Friday, March 31, 2017

YOU are the mother of YOUR children for a reason!


Sometimes, perhaps, we wonder why we are the mother of the children God sent to us.  It is my belief that we are exactly the mother of our children for a reason. God knows why and may let us in on some of that information as we're prepared to receive it, and...He'll guide and direct us in raising them up unto Him.

We are the mother of our children for a REASON - or for many.  As we seek to know how to teach and train them, guide them into their own paths where they can best develop and grow and learn to serve others, open their awareness to joy and gratitude for who they are and why they are here, He will be there with us as...these are His children, too, and He loves them even more than we do.

We're able to be their 'caretakers' for this mortal sojourn which is a blessing to us (refining process for all) and for them, when they have a mother who loves and cares for them and seeks to best help them with their true 'needs'.

A BYU professor reminded me years ago that we all only have ONE REAL NEED; and that is the need to be 'Redeemed'.

If we can help our children understand the same; then we have succeeded in the most important task of all!

With much love,
Heidi

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dec 5 - Jesus Healed the Sick and So Can You


#LIGHTtheWORLD

Advent Calendar of Ways to Lift and Serve Others

Day 5 - Jesus Healed the Sick and So Can You:

Here are a few ways you could do that:

- donate blood at your local blood bank
- sign up to be an organ donor
- visit someone who is ill or in need of service
- take a meal to a shut-in
- call someone who has been feeling down
- resolve to pray daily for someone who is sick or suffering
- care for someone in need


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dec 4 - Jesus Worshipped His Father and So Can You

Dec 4 #LIGHTtheWORLD

Advent Calendar of Kindness

Jesus Worshipped His Father and So Can You

What are some ways we can show our love to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ?  How can we worship them in more holiness and sincerity?

- attend a church service in your area -- you're always invited to one of ours (Find one Here:)
- make a goal to offer a kneeling prayer to Heavenly Father every day in December
- help clean-up or maintain a church building
- read over the commandments and see how you can do better
- read and ponder the scriptures
- thank your Heavenly Father for all He has done for you and for sending His beloved Son

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec 3 - Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

#LIGHTtheWORLD - 2016

Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

How can we help others' see; physically or spiritually?

Some ideas of things you can do today to be of service to another:

- Find an eyeglass collection box and donate an old pair (some Walmart stores have them)
- Point out a virtue in someone they don't see in themselves
- Promote a vision charity on social media
- Look for the good in all those around you
- Read to the blind or record a book on CD for someone visually impaired
- Share love or lend a hand to someone who can't see past the problems of today


Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec. 2 - Jesus Honored His Parents and So Can You



Advent Calendar

Jesus Honored His Parents and So Can You:

Here are a few things you could do to honor your parents this day:

- call them (not text)
- write a handwritten note to them or to your in-laws
- learn about an ancestor and share their story (familysearch.org provides help)
- make a choice to live better - to show them honor
- forgive them, or someone else, if you've been hurt


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec 1 - WorldWide Day of Service

This beautiful Christmas season we share the LDS Church 2016 Initiative #LIGHTtheWORLD! Each of us can bless and lift another. Each of us can share in the burden of someone in need, thereby lifting and uplifiting them, as did the Savior.



Our hope, is that we will each reach-out to others this year; serve, love, show kindness, share a smile, lighten a load. As we do so, our burdens, too, are lifted. For, when we lose ourselves in service to another, our burdens, too, are lifted.

Monthly Advent Calendar

Dec. 1  Jesus lifted Others' Burdens and So Can You!

What can we do today to lift a burden for someone else?  Think and ponder on something that you can do for someone in need.