A friend shared this with me today so I thought I would share too.

In truth, God doesn’t need our prayers. As an all-knowing Being, He already knows the thoughts, feelings and desires of our hearts and minds. So why do we pray? It clearly is not for Him, but for us. It is what prayer does for us. In verbalizing to God the things that trouble us, the feelings of gratitude in our hearts, and our petitions for heavenly help, we recognize who God is and who we are in relation to Him. You can know something, like that someone loves you, but it’s sometimes nice to hear the words spoken anyways. Is it any different with God? He is our Father. He desires to hear from us. He yearns to be with us as we are separated from Him for a season. May our prayers be a gift of communion and closeness to our Heavenly Father who has given us everything. May they reflect our desire to express love for Him, even though He may already know. #NationalDayOfPrayer


Face to Face

“What a wonderful experience I had watching this broadcast––I may not be a young single adult, but the messages are for all of us.

One of the messages here is dear to my heart. I worked as a hairstylist for over 27 years, and I owned my own salon. Then, I was diagnosed with a severe form of asthma. So, I went back to school. For those who know me, math is not my friend: I was scared of failing the math class I had to take. I prayed hard for the Lord to help figure out questions such as, “why do I need to know what X means?” Well, my answer came in a BYU devotional broadcast during which President Gordon B. Hinckley promised the students that if they would read their scriptures before they did their studies, and would never study on Sunday, they would be blessed in so many ways. In this broadcast, Elder Dallin H. Oaks shared his experience of not doing his studies on Sunday. Please take the time to watch his experience: it’s amazing, just as mine was. I got an A in that math class, and while your experience might not be like mine, I can promise you that you will be blessed if you make the Sabbath Day the Lord’s day.”

Never Apologize 

For those who know me I am a very emotional person. If someone is hurting my water works start coming. As a kid my dad would say “stop wearing your feelings” so I would try to keep them to myself.  Now that I am older I know that my feelings and how I show them do make me stronger and who I am. 

“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” –Brigitte Nicole

Not Every day is Perfect 

Not every day is going to be perfect, bad things may happen but if you focus on the past, the future will never be as bright as it could be. Don’t let things get you down, rise above it and tell yourself that the grass is greener on the other side and think positively. Everybody has their bad days but the key is to just be positive and see the bright side of everything. Everybody is perfect in their own way and life is a miracle, don’t take it for granted because you never know what’s around the corner.


Take My Hand and Walk With Me

When I read this poem I could relate because this is me. Living with ADHD isn’t easy especially when you don’t understand what it is or how the person who has it feels. So take my hand and walk with me.❤️

Take my hand and come with me

I want to teach you about ADHD

I need you to know, I want to explain,

I have a very different brain

Sights sounds and thoughts collide

What to do first? I can’t decide

Please understand I’m not to blame

I just can’t process things the same
Take my hand and walk with me

Let me show you about ADHD

I try to behave, I want to be good

But I sometimes forget to do as I should

Walk with me and wear my shoes

You’ll see its not the way I’d choose

I do know what I’m supposed to do

But my brain is slow getting the message through
Take my hand and talk with me

I want to tell you about ADHD

I rarely think before I talk

I often run when I should walk

It’s hard to get my school work done

My thoughts are outside having fun

I never know just where to start

I think with my feelings and see with my heart
Take my hand and stand by me

I need you to know about ADHD

It’s hard to explain but I want you to know

I can’t help letting my feelings show

Sometimes I’m angry, jealous or sad

I feel overwhelmed, frustrated and mad

I can’t concentrate and I loose all my stuff

I try really hard but it’s never enough
Take my hand and learn with me

We need to know more about ADHD

I worry a lot about getting things wrong

everything I do takes twice as long

everyday is exhausting for me

Looking through the fog of ADHD

I’m often so misunderstood

I would change in a heartbeat if I could
Take my hand and listen to me

I want to share a secret about ADHD

I want you to know there is more to me

I’m not defined by it you see

I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun

I’m blamed for things I haven’t done

I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know

I just need a chance to let it show
Take my hand and look at me

Just forget about the ADHD

I have real feelings just like you

The love in my heart is just as true

I may have a brain that can never rest

But please understand I’m trying my best

I want you to know, I need you to see

I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!
By Andrea Chesterman-Smith


Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

” I mention a signal which is basic and essential: BELIEVE. Believe that you are a son or daughter of Heavenly Father, that He loves you, and that you are here for a glorious purpose—–to gain your eternal salvation. Believe that remaining strong and faithful to the truths of the gospel is of utmost importance. I testify that it is!” Thomas S. Monson

I do believe that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father that loves me. I believe that when I am afraid he is there for me. I believe that if I stay strong and faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ I will be blessed in everything I do. 

I want to shout it to the World I BELIEVE!

Keep Moving 

Today I was reminded that QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION.There has been many times I just wanted to say enough no more, I OUIT! But I can’t quit I need to keep moving forward no matter how hard it is, because at the end, middle or at the beginning of the road there is someone that doesn’t want me to quit. That person is my Father in Heaven. He is there every step of the way. He also has put people in my life that if I quit I know they will too. And in no way are they going to quit. They know that I will pick them and carry them if I have to, just like my Father in Heaven carries me. Everyone please keep moving forward, keep moving and don’t QUIT. If you need a push or someone just to walk beside you. You know where to find me. ❤️ #LDS