Posts Tagged "Motherhood"

Mother’s Day 2015

We were in CA for Mother’s Day this year due to Trent’s Grandma June’s funeral.  We got to spend it with his side of the family therefore my mother-in-law felt extra special because all of her children were surrounding her except Travis who is serving a mission in Finland but she did get to talk to him on the phone. We spent our church service with the San Pasqual Ward in Escondido with Sean and Allie and Tory and Orchids.  We had a great message about the importance of temples and using the Atonement more in our lives.  One of the speakers shared this powerful poem written by Dr. Robert Morehead titled, “The Fellowship of the Unashamed” “I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear for “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..” (Romans 1:16). Trent went to go talk with Travis on the phone during sacrament meeting so I had the 3 younger ones with me at the sacrament meeting by myself and they couldn’t sit still.  So I began to laugh at first but then I lost my patience and began to become frustrated.  Usually when I prepare to go to church I have to mentally get ready and to speak good things to myself about my children but today I felt rushed to get to church so I didn’t take the time to do so this time.  So I payed for it. But as they went happily to the next two meetings with the children I looked forward to just being by myself and reflecting on motherhood and what it means to me.  I continue to work daily on my skills as a mother and to recommit each day to work on my patience and understanding them in their individual process. One thing I to do with my children is sit down with them...

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The Children’s Motto

I found this student motto from a teacher,Charlotte Mason, and have made a commitment to myself to have each of us in the family memorize it.

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November Value “Self-Discipline and Moderation”

I’m ready to tackle this value this month. It’s appropriate for the holidays coming up and making sure we are disciplined enough and use all these in moderation. I added “Methods” to my board because I was finding that we weren’t applying the value as much and weren’t being reminded of it enough even though I have this ginormous chalkboard in my family...

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Stand in Awe and Be Still

I got food poisoning this morning and it’s been brutal. So as I have layed around all day I’ve been listened to The Mormon Channel At first it was music then I changed it to Susan Jones who was speaking at a 2009 BYU Woman’s conference. It wasn’t just by chance I knew I needed to hear this talk today. In the previous post I read from President Benson and how we are to read to our children the scriptures individually. Well she mentioned this in her talk and the importance it can have on your children and she shared her sons personal story about it. She was having a hard time with one of her children and she came across a scripture in D&C 5:24 in speaking of Martin Harris but applies today here to our children that if they don’t humble themselves before him and pray with full sincerity of heart then he won’t grant unto him his wants. I don’t know why this simple story hit me as hard as it did but I’m not far from having teenagers and the hard things that they are going to experience in life. And if they don’t have a backbone to the scriptures and to prayer they will have a much harder time here. I made a vow 2 nights ago to Trent that I would read to the children each night from the scriptures individually and so far I’ve done it once. Last night I didn’t do it but it needs to be done. Besides what mother wouldn’t want that alone time with their children? I look forward to this...

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Relationships by Matt Townsend

Prayer fight Strong, peaceful, confident and imperfect in gods presence When we come down here we don’t feel those attributes here we beat ourselves up. Don’t get caught up in the genders. Your not your job, your kids grade point average, your not their inadequcies Your ever frustrated about your children. Look at the father. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience we are spiritual beings having a human experience” You are not your disorder. The body and mind and sprit are in a battle. Ony one will bring you the peace it brings to you father in heaven We are in the covenant to save me and to give me some mechanism to always remember him. When you have a battle to do your VT and HT where are you in your body that gives you anxiety? Mind, body, spirit. Mosiah 3:19. Natural man is an enemy to god. It happened since the fall of adam. Adam and Eve noticing their nakedness. Pornogrpahy Adam and body image Eve. Spirit wouldn’t focus on body. The mind noticed it. That’s when all 3 came together and that’s when the birth happened. We sit here on Earth and we aren’t perfect. We are a covenant people. We are one of 15 million people. Why am I here? When was the moment you felt the most alone? Imagine in that moment in your bedroom and you cry. In the middle you feel this peace and the savior is by your side. What does he do? Sits and holds you and pulls you in. That is the spirit of god. How fast did we get there? We remembered him! Fear that he is going to leave? Now is the time to prepare to meet god. Quit wasting your thoughts for tomorrow. Be here right now!! Song of redeeming love scripture.?? What am I worried about If I’m a daughter of god? It helps me deal with life when I’m in the spirit. Work on that first and then address the problems. Own it! Woman thy faith hath made thee whole. Relax! Where do you go when your in a predicament? The Lord. You go to The Lord to change you not them! It was for nephi to kill Laban. **What has The Lord commanded you specifically today to do in your life, family, marriage? Ex. Pray with your family, scripture study, FHE, family dinner, spend one on one time, Jesus looked to his god while he was in the garden. Likewise we need to look up so we can endure. We are just to stay in it We do it over and over again. Why do we have to keep enduring. We are here to be sons and daughters of god. We are to become gods. **Frame our goal in life to find the spirit in our life each day. **A sin is not just an act its an absence of spirit. Think of a family member that’s your biggest test? Imagine it’s done it’s over and they called everyone to church all those you love and in some room you get to walk in and your Savior’s there. He calls your family up and he calls the one up to the savior and The Lord anoints them. Their face has peace. Then the person you’ve struggled with is called up. What does The Lord do to that one? What do you feel witnessing it? That is how you should approach that person. Jesus Christ lives in the covenant. Pres Hinckley marriage advice in the temple “There you go, now you...

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