it’s all quite good

My friend asked me to make a poster with a favorite scripture on it and this was the result. The more I read the scriptures the more I’m amazed at how Heavenly Father sends us personal messages through those words.

The other night I was having a conversation with Jimmy about something related to my calling and 5 minutes later, I opened my Bible to read a verse … and Pow! there was a scripture that reaffirmed the idea I was talking with him about. To another person, that scripture in Jeremiah wouldn’t have meant much… but for me at that time, the scripture spoke to my heart and taught me what God needed me to do. Yes – it’s all quite good.

Scripture a Day: Feb 15

I know I’m taking this scripture out of context… but this is how I feel lately. For the past 5 days I’ve been completely out of it with a nasty virus. It takes most of my energy to breathe in and out… and cough. Heavenly Father has sent so many angels to watch over us. Jimmy has been an angel carrying much of the parenting and house duties. My mom saved the day yesterday. She watched tots while I rested, made dinner and treats, had a fabulous valentine’s party with the kids while I went to the doctor, completely cleaned the kitchen, and cheered our hearts. Sisters listened with kind hearts to my tears and fears. A good neighbor Wendi brought us a nice dinner tonight. So kind! Another friend brought soup and rolls unexpectedly a week ago. It soothed my cold and heart. Unseen angels watched over Truman this morning in what could have been a fatal situation. I was busy tending to a major messy bloody nose with Max and wasn’t able to be everywhere at once. My heart rejoices to know that Heavenly Father sends angels to watch over and care for us. We are blessed … so BLESSED!

Scripture a Day: Feb 1

Well now… my goal in January was to share a Scripture a Day. Looks like I only did that on 6 days. At that rate, in order to get up to 30, looks like I’ll be doing this for 5 months. So – I figured I’d keep a goin’ the next little while.

My sister Janey might chuckle that I’m sharing this scripture ONCE again. But she knows how I love, love, love it! It gives me the Moroni Trumpet feeling deep inside. GLORIOUS Gospel Truth… and HOPE! Onward Sisters!!!

And a quote to go along with it that one of my former YW shared on Facebook. Such a good message:

Scripture a Day : 21

Fear and Faith have been on my mind lately. I read an article in the Ensign about a woman who poured out her heart in prayer to have her fear transformed into faith. Though her circumstance is entirely different than mine, it just got me thinking about my level of fear/faith.

I read a few ENLIGHTENING talks that I wanted to note for my record:

“Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ”: Kevin Pearson, April 2009 Gen Conf

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We can give our children education, lessons, athletics, the arts, and material possessions, but if we do not give them faith in Christ, we have given little.”
  • “The ability to focus and be steadfast, continually holding fast to true principles, nothing wavering, even when the mist of darkness confronting us is exceedingly great. This quality of faith is exceedingly powerful.”
  • “We do have a choice. We get what we focus on consistently. Because there is an opposition in all things, there are forces that erode our faith. Some are the result of Satan’s direct influence. But for others, we have no one but ourselves to blame. These stem from personal tendencies, attitudes, and habits we can learn to change.”
  • {These enlightened my mind and heart… especially the discouragement one.}  “Six Destructive Ds—doubt, discouragement, distraction, lack of diligence, disobedience, and disbelief”

The Transforming Power of Faith and Character”: RICHARD G. SCOTT, October 2010 Gen Conf

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness.”
  • “Faith in the power of obedience to the commandments of God will forge strength of character available to you in times of urgent need.”
  • “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.”
  • “Empowering principles upon which faith is based: … Patience and understanding when God lets you struggle to grow and when answers come a piece at a time over an extended period.”
  • “You are making better progress than you realize. Your struggles are defining character, discipline, and confidence in the promises of your Father in Heaven and the Savior as you consistently obey Their commandments.”

Scripture a Day : 10

Today’s Scripture comes from Hannah’s Scripture Devotional at FHE. I love Ephesians! Yeppers – I helped direct her there. It was a good lead-in for our fhe on family goals.

Scripture a Day : 6

I asked Miss Hannah what her favorite scripture was that I could share today. She said, “The one that used to be Abe’s favorite.” This used to be Abe’s favorite because he found a book called Jacob (also the name of a good friend). He opened it up, pointed, and landed on Jacob 5:71. And ya know… it is a good one.
I cropped out most of the scripture (tsk, tsk, I know). But this was my favorite part relating to my life as mother. It’s not just about laboring harder… it’s about working together with the Lord… and then we will see the JOY. I like that.

Scripture a Day : 4

I guess I may not sneak these scripture posts in every day… as I seemed to miss day 3.  Anyhoo… this scripture I saw on the Thomas Kinkade painting in my piano room with this painting.

LIGHT is always good… especially at 4 o’clock when all is crazy in the house. Hang on Heather!

Scripture a Day : 2

Usually with this scripture, I focus on the “I Will Go & Do.” But in my need for HOPE in my mission as mother and parent, when I read this, I thought of the commandment to “multiply, and replenish the earth” {Moses 2:28) and to “Train up a child in the way he should go” {Proverbs 22:6}. The Lord will prepare a way for us to make this happen. Love that HOPE!

Scripture a Day : 1

I had this idea for the post-holiday-blahs… to share a scripture-a-day in January… Mostly, it’s because I need some encouragement to be more diligent in my scripture study. And a scripture a day definitely won’t hurt … INSPIRATION is always good.