Happy Easter

I’m too tired to post the meme’s for #BecauseofHim today.

I’m just going to tell all of you happy Easter. I hope all of you have had a day of good food, good friends, family and maybe some candy. I am also going to add my testimony to so very many I have seen and heard today that “Jesus lives!!!  He lived the perfect life, suffered in Gesthemane, died on the cross and rose again on that 3rd day. He lives today. He died for all of us. For all of us collectively and for each of us individually. Jesus loves us. He loves you, and he loves me. I am where I am today; I enjoy the beautifully serene and joyful life that I live today, because he paid the price for me to be able to repent.”

There is no one, no not one, too far down, too low, too pitiful, that Jesus can not and will not forgive, if we but ask!!

I am grateful today that I have been able to take advantage of, and continue to take advantage of the beautiful gift of my Savior’s love!


Remember, be the best you that you can be!

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Saturday’s #BecauseofHim post

I have been extremely busy today, thus this post isn’t coming out until evening.  It’s all good though, had a great day at the BACA Kid’s Day/KISR Easter Egg Hunt. The weather was amazing and therefore we had tons of people at Creekmore Park for the event.

Here is today’s #BecauseofHim meme

Because of Him #BecauseofHim Day 6, SATURDAY

For me, this goes along with yesterday’s, that no good bye is permanent. I truly believe that because of what Jesus did for us, we will live for eternity!

Here is today’s #BecauseofHim photo challenge


The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ inspires me.


Today has been a very busy, tiring day. I was out at the park for over 5 hours. I got a pretty bad sunburn on my arms! The good thing about that is I haven’t gotten a sunburn in years because I didn’t have the energy to stay out in the sun long enough to get sun burned. The last time I worked at Kid’s Day I was only able to be there for about 3 hours.

I am missing a good friends birthday party tonight because I did too much yesterday and today, so I sure hope they forgive me.


Hope everyone has had a Super Saturday!! (((HUGS)))




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Friday’s #BecauseofHim Blog

Because of Him #BecauseofHim Day 5, FRIDAY


That to me is awesome because my Mama died on June 28, 1995 when I was 28 years old. She left a husband of 29 years, 3 daughters, one of them only 13 and 3 grandchildren here on the earth to miss her. And I am so grateful that today I believe that I will get to see her again!!! I believe that families can be together forever!

And here is the #BecauseofHim photo challenge for Friday!! Our world is so very beautiful!



#StartingToday  I will work harder at being able to share my testimony of Jesus Christ and what He has done for me!!


Maybe take a few minutes today to remember the sacrifice that our Savior made for us on that Friday so long ago that changed the world!


(((HUGS)))  Hope that everyone has a very good, Good Friday.

Remember: Be the best you that you can be!!!

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Thursday’s #BecauseofHim

Because of Him #BecauseofHim Day 4, THURSDAY


I just love second chances, don’t you?  Since I am human, I tend to need a lot of them!! It is wonderful to know that because my Savior Atoned for you and for me, we get to have second chances in our lives today!! YAY!

This is today’s #BecauseofHim photo challenge. I tried to do it a bit different.  Silly is ok some days!

better me




Sending love and continual prayers out to Tiggerr, Weasel and my new friend Counselor!!

Be the best you that you can be!!!




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Some gratitude

I just realized that now, in the middle of Easter week, is a wonderful time for a gratitude list. Especially since I haven’t done one in a while.

Heavenly Father, my Savior Jesus Christ, the Atonement, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, continuing revelation, my favorite 12 Step program; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, spiritual principles like: acceptance, surrender, faith, hope, trust,  patience, perseverance, unconditional love & forgiveness, the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, my Hubby, Jethro & Cupcake, Peaches, my Daddy, my god-mother, Relief Society, Little Miss & Little Mister, modern electronics, social media, Plexus, Plexus paydays, new friendships, old friendships, air conditioning, the ability to be a friend today, Blondi, the Six, LOTRO, being ok today with being a nerd,

and the ability to be grateful today on some days when I don’t particularly like the circumstances of my life!!!

And yes, this is a very quick list, just to remind me that I have an infinite number of things to be grateful for!!



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Wednesday’s #BecauseofHim post

Because of Him #BecauseofHim Day 3, WEDNESDAY

And the awesome thing is that I have been able to do this!!  Most of you know that there are a lot of things in my past that need left behind and because of the Atonement I have been able to to that.  It took lots of step work, lots of prayer, lots of forgiveness, both of myself and others, but I have accomplished it!

I was thinking earlier: I think about my Savior every day; I thank Him for His sacrifice, and for what He did for me!! But this week with the #BecauseofHim and #StartingToday stuff that is going on on social media, I am thinking more specifically of “how” His atoning sacrifice enables me to live a blessed life today!! Not just that I get to live eternally, but that my life today, here on this earth can be better, If I will utilize what He did for me! What a wonderful thing!! You can take advantage of this today too!! Jesus atoned not only for me, but for you, and for you, and you. For each and every one of us!! All we have to do is follow Him to take advantage of that!! Read about it His Atoning Sacrifice here, and read more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints here.

For todays #StartingToday I am borrowing Kathryn Skaggs from Well Behaved Mormon Woman, she posted it yesterday and I completely love it. #StartingToday I will not allow fear to stop me from doing what I know God wants me to do!!

