Thursday, February 5, 2009
I served a mission and returned 10 years ago (as of next week) and I watched several people I taught get baptized. I've sat in the temple with a few of them. Some were there in the temple with me on my wedding day. I've had the privilege of seeing photos of them baptizing their children. That is when you know what you taught really stayed in their hearts, because they received it by the Holy Ghost. I know they know that they made the right decision. As I reflect on all of these things, my heart is filled with joy and I know that the Savior feels joy when he sees us making the right decisions. Have you ever thought of that? Being able to bring joy to the Savior. Sometimes I just think of the Garden. Today I am thinking about the joy.
The beginning of last week, I was reading through some conference talks and I came across a quote that I just can't get out of my mind. Not that I want too. I love this quote! So I thought I would share it.
"In the strength of the Lord, I can do all things."
Sister Elaine Dalton
We, as women are always trying to overcome something. Big or small. Whether it's a trial, whether it's pushing ourselves to become better at something, whether it's just making it through the day. There is always something. I know with all of my heart, that with Heavenly Father by our side, we truly can do all things. We can make it through all of the trials that he sends our way and endure all that he asks of us to endure. He wants to be there to help us do it. He doesn't expect us to do it on our own and he isn't going to ask us to do anything that we can't do. Even when we feel like we can't. During every stage of our life, there is going to be something to overcome. Ten years from now, it will be something different than it is today. Ten years from now, we will still have our Heavenly Father by our side, telling us that we can do it. That we can do all things!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Homemade Face Paint
It was so easy and fun to use. We turned Stella into a butterfly. I loved watching her pretend all afternoon to be just that. This was a wonderful activity. It makes plenty to use on another day, and it washes off beautifully.
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Cold Cream(I used Ucerin Cream because I had that on hand)
1/4 C. cold water
I used a fine paint brush to paint her face.
You can store the left overs in the fridge covered with saran wrap to be used again.
When you are ready to remove it, wash it gently off with a warm wash cloth. I didn't even use soap, and it came right off.
I can't wait to paint up a new adventure.