Patriarchal Blessing

Patriarchal BlessingI got my Patriarchal Blessing when I was 27. I got it because Jeff told me I should. (He has always been so much better at the gospel and obedience that I am.) He was trying to help me find a way to ease the stress I was feeling after I was given a new calling at church that I was sure I wasn’t capable of. (Inspired direction from God just for me? That just might work.) Jeff was right…as usual.

I have loved reading my Patriarchal Blessing through the years. I’ve always thought it was  simple and straightforward–no giant revelations or lightning bolts. Just a sweet note from Father to me.

Last week I decided that I really wanted to STUDY it. That shouldn’t take too long…It’s not like it was the book of Isaiah or anything.  So, here is what I did- I went to Pinterest!

scripture

I found this idea! Patriarchal Blessing in scripture format. Genius!! I was going to turn my blessing into a book of scripture to make it easier to study. Each paragraph became like a chapter, each thought became a verse.

This is how I broke the study into small bites-

  1. Define any word you are unsure of. I looked in the Bible dictionary and Webster. Write it all down.
  2. Research your lineage. Lds.org and the scriptures were helpful with this one.
  3. Identify the blessings promised.
  4. Find any cautions you are given.
  5. List mention of Spiritual Gifts. Look them up in the scriptures or lds.org.
  6. Write down any other impressions you have while studying, highlight things you want to learn more about.
  7. Feel the love!

My blessing is so much more valuable to me now. I have been so inspired to try to live so that I can have all of the blessings that Heavenly Father wants to give me.

How do you study your blessing? How has it changed your life?

Saving Money.

I made a hugely important finding this morning.
I am finally caught up on Laundry at my house. 
This NEVER happens.
 It seems like the second I get it finished everyone changes their clothes, or takes a shower, or it is time for bed….or someone barfs.
 Lucky for me  they all went off to school as I finished the last batch.
So Here is the life changing finding….
.If all of the clothes we own are clean at the same time…
We don’t have enough hangers.
Seriously.
No. More. Hangers.
To save money (of course) I have decided not to ever be caught up again.
It’s for the greater good. 

Hey! Pancreas!

In college I gave up Makeup for Lent.
 ( I didn’t even really know what Lent was until my Jewish friend explained it to me.)
  I was an addict and an abuser of the makeup arts.
 (searching files for a picture to illustrate)
Here I am all ready for a regular day on campus!

Giving Up makeup was a really big deal for me.
Really Big Deal! 
 Life Changing Deal! 
I was the beginning of me becoming
 Hippie Chick Earth Muffin.
 I became more aware of the world around me.
I started loving the world and  even became a Vegetarian.
Don’t I look SO much better without makeup?
 Don’t you think that guy need to put on pants?
WELL…zoom ahead 100 years to now.
 In the past year I have started eating a Plant Based Diet (Vegan, but healthier.) after watching
 Forks Over Knives
. I’ve started running, I gave up DIET COKE.
 All of my vices are gone.
  What was I supposed to give up for Lent? The one remaining addiction…
Neck Punching.  Yes, If you know me then you know I love to randomly punch when it is least expected. I love to threaten people’s necks and pancreas’ with a quick fist impact.
 It makes me happy and I laugh my Evil villain Laugh…
  I am confident that I will make great strides in bring about world peace by doing this. 
 You can all feel completely safe now and walk around with your necks unprotected and pancreas unguarded! 
  I leave you with this little informative video
What did you give up for Lent?

Four Things.

My helpful advice that I have been saving up to share with you.
You are Welcome.
1- Toilet Paper– there is a proper way to put it on the roller. Learn it. Do NOT forget it. Practice it in good health.
Read hilarious article HERE.
2- “Candy” bars that are 90% Cocoa are NOT for human consumption.
 Dark Chocolate = Good
 
90% Cocoa = Pure Concentrated Evil

3- If someone asks you to “Smell my finger”- don’t.
        I’ve been fooled by this one before.
4-Only buy Dark colors of underwear if you have young boys in your family. 
                                                                   You can thank me later.
                                                       
  Remember, I tell you these things because I care about you.
Lola

Really!

I’m not dead….I just feel like it!
Quilt Market preparations are in full swing.
My studio is abuzz with
Cutting,
Sewing,
Stapling,
Painting,
and Paper Mache-ing!
I can’t show you the projects I’m working on yet.
but, I will give you full coverage of the fun 
at International Quilt Market, Spring 2011!

soon