Sunday, November 20, 2016

Have I taught my children to fish and to sharpen their axes?

Finally my back has gotten better and I am terribly grateful for that. I forget how hard it is to function or concentrate when you are in such pain. It has been a long time since my back has been that bad...I think it scared Jeff and I both. I don't want to have surgery on my back, I pray that I can get stronger and keep it that way!

Today I was able to go to church and teach the women in Relief Society. The lesson was how important it is that we teach our children about God and how that can change their lives. One of the things that stuck out to me was ...that the reason that it is important to teach your children about God and Jesus Christ is because, there will be times in your kids lives that you can't be there.. but their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will always be there. What a great source of strength that can be.
I love the quote...

"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"

I would love to keep all my family close to me always and shelter them from anything bad in the world, but that isn't possible. I just pray that Jeff and I have taught them well enough to fish on their own. I hope that they will read the scriptures and go to them always for strength and comfort.
I hope that they know through and through, that they are a child of God and with that knowledge they will be able to be happy and have peace and matter what is going on in their world.
I hope that they love and teach their families to love and serve others. That they will never see someone in trouble or hurt...without helping them. 

What a better world we would have if everyone loved one another.
It was a great reminder for me to study the scriptures, pray more often and look for opportunities every day to help someone in need.

Good Night dear friends!

PS If any of you think your lives are too busy to take time and read your scriptures...then read this story below!

The Wood-Choppers Contest

Once upon a time there were two men in a wood-chopping contest.  They were tasked with chopping down as many trees in the forest as they could from sun-up to sun-down.  The winner would be rewarded with both fame and fortune.
From morning till noon, both men steadily chopped and chopped.  By noon they were neck and neck, but then one man took a break and stopped chopping.  The other man saw this and thought to himself: “The lazy fool, he’s probably taken a break for lunch. He’s given me a chance to get ahead of him and I will without doubt win this contest!”
A while later the man got back to work. As the day continued he chopped more trees than his hard-working (and hungry) competitor and by mid-afternoon he had taken a clear lead.
When sundown came, the man who had taken the break at noon had chopped almost twice as many trees as the other man, who was drenched in sweat, hungry and exhausted.
How did you beat me?” he asked puzzled. “You were lazier than I and even took a break for lunch!”
“Ah,” said the other man, “I did take a break, but it was during that break, that I sharpened my axe.”

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Mother who fights for you, no matter what!

I love this story! I love how this Mother fought for her child! What a great message for us all!
After hundreds of thousands of people rallied in support of Asher, he managed to land an interview with OshKosh B’Gosh.
On Friday, the family received the good news: Asher has been offered an ad campaign with OshKosh for the spring of 2017!
PHOTOS: Asher Nash
His mother, Meagan Nash, admitted to being a little nervous when they went in for their meeting with OshKosh’s CEO earlier this week.
As it turned out, she had no reason to worry.
“He went in there and he was Asher,” the proud mother said. “He was waving, he was blowing kisses! The CEO held him and he didn't want to leave.”
OshKosh told Meagan they wanted to feature Asher in an ad after they saw what he could do.
His big sister Addi agrees.
His family wanted to highlight his disposition, and his disability.
“Even though he has Down syndrome, he's not different,” his sister Addi said. “He's just Asher.”
The family wanted to get him in to ads to raise awareness that people with Down syndrome are just people.
“Not just in advertisement, but in schools, in their work place, in the community they live in,” Meagan Nash said.
And it's worked. Meagan says she's received thousands of messages from all over the world about the impact Asher has had.
“They say, 'You made it all the way over here, we're so proud of what you're doing,'” she said.
Meagan Nash said she's proud of Asher too.
“He's bringing joy to people,” she said.
And it's not just OshKosh.  Asher will be featured in an OBALL ad in 2017, and possibly an Ingenuity ad as well.
This kid has an amazing future ahead of him. We’ll keep you posted as his star continues to rise.
I found the story HERE:

Hope you had a wonderful Sabbath!
Good Night dear friends!