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A Pittance of Time

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

As the administrator of the site, I felt this post is important to share with the world and this community in particular.
I discovered this video on another blog that I frequent, and felt it was extremely deserving of a post here as well.  If there is one thing that we need to remember, it is […]

Mom, Do They Need Us?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

My daughter surprised me today with her reaction to a message left on our answering machine. First, she asked who the message was from. Then, with wide eyes and a concerned tone, she asked, “Do they need us?”
I had to laugh in spite of her serious face. Over the past few weeks […]

The Church That Never Forgot Me

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Betsy was a member of the LDS Church who was not active. She married a non-member who was at first supportive of her somewhat limited involvement with the church. Then he came home one day to find two Elders watching television and violating other mission rules. He threw out the missionaries and […]

A New Calling, A New Challenge

Monday, March 24th, 2008

This Sunday I was called to be the Relief Society Chorister. The problem is that I don’t know very much about music. Oh I know how to lead some of the songs and I’m not afraid to fake it if I have to. But I’m usually better at following the piano than setting the time […]

How to Make and Play with Bean Bags (Even if You’re Too Old)

Monday, March 24th, 2008

In 2005, as Katrina refugees flooded into Houston, my in-law’s ward decided to collect toys for the children staying in the Astrodome. My mother-in-law asked for my help assembling items to donate. We tried to think of toys that were versatile and easy to store, something that would entertain the kids and that they could […]

Send a Soldier a Song: A Creative Service Project

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Several years ago our former home teacher returned from serving with the Army in Iraq. The first testimony meeting after his return he mentioned that church meetings with the military had many of the same elements as the meetings at home–except for female voices. Even when females joined the congregation, their voices were […]

Dirt in the Garden

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

On Tuesday this week my husband and I spent the day as poll workers. When we returned home after working 14 hours straight, my mother-in-law said she needed to speak with us in the backyard.
For some time we have been working on setting up a garden. We had tried various arrangements with friends and neighbors […]