Bountifully blessed…

We watched church on tv this weekend – which would normally be a break in our routine from attending church regularly. But with this pandemic we’ve had church at home a couple of weeks so watching it on TV today wasn’t too far from our routine lately.

I was talking with a friend at the end of last week about life right now. We both agreed there’s been some great moments in all of this. And of course there’s been hard moments. And even when it’s great, there’s still heaviness that looms at times. She’s worried and uncertain about stuff, and I have my own thoughts taking up mental space.

It’s just unprecedented times we’re experiencing and we’re all doing our best to navigate through it. As I was watching conference this morning I heard this quote and immediately text her – it was the perfect period to our conversation.

Today may seem hard (especially now that school is cancelled for the rest of the year!) but the future is full of hope.

Why you started…

This is something I’ve asked myself many times lately.

As life has become more busy I find it easier to “Quit” things. My arms are full of who knows what and something has to give. And as I’m evaluating what gives, I have to ask…why did I start it in the first place? In some circumstances I can’t even remember why I started something – I just did. Those tend to be the things that I quit first. And then there are times when evaluating why I started – it gives me a renewed sense of purpose and energy to keep plugging away. But I think it’s a very valuable question, Why did you start?


I came across this quote when I was studying this week and it brought a smile to my face.

Faith is an important aspect of my daily life. But I am a mover and I fully believe our faith is strengthened when we work – when we pick up the shovel and show God what we’re willing to work for.

Being Humble…

This is what I want my kids to know:

Right now they’re young enough that they think being humble is not taunting the other team after you beat them. We’ve got a ways to go before we get to this point – but think of how rich their lives would be if they could understand this one concept.

This is it…

This is it Jeffrey R. Holland quote

Sometimes I get caught up in life and think if I can just get through tomorrow, every thing will be okay. That day comes and goes and then I convince myself it’s just a busy/rough week and if I can just get through the week…then it will slow down and everything will fall into place.

I’m hoping I’m not the only one that does this! I keep thinking my ideal day is just around the corner and if I can only push through to that day….


The good and the bad. This is real life. What am I doing to enjoy my moments now?