Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Mine has been lovely. Lots of fireworks, picnics, old friends and, for the first time, lots of camping: Girls Camp, Scout Camp, Cub Scout day camp. We are not big campers in our family (we're indoors-y) but I'm discovering/remembering that camping is an important part of the summer experience for most Mormons. 2010 is the summer that I learned to appreciate the value of camping.
I am beginning to wear out. Swimming at the pool has lost its charm. The green plants on the mountains are fading to parched brown. Our ambitious summer reading plans have turned into a chore. But the end is in sight.
To help get us all through the last, hot month of summer, Hopefully Mormon is sponsoring a pleasant giveaway: a $40 gift certificate to Cold Stone, to cool you off and lift your spirits. To enter, leave a comment on this post sharing what it is about summer that makes you feel hopeful (I need help thinking positive to get through the next few weeks). Please enter just once per person. We'll leave the giveaway open through the end of next week, Friday, August 6th, because we all know that internet time gets iffy during the road trips and sunburns that fill summer days.
In summary: $40 Cold Stone giveaway, comment here, enter until Friday, August 6th, at midnight MST.
What do I find hopeful about summer? Homegrown tomatoes, directly from the plant, eaten warm like an apple. If I could give that away, I would.
This giveaway is now closed! Thanks so much for participating.
Posted by Rachel at 4:37 PM
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Posted by annie (the annilygreen one) at 7:01 AM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
When my cup is drained and the world has left me tattered and torn, feeling of little worth, I read the wrods of my Father in Heaven, I remember the promises I made to Him, and He to me, and I sit in church and know and feel that all that matters is that He loves me.....and my cup is filled!
Posted by Hopefully Mormon at 7:50 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
My testimony is of song. It brings an amazing spirit about it when listening to the right kind. Music strengthens my testimony best. Music helps me appreciate life more and it helps me see the beauty.
Be Still My Soul is my favorite hymn. To me, it talks about all the troubles of this world and saying to leave to thy God so you can be still in your heart and He will take care of you and love you. Be Still My Soul makes me think of the atonement. I have a more deep appreciation for the atonement now knowing my Lord died for me because He loves me.
Posted by Hopefully Mormon at 7:26 AM