Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Katannuta

Something happened yesterday that had an impact on me. I was out bargain shopping. . . (okay, I went to Goodwill) I was looking for old vhs that we did not have in our library. I was annoyed by a gentle man that was leaning over the bins of videos and could not get to them. With him was a quite older fellow that had parkinson's disease. How did I know? The man leaning over the videos was talking to him about it and the older fellow was quite humble but explained how difficult and painful it was to get around. At first, I was annoyed because I thought they should have this conversation somewhere else. I left the area and was about to leave but for some reason, I returned one last time to the videos to see if maybe I could reach them from the other side of the table. When I got there, the man leaning over the videos was praying, out loud, for the elderly fellow. He asked Heavenly Father to bless him, to sustain him, to help him. It occurred to me that the Preacher, (I will call him ) was blessing him. The preacher talked to Heavenly Father and said, "We now that thou art great, that thou art God." He was pleading his cause for this elderly man. As he was praying it touched my heart.

1) because he was not embarassed to be calling on God in public

2) because it appeared that a stranger stopped to aid the sufferer.

2) because I realized that although they did not belong to the same church as I, they were praying to the same God that I believe in , both using Faith that the man would receive blessings.

It was a scene that I will never forget. I only hope I can be like the preacher, blessing the lives of the down trodden and afflicted, even if in my own way.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Free Posting spot... you choose the subject!

My sister is always wishing she could just post without having to post to any particular subject.
Kara.... here is your chance , and everyone else's, to tell me what's on your mind.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I saw my missionary!!!!!

Saturday, I went to one of the stake buildings to view the cultural event preceding the Mexico rededication. I had heard that the missionaries were going to sing "Called to Serve" as a part of this program and so I went to the broadcast. There were to be six missions so I was a little skeptical that I would find him. As the missionaries marched out onto the arena floor, I saw Jeremy's little tuft of hair that he combs up. I was in denial at first but a mother knows her son. I was so thrilled to get to get a glimpse of him and also see the kinds of people he is teaching. This was truly katannuta for the month! This was the highlight of my week.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Maternal Instinct

This week my assignment in English is to write a literary analysis on an essay written by a hollywood news columnist. Her essay is entitled, "The Motherhood Myth." I have chosen to respond in my essay to her comments. For my research, I would like you to share your thoughts about how you decided to be a mother or if you feel maternal instinct played a role.
What say ye about the instinct, or not, to be mothers?

If you don't know me but have viewed my blog... I welcome your comments.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I didn't do it!

I just wanted everyone to know , as a born and raised Arizonan, I did not vote Obama. Nevada voted democrat and it was NOT me. What an embarassment to be a Nevadan right now. What a sad day for America.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Real vote poem, by unknown

'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out\
To tear my country apart!

'On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi'
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-