Being A Better Person, Emotional Health, I Believe In Christ, Personal

Do you struggle with this?

  Especially in today's age of social media, our mistakes can spread like wildfire. Even innocent mistakes can be blown out of proportion and a bombardment of judgement begins. We think we can do better than others most of the time and we aren't afraid to let the world know. Instead of being quick to… Continue reading Do you struggle with this?

Being A Better Person, I Believe In Christ

Endurance

What does it mean to endure? Is it to simply get by? Is it pushing through? When I think of an endurance race, I think of suffering. Sweating, strain, and pain. I think of having to go past what I think I can do. I believe that in life, we are racing an endurance race.… Continue reading Endurance

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health, Family

Big Changes…Big Blessings

Yesterday, after nearly 19 years of living with my oldest baby, we took her off to college. My baby is smart (graduated Valedictorian, got full-ride scholarships to her college), kind, loving, and beautiful in every way. She's a hard worker and takes her talents and increases them. If she wants to do something she may… Continue reading Big Changes…Big Blessings

Being A Better Person, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Self-Reliance

“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.” (LDS Definition) 12 Principles of Self-Reliance Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ:  I believe this is elemental in all we do in life. 2.  Use Time Wisely:  When we learn how to organize our time to… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health

Discouraged?

It is so easy to allow ourselves to become discouraged in life. Let's face it, bad things happen. Our cars break down. Our children misbehave. We fight with those we love. People cut us off in traffic. People can be rude and say things that offend us or hurt our feelings. Yep, this is a… Continue reading Discouraged?

Being A Better Person, Building Business, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Two farmers prayed for rain. One prayed each morning, waiting for the rain to come, hoping that it would happen soon, so that he could plant his fields. The other farmer prayed for rain each morning, and while he prayed, he tilled his fields, readying them for seed. Then he planted his seed and prayed… Continue reading Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Being A Better Person

BECOME WHO YOU MUST BECOME!

This week I read an article on the blog Voices in Bioethics titled: Transitioning From Who You Were to Who You Must Become: A Necessary Mental Switch, by Priya Misra. While I find the article extremely interesting, I'm not writing about medicine or the importance of good doctors in the world, which, even though I am… Continue reading BECOME WHO YOU MUST BECOME!

Being A Better Person

Self-Reliance

What do you think of when you think SELF-RELIANT? Do images of eating bark, readying for the apocalypse, or driving until you run out of gas and footing it across the country, possibly being followed by zombies come to mind? It may simply bring to mind images much like the ones above. Working hard, gardening,… Continue reading Self-Reliance