Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The new year

Wow, I am feeling humbled. I was asked by the Bishop on Sunday if I would be the new Primary President. I was basically floored. Just the other day, I was contemplating the fact that I had never served as a President of any organization in the Church. I wondered about that. I think now that the Lird was preparing me, and I didn't really listen with a Spiritual ear. That's a little push to listen for those promptings more often. Anyway, I said yes, so now I need to hit the ground running! While picking my ponderize scripture for this week, this one stood out to me. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Ponderize for Oct 12

15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Hanna

My thoughts this morning go to Hanna. It;s been 13 years today. I was checking my email and came across this quote from Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, which says it all.


 
"The eternal nature of man has been revealed. We are sons and daughters of God. God is the Father of our spirits. We lived before we came here. We had personality. We were born into this life under a divine plan. We are here to test our worthiness, acting in the agency which God has given to us. When we die we shall go on living" ("The Great Things Which God Has Revealed," Ensign, May 2005).

We miss you sweetheart.

Memories

My thoughts this morning go to Hanna. It;s been 13 years today. I was checking my email and came across this quote, which says it all.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Ponderize your life!

During Conference this past weekend, we were chanllenged to Ponderize a Scripture a week by Elder Durrant. I really want to do this, so here's my scripture for the week of Oct 5.
My "Ponderize" scripture for the week: 2 Nephi 4:15
"And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children."
What this was saying to me, is that I don't journal or blog enough of my spiritual feelings, and I really need to start. This is the scripture he used and I want to make it my own. I really felt the spirit so strongly during Conference. When they announced the new members of the Quorum of 12 Apostles, I felt good about the men called to fill the open positions from the deaths of Boyd, K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, and Richard G. Scott.  This many at once hasn't happened since 1908, so it was pretty momentous. I even took the day off work, so I could watch and listen. I know these men are called of God to be the new Apostles!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Utah Shop Hop 2015

Last Thursday and Friday, I got the chance to go on a Shop Hop with my daughter and some friends! We had so much fun going from one quilting store to another across the state of Utah. I was entranced by how different each store was and the things each did with the theme of Quilts Over Broadway. Some did more then others, which was great. Each store had a different show to showcase. From Annie to Wizard of Oz. I loved it!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 30- Poetry Challenge-Credo Poem

I believe in the children of the world, the reality of making a difference, the people who are trying, the hope of a brighter future, the things I know that are true, real, right, and good.
But I don't believe in hating others for any reason.
I believe in love beyond the grave, I believe in living a life of meaning, I believe in showing love to others, butterflies, rainbows, and babies. And I believe in being the best me I can be each and every day.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day 29-Poetry Challenge-Pyramid Poem

                         Home
                  Heavenly home
               Heavenly home waits
          Heavenly home waits patiently
Heavenly home waits patiently for our return

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 28-Poetry Challenge-Pensee Poem

Talents
Gift from our God
To share with those around us
And make a difference in lives
We thank Him for each gift

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 27-Poetry Challenge-Richtameter

Joyful
Life on this earth
Knowing the Plan of God
Is for eternal families
Our cup is full forever and ever
When our mortal life is ended
And we see our savior
Arms around us
Joyful

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Day 26-Poetry Challenge-Monorhyme

Having a flood in your basement is no fun
It makes it hard to get laundry done
I'm so glad we have a nearby good son
And he is our first-born, son number one
Now the search for a washer has begun
I hope that it won't weigh a ton!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day 25-Poetry Challenge-Weather Poem

The weather lately is weird
It can't make up its mind
It doesn't help when one day
You're shoveling snow outside.

Then the next day is so warm
You don't need a coat
Then a few days later
We might need a boat!!j

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 24-Poetry Challenge-5w Poem

Sadie our sweet rescue kitty 
Sits in my chair,
In my sewing room,
Whenever I open the door,
She loves beating me to it.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Day 22-Poetry Challenge-Nature Color Poem

The Glory of Flowers

Purple pansies are so very sweet
They are even sometimes good to eat

Yellow nasturtium are pretty to see
Their color rivals the bumblebee

Poppies that are orange dot the hill
Their color gives me such a thrill

Red hibiscus where I grew up
Make me happy and fill my cup

Blue hydrangea are always breathtaking
Just like a pretty butterfly on the wing

Orchids of green have glory and elegance
Their color will make you want to dance

I glory in the colors that are all around
Our Father has provided for all earthbound

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Day 21-Poetry Challenge-Couplet

I came up with three

Getting old is no fun
Aches and pains and then you're done.

