Testimony of Tithing

I so love hearing people share their testimony of gospel truths like tithing.   Something can be a nice principle to follow but when you see the actual results it makes it that much more desirable.   



Thank you Tanner Dunn from Texas


 “I had a very cool spiritual experience this week that I feel impressed to share: I was stressing out about finances after I dropped over two grand for tuition. I got paid from work last week and I got a massive impression that I needed to pay tithing which is unusual because I pay it without fail. Well I paid it and a couple of days later I get a big impression to look at the institute classes that the city of Rexburg provides which are free to take instead of paying for two credits to take a religion class at school. When I looked, I saw that two spots opened up in the institute class that I needed to take and that day just so happened to be the day I could drop my religion college class and get a full tuition refund. I have received my refund of $310 and am getting my two credits for free! I know that if you faithfully pay tithing, you will see so many blessing come to pass that you may not be able to receive them all at once! Heavenly Father does look after us without fail and He will bless us as long as we faithfully do our part!”


Have you had similar experiences?   I’d like to hear them!    

Hymns to Sooth The Soul

For anyone else who has found hymns kind of boring in church, I can attest there very likely will come a day when you realize all that was just a rehearsal for when you actually NEED them, when they make a huge difference- when you are going to be beside yourself in gratitude that someone came to sing them with you to someone you love who then is beaming and the room saturated with the spirit.  You may come to find it’s unbelievable how much comfort they can bring and how much they can settle your soul and bring peace.


That was the short version.  The longer version I may have to keep adding to, but I often have found the hymns less than titillating. Even as a singer I’ve found myself not even desiring to sing them often throughout church.  I’m amused when, during General Conference, people refer to them as ‘the commercial break” although of course that would be the best time to go to the bathroom or refill snacks.  Most people would agree however, that they do bring a special spirit.  I’ve known many people who will sing hymns either out loud or in their head when they are in the midst of attempting to resist temptation.  So many people I know just have such a love for them and I wondered if I was missing that gene or something.   After the recent experiences and actually FEELING the spirit like so many before me had expressed they’d experienced- I now am a much bigger fan.  Perhaps I’ll write more about the experiences but for now- it’s time to hit the sack- which in this case, staying overnight again at the hospital means a spring loaded chair that folds you up like origami if you dare to breathe too much in the night- or heaven forbid you should take the liberty of trying to turn!   Until next time- Be Happy!  

What am I even doing here?


This day is one for the books, I am someone who normally checks very carefully to make sure I have everything and even though I knew I used my purse in an unusual way yesterday I thought I put it back where I keep it but I was wrong and I ended up going to an interview half an hour away with no purse nor everything one would want to have in a purse. 


I had planned on returning items to a store 20 minutes farther than that but could not do so without the purse so I came home.  I should also mention that at the interview I got scampered over by a spider…

There I was at an interview for a mental health position, and I felt something on my cheek. It felt like it was moving but I decided to convince myself it was just my hair because freaking out around mental health professionals might be less than ideal.   I felt it a few more times even after I thought I put my hair behind my ear. It wasn't Until I saw the buggery spider crawling across my hand that I realized it had in fact been an actual creepy crawly. When they asked me later how I handle stressful situations, I probably could've won by citing my calm demeanor whilst being traversed by an arachnid.  👹

I thought about going to dinner with some sisters from church but I realized it was in the opposite direction from a dance this evening so it wouldn't be a really realistic to go to both, despite my usual desire to try and fit more into a day than is humanly possible.   So I got some things done around the house and then went to the dance. I also had some gifts to drop off with my friend and after some phone tag, turns out she was not even at home for the evening and part of the gift needed refrigeration. And would not have been good to leave on the porch exposed to elements and critters.

So at least I got to drop that off with her landlady who said if I arrive soon I can drop it off before she goes to bed while I was already sitting outside.

So I show up to the dance even though it's more than half over and I'm hoping they'll give me a discount for that, only to find the parking lot sparsely populated where it's normally packed.
As it turns out even though it's supposed to be the first Friday dance.     For whatever reason they moved it to next week instead. I normally would check on that sort of thing as well.

So here I sit in the parking lot hoping it's not going to charge me for being in here these moments and I think in the end I'm just going to head home for a most uneventful evening where I could've gotten quite a bit of work done in these hours spent traveling.

I was thinking it was one of those waste of a good make up day situations. But then I realize I could just go and do some video blogs when I get home. There's always a positive to be found if you just take a moment to reflect.


Update:  I decided to find some interesting unique place to eat.  And am now about to try my first Afghan restaurant. :).   


Yay They Took That Parking Spot!

How to be happy when someone gets a good parking spot that you had your eye on.  Hint- you may end up with the better parking spot... it just hasn't opened up yet to show itself to you!  Be patient, you may end up with more than you bargained for! 

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Write a Meaningful Thank You Note About Someone's Impact In Your Life

Write a Meaningful Thank  You Note About Someone's Impact In Your Life

Hey Friends, would you like to feel all warm and fuzzy, while helping someone else feel the same way? All while cozy in your pajamas on your couch?


What Why and HOW to write a thank you note for someone who has really meant something to you, even if just for a moment in time. 



I just want to invite you to think of someone you may not have seen in a while, who spent time with you or even just had a conversation that positively impacted your life.

Then write to them and let them know how much their actions meant to you.

Here's a guide to get started :) I even challenge you to think of one person per month... maybe put their name on the fridge and write a couple memories you have of them so when you go to sit down and write, you'll have ideas collected over time.

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