Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh, THAT'S Why I'm Still Single

Do you ever have moments and you think, "oh, THAT'S why I'm single!" I had one of those this past week.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hearing His Will

So the first step of the but if not concept is coming to terms with the fact that things are not as you thought they would be and deciding to follow Christ regardless.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Timing...

"Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." -Jeffrey R. Holland

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Flying Solo...

I recently have been thinking of a life-changing moment that occurred a few years ago. I had finished graduate school and was taking some much-needed respite by staying with my sister in Salt Lake. I was trying to figure out my next step, feeling a bit alone, and then found out that an ex-boyfriend was having a baby.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Angels Round About You To Bear You Up

 "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Faith in Every Footstep

So you may have noticed a slight decline in the consistency of posting. My apologies! What I have discovered is that I don't do a good job of maintaining a blog when life gets crazy.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

There was a great talk in church on Sunday that contained information on the creation of Memorial Day and what it means. The speaker encouraged our ward to make sure those who have lost their lives for our freedom have had their temple work done and that we seek our records to ensure they have been cared for. This is a great idea and I would like to post his recommendation. What a blessing to live in this land of freedom and have the blessings of the Gospel!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

NieNie

If you haven't watched the video I posted a few weeks ago, I highly recommend that you do. It is about a remarkable woman, Stephanie Nielson (NieNie). I was introduced to her blog over a year ago by a dear friend who knew I would love it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gratitude

Do you ever have those times that you think, gosh, I love this church? I have been having that feeling the past few weeks.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Missing Church...

I find that when I miss church for a week, I feel a little out of sorts. My next week is a little more unorganized and I'm just a bit more cranky.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blog-o-sphere

So I have been doing a little bit of looking around in the world of blogs.

Follow Up on Wedding...

Just to follow up on my friend's wedding...it was gorgeous! She was amazing and her hubby is fabu! The extended families behaved themselves well, the decor was amazing, and the bride was fabulous! Congrats to them for finding each other and taking that next step...I am excited to support them in their new role.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sick

Okay, today I am sick. One of my friends used to say when she was sick that she was "dying ugly." That's how I feel...I am dying ugly. Luckily, I have family in the area that can bring me some soup because there is nothing worse than being sick and having no one around to sympathize.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dum, Dum, Da Dum

So I get to be in a friend's wedding this weekend. I know a lot of gals in my position get frustrated by the "always a bridesmaid" kind of mentality, but I feel a bit differently.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friendship

So I was visiting with my sister and her hubby the other day and was impressed with the role that friendship plays in marriage.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Lot To Learn

While speaking with a guy friend of mine, he talked about how hard it is being a single male in the church. To be honest, I have never been really sympathetic to single men in the church. As women, we often feel powerless in dating situations with men being the ones that culturally initiate and set the tone of a dating relationship. So if a man is single, I have always assumed he wasn't dating enough, etc. (I know, I am not always the kindest person in the world.) But my friend talked about his frustrations and efforts and it re-opened my eyes to the fact that there are good men with good hearts that are struggling too. All in all, I guess I still have a lot to learn...

Utah Reminds...

You know, one of the things I love about not living in Utah is that I don't constantly have reminders that I am single.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Choosing Career Over Marriage???

Okay, so a few years while I was in graduate school, a good friend of mine accused me of choosing a career over marriage. I was so offended that such a good friend, one who knows my heart, would say such a thing!

Prayer...The Lord Knows Us and Our Needs Before We Even Do

Service

One of the benefits of single life is that I have more flexibility. This week was a week of service for me.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Front Lines

I think everyone has a thing about being single that is most difficult for them. For some it is not having a child, for others it's not having someone home who "gets" them. For me, it's having to be on the front lines.

You Gotta Have Friends...

...and family! So I talked to my bishop about what I can do to make moving into a family ward a bit easier and he asked me about my friendships.

Step One...

Today I tried the new ward. I gotta say, it was nice walking into church and being able to focus on the lesson and not wondering if I looked alright or feeling stupid about something I said to the guy that opened the door for me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog! I am excited and a little intimidated to take on this project but I thought it would be helpful for me and maybe a little interesting for you. You see, I am an LDS lady with a good job and a fulfilling life. I have the opportunity to be of service to my parents, siblings, and ward. I am, however, single and turning 31 this year. To those of you who know, that means my time in the single's ward is over. While, to some extent, I am ready for this change, it is still a challenge. I haven't seen many people make this transition successfully yet. Some people go inactive; some people make quick, seemingly unfortunate marriage decisions...I am trying something different. And I hope it works. It's not about being bitter or angry, but rather about how to navigate these new, uncharted waters. I am not the first to be experiencing something I didn't expect so feel free to comment and help me learn from your experiences, related to single-ness or not. After all, President Hinckley would remind me that we are all more similar than not. "We will receive a perfect companion and righteous and obedient children, but if not,...we will have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ..."