The Sunday Praises

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My friend Randi noticed a little while ago that I crossed of “Get REALLY good with God” off my Baby Bucket List and wanted to know how that happened.

I’ve been getting so much better at reading my scriptures every night… I’m not reading them in order or anything currently, but just finding some meaningful versus to read each night before bed. But as long as I can remember nothing can bring me closer to the Lord as quickly as Hymns. It’s been that way since I was a little girl.

My uncle joined the LDS church before I was 10 and he gave me a tape with church music on it. I remember falling asleep listening to it almost every night on my tape player.

I was reminded of that memory last week at church when a young woman sang “I Stand All Amazed” in front of the congregation. I kept that Spirit I felt with me the rest of the day… The rest of the week, as my new favorite thing to do is find my favorite church songs on Youtube and play them while I’m on the computer. I need to figure out the songs I like and put them all on a CD one of these days.

Oh, and I came across a picture that I’ve decided I MUST HAVE… One day! It’s not everyday you see a beautiful picture like this will a little girl that looks like I did.
It’s called “Hand and Hand” and it’s by Greg Olsen.

Last week I decided to turn off the TV and think a little more. I’ve still been busy with work and other distractions but I’ve been more focused on listening to the whispers of the Spirit, and just been plain happier. Somehow my mind seems clearer and I just have a complete comfort that everything is going to work out, and I’m reminded of my many blessings.

This week I’m grateful for:
My health
My wonderful husband
My job, a career I’m good at, and source of income
My benefits… Being able to have GREAT health insurance
Snoop… Who is always so happy to greet me when I get home
My husband’s job, and desire to be a good husband and father
Knowing there is a God–Not just believing KNOWING!
My faith and optimism
The EXCITEMENT we BOTH have to become parents!

Really, never have I been so excited, and my excitement is really coming from a different source. I’m less excited about the cute ways I’m going to dress my baby up and more excited about raising a child of God.

Looking at this picture and remembering the innocents and love I had for church when I was a little girl and it reminded me of my favorite song I’d sing at church back in the day. It was called “A Child’s Prayer” and I’d request it and belt it out whenever given the chance.

Heavenly Father, are you really there…
And do you hear and answer every child’s prayer?
Some say that Heaven is far away
But I feel it close around me as I pray
Heavenly Father, I remember now
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago
“Suffer the children to come to me”
Father in prayer I’m coming now to thee.

Pray, He is there
Speak, He is listening
You are His child
His love now surrounds you
He hears your prayer
He loves the children
Of such is the Kingdom
The Kingdom of Heaven

I can’t wait to have a child of my own to share my love with, and share my love for the Lord with. I hope He trusts us enough to bless us with one of His children sometime soon.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I’m working on making scripture study more of a habit in my life. It’s something I know I need to be good at before I have kids. And A Child’s Prayer was my favorite Primary song too! =)

  2. I love that picture. So beautiful! I think there needs to be more art like that. Brown skin is BEAUTIFUL skin and it needs to be painted and loved WAY more : ). Great post. God is so good.

  3. I love a Child’s Prayer.. it has long been one of my favorites. I dream of being able to sing really good some day and to sing that with one of my children.
    I have never seen that Greg Olsen painting, it is wonderful!

  4. I love your post! it has been something I have been learning too (really listening to God). It is so neat to hear all that you are discovering..and I love your perspective on becoming parents! thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. I love Greg Olson’s art work. That is such a perfect picture for your home. That little girl in it is SO stinking cute! I also love Child’s Prayer :). My mom and I use to sing it as a duet. Don’t lose your momentum, somehow I’ve been losing mine lately.

  6. My mom has that picture 😛 we love Greg Olsen! Even have autographed pics 😉 yes were nuts but living in utah & working in AF had its perks 😀 I normally erad your blog once a week & catch up on everything (I was more regular when I had home net :P)so dont mind me as i catch up

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