Too often fear still stops me. It stops me from talking to strangers, it stops me from telling you just how much Jesus’ Atonement has changed me for the better, it stops me from sharing my testimony with my husband. I still have a lot of fear in my life today, but I know that I just get to keep trying my best to continue in the walk that God has in mind for me today!!

Also, here is today’s #BecauseofHim photo challenge:



I hope that you have a very good day!! (((HUGS)))

Remember: Be the best you, that you can be!! No one makes a better you that you!

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Tuesday’s #BecauseofHim



We can start again and again!  Isn’t that wonderful!! I am human and I make mistakes, and Heavenly Father knew that would happen and made a way for me to be able to repent and try to do better; and repent and try to do better; and repent and try to do better; until I finally get better!!

I am grateful for repentance every single day!! I make mistakes every day, and am able to repent every day! Thanks so much to my Savior Jesus Christ for enabling me to start again and again!!

There just aren’t the words to express how grateful I am today!!

#StartingToday I will work diligently to not allow what others think of me to be a determining factor in my life!

I hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!!  (((HUGS)))

Remember: Be the best you that you can be!!!  :)


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Monday (April 14, 2014) #BecauseofHim

The #BecauseofHim photo challenge for Monday, is “#BecauseofHim I can be a better daughter”. I decided to use a photo going for an earthly daughter theme. It was actually the first time I was able to successfully use my photo enhancing program that a friend told me to start using, so I was very excited. But I can’t get it to load on here, it is on Facebook though, here

I have been working diligently to be a better earthly daughter for a while now. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I have the ability to be able to repent, be forgiven and do my best to be better today. My Mama died in June of 1995, but my daddy is still alive. He is the bearded guy in the picture! He is a great daddy! He taught me as a child that love is more important than money! He shows me about unconditional love daily. He also shows me every day just how very much he loves my mother and my sisters and me! I made a conscious decision a few years ago: to answer his phone calls, or to call him back, every single time he calls me. I decided this because I realize that there is going to come a day when he is not going to be here to call me, but by doing this, I will know that I took every single chance to talk to him that I had. I know that will make a huge difference to me after he is not here on this earth.

I don’t have to wait until Judgement Day to take advantage of what Jesus did for all of us all those years ago!! I am able to use the Atonement in my life today!! Repentance and Forgiveness have been HUGE in Patty’s life! I am not stuck in the actions of my past. I can repent and do my best to amend the behavior and be a better me from this day forward. And the wonderful thing is, this is available to ALL of us. The Atonement is not exclusive to me, or to anyone person!! If you for some reason think that it is not relevant to you, I believe that you are wrong!! You can utilize the Atonement too!!



Also as a part of this weeks celebration, Alex, the Latter day poet, is asking those of us that follow his blog to submit our own poems about #BecauseofHim.  I am not by any means a poet, but I really love my Savior and I’m excited about this week so I wrote and submitted one. I decided I would put it here too.

Because of Him, my self-made prison no longer holds me,

Because of Him, my mistakes no longer define me,

Because of Him, repentance for me is possible

Because of Him, joy is a part of my life today!!

Go check out Alex’s stuff at: www.latterdaypoet.com, you can also check out his Facebook page here


For more information go to this website:  www.mormon.org/becauseofhim

Request a free copy of Book of Mormon: http://www.mormon.org/free-book-of-mormon



(((HUGS))) Have a wonderful Week!

Remember: Be the best you that you can be!!

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Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, which for me, and lots of others a week of thinking specifically about our Savior’s death and resurrection.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is doing lots of stuff this week to get us in the Spirit for Easter.  You can go look at one of them here.

Then there is also the photo challenge:

To help promote this initiative, memes and a Photo-A-Day Challenge graphic were created, and you are invited to use these on your sites and social properties.


I will be participating in this also. I believe it will be fun, and I’m trying to enjoy life more these days.

Also, some are participating in the #StartingToday. I’m gonna do some of that too!! #StartingToday I am going to work at remembering we are ALL God’s children, and acting as such!


Also, I am on day 7 of the Book of Mormon Translation Challenge #BOMTC, while I am still reading the Book of Mormon with #BofM365 which we have been doing since January 1st. So I am reading the Book of Mormon in two different places, which is great. I haven’t read the entire Book of Mormon in over a decade and this year I get to read it twice!! I am really enjoying the spiritual gifts that I am getting from regular scripture reading again.

Hope you all  had a wonderful weekend!!  Stay Blessed! (((HUGS)))

Remember: Be the best you that you can be!!



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Because of HIM! Sharing the Reason for the Easter Season


I am going to participate. My first #BecauseofHim is: I can live a clean life today, Just for Today!!

Originally posted on The Book of Mormon Translation Challenge:

Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an Easter initiative called, “Because of Him” (#BecauseofHim), focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

So what does this have to do with you??? Well, because of YOU others can know that it is BECAUSE OF HIM that death is not the end, and life takes on new meaning. We can change, we can start over—and we can live again with God.


An example of one of the Easter initiative memes that can be shared to invite others to know more about Christ.

Using social media, we can use our circle of influence to extend an invitation for people to consider all that is possible in their lives because of Jesus Christ. We can use our online influence to direct people to…

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