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Powerful Spiritual Quotes To Live By

I hope these quotes impact you as they have me.

Sometimes a quote is the reminder we need to keep pressing on throughout the day.

What is your favorite quote?

I’d love to hear!

A reminder to have faith and believe in miracles.

Remember that God knows you better than you know yourself.

I love this reminder … to treat others with love.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Relationships

This Podcast Episode Is Incredible!

I love to listen to podcasts.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m picky about podcasts. If I don’t like it, I won’t continue to listen.

I almost didn’t listen to this podcast episode because it mentioned that the story talks about loss, and I don’t always love hearing about that. My emotions just flow too much.

But as I started to listen to this podcast I knew I needed to continue listening .

I’m so glad I listened to this podcast because it reminded me how connected we truly are to each other.

How we are the answer to others’ prayers.

Please listen by clicking below and let me know what you learned!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-the-gospel-podcast/id1441843007?i=1000514861071

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Sunday Thoughts On Imperfections…

I love this quote by Elder Uchtdorf:

This quote is a reminder that mistakes come with moving forward. Mistakes come with learning new things.

I have only been a parent for 6 years now … and goodness I have made some mistakes.

Yes, parenting has been new territory for my husband and me, but we are constantly trying to learn and grow as we raise our children.

I feel like often times we beat ourselves up too much when we make mistakes… when in reality, the mistakes are what form us to be better.

Every baseball player strikes out, every runner loses a race at times, all people make mistakes.

I’m learning to NOT focus so intensely on those mistakes, but to more so, brush ourselves off, learn, and keep trying.

Heavenly Father knows mistakes are part of our journey… he provided the atonement for us to lean on always, and what a blessing it is to be able to pray to our Heavenly Father for guidance.

I hope on this Sabbath day, you can remember you’re not alone in making mistakes. We can all rise above our mistakes, even more, what we learn from our mistakes is truly the Diamond in the rough.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Gluten-Free Dessert for the Family!

Growing up whenever we would go to my grandmas house she would either have cookies or these tasty peanut butter bars for us to eat.

My 4 year old loves to help me bake !

It took me a bit, but I finally figured out how to make these peanut butter bars taste great using gluten free flour and such.

Making these peanut butter bars can be a fun family event. Click here for the recipe.

My two kids helped with all the ingredients and even helped me flatten down the cookie mixture onto the pan.

We don’t do dessert nights every night, but sometimes having dessert with a scripture lesson is fun and enjoyable.

Our family will study lesson topics from “Come Follow Me.”

We are members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We love to learn and grow in our gospel, and Come Follow Me is such a great resource.

If you’re interested in the Come Follow Me resources from the church, click here.

Happy Sunday !

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

A Highly Suggested Podcast You Will Enjoy!

This podcast that I suggest you listen to is called “All in” featuring Craig Manning.

The discussion is “mastering the mind.”

This podcast was fascinating.

You will love this podcast !

Not only did it discuss scriptures and spiritual topics… it discussed how the mind impacts athletes and their abilities.

I would highly suggest this podcast to anyone wanting to improve themselves.

Click here for the link.

Enjoy!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

A Quote that I Love for so many Reasons….

Have you ever come accorded a quote and it just resonated with you?

Well this quote did that to me.

This quote is by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

However, even if you’re not a member of the church I feel that this quote applies to everyone.

It’s easy in our world to see the negative and the discouragement all around us.

And yet, if we look all around us, we truly do have so many reasons to be optimistic.

If we all look at the small and large blessings that impact our lives.. our minds shift and we can clearly see that there is so much HOPE on the world.

Look for the positive.

Look for the light.

You can always find it.

And there you will find hope!

Whatever you may be struggling with, find the blessings, and optimism in your situations in life.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

A Quick Spiritual Sunday Thought…

Sometimes it’s just a simple quote that propels my mind into thinking about the Lord and His love for us.

This thought by David A. Bednar is my focus today:

What a blessing to know that the Lord knows us better than we even know ourselves.

Even more, the Lord know “who we are becoming.”

The Lord knows our potential and our many talents and abilities.

Isn’t is such a wonderful feeling to know that the Lord is in our corner.

He is and always has been cheering us on.

However, the Lord has a soft, still voice. A voice of peace and love and we have to draw close to Him to feel him there with us.

Oh what a wonderful blessing it is to know, that we are loved by someone so Holy, and so Loving.

If you feel like you’re not where you want to be in life, I hope this small thought will keep you moving forward.

Don’t forget the love our Heavenly Father has for each one of us.