My children are my greatest joy
Four gorgeous girls, three handsome boys

Nine grandchildren we can claim
They give us love each happy day.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Day 19-Poetry Challenge-Cinquain

Babies
Smiles melt your heart
All laughter and giggles
Make my old heart full to bursting
Heaven

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Day 18- Poetry Challenge-I Remember

I remember my heart surgery

I remember my visits to the doctors
I remember getting tired and saying, "Daddy, pick me up!"
I remember having X-Rays and how nasty the barium solution was
I remember going to the hospital 
I remember wearing the hospital gown
I remember being wheeled on a gurney 
I remember seeing the ice bath
I remember looking up at the lights
I remember counting down
I remember the smell of the oxygen mask
I remember being asked to wake up
I remember wanting to sit in a chair
I remember my daddy asking me, "Do you still love me?"
I remember saying, "Yes, Daddy!"
I remember lots of shots and the other children in the Ward
I remember finally going home and showing off my stitches
I remember all the get well cards from my friends at school. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 17- Poetry Challenge-Book Spine Poetry

When you are happy
Bullies never win
Little Smudge
Ninja boy goes to school
I'm bored
Ten thank you letters
Queen of Easter
The mouse who are the moon
Toads on toast
I can lick ten tigers today


Rhyming Dust Bunnies
All kinds of kisses
Road work ahead
Smile
Monster hug 
The talent show
About a bear
Princess fairy
Pinkalicious

What to do when you're sent to your room
Let it rain
Do like a duck does
Cindy Moo
The Bravest Knight
Planting a rainbow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day 16-Poetry Challenge-Spring Senses

Spring looks like puffy white clouds in the sky
Spring sounds like newborn chicks peeping in the trees
Spring feels like a warm hug from  grandchild 
Spring smells like all the sweet scents in nature
Spring tastes like every fresh berry on the vine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Day 15-Poetry Challenge-Grammar Poem

Spring in Iran
Crazy and confusing
Winds blowing and howling gustily
Like an engine of an airplane
If only it were summer!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day 14-Poetry Challenge-All About Me

Vicki
Serving, loving, creative, happy
Sibling of Dolly, David, Valerie, and Jamie
Lover of all the world around her
Fears that she sometimes does the wrong thing
Needs to be loved and understood
Gives all of her heart
Would like to see her children and grandchildren every day
Resident of this good earth
Firth

Monday, April 13, 2015

Day 13-Poetry Challenge-If You Were

If you were a guitar
And I were the strings
We'd provide beautiful music
And other nice things

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Reading and Poetry

Day 12-Poetry Challenge

D.E.A.R
Drop Everything And Read Day

Working in a library is so much fun
I have access to so many books
There's books for children
And books for teens
There's books for adults
And books for Tweens 
I have read so many books,
But there's so many more
I don't know how I could pick one
I have a pile on the floor
So this poem is about all books
Because everyone needs to read
We can learn about life
And things that we need
So come to the library
It's waiting for you
It has so much to offer
And lots to do.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Day 10-Poetry Challenge-Clerihew

I'm so glad that I know Stephanie Abney
She's taught me to rhyme and I'm happy
Her poetry inspires me to give it a try
I can make others laugh or even cry

My friend on the net is Stephanie Abney 
Each April she challenges me to write poetry
She like to write, blog, and tweet
She keeps me on my feet. 

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Day 9- Poetry Challenge-Nonet

Rain

Rain on the rooftop is lovely
It's part of the promise of Spring
It waters the plants and trees
And freshens this old world
To give us sweet joy
And give us hope
Our God lives
He loves
Us

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Day 8-Poetry Challenge-Octopoem

We'd go up in the mountains so green
In the glorious days of summer
And gather together at Girls Camp!
Where it would always rain
We'd go hiking in blister-making boots
Then come back and sit on logs by the fire
And think of Man From U.N.C.L.E.
While we roasted warshmallows for S'mores. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Day 7 Poetry Challenge- Free Verse

In my life
There have been many pets
We've loved and lost a lot
But that's the way it is
For a pet owner

It's like any kind of love
Whatever you put out
Comes back to you

Pets love us un conditionally
Just like our Heavenly Father
Is it any wonder that
Dog is God spelled backwards

I am grateful for all the animals
Who've been part of my life
And I wouldn't have it any other way!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Day 6- Poetweet

Days are long, the nights are getting shorter. It's Spring! Now, on to the summer! Days of warmth and sunshine. Oh, the seasons of the year!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Day 5- Poetry Challenge- Acrostic

Atonement

All are saved in Him
The Savior of the World
On the beautiful Easter morn
Nature rejoices with us
Each of us are His Children
Marvelous is this gift
Easter brings us such joy
Nothing is so wonderful
Thankfully I praise Him

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Day 4-haiku

The Savior loves us
He created all nature
To show us His Love  

Friday, April 03, 2015

He Lives!

This Easter we should worship Him
Who died for allHis children's sins
That we may all begin again. 

Short and sweet for day 3 of the Poetry Challenge.

A Triplet

A triplet is a kind of rhyme,
That only takes a little time,
Here it is now please be kind!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

I wish, but I am

I wish I could write a quick poem
Like some of my friends seem to do
And I dream that I could be published
I am not sure that will come true
I used to think I couldn't do it
But now I see that I can
I seem to have overcome my anguish 
But I'm really excited to plan. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This is me! Poem challenge day 1

Yes, that's me
Look and you'll see
My hair is long
My eyes are green
My arms are full of those I love
My hands are busy
My heart is brimming
I'm happy and free
I never think bad of others I see
My friends are forever
I live in joy
I hope I can always help others
I dream of eternity
It's all clear as can be
That's positively, absolutely Me.