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Spiritual Strength

I'm really a horrible blogger, but I really have been thinking about this blog of mine (I've wanted to post, but I've wanted to be in the right mindset to write a blog post.)  At times, I wanted to blog frustration but I don't want this to be a forum of negativity.  (I don't know why the font colours are different, so bear with me so I can figure out how to change it)

However, I thought this would be a good time to post.

So I Spoke on Sunday and I thought that my fellow blog fans would like to read it.

It's quite a simple topic when it comes down to it, but we all need the spiritual strength sometimes to make the best choices in our lives,  We've got the Holy Ghost to be the conduit to receive inspiration and revelation which leads to spiritual strength.  Now that I look back on writing and giving this talk at church, there were a lot of things that I wanted to say but not enough time to say it.  So  I will post my talk in this post and then write another post…

I'm Sorry That You Bled From That Pore For Me... The Power of Forgiveness Story

I didn't realize this week that I would receive not only a story about the Atonement this week at church but I would also receive and realize and and have it practiced in my life so quickly that I would be able to connect the two.
On Sunday a missionary Elder Fawcett told the branch about this story where a young man goes travelling through the canyons in Utah. He's driving his car along and then for whatever reason he gets into a really terrible car accident.  Search and rescue is called and the car is wedged in such a way that it is difficult to get this young man out of the car because one of the steel metal pieces is going through his stomach.  The search and rescue team has two of it's members try to dislodge this steel from around him and they try to make it so their isn't so much more pain and pressure on the injury to his stomach.   As they do this a single droplet of blood expires from a pore in his forehead.  Elder Fawcett then said, if this much pain and angu…

Something Exciting is Coming Soon!

My Very First Ever Giveaway is happening Soon!  
Let me tell you I'm just very, very, very excited about it.
I can't wait to share it with you!

Wouldn't You Like To Know Who Your Soul Mate Was?

Matched By Ally Condie
I bet you weren't expecting another book review so soon, maybe you were, but I don't know how many people are reading my blog right now, it might just be me.  I am expecting to do a couple of blog layout changes again shortly, but I couldn't resist another review.  
A good friend of mine Sis M. in our branch recommended this book to me and couldn't get it into my hands fast enough, except for the fact that she had already leant the book out to someone else. (BUMMER!)  Fortunately, it was like a ghost haunting me or something because I would see it in the bookstore and be instantly drawn to it.  
I had actually read another book by Ally Condie, she had written a series for LDS youth and I picked up the first one in the series and it was a super quick read as well. I didn't realize that they were one in the same until I had read her bio on her website.  It was like, NOW I DEFINATELY NEED TO READ MATCHED!

So on with the Book Review!
So in this societ…


The Book I have to say that I get way to excited when it comes to movie adaptations of books that I read, want to read, or have read.  There have been several times when I've been completely disappointed because the movie changed lots of the story, left story out, or added stuff that wasn't in the story. 
I'm so excited that I was going to read the book, because my previous book was just a huge and long and arduous process to read that when I read Water for Elephants it was just a fast and eventful from PAGE ONE! Horray!
I do have to say that there is some content in the book that was a little naughty, but if you prevail with reading it you will end up with such a satisfying story.
I was really enlightened because I really haven't read a lot of what is considered "ADULT" fiction.  I have been in the Teen/Young Adult area of literature that I was afraid of reading content that was just inappropriate.
I do have to say just keep reading it.  Running Away With the Ci…


Does euphonious remind you of an attachment

Wow, I Look at My Finds for the Day....

So I'm incredibly impressed by this blog it's not even funny.  I've read at least 20 pages of her blog entries, (currently on page 21)  She's married to THAT husband and has That 1st Child (who is incredibly handsome and adorable) and she's a great blogger, she has Fashionably Modest posts where she shows off her modest attire.  The photos are awesome (She is a photographer) but she's found some amazing things herself like
Apple Cores

and has a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.
Something that I definately want to try and accomplish myself!
The best thing about That Wife is the fact that you can see who she is and she is full of JOY!  There are very few pictures without her Gorgeous Smile!
I'm so impressed that she's now in my blog reader and I can't wait to read more.
So Check her out!

This is a Cute Shop

Yet, Another Reason to Stop Reading a Book if You Don't Like it

Short but to the point article.

If you struggle through reading the first 50 pages.. It probably isn't the book for you!

Today I am In love with these

Aren't They Simple & Gorgeous!  I have way to many books though!

This Library Technician... Doesn't Lie...

I was consulting The Whole Library Handbook 3 for unrelated reasons and found, on page 337, a section by Manley, "Excuses for overdue books".

