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Conductors through Eternity

A crystal stair,
Climb of the dead,
Sings of hope and faithless dread.

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Live your Best Self today

Trying something new. . . . but seriously – why does the video image have to choose such a lovely freeze?  Let me know what you think and be sure to post what living one day as the best you is like!

Take the challenge to live your best self just for one day!

Things to Consider when tackling your day:

  • Think about what your best self would look like.  How would you respond to challenges?  How would you treat others?  What things/tasks would you make sure to do?
  • Start your day with a prayer that you will be mindful of what you’re trying to accomplish with this task.
  • What’s one thing you can do during this challenge that will help you improve yourself or get closer to a goal that will help magnify your potential?
  • Record your thoughts and experiences in your journal (and here in the comments section – I want to read all about it!).

Oh, and I have a new Youtube channel for these vids.  The URL is http://www.youtube.com/user/AtypicalMormonChick

Struggle to a Beaconing Future

My Mormon Life

In nine and a half years of marriage, my husband and I have continually struggled with employment and income.  We’ve tried multiple business ventures,  suffered multiple job losses, and know well the stresses of financial instability and crisis.  Every time we fail, we hope for more and try anew, only to fail again – or so it seems.

We live in troubling times.  This is not new.  It seems that every generation faces its challenges and we are no different.  We all have our stories of struggle and strife.  You yours, and me mine.  Our economy verges on collapse, our nation wars, and our leaders often fall short.   Is there potential for a promising future in such a world?
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Trial Experiments

Random

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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Beauty in surviving life and joying in Motherhood

Featured Videos

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.

-Chickout 😉

Stephanie’s Blog: NieNie Dialogues

Music featured in the video: Mindy Gledhill

Getting Answers from God

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?

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