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January 3, 2008

A New Beginning

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With the Holiday stress behind me, I look at the New Year with optimism.  I have renewed hope that we can continue on our Journey here, and continue to grow and learn. 

During the little break I thought a lot about the people I have met here, and how their views have influenced and changed me.  I have learned a lot from everyone. 

From BR and EJ I have learned that it is possible to love people even when their views are very different then mine.  The 3 of us were able to form a very sweet friendship, one that is very special to me. 

 From Coventry I have actually learned the most.  I have appreciated his insight and involvement here.  He made things very interesting.  And I now know, there are good people out there, that are good just to be good, and I think that is pretty amazing. 

And then there are all my sweet Mormon buddies, who rescued me from the crazy Anti’s 🙂  Without them I probably would have torn my hair out 🙂

So I am opening the blog back up for discussion.  But just know that I am renewed and ready!!!!  My love for the Anti’s is fixin to explode!!!!!!!  

🙂

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November 16, 2007

Tell us your story!

So many of you have read my conversion story, now I want to read yours! 

Please share your conversion here, make it as long (or short) as you want.  To hear others stories is so inspiring whether you have always been a member or whether you are a convert (I know we are all converts 🙂  )

 I can’t wait to read them!

* oh and one more thing, this is for LDS stories only, I’m sorry to restrict this post but I want to keep this subject on topic ! (thanks)

November 12, 2007

Veterans Day

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To ALL who have served our country,

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 11, 2007

Rainbows or water falls…..

“You don’t have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles… You carry within you the power to make the world better…”
 
          –Sharon G. Larsen, “Standing with God,” Ensign, May 2000, 88

Mathew 25:40
Mosiah 2:17

Scatter Sunshine, Hymn # 230
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October 26, 2007

My husband

Filed under: happiness,life,love — by steffielynn @ 3:32 pm
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I’m dedicating this post to my husband.  I REALLY wish he would read my blog…..

He always has excuses, “i’m working, i’m busy, bombs are going off over my head…blah blah blah.

I just want you to know…..

That you are a poop face,

Just kidding 🙂

What I really want you to know is…….

That I love you, and you are my world, my everything, my best friend.  I miss you and I cannot wait til you come home for GOOD! 

I also want you to know that I appreciate everything you have done for me and the sacrifices you have made. 

You are my prince charming and my dream come true!  And I know we will be together forever and always!

(even if you don’t read my sweet blog)

October 25, 2007

“Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums.”

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

 Ezra Taft Benson
 

October 24, 2007

Who are you?

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Who are you?  I know your screen names and I even know what you believe.  But it’s kinda weird, I know some of you better then my friends in the real world 🙂  So I want to make this post as a way to get to know each other a little better, this is just for fun, and to be taken lightheartedly!

 So I’m thinking a list of 10 things is good, you can give more or less it’s up to you!

So this is me:

1.  I’m an LDS convert  🙂   (what a shocker I know)

 2.  I’m happily married (for 6 years) and I am still madly in love with my husband!

 3.  I have 2 of the greatest kids who I love more then anything.

4.  I hate crowds (and traffic)

5.   I’m scared of flying

 6.  I like bugs, snakes, sharks, the scarier and weirder the better.

7.  My favorite color is pink

8.  I love to eat (it’s probably one of my favorite thing to do)

 9. I love the outdoors, I love trees and water! 

10.  I love the Gospel (sorry I know most of you already know this but I HAD to put in in here 🙂  )

Ok your turn!

October 20, 2007

What do YOU believe?

I have a lot of people come to my blog who disagree with my beliefs.  Many times they come here and try to TELL me what I believe.  I feel this is strange, because I feel I am an expert on my own personal beliefs. 

So I am creating this post so that you can tell us what it is YOU believe.  You can write as much or as little as you want.  I ask that EVERYONE be respectful of others. 

I will start us off.

I believe the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. 

I believe the Gospel has been restored in it’s fulness to the earth. 

I believe that God still speaks to us through prophets. 

I believe that our families can be together forever. 

I believe that Jesus Christ is Gods literal Son. 

I believe He lived and He died for me, so that I may live. 

I believe we are saved by His atoning sacrifice.  By grace. 

I believe that once we are saved we must change our hearts and our lives. 

I believe we must live by His teachings, and do what He has commanded.

I believe in a  loving and kind Heavenly Father.  I believe He wants ALL His children to return to Him. 

I love my Father in Heaven, and I love His Son, my Savior Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the gospel and the change it has brought into my life.  I am grateful for the change it has brought to my family, and I hope and pray that all who seek Him will find Him.

I leave you with these things in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  

Ok.   Now, tell me what you believe 🙂

October 18, 2007

Missionaries

Two and a half years ago we had two missionaries knock on the door.  I remember that day clearly.  It was in April, it was a VERY cold day.  I was actually at my friends house for her little girls party.  There were a bunch of people at this party and we were all in the living room.  When we saw 2 missionaries walking up the driveway EVERYONE left the room, except me.  Now normally I would not answer the door, because well, this was not my home.  But because I was left alone I decided to answer.  So I opened the door, beer in hand, and there they stood.  Freezing, shaking, they introduced themselves to me.  I offered them a beer (yes I know it was rude, and I feel bad) but the graciously declined, and I saw this sparkle in them.  It was weird.  So I informed them this was not my house, and so they made an appointment to come to my home. 

When they came over I really gave it to them.  I was very ignorant about their beliefs, and so I began with a “mormons are going to hell”,speech and I remember them being so kind, and they then went over all my opinions and questions, and taught me some of what they actually believed.  Now I did not have the intention to listen to them, I was out to “save” them.  We ended our discussion and made another appointment. 

 So we had a few more discussions, and one day my husband came home early from work.  So he joined in.  He actually felt that what they taught made a lot of sense.  I was a little disturbed by this, and I informed the Elders I would never join their church.  Soon though my husband was fully involved and did not mind continuing our lessons.

  This is when I became very confused. For some reason we wanted these Elders around ALL the time.  We loved them.  They would leave our house and my husband and I would stand in our doorway feeling very sad.  They had something about them that we couldn’t figure out.  Something that left our home when they left. 

So at this time I was confused.  I felt like what they were saying was right. But how could this be?  Mormons were all going to hell!

 So I prayed.  And I found out that these Elders were speaking the truth.  And what they had was what I was missing.  And now That wonderful feeling is in my heart and in my home always.  We were able to reconize the spirit. 

Because these two missionaries loved the Lord so much they took 2 years out of their lives to spread the gospel.  They were the tool the Lord used to help my family find happiness and truth. 

I love missionaries, they by far the most amazing people I have ever met.  I will forever be grateful for what they did for my family.

When you have missionaries knock at the door, don’t be so quick to shoo them away.  They have an awesome message to share that will forever change your life!!!

October 16, 2007

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

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The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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