Lions, and Humans, and Witches…OH MY!

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Today I finished rereading “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” by: C.S. Lewis; and I thank him for reminding me of 3 of the most precious things in life:

1. Children 

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Two of my three beautiful nieces

“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and becomeas little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:3

Children are such a precious gift. As we spend time nurturing them we must grow to be like them. The wonderful story of children entering Narnia and becoming valiant, virtuous, and nobel Kings and Queens reminds me that it is in becoming like a child that I will  obtain my birthright of returning to the Kingdom of God to one day become a Queen myself.

2. Simplicity

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A painting by Rothko: an artist who found truth and beauty in simplicity

This book is written so simply; in a way that anyone could understand it. This has reminded me that things do not have to be complex to be glorious. Simplifying is always the answer.

3. My Savior

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One of my favorite depictions of the Savior appearing to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection

Above all, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” is a profound testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. C.S. Lewis paints a heart-felt metaphor of the Savior’s pain in the garden and suffering on the cross through Aslan’s sacrifice for not only Edmund, but all the creatures of Narnia. He reminds us that because of the Atonement and the love of our Savior, good will ALWAYS conquer evil and spring will undoubtably come forth our of the darkest winter.

I am so grateful for my Savior and I am grateful to C.S. Lewis for finding such a creative and beautiful way to share his unwavering testimony.

To learn more about my beliefs about Jesus Christ and the Atonement, visit: lds.org or mormon.org.

More on Guernsey

I am well into part-two of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” I am finding myself wishing I could go to Guernsey and meet Dawsey, Isola, Amelia, and Kit; and of course I would love to stroll the fields of wild flowers with Juliet Ashton.

Some pictures of the mystifying British Isle:

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Juliet and her relationship with 4-year-old Kit remind me so much of my dear friend Stephanie White. Stephanie is BEAUTIFUL inside and out. She is intelligent  witty, loving and so much fun! I’ll love her forever. Steph Spisksteph castle

And So It Begins

I officially feel like a married woman now. I’m all settled into a “married people” ward, and with that comes Relief Society Activities. I was asked to be in charge of Book Club. Luckily, Provo City Library has book club sets with “How to guides” on how to run a book club, or I would be lost…I’m still just kinda making it up as I go.

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Set up for Book Club Week #2

This month we are reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by: Mary Ann Shaffer. Thank you Cindy for the recommendation. It is a book completely composed of letters; set right after WWII. It takes you back to a time where life was slower and people were appreciative of everything good. Plus, as an extra bonus, the protagonist (Juliet Ashton) is witty, a bit snappy, and a little bit of a 1940’s feminist…but still a romantic. It’s a good, simple read and I highly recommend it.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society