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Sunday, December 16, 2007

What nice neighbors I have :)


So I just have to say that I have the nicest neighbors ever!!! A lot of our neighbors are so on top of things, and have already started taking around their treats. I can't believe it, they are going to have me rolling out of my house! Help, I can't stop eating :) They say the average person gains around 5lb's during the holiday season.... We have fudge, brownies, pumpkin cookies, whoppers, popcorn, caramel popcorn, a box of chocolates, mike and ike's, soda, sugar cookies, and pumpkin cheesecake rolls. Party at my house!! Wow, I don't know what else to say except that I am going to be on a sugar high for at least a month. It is so exciting though, i just can't contain myself, I love this time of year. There is the most amazing article in the Ensign this month, it is a copy of a talk given by Elder Neal A. Maxwell, in 1976 in general conference, it is titled Jesus of Nazareth Savior and King. It is so amazing!! A part that really hit me about prayer, he is talking about the savior, and says "I thank Him for His discerning way of knowing us without controlling us, for never letting the needs of now crowd out the considerations of eternity.... I thank Him for likewise not interceding on our behalf, even when we pray in faith and reasonable righteousness for that which would not be right for us. Our glimpse of Gethsemane should teach us that all prayers are petitions!" All I can say is wow, there were so many parts of this talk that impressed me so much! Jesus knows us so well, he knows that sometimes there are things that we don't really want to go through, but that we need to go through, so that we can reach our full potential. For any of you that don't get the ensign, or haven't gotten the opportunity to read this talk yet, here is a link:
http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=5e1241dc0d186110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1
I hope that all of you are having an amazing Christmas season!!

5 comments:

kandice-mom-of-3 said...

Love the page! I loved that article too. I really liked the Ensign this month. I wish I could come over and eat all your treats. We havent gotten any yet..lol. I love love love Christmas goodies.

Stephanie said...

Wow! We haven't gotten any treats (yet) from our neighbors. I guess when you only have three neighbors and one is a dentist office you shouldn't expect many treats, right? :D Maybe it's a blessing in disguise. I'm afraid I'd eat them all.

Tari said...

Love your new page. Love your last post more. I'm going to have to pull my Ensign out of the plastic and read it. Thanks for the spiritual uplift. I needed it.

Janice said...

I love your new layout, it super cute, but not at cute as you. Thanks for the spiritual post this time. I needed it. You rock thanks for being the best sister in law ever, you mean the world to me.

Stephanie said...

Oh - what a doll! Is she a chubby baby? She looks like she has cute, chubby, kissable cheeks! Details... we need more details!