Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What I Liked about General Woman's Conference

I look forward to twice a year hearing our leaders give messages just for women. What I liked best about this General Woman's Conference is the firm declaration of mission.

It really helped me focus on who I really am - a Daughter of God, and what I can do to make the world a better place. It gives me strength to know

Monday, September 29, 2014

Why do Mormons watch General Conference?

If you believed that you could hear advice from God to direct your life, would you listen? This is what we believe and why we listen.

There have been so many times when I have been worrying about something; when things just aren't

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why Do Bad Things happen to Good People?

I just read the book of Job and thought, “I identify with him”. Gratefully, I haven’t had to face the loss of all my children, and financial ruin, but I have had some rough times. When Job felt so rotten that he wished he hadn’t been born, I know that feeling.  Before it was discovered that I had Addison’s disease (very low Adrenal function), I was sick to my stomach, ached, could barely move, had smashing headaches, couldn’t focus, remember,  think or sleep well, and was depressed. Day and night merged. I never felt really awake nor asleep.

Why doesn't God stop bad things from happening?

Should all good be rewarded? 
If we try and do good things, should we be blessed with a life of ease and comfort? Is a wealthy person more righteous than a poor person? Should a loving God save us from all suffering?  Should only the evil experience pain? What would life be like if all good deeds were immediately rewarded and all bad deeds immediately punished?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Could I still be Happy?

I could go Blind!
Going blind has always been one of my greatest fears. A few weeks ago when my eye doctor told me that I had cataracts, I had to face this possibility.  Since I have Addison’s disease, the normally simple surgery would be more complicated and risky. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mormon Temples

What is so special about a temple?
My husband and I met our daughter and son-in-law at the Ogden Temple open house. Even outside on the grounds, I could feel something different. As we viewed the interior, I enjoyed the beautiful mirrors and glassware, the dark woodwork, the stained glass windows, and the sparkling chandeliers. Yes, it was beautiful, but I have seen many lovely buildings and not felt this way.