Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BYU Football Love

I have another confession to make--I LOVE BYU FOOTBALL! I went to BYU-Idaho, not BYU, but I have always been a Cougar fan. My husband is a BYU student, so I feel like I am living the Cougar life vicariously through him.

In case you weren't aware, BYU is owned by the LDS church and the school standards conform to the standards of the Church. According to the Princeton Review, BYU is the #1 "Stone-Cold Sober Campus" in the country. Hurrah for BYU! But you can bet that these sober BYU students can give any school a run for their money when it comes to pride for their team and team spirit.

I'm sure there are many of you who are not fans of BYU...that's just fine. Friendly competition is always nice! The printables below are for fellow BYU fans who love the Cougar Fight Song and the beloved football team. I know they're a little different than the normal printables I do on this site, but I couldn't help myself.

Here are a few things you should know before kick-off tomorrow:

1. I drove by the stadium today and got the chills because I am so excited for football season.
2. I mayyyyy be making my own BYU shirt (white, of course, because we are doing a WHITE OUT game tomorrow) with the white printable below.
3. I'm going to be in AWESOME SEATS at the LaVell Edwards Stadium tomorrow, cheering on Riley Nelson and the whole BYU team!!!

What is your favorite part about football season?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Destinadas a Ser Reinas / Destined to Become Queens

I received a request for this printable in Spanish, so I first completed the Spanish version and then decided to include an English version of the printable. I really love this quote by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now."

This talk was given to the Young Women of the world and in the Church. I remember hearing this talk and realizing how much potential I had (even though I was currently serving a mission at the time and wasn't as "young" as most of the girls he was referring to) and how I could be happy now and forever. I love Elder Uchtdorf and I feel like he was specifically ordained to be an apostle because of his miraculous way of connecting with women and reaching our hearts. I feel like he understands us so well and has great application for our lives. 

I am very grateful that my "happily ever after" will be with my husband and children--I can't imagine it any other way. I'm grateful for Christ for His sacrifice, and I know that He leads His true church on Earth through our Prophet and the 12 Apostles.

What are some reactions or feelings you had during/after hearing or reading Elder Uchtforf's talk?

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He recibido una solicitud de esta printable en español: "Ustedes son en verdad hijas espirituales de la realeza del Dios Todopoderoso. Son princesas, destinadas a ser reinas. Su propio relato maravilloso ya ha comenzado. Su 'érase una vez' es ahora." (Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf) ¡Aquí está!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Be Not Weary in Well-Doing

I had a recent request for a printable of an important part of D&C 64:33 - "Be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work."

I love this scripture; it reminds me that every good, small, or simple thing that I am doing is for a greater cause. Visiting teaching, for example, is laying the foundation for stronger testimonies of the sisters we visit, friendships that may not have been formed otherwise, and helping those we teach get through hard times and become more faithful and more dependent on the Lord.

Motherhood also is laying a foundation of a great work (even though there are quite a few days that I become quite weary!), and any experienced mother can attest that all the well-doing, weary moments are absolutely worth it.

I know that God has provided each of us opportunities for well-doing. These opportunities make us better people and we also help build His kingdom in ways we may not even understand. I'm grateful for a merciful God who gives us the chance (and choice) to love and serve those around us.

Have you seen great results from the service you have offered to others?

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