a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday! I loved seeing some fluffy clouds surround our mountains this week.  The weather was a bit chilly, but beautiful.

So, I don’t think I’ve ever shared one of my favorite songs “Consider the Lilies”…so consider the message from this song as today’s Sunday sermon.  If you’d like to, go ahead and review The Sermon on the Mount which is where the lyrics originated.  Have a great day! Do something NEW!

 

 

 

a NEW photo of my week and short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I think my favorite gospel subject is faith…and of course trust is very closely related – so I loved this quote.  Perhaps it should say ‘Trust in the Lord is the key ingredient of miracles”.  I also enjoyed re-reading this conference talk by Jean A. Stevens.  The sub title is: As we develop greater faith and trust in the Lord, we can access His power to bless and deliver us.

She also quotes C. S. Lewis: “I pray because I can’t help myself. … I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.”  It was an excellent talk with good reminders to exercise faith.

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW photo and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I thought it was interesting how this particular species of moss can survive on these rocks even though the waves must beat over them hundreds and thousands of times a day.  This moss must cling to the rocks.  It must be very strong, resilient and determined to hang on.  I think this is a lesson for us!  We need to cling to our ‘Rock’ – our Savior Jesus Christ.

“Remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.”(source)

If you want to read more…HERE is an excellent article/sermon.

Have a great day! So or learn something NEW!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!  Yeah, this is a random/miscellaneous photo I took recently.  If anyone can tell me the name of this plant, please chime in – I’m interested to know.  Since it’s hard to see the perspective from this photo…these were a lot taller than I am!

Other random stuff I’ve done or noticed lately:

  1. I enjoyed listening to “Racing Porcupines” on my way to work a few days ago.  Good motivational stuff!
  2. I studied a few parables of Jesus recently and was interested to learn that most parables are included in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke…but not in the Gospel of John – there’s just allegories in the Book of John. I was also interested in the categorization of the parables…especially the eschatological parables.
  3. I was at a luncheon this week and they served a kale/quinoa/pomegranate salad that looked really Christmassy-Red-and-Green.  I wonder if I could pull off serving something like that at my house (???) I tried to find a recipe, but nothing popped up.  Anyone have any clues of where to find a similar-sounding recipe?

Have a great Monday!  Do or learn something New!

 

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  I naturally ‘Find Joy in the Ordinary’….all of the time.  I hope you do too.  I find joy in photography, nature, my family, music…and so much more! For today’s Sunday sermon, I’ll simply share links to some beautiful and spiritually inspiring music.  I hope you enJOY them:

Lift Me Up

If the Savior Stood Beside Me

You Raise Me Up

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

 

 

a NEW photo and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I recently fell in love with this old door.  I’m not sure whether the ring is a knocker, or just a pull device (??)  Nevertheless, here’s today’s Sunday sermon:

To access information from heaven, one must first have a firm faith and a deep desire. One needs to “ask with a sincere heart and real intent, having faith in Jesus Christ.”  “Real intent” means that one really intends to follow the divine direction given.

The next requirement is to study the matter diligently.

 …to receive revelation unique to your own needs and responsibilities, certain guidelines prevail. The Lord asks you to develop “faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God.” Then with your firm “faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, and diligence,” you may ask, and you will receive; you may knock, and it will be opened unto you. 

Revelation from God is always compatible with His eternal law. It never contradicts His doctrine. It is facilitated by proper reverence for Deity. The Master gave this instruction:

“I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end.

“Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.

Excerpt from “Ask, Seek, Knock” by Russell M. Nelson

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

 

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  We spent last weekend in beautiful Monterey, California and I have a few pics to share in the next few days. I’ll start with this slower shutter speed photo of rocks, waves and seaweed.  It was great to relax and take walks on the beach with my hubby and enjoy the fresh ocean breezes.

Keeping with the ocean theme, here’s today’s short Sunday sermon:

Why We Need Anchors

The purpose of an anchor is to keep a ship safe and secure at a desired location or to help control the ship during bad weather. However, to accomplish these vital purposes, just having an anchor is not enough. The anchor must be solid, dependable, and used properly at the right time and place.

Individuals and families need anchors as well.

Adversity can come as a great storm to blow us off course and threaten to cast us against the rocks. But sometimes we are also in danger when everything appears to be safe—the winds soft and the waters smooth. In fact, we can be in the greatest danger when we are drifting and movement is so slight that we scarcely notice it.

Read the rest of THIS TERRIFIC ARTICLE to see how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be our anchor.  Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

 

NEW monochrome photos of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day?  I hope it was “happy”!  I decided to take some non-traditional monochrome photos of our valentine sugar cookies.  Is that weird?

Also, going along with the Valentine’s Day theme…today’s short Sunday sermon is one simple question:

WHICH IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT?

Jesus’ reply can be found in Matthew 22:36.  Here’s your hint:

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Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!

(Here’s the non-B/W versions)

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NEW bread recipes and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  I recently read Jodi’s post about Homemade Dill Bread and I miraculously had all the ingredients on hand, so I made some that same day!!!  Love it when that happens!

I also made these loaves a week or so ago…and learned something NEW:

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When garnishing bread with oats and flax seeds…it’s NOT enough to stick them on with melted butter before baking because the butter just dries up and most of the garnish falls off after baking.  (Yes, I know this from experience :o)  INSTEAD…(according to google)….use egg whites.  Makes sense…there’s much more ‘glue’ in eggs than plain water or melted butter!!!  I’ll try that next time and let you know my results.

Now…to go along with my bread theme…here is a short Sunday sermon:

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Just as we need daily physical sustenance, the need for daily spiritual sustenance is just as strong. We can remember Jesus Christ every day as we pray, read the scriptures, and meditate.

And…here’s a TERRIFIC video reminder about the Pattern of Daily Bread  {HERE}

Have a great day!  Learn or do something NEW!

 

 

 

a brand-NEW life

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Happy Easter!  What a glorious day!…a day to remember the life, atonement and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

By the time I got to the computer and edited this photo of the tree with eggs hanging from it,  it seems I’m sort of slow in getting today’s post published.  There were already wonderful Easter-related posts up!  For instance…I’ve copied my post title from NancyCreative (great post!).

Then, I wanted to post a link to a fabulous video call Because of Him, but found it was already posted by CKDays. (You should go and watch it!)  And lastly, I enjoyed the same version of The Lord’s Prayer that I posted about on Monday, but put with another fabulous video linked on Living With My Ancestors.  (Best EVERRRRR!)

Have a beautiful Easter Day!  Because of Jesus Christ, we’ve been given the chance for a brand-NEW life!