Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sharing The Good

Sis. Eubank's talk during Women's conference really resonated with me this last month. Listening to her I felt like she was the new Sheri Dew. I'm going to be coming back to this talk a lot. You can also read it here

Speaking of Sheri Dew, I listened to her new book, Worth the Wrestle, and a couple of things that stuck out to me was when you're struggling at life or circumstances are not happening like you thought, it doesn't reflect your testimony of the gospel. For some reason I needed to hear that. Another thing that stuck out was a story she heard from a young women who received some great revelation during a particular general conference. Sis. Dew asked what the difference was and she said that she read a conference talk every day leading up to general conference and it was like she was saying to the Lord, "I treasure your words to receive more." A synopsis of her book is in this BYU-Idaho devotional. She also came to Moscow last year to speak at our women's conference and she talked about the same thing. She's one of my heroes! 

My Family's Slave: I recently read two slavery books (Glory over Everything and The Underground Railroad) so this was a timely and powerful read. I didn't realize until later that it was written by one of my brother's colleague's at the University of Oregon who passed away in March.

I love a good book list! Next to reading books, my favorite thing is to find and receive book recommendations. I'm kind of a sucker for a good list (probably why I like these 'sharing the good' posts.) One of these book list people that I love is What Do We Do All Day. Her endless lists of books were made for people like me. And the best part is she focuses on children literature which is right up my alley. Two lists that I have been eyeing recently is a not your typical book list and this one on best audiobooks for family road trips

Cumin Lime Black Bean Qunioa Salad: My friend, Melanie, introduced me to this recipe and I'm so glad she did! Easy, breezy recipe and I'm already making it for the 2nd time in less than 5 days which is a good sign. I made it with quinoa the first time and brown rice the second time. I love that it's so versatile (just check the comments for proof)! 

Off topic and not necessarily on the good side of things but last post I shared that I was watching 'Anne with an E' on Netflix. We finished it last week and I did not like it AT ALL. Okay, well, the first episode was fine and the acting and the casting weren't bad all around but the feel of the show was so depressing. The ending kind of made me sick to my stomach. I felt like the writers and the producers had a bone to pick and they used Anne as their messenger. It's like they were trying to incorporate 2017 ideas in early 1900's. It just didn't work IMO. This article titled 'Anne with an F' pretty much sums up how I was feeling. I had to get the 1985 version to remember that I once felt happy watching Anne of Green Gables!

Have you seen it? What are your thoughts?


  1. Thanks for all these good nuggets that you shared in this post. They are great!

  2. How can I put this... i feel like you are my personal life screener. I love that you read all the books and say just read "this one". Or you make tons of recipes and you pick out the good ones and share them or you watch Anne with an E before I do and say "dont watch it at all." i LOVE THIS. keep it up jules :)