being with his family to celebrate. 
From the board big decisions today; but something is coming soon. I just can't say what just yet. 
My Wish For Today~ To All you wonderful family and friends; have a lovely weekend and enjoy all of your precious moments together. 


Debbie said...

i think going on a picnic with the hubs might just be one of my favorite things to do!!! it's been hot here at the jersey shore as well, too hot for me but it was a little cooler in pa.

i am happy to read about your garden, smaller is is so much more fun to take care of. plus 2 peeps can only eat so tomatoes are still green too!!

i enjoyed reading this entry today, have a wonderful weekend!!

Christy Monson said...

Thanks for the beautiful post. I do love your day books. It gives me a glimpse into your life. You are such an example of goodness to so many.
Lots of love and hugs, Christy

Eve said...

Loved reading about your goals. Your choice to focus on the positive is very encouraging. Hope you have a wonderful summer, enjoying your family & nature!

Marsha said...

Thanks for letting us peek into your day. I love reading these posts. Loved your comments in the section of: I Am Thankful......

Anonymous said...

Indo the same thing with my piano. I play for myself and sing hymns. Inused to be a church organist manyyears ago, not for a career, Now I just like to sing in my own home. Stuffed peppers sounds like a great dinner! I haven't made them in ages. Thanks for sharing your post.

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jodi said...

Love the quote, and your dog is adorable!! Have a great week!

Barbara London said...

Loved reading your Simple Woman's Daybook...the photos are beautiful, especially the mountains.

I think it is awesome that you are typing the information on your in-laws mission trips. That will be great gift when it is completed. Perhaps you could even put it into some kind of "book" form, even if just done yourself!

Stopping by from Simple Woman's Daybook...

Susan Anderson said...

What a wonderful post this is. I have the same concerns you do, and I go to the same thoughts and beliefs for comfort.

Loved to hear your day's experience, too. You are an terrific lady!



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