"If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been." Robert Brault

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Because Of Him

I love the message of this video. I love the message of Easter. With other Christians around the world, I too remember and celebrate the blessings of Easter. I am grateful that Jesus died for me. I am especially grateful for the gift of His resurrection, the single most important event in the history of the world. Because of Him, we can be blessed now and for all eternity.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Yes They Are Mine

My grandchildren that is.
The Duo
They were tired of me saying "say cheese" at this point.

They are also Connie's.
These are for her. :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Blossoms

I wish I knew who to attribute this picture to, but I don't. I saw it posted with a slew of other pictures after the General Women's meeting a week and a half ago. So to whoever took this picture and posted it, thanks. It's my screensaver. The trees around Temple Square are in full bloom right now and this is what they look like. It's such a pretty time of year.

Speaking of good photography, I want to give a shout out to my daughter Elisa's good friend Amy Jo. I was looking at her photography blog this afternoon. She's a very good photographer. She's got some photos of spring flowers that are excellent. http://www.amyjosphotography.com/

Earlier today I visited Emma. She's been sick, sick, SICK for days. I brought my stethoscope to listen to her lungs. I sent her to the Instacare...again-2nd or 3rd time in the last few days! Diagnosis: pneumonia. Yuck. The doctor apologized for missing the diagnosis earlier. Ugh. Get better Emma!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Transferred Again

I haven't posted much about Seth in a while. There is not too much to post. He was transferred last week and has a new companion. The funny thing is that his new companion's Mom was looking for a missionary scripture online and came across my blog. She put two and two together and figured out that her son and Seth were companions. Small world. Here's just a little bit (really-just a little bit) from today's email.

"Dear Family,

[My companion] is an excellent missionary. He is kind, patient, diligent, persistent, and a good teacher. I really appreciate the fact that he is so persistent, and how he teaches a lot on the first contact. It is helping me learn how to be persistent as well.

Thanks for all the love and support. I know that God lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I bear testimony that the Priesthood was lost, and has been restored to the earth today through the prophet Joseph Smith.

Love, Elder Freeman"

Sunday, April 6, 2014


This weekend was General Conference. My family were around me a lot of the weekend. We watched Conference at home and enjoyed several meals together. My grandchildren were here. I felt surrounded by love. The gratitude I feel for these blessings is enormous.

This afternoon, Elisa and I had the great privilege of attending Conference together in the Conference Center. The brother of one of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles lives in my ward. He and his wife were both sick this weekend and could not attend the session. He receives tickets from his brother each Conference. His wife offered them to my husband and me. Jim couldn't go so Elisa went with me. We sat next to the daughter of the Apostle, the niece of the couple in my ward. She is a lovely woman. We were overwhelmed with our seats which were on the main floor, just a few rows from center front. It was hard to hold back the tears. I sat in the presence of men of God and the Lord's prophet. The feeling of collective goodness from all of them was tangible.

The messages of Conference were beautiful, uplifting, and helpful. I listened carefully. I believe God spoke through His chosen servants. I took notes every session and felt the guidance of the Lord in my life. I am humbled to be the recipient of the Lord's love for me through the words of His servants. I know Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's prophet on the earth today. I know it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's true church. Of this, I have no doubt. I'm so grateful for General Conference.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Are Mormons Christian?

Many people have asked this question.

The simple answer is yes.
Mormons are Christian.
 I am a Christian and I am a Mormon.
I have always loved Jesus Christ.
 I am and have always been 
devoted to His cause.

I love this new Bible video posted yesterday.   
More Bible videos 

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I must say, spending the last three days reading the biography of Pres. Eyring has been a wonderful experience. I learned so much and the learning seemed to go on and on and on. It is impossible to read that book without coming away with a stronger testimony of the truthfulness of this church and God's dealings with His servants. Simply amazing.