Sunday, November 07, 2010

Satisfying Sunday

So this weekend was a good weekend.  I think I snapped out of my funk.  On Saturday I went to a women's conference thingy at church.  I wasn't really in the mood to go.  Sleeping in an extra hour sounded more enticing, but I went.  I always walk away from those events feeling uplifted with a boost of energy and spiritual power.  That evening I prepared a lesson to teach at church.  It was based on a talk by President Uchtdorf at General Conference this past October.  His talk was titled, "Of What Matters Most."  So what does matter most?  This:


If we take time to slow down our busy lives and focus on these four relationships (including a relationship with ourself) things have a way of working out and functioning more smoothly.  It all boils down to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as being the center of our life.  When it's at the center of our life, things fall into place.

We can nourish our relationship with God by praying and reading our scriptures.  We nourish our relationship with our family by spending time with them.  We nourish our relationship with our fellowmen by serving them.  We can nourish our relationship with ourselves by taking time to get to know ourselves better.  For example going for walk in nature, watching a sunrise (or I prefer a sunset), and pondering as we enjoy God's creation.

I love when I can snap out of a funk.  This week is going to be less busy, thank goodness.  This is a good week for me to slow down and focus on these things.

On another note, George is miserable.  He was born in May, it's 30 something degrees outside, 69 degrees inside and I think he's miserably cold.  All he wants to do is sleep snuggled up to me in my bed.  He cries when I put him in his crib.

On Wednesday my husband took the kids to Target and the candy was half price.  Since we didn't go trick or treating on Sunday, he let them all choose their favorite:

 Tootsie Rolls for Sarah

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for Emily

Caramel Covered apple flavored suckers for Jason

Smarties for Rachel 

 Double Bubble for Wendy

Hershey Bars for Bradley


  1. Hi Melinda! Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. Next time I feel swamped I'll be strengthened just by knowing there is someone else out there doing just what I'm trying to do and doing it well.....what a lovely family! (and cute baby boy name too)


  2. I've been looking for caramel covered apple pops!! I'll have to go to Target tonight. Good choice Jason! :)