Sunday, October 12, 2008

Need a pick me up? Here ya go :-)

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear,our presence automatically liberates others."

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Friday's Funny

This weeks Friday's Funny comes to us from our favorite Apostle, L.Tom Perry. Okay, I should say that we don't really have a favorite, but Michael loves L.Tom Perry. On wed. we decided to get out the pictures of the 12 Apostles along with the First Presidency so that we could brush up before conference. The boys lined up the pictures in their respective orders and then decided it was more fun to play with the Apostles. So Jarom chose a few, Richard G. Scott, Pres. Monson, and he refuses to let Pres. Hinckley go as a Prophet so he was kept in the batch. Michael chose, of course, L. Tom Perry and Elder Wirthlin. As they were having conversations with their pictures and playing pretend games I say to myself, "hey now would be a good time to start the dishwasher". Everything was peaceful, and then I hear the loudest scream coming from Michael, "GIIIIIIIIIIIIVE MEEEEEEEEEEE L.TOM PERRY". I could hardly hold back the laughter. I mean honestly we have had minor disagreements about toys before. One person has a Lightning McQueen car that the other wants, or a Batman toy. Never and I repeat NEVER have my children fought over Apostles of the Lord. Finally, they settled on Jarom could have Pres. Monson, and Michael could retain possession of his beloved L.Tom Perry. On a side note, it was funny to hear my two year old tattle that his brother had, "Stolen his prophet so he wasn't talking to him anymore." Gladly, all was settled in the end and happy children resulted, but I found the whole thing more than funny. Another parenting moment I thought I would never have had- Fighting over Apostles. I'll file that one with the others namely, Don't put your brothers fish in the toilet and the classic Stop touching your brother :-)