Monday, January 31, 2011
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Okay I'm back to writing and I've gotten some advice, just my first chapter. I think I may post that here and let anyone who wants to read it do so. I've been reading up on other authors and this is one David came across.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY -- Whether they're throwing family dinner parties, making paper crafts with rambunctious children or taking time for daily reflection, Mormon mothers and their blogs have become quite an obsession, and not just for the obvious crowd.
Self-proclaimed feminist and atheist Emily Matchar recently wrote for Salon about her "addiction" to such blogs, calling them strangely uplifting and even encouraging.
"Indeed, Mormon bloggers ... make marriage and motherhood seem, well, fun. Easy. Joyful," Matchar wrote. "These women seem relaxed and untouched by cynicism. It's not that (my friend) or I want to quit our jobs to bake brownies or sew kiddie Halloween costumes. It's just that for (my friend), Mormon blogs are an escapist fantasy, a way to imagine a sweeter, simpler life."
For many within the LDS community, it's no surprise these mommy blogs are so popular. Their posts about loving and cherishing their children and husband and finding joy in the routines of family life resonate with inspiring truths often lacking in mainstream media.
Yet along with the posts on burned breakfasts, pillow fights and do-it-yourself crafts, LDS women across the country are also sharing their beliefs. Sometimes subtly, sometimes overtly.
Stephanie Nielson, of the NieNie Dialogues recently posted about coming home from church flustered. "I listened to old General Conference talks and ironed. It was calming and my mind was going a million miles a minute. I was thinking and pondering and feeling the spirit. I kept my journal close to my ironing board and wrote thoughts down as they came."
Or there's Naomi of Rockstar Diaries who has a button at the top of her page, "we believe..." which takes viewers directly to mormon.org.
The growing demand for voices of truth and encouragement, especially in the tiring but important realm of motherhood, can be measured by the massive amount of web traffic these blogs and related stories generate as well as the standing-room-only crowds when blog authors speak.
The emergence of many of these blogs can be traced back to a call to action from Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who challenged members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to offer a "clear and correct witness of gospel truths" using the Internet as their platform.
"We cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the Church teaches," Elder Ballard told a group of graduating BYU-Hawaii students in December 2007. His comments were later adapted for the Ensign in July 2008.
"Now, may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration," he continued. "The audiences for these and other new media tools may often be small, but the cumulative effect of thousands of such stories can be great."
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
After Christmas we went bowling. Paige had brought us two balls from Craigs list and we had to try them out. JT's new ball says Joel P. SO I colored in the l with a black crayon and now it says Joe P. Pretty cool and it is the perfect size and in almost new condition. I picked up one of the balls and sent it down the lane along with most of one of my fingernails. Ouch!!!!.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Why I can't stop reading Mormon housewife blogs
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Paige had her 30th Birthday while she was home visiting. We had a small dinner and lots of toasting and cheering for the next 30 years. Happy Birthday and Many Many More. We love and miss you.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
This book surprised me, it was very good.
God and romance..who knew it could be so cute.
Destiny is a choice...very eye- opening.
Better then I thought.
Funny, cute, laugh out-loud silly. It has sex, just to warn you.
Very good, a book about mothers and daughters, even lost ones.
Wow!!! This is a great book...5 stars all the way.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
David clearing off the garage roof, lots of snow and then the melt will cause lots of ice and ice damns. I cleared off the small flat roof over the kitchen and half of the garage before my back stopped me and then my chiropractor.
Any more and we will be buried under all this snow.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The author found me on Goodreads and asked if i would read it. He sent in a few days later. Its a good book.
Awful, from Goodreads.
Still waiting for. From Goodreads.
Waiting for, this one came from a publisher wanting reviews.
So funny. From Goodreads.
Interesting and educational. From Goodreads.
Not bad. From Goodreads.
Waiting for, from Librarything.
Waiting for. From Librarything.
Waiting for, from Goodreads.