Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sweet & Sassy Natty

My darling friend (and former roommate - I was her favorite - right Kourt?) Kourtney has a darling sister-in-law named Natalie. She has been diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma - a rare juvenile bone cancer. I know just from talking to Kourtney that she has dealt with a lot during her life, along with her family and friends. I've never met her, but she seems like a great example of how we should all look at this life. I'm grateful for her example and Kourtney's for doing all they can do be loving and kind.

They are having a benefit concert for her on August 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Barker Park in North Ogden. Brooke White from American Idol will be there. Sounds like a fun time to me.

Check out Natalie's blog for more information.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Answered Prayers

The following two quotes were answers to my prayers yesterday. I'm posting them mostly for my remembering purposes, but also thought some of you might enjoy reading them too. 

  • When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities. …  
  • “May God bless us to put [him] first and, as a result, reap peace in this life and eternal life with a fulness of joy in the life to come."
    President Ezra Taft Benson

    Hymn #30 - Come, Come Ye Saints - This song was written by Tom's great, great, great, really great? grandfather and was just what I needed to hear yesterday. All is well, all is well.
    Listen here
    Come, come ye saints
    No toil nor labor fear
    But with joy, wend your way
    Though hard to you,
    This journey may appear,
    Grace shall be as your day,
    Tis better far for us to strive
    Our useless cares from us to drive
    Do this and joy, your hearts will swell
    All is well! All is well!

    Why should we mourn?
    Or think our lot is hard?
    Tis not so, all is bright
    Why we think to earn a great reward?
    If we now shun the fight
    Gird up your loins
    Fresh courage take
    Our god will never us forsake
    And soon we'll have this tale to tell
    All is well! All is well!

    We'll find the place
    Which God for us prepared
    Far away, in the West
    Where none shall come
    To hurt of make afraid
    There the saints, will be blessed
    We'll make the air, with music ring,
    Shout praises to, our god and king,
    Above the rest these words we'll tell
    All is well! All is well!