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Sunday Thoughts

Do you remember the Disney movie, Pete's Dragon? One of my favorite songs is from that movie. It's called, Candle on the Water. Here are the lyrics:
I'll be your candle on the water,
My love for you will always burn.
I know you're lost and drifting
But the clouds are lifting.
Don't give up, you have somewhere to turn.

I'll be your candle on the water,
'Till ev'ry wave is warm and bright.
My soul is there beside you,
Let this candle guide you.
Soon you'll see a golden stream of light.

A cold and friendless tide has found you,
Don't let the stormy darkness pull you down.
I'll paint a ray of hope around you,
Circling in the air,
Lighted by a prayer.

I'll be your candle on the water,
This flame inside of me will grow.
Keep holding on, you'll make it,
Here's my hand so take it.
Look for me, reaching out to show,
As sure as rivers flow,
I'll never let you go.
I'll never let you go.
I'll never let you go
Make sure you mute my player!

Today at churc…

Marcus' Starry Night

I know there are a lot of blog posts about Van Gogh's Starry Night as a kid's craft, but this Starry Night art project is credited to Marcus' Liahona teacher, who gave it as an assignment.

For this project, we used the following supplies- One sheet of black construction paper, Elmer's glue, and oil pastels. Begin by outlining your own copy of Starry Night with Elmer's glue. 
Let the glue dry completely. It will dry clear. Once it's dry, color over it with the oil pastels. Marcus' tip would be to color the yellow BEFORE the blue. :)

Snow Day!

It snowed here in Utah, returning us to winter this week. One benefit to homeschooling is that Marcus can go outside to play anytime he wants, and that includes taking a snow day in the middle of April.


Just yesterday I was helping my 12-year old son write an essay on the story, Unbroken, which he and I recently read together (we read the young readers adaptation by the same author, Laura Hillenbrand), along with his online English class. It's the story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who ended up a POW during WWII. What he went through before, during and after his POW experience, was incredible and shows a man of immense courage and faith. My son chose courage as the theme for his Unbroken essay.

Whenever I open up my internet, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's homepage comes up first. This morning as part of my scripture study I wanted to read something church related. This article caught my eye. It's by our living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and it's about courage.

My favorite quote about courage by President Monson is this:
“[May] you have the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness. Because the trend in society today is aw…

Happy Easter!


My Anniversary Trip to Europe

David and I recently returned from an amazing trip to Europe, our first time visiting parts of Italy, Greece and Turkey. We started in Rome where we saw the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Forum Romanum.

We spent two days in Greece where we visited the Acropolis, the temple of Poseidon and Ancient Olympia.

We spent two days in Turkey (one day in Istanbul) where we visited the Blue Mosque and Ephesus.

Then we returned to Italy (Naples) where we visited Pompeii.

We ended our visit to Europe in Venice, Italy, where we saw Saint Mark's Square and Basilica.

Something Divine

I love this song! And now I am back from my European trip! I'll be posting pictures soon so be sure to check back.