Of all the emotions we have – anger, hate, happiness, and fear, etc. – love is the most powerful, life changing of them all.

An image of a waterfall coupled with a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: “Pure Christlike love … can change the world.”
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Seth and I were watching a show called the 100, a post-nuclear war time where a portion of the population of people fled the devastating affects by living in a large ship they call the Arc.

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In this particular episode, on the heels of a beloved character who turned himself in to save his friends and girlfriend, which girlfriend then killed him to save him from a brutal death, is told that love makes you weak.

I find it to be the complete opposite. Love makes us stronger. Think of mothers who willingly sacrifice their lives for their children, parents like my husband who works so hard for our family. Or good friends who drop everything when we need them.

The greatest love story of ALL TIME was our Heavenly Father sending His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to show us how to live, perform miracles for us, atone for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, and completing His mission by dying for us on the Cross.

He did this for us. For. Us!

Because He loves us so very much, and proved to us that love is not weak, it’s the most powerful emotion.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Good Friends

Good Friends

Sometimes everything in my life just seems to pile up on me: my children, my parents and brother who live with me and have some health problems. My pain and anxiety have really been acting up since Sunday morning, and my neck and shoulder were so inflamed when I woke up today.

Tamara and I
Tamara and I at the Houston LDS Temple

After coming home from taking my dog to the vet for his minor health problems (which was very expensive), my dear friend Tamara called. Soon after, my son became agitated with the video game he was playing, and my dad started talking to me, so I went upstairs to my room so I could talk without interruptions.

Tamara, bless her heart, listened to me vent, and then picked me up and drove me to her house. She used her doTerra oils on my back and feet to help ease my stress and pain. And it worked! What a sweet, thoughtful friend.





Seth and Thian

Seth and his friend Thian are best friends and consider themselves brothers. Thian often comes over here and they listen to music, and even calls me ‘mom.’ Tomorrow night our family and Thian, his dad, brother (who is Noah’s best friend), and his little sister, Patrice, are going to the movie theater to see Batman versus Superman.  I’m hoping we will enjoy watching this; the critics have given it bad reviews.


Seth and Thian
Leaving to ride their ‘trick’ bikes.
Thian standing with bike
Thian likes Seth’s new trick bike.