Monthly Archives: May 2010
Mormon in the Real World
I’m taking a course on Death & Dying. Our last period focused on murder, mass murder, natural disasters, serial killers, and suicide. It wasn’t the most uplifting class. We watched a documentary titled “The Bridge”. The directors set up cameras to record a year of death at one of the top suicidal destinations in the world, The Golden Gate Bridge of San Fransisco, California. It broke my heart to watch these people jump, hear their stories, and see the grief experienced by their loved ones. What hope is there for those who choose such a bitter end?
“I don’t think they worship anybody. They don’t believe in a God, I think.”
“They can’t drink carbonated beverages.”
“When the wife gets old, they get a new one.”
What’s the truth? Watch the video. . .
– Chickout 😉
It’s exciting to see another example of Latter-Day Saints taking humanity’s stewardships seriously. In this case, taking care of the Earth we are blessed to live on. Continue Reading . . .
Do you ever have trials in life that require some direction? You get a little but know your trial – the thing you’re working through – will be of seemingly long duration? I know how you feel. It’s hard to work through and wait it out. Today I came across a scripture that helped me remember patience:
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The other day I spoke about Purpose in Pain. This video takes us way beyond that. Having survived a near fatal plane crash, Stephanie Nielson teaches us the joys in having faith in God and our Savior Jesus Christ.
I am not my body. I am beauty, I am a mother. ~ Stephanie Nielson
This video is featured in “Mormon Messages”. There is a permanent link to it in the right sidebar. Please visit it.
Stephanie’s Blog: NieNie Dialogues
Music featured in the video: Mindy Gledhill
LDS Beliefs, My Mormon Life
I’ve never been responsible for an income. I have no idea what it is to have that kind of pressure. The closest I’ve come to it was this past week when my husband and I decided I would need to pay back my student loans on my own.
He’s always been the bread winner and I the stay-at-home mom. Seeing my income will be required for student loans, I’ve wondered how to provide that and still be the mom my children need. I’ve even questioned my major as a viable choice for future employment. I chose my degree to achieve a dream, not an income. Do I need to rethink my future to support family needs rather than personal wishes?
How do we make those hard decisions? How can we confidently choose our futures? Do we have to do it alone?