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I Will Rise

After seeing this today I had to share it. I love Alex Boye’s music anyway, but this combination with the Institute Choir is a-ma-zing! It gave me goosebumps as they sang and I cannot imagine a more beautiful message for Easter than “I will rise when He calls my name.” Because He lives, we will live also, and there is no greater message to the world. Yes, the victory is won! Thanks be to God for the blessed gift of His son and His atoning sacrifice for all mankind.

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Merry Christmas

A beautiful video that I wanted to share.

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Words of Wisdom


Tonight, Micheline said something very cute, but unknowingly very profound at the same time. With her ADD, she has a hard time turning off her mind at night and struggles to fall asleep. She was asking for a Melatonin, but I am trying to wean her off of it. She already takes Guanfacine, which takes the edge off of her restlessness, and with both that and the Melatonin, she seems to be too tired during the day.

As I handed her dose of Guanfacine, she said,
“I need an atonement.”
“What??” I replied, not sure that I heard her correctly.
“I said, I need an atonement.” She then tried to self-correct to “Melatonement.”

As I inwardly smiled and tucked her into bed, I thought of how true her words were. We all do need Christ’s atonement in our lives. The fact that He died for my sins is the greatest gift that I have, and the knowledge that I have that He lives today brings joy and peace to my heart. Without my Savior and His atonement, there is no hope. With it, the possibilities are endless. Yes, my dear daughter, you do need an atonement, but it doesn’t come in pill form. You will have to learn to recognize when His spirit speaks to your heart, whether it is in the beauty of a sunset, 10 tiny toes on a newborn babe, when we read scriptures as a family, or when you turn to Him in prayer. He is there for you and always will be, but it will be your job to learn to recognize that. It is my job to teach you how.

Photo Credit Artwork by Simon Dewey

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Feeling weary but OK

Every day I say I am going to catch up on my blog and every day I find myself further behind in other projects so the blog gets pushed aside. When we started the neurological reorganization work, we were warned that some children might regress. I’m not sure if that is the reason, or if the stress of middle school has affected Ben or all of the above, but we are having some horrific blow ups and melt downs that last for a couple of hours each afternoon. Throw in homework that is resisted/refused as well as exercises for his neuro reorg that he resists and whines all the way through, and by the time he goes to bed each night, I too am just falling face down.

Micheline has been sick and coughs until she practically coughs up a lung. She has always had a very weak respiratory system which I can only attribute to the trash being burned regularly in Haiti as well as plenty of inhaled diesel fumes. Needless to say, when she coughs all night, especially after wanting to crawl in bed with me, the amount of shut-eye I am getting is not nearly enough. I have friends, however, who are currently facing trials much greater than mine, so I will count my blessings.

I was blessed to go to the temple yesterday with a friend and get some time away from the world. There is peace found there that is found nowhere else, and I feel so much more rejuvenated and able to face a new day. I even endured Ben kicking a door repeatedly for almost 20 minutes without my temper flaring. I thank the Lord for the peace He gives me in my life. Without the Lord’s support, I don’t know how well I would do with the daily challenges of life. I am a living testimony of Phillipians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

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