Thursday, January 12, 2017

{B250} Weekly Reflection wk 2

New Semester: Winter 2017

There is so much, where to begin.  I guess I should begin on a high note.  I'm still in school and the kids are back in school, we are all healthy at the moment and I only have one year left...when I finish this semester.

Now this is HARD for me, I think I over booked myself this semester with the three classes I choose.  BUT I will not quite and I will finish and do well, at least well enough.  There is so much support at BYUI and for that I am so thankful.  I have one friend I met last semester who is taking two of the classes with me, different teachers, but I think that is a good thing.  We can compare notes and learn and grow from each other.

This week my reflection, there is lots of reflection and truly I am a person that states her opinion and doesn't fight for others to have the same opinion.  My opinion this week has to be backed up with research...its not hard just a little time consuming.  I love working with google ads.  I see great possibilities.  I mean really...I want this, this class is perfect for me and the possibilities because of it are just amazing to think about.

This week we have been talking about choosing a business model and although I have this little hobby that I want to turn into a little business, I never thought of having a business model or plan.  I just wanted to implement a few more things.  My thoughts are; "really is it necessary" and then I think...I'm taking this class to do things correct.  So if you say so I will do it!

Picking a product on the other hand is easy-peasy...I have many ideas and there are many people who have great ideas too.  Just follow through and listen!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Becoming a true disciple of the Savior Jesus Christ {MAGNIFY}

My final entry for my New Testament Religion class.  The question was posed, "Did I become a true disciple of the Savior Jesus Christ?"  Using my word, or using my goal was I a true messenger of Jesus? 

Honoring my goal, I did not reach it.  Not more than a few times was I able or willing to put aside the needs of my family and obligations for my goal.  I felt unworthy to take more time for myself.  My school takes 1 hour or so a day and adding homeschooling my guy and all they other kiddos activities, I felt guilty,  Satan, stupid Satan.  So that way I feel no I did not meet my goal.  BUT, becoming a true disciple of Jesus, ABSOLUTELY!  Everything I do everyday, is to work to be better, at being me, being wife, being  mom.  A better missionary. 

19 years ago, September 7th, I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Since that day I have shrived to be better, to live better, so that I could have a chance to live with my family together forever.  This week or the last 7weeks, I have seen my countenance and temper change, I have tried to say my prayers not hurriedly at night, I post church information on my Facebook page.  I have not raised my voice or have had to take a time out in several weeks.  Our children seem happy and for the most part have not argued with each other.  So we must be doing something correct right?

Even with these great things I do worry about things that I want to do and feel guilty for not feeling that I have the time to do them.  Although my family never has said otherwise, they have always encouraged me to do those things. 
Helping in Louisiana
 G baptism
 Kiddos in Tishimingo

Rob and I in front of the Birmingham AL Temple

Saturday, September 3, 2016

(WK 6} I'm Tired and am I Magnifying?

So last week I talked about my word which is Magnify.  This week actually the last three weeks I am so tired.  What am I doing, can I do this?  I need to take two classes in the fall and teach my guy his 8 classes, we have two soccer players, one swimmer, a AFROTC practice, cubs, webelos leader, scouts and family time...when am I supposed to do yoga?  When I think about it it really makes me sick, but when I look back on it I think I'm ok, minus the Yoga.  But Yoga was my to do all semester.  It was to help me magnify me as a mom, student and teacher. 

But when I look at these I am proud at what I have done...even if I haven't done anything for me, like yoga.  What do you think?

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Week five, I am almost done with this class.  It is not a bad thing, I love learning more about the scriptures ad I definitely have.  I am also learning to magnify my calling as mother, student, child of God and when I think of it I definitely feel humbled and I don't think I am doing to well.  I am schooling our middle child.  6th grade and there are things that take time and I am a mom , taxi driver and student myself.  I'm also a wife and homemaker.  There are more but you get it, I hope!  Some of those things I feel I am miserably failing at.  But I am magnifying my calling as mother...that is the most important.  We are giving him the best education we can because we live in America and we are blessed with that as one of many blessings we have for living in this country.

Other than the feelings that I am having that I think I am magnifying my calling, I am not doing the things that will help keep me focused in this agenda.  I wanted to do yoga first thing in the morning but I feel I don't have time unless I get up at 5 and I am too tired to stay up all day when I do that.  So I feel bad that I just cannot or do not have time for that.  But I am magnifying by spending time with my kiddo and helping
him get the education he needs to be a successful adult.  I love this guy so much and he is so smart.  I wish others could see the greatness as we do.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

WEEK {4}

I read many things this week and I've struggled with somethings.  Not for myself but for some of the actions of my family.  AND I know that I have nothing to offer them that may change their past .  Their past is past but their future could be great.  So I have been reading the first four books of the New Testament.  Which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.  Do you know that they first three books are all the same stories but slightly different because they are their own account?  I had no idea til last week.  Also did you know that somethings that were written were not always literal.  I know I knew that but I also know that there are some that did not know that and no one told them so and so...ok so the story is my Dad fell in love and married my Mom.  Shortly after I was born or my brother were born he found out that she was married still at the time when they married.  Crazy I know.  So they divorce but he still feels that they were married even though their marriage was annulled.  Because of the verses in Luke.  So he has been single since I was 18months old and my 6 months old.  That is a long time to believe this.  Still to this day and it breaks my heart.  What a difference could have been in his life if he thought he could love again and that it was not his fault or that he would not be accountable for her actions.