"Why are librarians so obsessed with delinquent borrowers?
"The man reason, according to Dr. Wolfgang Lipkind, consulting behavioral psychologist for the Blackstone Institute of Library Studies, is that librarians as a group are very honest. In fact, his research shows that next to Roman Catholic nuns, librarians are the most honest professional group in America. Librarians, because they are so truthful, find it exceedingly difficult to tolerate patron lies. On the other hand, chronically delinquent borrowers are one of the most dishonest study cohorts that Lipkind has ever researched. The clash between the two groups is, therefore, almost inevitable."

YES, I Finished the Book

Okay I Can Stop Complaining about a book that took me OVER A MONTH TO READ! BRUTAL!
I just finished it, SUCCESS!
I don't really know what to make of it.  It was slow, it was interesting, and the plot twists weren't that shocking, I can't help but be a little disappointed.
I'm glad I can now donate it to the Public Library and hopefully other people will enjoy it more than I did.
WHEW!  I'm glad it's over!
I really need to read something a little bit more uplifting and has a better story line lets me feel like it was a great, fabulous, fantastic story.
For my 4 blog followers:
Please do not let this be a poor review for you.  If you have wanted to read this, Please still read it.  Maybe you'll enjoy it more than I did.
If you have any books that you really enjoyed reading please let me know so that I can have a better time enjoying my favourite pasttime of reading.

Now I don't know why but I'm SO excited to read Water For Elephants!

Will The Book Gods Out there Help Me Finish Reading this Book

Her Fearful Symmetry
Has anyone out there read it?
If you have... is it just me or is the entire book SLOWER than Molassis in January?
and is it just me or is NOTHING of EVENT happening in ths book except for the realitivly small plot points.
I've got about 100 pages left and I really really don't want to read it anymore.
I want to read this book next

But I can't read it until I finish Her Fearful Symmetry
Someone help me out here and tell me that the last 100 pages are worth it.

The Lord's Spirit

"I would like to ask now about the Lord’s Spirit. What is that spirit that He puts on us that He has promised? That spirit is the power to know His will and to do His will. It is the power of personal revelation. We know that all righteous power in the universe comes from the Lord. It is His priesthood power that makes everything happen. All the universe, the planets, all the order that happens in this world and others comes about because of the priesthood power of God. He helps revelation happen in our lives. We share in that when we have that spirit. All the gifts and blessings of the priesthood are available to men and women alike. Those blessings such as the Holy Ghost, the priesthood covenants that we find in temples, and the spiritual gifts that are promised to every one of Heavenly Father’s children are given for our benefit."

"With the Lord’s Spirit, weak and simple women can know what to do. I have been to places in the world where women aren’t able to read. Th…

Word Art

Paitence & Happiness

"Happiness is found only along that well beaten track, narrow as it is, though straight, which leads to life eternal”  David O McKay 
"How many times do we look for our happiness at a distance in space or time rather than right now, in our own homes, with our own families and friends?" James E. Faust 
“I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness” (Mosiah 2:41).
“Money is an article that may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider of everything except happiness.” Henrik Ibsen

I saw this over there so I thought I would share

Another Site I found Recently

Finding Answers

It is not the design of heaven that we be rescued from all difficult situations. Rather it's the Lord's will that we learn to handle them.
- Joseph Fielding McConkie

Soon You Will Be Able To Connect the Dots in Toronto

Courtesy of the Awesome Foundation  you will soon be able to connect the dots via aeral images and numbered dots because of Stephanie Avery

Very Cool.  Very Cool Ideas on the blog.  I would love to do an awesome project.

Now to come up with a truely creative idea.. :)

I want to make some of these.. they look so pretty


One More Thing... Save

Some really great blogs on Saving Money!

Girl With the Red Balloon - apparently, I'm not allowed to read it anymore, I thought it was a great blog with other links to great PF blogs, sad day indeed

And Then She Saved - she thanked me for the shout out.. and I like her blog a lot!

Where Did You Go?

One of My Favourite Blogs Has Disappeared!

If anyone can find it.. Please Let me know the new link.


Here's the Old One!  As Newlyweds See it

Look Mom I Can Read

I read this book a month ago and I really would recommend it to anyone.  I was one of those books in the bookstore that I would consider buying but pass on because I had no idea what I would be getting myself into.   Fortunately, I picked it up after a couple of months (but not reading it for another couple)  So when I decided I would read more this was the first book I picked up.  A friend of mine told me about it, and one of the parents of the kids I work for was reading it and told me that it was really good. I couldn't put it down to save my life but I wanted to make it last as long as possible because it was a great read.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that other side perspective.  Without Giving Anything Away it takes place in Germany During WWII and the main character is a German Girl with a German family and German friends who she comes into contact with.  There are many twists and turns along her way on her journey, and the entire book is narrat…

I'm trying not to procrastinate again today BUT....

I love the stuff she makes

I like this..

I guess I will return to regular blogging soon..

but I wanted to make sure I remembered this site