And knowing this, can help us press forward to “become” all that we need to be in this life.

I hope your Sabbath Day is wonderful!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Who Am I?

Who am I?

A small town girl,

Raised in a loving home,

With a huge support group

Who am I?

A youngest child,

Sometimes sassy, mostly sweet,

Who is working on not always being the constant “people-pleaser.”

Who am I?

A wife to a strong man,

Who sometimes melts into his arms with stress,

Who sometimes jokes and smiles with him,

Who always loves him more everyday.

Who am I?

A mom of three beautiful children.

A mom who sometimes yells and feels mom guilt.

A mom who enjoys spending a lot of time with her kids.

A mom who is far from perfect but prays everyday to be better for these precious souls I have the opportunity to raise.

Who am I?

A daughter.

A daughter of God, who loves me, He is my constant rock.

A daughter of two wonderful parents that have loved and supported me through every single experience in life this far.

Who am I?

A friend.

Being a friend to others brings joy to my heart.

A friend who sometimes feels that I’m never “doing enough” to reach out.

A friend that will stay.

A friend that is trying.

Who am I?

A follower of Christ.

Who needs to repent everyday for my imperfections.

Who loves the gospel.

Who tries to read and learn more from the scriptures daily.

Who makes mistakes.

But chooses faith over fear to get through hard times.

Who am I?

A teacher.

A former middle school teacher.

Who loves to learn.

Who has a passion for education.

Who truly believes our children are the future.

Who am I?

A fighter.

Who fights anxiety, fear, and weaknesses.

Who doesn’t win the fight every time.

Who knows it’s a day-to-day battle.

Who loves to be surrounded with positive souls to uplift and support.

Who Am I?

I’m me.

I’m imperfect, impatient, and strong and kind.

I’m trying to improve and not beat myself up in the process.

I’m sensitive, and calm, and sometimes loud and untamed.

Who am I?

I’m learning this,

That there is only one me.

That even though I’m riddled with weaknesses and shortcomings, I have a lot to offer.

And even when I fail or fall, I can get back up.

That I have an important purpose in this life.

To help others,

To serve others,

To reach out to others,

And more importantly ..

To love others.

And when I focus on this,

Who am I?

I’m Happy.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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What I Have Learned About Strengthening Spirituality

This past month, my focus as been on strengthening my spirituality.

If you are just now following, I created a free template, to work towards 20 days of strengthening spirituality.

As I reflect on how this past month has gone, as I have sought to make a point everyday to strengthen my spirituality, I have learned a few things:

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1- I don’t make enough time for “peace and quiet.”

2- Planning time during the day to read scriptures or listen to uplifting talks, is not very hard to do and I always leave feeling happier. So why not do this more?

3- It’s enjoyable to discuss spirituality with others.

4- Keeping a strong sense of spirituality keeps me balanced mentally, emotionally and physically.

5- Striving to strengthen my spirituality has uplifted me and enlightened me.

6- Strengthening my spirituality has made me feel more gratitude.

There are many more items I could list about what I have learned from focusing on my spirituality this month, however, these points above are the main highlights.

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I want to keep this spiritual focus in my life, not just for certain time periods, but ALWAYS.

Whether you are a member of my same religion or viewpoints, I would encourage all of you to do what you can to increase and strengthen your relationship with God.

It’s amazing the peace and power that can be within you when we increase and strengthen our spirituality.

What do you do to strengthen yourself spiritually?

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Spiritual Book I am Enjoying…

If you have been following me you know that this month my goal and focus is on “Strengthening My Spirituality.”

If you click here, you can find the free printable I made which is “20 Days of Spirituality.”

My reasoning for wanting to strengthen my spirituality is because I believe spirituality is the core of who we are.

2020 was a bit of a whirlwind …and I became aware of just how powerful and significant spirituality is in my life, and in the lives of others.

Naturally–I knew I wanted to straighten my spirituality and it will not end after a month. My hope is that this month with really kickstart me into truly prioritizing spirituality into my life.

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

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So with that…

I would recommend this book “Holy as You Are,” By Christie Gardiner.

I will say, this book relates most to people that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

However, the overall theme behind the book is for anyone wanting to strengthen their spirituality.

This book is beautifully written and it’s focus is on reminding women that they already possess so many holy attributes and qualities.

This book is uplifting and a great read.

You can find this book online or at Desert Book or Seagull Book.

I would love to hear any spiritual book recommendations you may have, please just comment below.

Until Next Time!

xoxo,

Christy Lee