Do you ever get tired of them? I have a big one and I'm really tired of it.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Posted by Joy Chen at 3:39 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I find myself saying that over and over again lately and I have to work so hard to keep my face straight when I'm saying it. My son's favorite game right now is baptizing Ella. Ella screams every time his hands come close to her head. I'll hear him saying, "I'll baptize you, okay?" and poor trusting Ella says, "Okay." and Ethan puts his hand on her head and one in the air and says, "In the name of Jesus Christ, I...(gibberish)...amen." Then he puts her in a choke hold and then, THUNK! She's hit her head on whatever is behind her. Baptize has become a swear word around here. I've been the victim of his choke hold and I can't seem to convince him that I've already been baptized and he doesn't have the priesthood. "I'm a priesthood man, mom." We SERIOUSLY need to get out more.
Posted by Joy Chen at 3:03 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I'm reading this book called "Discover Your Child's Learning Style" and I'm now certain I'm an auditory learner, which explains why I can remember in detail conversations I've had, but can't remember what clothes my babies wore today. That's why I talk to myself, and most of the time out loud...so embarrassing. That's why I can read a sentence 50 times over and not understand it, but if I read it out loud once, I'll never forget it. That's why hilighting the scriptures just makes me crazy rather than help me read, but reading five versus to my kids every night produces new and inspiring insights. That's also why I did so well in school. I always felt stupider than the other kids and could not figure out why my grades were always higher. I worked hard, but public schools also cater to the auditory learner, while visual and kinesthetic learners are dismissed as retarded and ADD. Not always, but much more often than it should happen.
Posted by Joy Chen at 9:59 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
I know for myself what a powerless feeling it is to believe that all your problems are because of someone else. So a small part of me feels sorry for A's father, not because his problems are because of other people, but because he believes they are.
Posted by Joy Chen at 10:22 PM
A's father told me that he was repenting, that he'd made a lot of changes. But if he had really repented, he would have felt the pain he had put his family through and would therefore respect their boundaries. Once again, there would be no demands for forgiveness because that would be an encroachment on boundaries that he would understand he had no right to do.
Posted by Joy Chen at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I don't know what that means. But after studying a little bit the way Jesus interacted with the Pharisees, I just don't think it means what most Christians interpret it to mean.
Posted by Joy Chen at 3:32 PM
My material today comes from this talk. President Sorensen says in this talk, among other things:
Posted by Joy Chen at 2:39 PM