Fear quote read at stake conference

Monday, August 19, 2013

Two nights ago there were some wonderful talks on fear.  This one I found enlightening.  It was read by a man who recently was called to be a Bishop in one our wards in our stake.  He said he read this every day on his mission.  I can only imagine what an impact it would leave on all our youth and adults in the church today if they read this daily and believed it.   Rather thought provoking indeed.


Win or lose, you are still a winner to me.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Today in a bit I will leave to go to school to watch one of my kids do a final competition of the "Battle of the Books".   The kids choose their own teams of four kids and read the six books.  Each day at lunch recess two teams battle (answer 15 questions from the books).  Once a team losses twice then they are out, until there is only one team left.

My child lost her first  battle  in the beginning and moved down into the "loser" bracket.  Each week they have worked their way back up to the top, by winning each battle.  Apparently,  the first team she lost to was a great team, because yesterday there was only three teams left and that team was one of the three.  The time had come to battle the first team again, and best of all she won.

They started with 17 teams and have had 31 battles.  Now there are only two teams.   One team has only lost once (my child's team) and her best friend's team who has won every battle so far.  If my child's team loses then, they take second.   BUT.... if they win, then they have to battle again, because every team has to have two losses in order to be out.

So who knows....   In reality, it doesn't really matter,  they are all winners and best of all they are all friends.  They have all worked hard and I am proud of my child for putting so much work and effort into this. 


quotes I like

Friday, November 16, 2012

here are some quotes I wanted to make posters for, but haven't.  Instead of keeping a few notes on my desk to clutter it up.  I am posting them as is and maybe some day....

To simply know is not enough.

Testimony alone is not enough.  Bednar

It is after and during the difficult times that we learn the most.  Monson

I am too blessed to be stressed,
and too anointed to be disappointed.

What we believe
what we say
and what we do
should all be the same.

Satan can never have a family and he wants yours.   Ann Dibbs

Don't let your yesterdays hold your tomorrow hostage.  Maxwell

If you almost obey the rules, you almost receive the blessings.

Missionaries of the day must be taught in the family.  Cook

I'm a mormon.  I know it.  I live it and I love it. Dibbs

We can not take for granted one single day.

We should not be like the boy who dips his toe in the water and claims he has gone swimming.  Eyring

First observe and then serve.

This is not always convienent and does not always happen to fit our timetables.   Linda Burton


Heavenly Father has a picture of you on his dresser.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is probably one of my favorite quotes, so despite the fact I made a picture of it a couple months ago, I decided to do another one (which I think turned out way better.)

"Heavenly Father has a picture of you on his dresser. He loves you and will help you. Call upon him."
  - Thomas S. Monson


General Conference quote by Ann Dibb

Sunday, October 7, 2012

General Conference is now over and there are many quotes and stories that stood out.  It was amazing to watch as the prophet stood before everyone on Saturday morning and announced the change in age for missionaries to  18 for boys and 19 for girls.  I rejoiced at that news and yet my mind just could not not believe that in less than three years, we may be saying good bye to our oldest.  Will she choose to serve a mission? That is not for me to decide, but I will say that it would not surprise if she did.  She is a valiant girl and I can see what a great opportunity that could be for her.

The third speaker was Sister Ann Dibb.   She spoke of a young girl she met in a check out line of a store.  She wore a shirt that said, " I'm a Mormon.  Are you?"  She spoke on the confidence of this girl to share who she was and what she believe.  She later reflected on what she would want on her shirt, if she had one and this is what she came up with:

I'm a Mormon,
I know it.
I live it.
and I love it.


Learning something new

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recently,  I decided to take a Photoshop class.  As my husband puts it, "it doesn't come naturally for me, like other members of our family."    In deed he is correct (gulp- as it is hard to admit).  It takes me hours to do what others do in a few minutes.   None the less, I am still much better than I was 5 months ago, which then I only open and close the program.  

This is what I did for my final.  I still don't know what I got in the class, but will hopefully find out toward the end of this week. 

I will also show another project I did.  It was the lesson on using brushes.  I was only allowed to use Photoshop brushes on this project.  Each project when it was assigned made be really nervous, but I was finally able to come up with something for each one.  The other assignments are okay.  These are my two favorites, so I thought I would share them.


You can't be wrong doing right quote

Monday, July 16, 2012

 I  am still working slowly, but surely to find a great quote for each of the conference talks.  This is more of a personal goal for me to find ways to incorporate the gospel more solidly in my heart and mind.  Yet is it fun to see the visual and remember a part of the talk that otherwise would be quickly forgotten. 

So this quote is taken from the talk, "Abide in the Lord's Territory", by Ulisses Soares.

My most memorable quote was actually quoted by President Monson.  It was just too good to not use as the quote for this talk.

"You can't be right by doing wrong; you can't be wrong b y doing right."