9.12.2014

Facebook Finds Friday


It's Friday. Already.

Not that I am complaining. It's just with recent develops in my life, every day feels like Saturday. Except for Sundays. So my weeks look like this: Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Sunday.

And it is really hard to keep my days straight. 

Buuut, whatevs. 

Which is your favorite? The gas masks, the hug one, or maybe the Arizona flood one.

Which ones are YOUR favorite?













The location of the tub, though .... this is actually at a resort 45 minutes away from my home. 
























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To see the Facebook Finds Friday series to its entirety, click here.

9.11.2014

Where were you?


It appears as if each generation has a "Where were you?" event. 

For my grandparents, it was Pearl Harbor.

For my parents, it was the assassination of JFK.

For me {and for us} it is 9/11. 


That fateful morning 13 years ago, I had gotten up to go on a morning run before the seven o'clock hour. I remember we ran a run we called Second Bridge. I remember  we were told to go an easy pace, eight-minute miles. I remember my coach joking how I was a human speedometer because he could tell me what pace he wanted us to run and like clockwork, I would be able to find it. 

As I got into the car to head home after that morning run, I heard on the radio an alert, unlike any I had heard before. I learned that a single airplane had crashed into a building in New York City called the World Trade Center. 

Before the seven minute car ride home was complete, information was being given about the tragedy being a terrorist attack. By the time I had reached home and turned on the TV, the second plane had already hit. 

It was a day I will never forget ... not just for the lives lost, but for the unity it brought to America. We.were.one.that.day.  United we did stand. 

Where were you when you heard? 

Feel free to leave a comment or leave your link and I will come visit your page.

9.10.2014

Mindy's Top 10 Must Read LDS Talks


When I was in college I was such a nerd. And not an academic nerd. I was a Church nerd. And I loved it! {I guess that's what happens when you aspire to be and become a high school seminary teacher, but I digress}.

I was such a nerd that I would actually write my favorite quotes from Church leaders and scriptures on pieces of paper and essentially turned it into a wallpaper for my bedroom. No lie. If only I had photos to prove it.

While I no longer wallpaper my bedroom walls with words of inspiration, I thought I would share my 10 of my favorite LDS talks. It's really difficult to pick out my favorites and I know everyone has their own, but these are just so, so, so good that they made the list!



1. The Virtue of Kindness by Joseph Wirthlin

At a glimpse: "Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes."


2. An  High Priest of Good Things to Come by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: “Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”


3. The Lord Thy God Will Hold Thy Hand by W. Craig Zwick 

At glimpse: "“It is the wounded Christ who leads us through our moments of difficulty. It is He who bears us up when we need more air to breath or direction to follow or even more courage to continue."



At a glimpse: "If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again." See a fantastic video clip of a portion of the talk here. LOVE.IT.


5. Peace - A Triumph of Principles by Marvin J. Ashton

At a glimpse: "When sorrow, tragedy, and heartbreaks occur in our lives, wouldn't it be comforting if when the whisperings of God say, 'Do you know why this has happened to you?' we could have the peace of mind to answer, 'No, but You do.'"


6. Grateful in Any Circumstance by Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

At a glimpse: "We are made of the stuff of eternity. Endings are not our destiny."


7. The Edge of the Light by Boyd K. Packer

At a glimpse: "[Harold B. Lee] said [to me], 'The trouble with you is you want to see the end from the beginning.' I replied that I would like to see at least a step or two ahead.' Then came the lesson of a lifetime: 'You must learn to walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness; then the light will appear and show the way before you.'"



At a glimpse: “Many small people in many small places doing many small things can alter the face of the earth.”


9. None Were with Him by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: "Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are."

10. However Long and Hard the Road by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: “My concern is that you will face some delays and disappointments at this formative times in your life … and when some of those challenges come you will have the temptation common to us all to say, ‘This task is too hard. The burden is too heavy. The path is too long.’ And so you decide to quit, to simply give up. No, to terminate certain kinds of tasks is not only acceptable but often very wise. If you are, for example, a flag pole sitter then I say, ‘Come on down.” But in life’s most crucial and telling tasks, my pleas is to stick with it, to persevere, to hang in and hang on, and to reap your reward”

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If you have favorites that I missed, please share in a comment! 

9.05.2014

Facebook Finds Friday


I cannot remember the last time I did one of these! Which is your favorite??

Enjoy!
















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