Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday Thinking – I know.

  • I think I may need to change the Thursday Thinking blog topic. Every time I sit down to write a blog, I hear Gastan boast, "LeFou, I'm afraid I've been thinking . . . ." to which LeFou interrupts, "A dangerous past time . . ." and Gastan cuts him off with, "I know."   Sometimes I take it personal.
But. Until I think of a better phrase:
  • I’ve been thinking and wondering if Baby Payne will come tomorrow on her due date. Ty and Michelle held a guessing contest on her arrival, name, and stats. I guessed she would come on her due date and that they will name her Page (Michelle’s maiden name). I would love if Baby Payne proved me right. Besides, April 6th is a significant date to LDS people in more ways than one so that would make it even better.
  • I’ve been thinking about Jeffrey R. Holland’s quote: “We are not in a race against each other to see who is the wealthiest or the most talented or the most beautiful or even the most blessed. The race we are really in is the race against sin.” Except that quote came into my mind this week as I was jogging as: “I’m not in a race to run fast. I’m not in a race to run beautifully. I’m just in a race against quitting, so keep going. Just keep going. End better than you started, that’s considered a win.” Truth is universal.
  • I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve been thinking about current events (but those are for different kinds of blogs to discuss). I’m always thinking about those and how and where they fit in the big picture. Since reading The Nine I’ve found issues regarding the Supreme Court from a human interest standpoint intriguing.
  • I’ve been thinking about these paper baskets. 

      Cali and I saw them at the scrapbook store and the salesclerk drew the pattern on our sack so we could make them at home. Here’s to you (the directions exactly as she wrote them):

12 x 12.  You can make it any size that is divisible by 3.

          That's it.  Those are the directions.  They are that easy to make.
           (Here are a few more directions if it helps:  Take a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper [heavy double-sided cardstock works best] and divide it in thirds so that you have nine four inch squares.  Score along all lines so that they fold easily.  In addition, score across the squares in the four corners so that they will fold inward.  Gather all the corners in the center and punch a hole in them with a hole punch.  Tie the corners together by threading a string through the holes.  Make a tag and fill with paper crinkles.)
        I’m putting garden gloves, seeds, and a trowel in one little basket made from blue, green, and brown polka-dot paper and filled with straw excelsior.  It's cute.  

  • I’ve also been thinking about the “peace which passeth all understanding” that the Savior gives.  It comes in times of turmoil and tranquility; it’s there when reason argues it shouldn’t be.  I’m just really, really, really grateful for it today . . . and everyday.  I know that He lives . . . 

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head.

He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.

He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I’ll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.

He lives, all glory to His Name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives!

Truth is universal. It really is.  That He lives makes all the difference and I know it.


Cali said...

Thank you mom. That meant a great deal to me. Levin sat on my lap and watched that video with me. Truth IS universal.

Ande said...

Thank you Mom. I loved reading this today, and it was just what I needed to hear. You're wise.

melanie said...

What I love most about ths post is I can hear you say these things as I read them. Giving your written word more meaning to me. I know you believe them and I do as well. Thanks for posting.

Lucy said...

This is why I don't craft. Those instructions, both sets, make no sense to me. It is so hard for me to read and visually interpret technical writing. So, no paper baskets for me!

I live your testimony, Jane. And I look forward to your thoughts which are the opposite of dangerous. Enlightening!

Anonymous said...

I love these- they're so cute. I get so many ideas from your site and try so many of the little crafty things and I rarely tell you thank you. So thank you. And the sisters I visit teach thank you. And the Relief Society thanks you. Congrats on the new grandbaby.


michelle said...

Beautiful thoughts. Truth is universal. I love the quote about running the race against sin.

I think Page would have made a darling name, too!