Wednesday, March 21, 2012

color help??

So i'm almost ready to post pictures of the house, but I need a little help. I want to do an accent wall with some fun color. the wall is part of a living room and kitchen, Trent picked out a color yesterday and brought home a can without letting me help pick it, normally he's really good with colors and cordinations and such but this time was a fail. I painted the wall and hate it, seriously don't like it. its a cross between pumpkin and orange(like the fruit orange sitting in your fridge).  I have baige carpet, red/burnt red curtains and red chairs .  the family room on the other side of the wall is a blueish color with white wainscoting and white trim....  

What color would you do if you could paint an accent wall in your house?? 

only two weeks left!

I'm just a little excited right now as after this week is done I only have two weeks left in my class!!
with that being said, here is another assignment post

Sarah Cunningham

student choice

topic 1

Choice 1: Philippians 1–4. Find Solutions in the Scriptures to Life’s Challenges

For each of the following common challenges, write the counsel from Philippians that you would use to resolve it:

  • People sometimes argue and complain over petty matters in church meetings or throughout the week (see Philippians 2:1–8, 14–15). If we followed the council in Philippians we would know that we need to be seeking to be as one heart and mind in Zion, putting away any murmurings, putting our neighbor before ourselves. My opinion, when people argue over small matters they are putting their own thoughts and feelings before those around them, and not seeking a Christ like attitude.

  • Many youth feel that their parents’ testimony is sufficient for them. Since they have good parents, they rely on them for all their spiritual strength (see Philippians 2:12–15 and institute student manual commentary for Philippians 2:12, “Work out Your Own Salvation with Fear and Trembling” [pp. 361–62]).

We know that we can only lean on others testimonies for a small time. We must seek out our own testimonies so that we can learn and prove our faith in Christ. We also know that in order to gain a testimony, we have to be willing to take a leap of faith, and DO. We show our faith and gain our testimony of Christ and the gospel by doing the the little things, reading our scriptures, praying, serving, No one can do that for us we have to do those things ourselves and put our faith to the test. Only then can we gain our own testimonies.

  • An investigator is considering joining the Church, but his family will no longer associate with him if he does (see Philippians 3:7–16; 4:13).

I love the scripture in Philippians 4:13 that says I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. We are all faced with difficult circumstances in our lives,but with each challenge we know that we have Christ on our side supporting us and strengthening us. We also know that to show complete faith in Christ we must truly be willing to give up all to know him, and we will be strengthened and blessed for giving up our 'things', lives and families to know him.

  • How is this writing assignment an example of the principle taught in 2 Nephi 32:3?

 This assignment is like the priniciple taught in 2 Nephi 32:3 because we have to show our faith and understanding of the scriptures and of Christ's plan for us. He has given us the scriptures as a guide in our life and if we have the faith to open them up we can find answers, peace and understanding in them.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

new hobbies

My cousin called a few months back and asked if I wanted to be apart of her quilting group. I had to think awhile since I've never tried quilting, I've made clothes for myself and my girls but never tried quilting. I said Yes and have been having so much fun and learning a lot at the same time, who know quilting could be fun ;)
 The group consists of 12 members and each month one member is in charge of the month and they pick a square for the others to do, we make them and send them to the original person and they put them together and make a quilt out of it.
Here are my squares for Jan, Feb and March.  I am in charge of July and have an idea I'm thinking of and am excited to try it out and then see what happens.

January's square "petals"
This one was a tricky for me and I feel a little bad for the person I sent them to cause I think I could do a lot better now.

 February's square, "send me a letter"
(the white is hanging off my ironing board, it's not crooked)

Square for March "granny square"

It's been nice having a little distraction from school assingments, house stuff and kid stuff especially since I haven't been running or doing anything else.

Anyone else ever tried quilting??  Any good ideas you have??

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

school assingment #3 (only 3 left) :)

Student choice assignment

Choice 3: Romans 6. Baptism

This week I choose the topic of baptism, All the answers can be found in Romans chapter 6 verses 1-13

The first question asked was, What must be done with sin before baptism can occur? We must destroy our “bodies of sin”, meaning we need to put away all thoughts, actions and deeds of sin forgive ourselves and then grow from the experience.

Next, What events from Christ’s life are symbolized in baptism? The events symbolized in Christ's life of baptism would be his death, and resurrection. The symbolism being he put off his natural man (died) and was reborn (resurrected). Just as we all can do with our sin, burying it and starting clean.

Considering this symbolism, why couldn’t someone be baptized by sprinkling? We must completely put off our natural man and bury our sins, in this way we are following Christ's example and being submerged in water and reborn as a clean, spiritual being. We can not be partially resurrected, or partially die, we must complete the whole act.

According to Mosiah 3:19, what part of us would ideally die at baptism? Ideally when baptized we are putting away our natural man and putting away sin from us.

When studying Romans 6:14-23 we know that Christ is our true source of freedom and peace. By following His example and His life we can become perfected beings. By being baptized and excepting the gift of the atonement in our lives we can start fresh and be free of sin and guilt that weighs us down and makes it impossible to progress in this life. I'm grateful for the gift of baptism in my life, that weekly by partaking in the sacrament I can be made clean again, as though coming out of the waters when I was 8 years old. My son is currently preparing to be baptized and it is fun to see the excitement as he wants to learn and know more about Christ and have his own set of scriptures and memorize verses and read them for his own self. I hope that I can follow his example and always have that excitement in me for the learning of Christ.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

school assignment #2

This week I choose to learn a little more about Paul and how he was influencial to those around him for good.

 Paul's calling in the church was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
His responsibilities included being a missionary and teaching those around him about Jesus Christ

I love that in 1st Corinthians we come to know Paul a little more and see that he was no respector of persons. I loved all that he served. We understand by reading in 1 Corinthians chapter 9 that he went out to the people and embraced their way of living no matter if they were the poorest of poor, and he taught them about Christ.
We had a lesson in Relief Society on Sunday about being an influence for good in our world. We can go out and be active members in our community and serve around us being examples of Christ. We don't neccessarily need to shout from the rooftops, but just let our examples shine through.
Paul was a great example of someone who shined the light of Christ to all.

Monday, March 5, 2012

lucky me

Advantage of living next to your parents #1

When your husband locks your keys in your car and your kids school starts in five minutes you can frantically call next door and (thankfully) send your kids running in the downpour to use your parents car to take your kids to school.