Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tag, YOU are ALL it!



TaGGed bY:
http://thenaulutribe.blogspot.com/
check out her site and her tag answers. EXCELLENT

iN pROCeeS...


From Naulu Tribe:
"My good cyber friend Sue has done a wonderful job creating this for us, soooooo---"

1. What is your Fav. Temple and why?-----

The Salt Lake Temple.

Because I have spent much time there with my children.

My hope is to be able to go to the temple in a few months.
I am trying so hard to right my life to be worthy
to have my eternal family and to be able
to bless my children with that promise.
I love to be there. Having a picnic on the temple grounds.
Going to the visitors center for all
the wonderful discussions by the Sister Missionaries. The movies....


Seeing the statue of Jesus.
The beautiful paintings. Learning about the temple being built;
the MANY years it took. The granite stones brought from the mountains.
The majestic process. The obedience and patience.
I gain so much from the process of this temple.
The men who didn't live to see it in its final process,
but spent their lives,
their entire being to give this to us today.
It is amazing.
I feel that it inspires me to continue on my way
to the temple someday.
i LoVE TO sEE tHE tEMpLE,
i AM gOiNG thERe sOMeDay!!!



2. My favorite calling that I've had in the church--

My all time FAVORITE calling was Primary Chorister.
I had served as nursery leader for 3 years;
PriMAry pResIDent for 7 years;
released, took on Ward Activity CHaiR;
then called as CHORISTER. Oh my,
I LOVED IT.

The presence of the spirit as the children sing those songs.
LEarning and LOVIng tHe songs in the Childrens SongBook.
Truly gaining and sharing a testimony through sinGinG.
Yes, my favorite.


3. What has been your hardest calling in the church---

Activity chair. I was aching and missing primary so much.
I also had to be released as a Visiting Teacher many years
ago because I felt so much insecurity trying to teach amazing
women. It caused me great anxiety. I think that I still
have some sadness that I have missed loving and serving
as a VIsiTinG TeaCHer. regrets.....

4.Favorite scripture story--

The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon



(see Ensign Magazine [lds.org], Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
April 2002, The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon)

Gideon, in the Bible. Judges 6:11-8:35

I love that story because Gideon was the weakest. He felt so inadequate, but the Lord called him to do something, and even in his weakness he accepted the call. The Lord told him,
"the Lord is with you...go in the strength you have..."

"So often the Lord calls inexperienced people..." (Ensign, April 2002)

"The first assignments are often smaller
and yet truly significant and assist those called
in strengthening their own families."

"He often calls them from obscurity and weakness
...and tells them to go in the strength you have..."

The Gideon story teaches faith and trust in God,
that he will provide a way to do what ever he asks of us.


"God does not begin by asking about our ability,
but only our availability,
and if we then prove our dependability,
he will increase our capability.
"
(Ensign, April 2002)


I also love and try to live by 1 Nephi 3:7. "I will go and do the things that the Lord hath commanded me, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, Save he shall prepare a way for them to accomplish that which he hath commanded them." (from my memory, probably not accuretly quoted)

And finally, I LOVE the story of Job. I feel I relate to His journey:

I have worn out my scriptures reading the Book of Job.

Job10:1, "My soul is weary of my life..."
Job 10:15, "I am full of confusion.."
Job 11:7 "Canst thou by SEARCHING find out God?"...
though even his friends scorn him, he TESTIFYs
Job 19:25, "For I know that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth."

Job 7:13, "My bed shall comfort me,
my couch shall ease my complaint."
Job 6:8, "Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me the thing that I long for."

Job seeking RELIEF.

Job 16:20, "My friends scorn me:
but mine eye poureth out tears unto God."
Job 23:2, "Even to day is my complaint bitter:
Job 23:6, "...but he would put strength in me."

Job lost everything in his life,
he suffered so much and he was so human.
He complained, he pleaded, he cried out,
and wept on his couch!

Job repented, and:
Job 42:3, "Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?
therefore had I uttered that I understood not;
things too wonderful form me, which I knew not."

He had not seen that the Lord gave council,
that wonderful peace and comfort was always available,
through repentance.


Job 42:10....{you go to it.}

Find your peace in the answer that the Lord gave to Job,
when all was said and done.


5. Where would you like to serve a mission?--

First I would choose Scottland, Denmark, and Ireland.
My GranDmoTher, who just passed away,
served three missions to these countries.
I would love to follow in her footsteps. And to serve where my roots are.....

Also, I love Japan, or Australia.
Meeting the people of those countries,
although i only MET a few
[they well represented their country],
and they seemed so wonderful.

I would love to serve in Africa,
or South America.
ANyWherE,
as long as I could do a couple mission.

6. When did you know the Gospel was true?--
I think that my testimony is still growing.
I am serving as first Counselor in the RElieF SoCIetY.
I feel that I am still gaining a testimony
of individual concepts as I grow in the gospel.

In primary I learned much.
I am a child of God, A daughter of God.
I know He loves me, I want to serve Him.
I believe that Following the Prophets council is good.
I love to read the ScripTurEs.
I want my Family to be Together ForEvER.
I know that Jesus LiveD.


7.Who has been a spiritual giant in your life?--
My Grandfather. He is my mentor, my hero,
much of who I am becoming is because of him.

I have a private post about him.
Maybe some of it will beposted in the future.

He is amazing. I love to walk with him, talk with him,
have a noon time meal.


I love to share books, thoughts, scriptures, and song.
He is wARd ChorIsTER.
i love to hear him sing [as he practices] the songs each week.
and too look up scriptures with him, what an amazing time.

He is my inspiration, my focus to prepare to go to the temple.
I want to be bound to my family,
from those before me,
to my little ones, and those to come.

My Grandmother, his sweetheart, just passed away as well.

Two grandmothers, in october, both in the same week.

Very HARD.

My grandmother is my gardian angel.
She was in this life, and I know that she is now.
Watching over me, and my little children.
When I close my eyes,
ponder quietly,
she is there.
Beautiful and dear.


MAYBE I SHOULDNT POST AT NIGHT. VERY TENDER ...


and:
Again QUOTE Naulu Tribe:
"This tag is passed on to everyone.
Everyone who comes to my blog,
everyone who has seen this,
I encourage to stand up and show everyone this tag...

It's a good one,

Now go getter done...."


Ditto! My sentiments, try it out.

Great Tag!
I would love to hear from everyone,
all over the world.

Tagged....YOURE IT.

1. What is your Favorite Temple and why?-----

2. My favorite calling that I've had in the church--

3. What has been your hardest calling in the church---

4. Favorite scripture story--

5. Where would you like to serve a mission?--

6. When did you know the Gospel was true?--

7. Who has been a spiritual giant in your life?--


P.S. Let me know when you do it.

5 comments:

devri said...

Thanks for stopping by and playing along.

devri said...

you otay!!!

in time out said...

okay. i overdid it.
i needed that for me personally...

you are a SAINT if you actually read it all....

"The Booga Wooga" said...
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"The Booga Wooga" said...

Hi "In Time Out",

Even though it is well past my bedtime, me and Grammy just wanted to drop in and say "Hello!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and adding me to your blogroll. You have a very nice blog too and I added you to my followers list. I have "Old Blogger" so, I can't display the Followers widget but, if you check my profile, you will see your blog listed there.

We will be back to visit again and hope you won't be a stranger (smile).

The Booga Wooga
(and Grammy too!)

November 16, 2008 10:08 PM

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?