Job # 1: Professional Referee

When I became a mother in April of 1996, I didn’t realize that I was volunteering for some seriously exhausting sub-jobs.  I knew I was going to be bathing, feeding, diapering, buckling up and doing laundry ad nauseum.  What I didn’t know was that eventually I was going to be a professional referee, a border…

Lazy Satan

Oh, don’t get me wrong.  He’s working tirelessly to upset the apple cart.  In fact his work and his glory is to destroy the agency and eternal life of man.  He wants to deceive and blind men and lead them captive at this will.  (See Moses 4:3-4) That’s quite a mission he’s embarked upon and…

Getting Personal

I have been thinking a lot about my last post and the implications of being removed from my own comfort zones.  Sometimes I choose to move out of them because I have consciously decided that I need to do something differently.  This has happened to me over and over again through our homeschooling process.  While…

Comfort Zones

We all have our comfort zones-those places that we like to operate out of-even if they are unhealthy, misguided, or short-sighted.  After all, we are comfortable!  I have watched myself do things repeatedly ‘wrong’ simply because it’s comfortable and I know what the result will be.  I often know that I’m in the wrong but…

People Before The People

When we talk about the Second Coming and The Last Days and The Hastening and The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times it can be very exciting.  And perhaps we anxiously await changes, announcements, and excitement to be poured out over the pulpit during general church meetings.  The announcements to the people do come from…

RSVP

We are all invited to Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.  (Moroni and 2 Nephi).  But the acceptance of this invitation is deeply personal and highly individual .  I don’t believe that there will ever be an en masse “THIS IS IT” meeting where we are told the mysteries from the foundation of…

Hastening Creates Movement

Think about all of the great changes that have created movement in The Church in the last few years: 1. Preach My Gospel: No more memorized lessons.  A built-in-rely-on-the-Holy-Ghost system which requires more from the giver and definitely improves impact for the receiver.  Preach My Gospel  (PMG) is a resource to help all members learn…

Resurrecting Ezra

Ezra Taft Benson was a powerful thinker and speaker.  Several of his quotes rank in my top 10.  This one will help us know how to prioritize our time.  This is a huge issue for most of us, I think.  Modern-day conveniences have created space for many, many other things that aren’t essential to survival.…