Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter 2010

Here are some projects I've been working on - a fun fuzzy scarf to brighten up cold winter days, and baby blankets I made for our Stake RS Service project.

Winter in Missouri this year! Snow piling up on our steps:

This is our neighbor up the hill shoveling their very long drive-way. The snow was so wet the snowblower wouldn't handle it.

This one is Don at his office in January with all the snow we got then.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm not perfect....

Stake Relief Society Service Project today. We tied 28 fleece blankets - some went to Haiti, some will go to Children's Mercy Hospital. 35 flannel blankets were sewn - all for Haiti - or humanitarian services. 100 file folder games were either put together or handed out for some lucky young women to finish, and many items were collected for homeless men in the Kansas City area. But the best thing about today was a bumper sticker that someone shared with me they had seen....

.....I've been forgiven - I'm not perfect.

Pretty much sums up what the Atonement does for us.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hold to the Rod.....

I really liked this entry that I found on the Time Out For Women website.... I'm only putting the last paragraph - look up the rest and read it.

Hold to the Rod When You Can't See the Tree
by Brent L. Top
November 24, 2009
Not long ago, Sister Top and I attended the sacrament meeting where this remarkable young man reported his mission. We saw a stark contrast between this spiritually mature, confident, powerful missionary and the fearful, struggling nineteen year old who had come to our mission two years earlier. The Spirit of the Lord was upon him. There was no doubt about that. As he spoke of his mother’s death and how he dealt with it, he made a simple observation that powerfully affected me. “I held on to the iron rod,” he declared, “even when I couldn’t see the tree of life.” That is true faith in the Lord. That is “pressing forward with a steadfastness in Christ.” That is enduring well. May we take hold of the iron rod and never let go.