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Thursday, October 13, 2011


First, CONGRATULATIONS to Cherie at 'a baby called Max'
(who, btw, just found out she's listed in the top 100 bloggers!)
for winning the Swanson Health Products giveaway!
EVERYONE: remember to enter the Annie Henrie art giveaway .. we've got a week to go on that one!

I'm one of the young women leaders at church - for those who are not familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all positions are filled by volunteers - there's no paid clergy, paid secretaries, teachers, or anything. Members of the congregation are given callings and can accept them, to serve in the different organizations within the church. I was just released from being a Sunday School teacher (going to really miss that!) and am excited to now be working with our young women (ages 12-18). Anyway, last night for a combined activity with the young men, we played a live game of CLUE. And (yay for me!) I played Miss Scarlett.
It was a blast. To make it more exciting, none of the cast knew "who done it".
Besides being just plain old fun, there's something very fulfilling about serving others! And it continues to amaze me that when I'm helping someone else, I am the one who walks away lifted! I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."


  1. Yes, great quote!
    You make a lovely Miss Scarlett :)

  2. Clue is so fun! One of my favorite games.

  3. How fun! I have cousins and friends who are Mormon, so I always like to learn the differences between religions. I also have Jews, Catholics, pretty much you name it!

  4. What a fun activity! I'm in YW too, Laurel advisor. That's a great idea, especially for this time of year.

  5. First of all, ah! I am so excited.

    But secondly, how you described helping someone & walking away feeling fulfilled, that's a nail on the head in regards to how I feel about my nursing career! :)

    Every day I go to work, & I wonder how I'm getting paid to feel so fulfilled every day. It's a gift. Really, it is :)

    I'm e-mailing you now :) xx

  6. i always want to be Miss Scarlett when we play cluedo....dressing up would make it even better.

    i was called into YW's briefly (when have the branch was evacutated from the country) and really loved it....but now i'm back in sunbeams, so cant complain that much they are so cute!

  7. You make a Fantastically Lovely Miss Scarlett!
    You are sooooo darling!

    Love from your happy mother

  8. Love it! I think that would have been a great thing to watch. You make a delightful Miss Scarlett.

  9. That sounds like so much fun! I'm involved in church ministry also and I'm going to remember that for a fun activity and community building event. You make a gorgeous Miss Scarlet:) Meredy xo

  10. how much fun. i love your photo!! you look gorgeous.

  11. That sounds so fun! I'm a firm believer in serving others no matter the religion.

  12. You make a perfect Miss Scarlet! What a fun group for teens.

  13. I’ve had an emotional day today struggling with my feeling what a wonderful quote just what I needed. Thank you I hope you have a lovely day.

    Always Wendy

  14. those lucky girls are going to LOVE you!

  15. What a fun activity... enjoyed your page!

    Short Poems

  16. Oh wow I had no idea it was all volunteer! That's amazing. And shows true dedication. :)