Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Because of Him




It is no secret, I'm not that great with holidays.

I completely forget that a holidays (like Christmas, Thanksgiving) are coming until they are sitting on my doorstep, waiting to be observed. Every year they slip my mind. I think part of the reason I struggle with holidays is because I want them to be more than decorations, cute crafts, and activities. I want them to MEAN something, to be important and something my kids will remember in their soul--most especially Christmas and Easter. And even though we are preparing for a move and our house is totally crazy with boxes and things, my husband and I still want to do something meaningful for Easter. One way I am going to prepare myself to celebrate the tragedy and miracle of Easter is by taking part in #BecauseOfHim .

Because of Him is the Easter Initiative started by the Church, "focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" and will help people to consider all the wonderful things that can and have happened because of the Savior and his Sacrifice for us. With the #BecauseofHim, members and non-members alike can share how the Savior has changed their life.

How had the Savior changed my life?

 I thought for the longest time I would be trapped forever, unable to be the woman I wanted to be, to marry in the Temple and have a beautiful family. How different my life would be if I hadn't accepted and been converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my youth. Who would I be now without Him?

Because of Him...I was made new.





Because of Him...I was given a second chance.



Because of Him, I could leave my past behind and begin again!



And Because of Him...I found my happily ever after when my dearest husband and I were married in the Temple for Time and all Eternity.

My life couldn't be more wonderful!


Let us all prepare for Easter this week by remembering our Savior and all the things made possible #BecauseofHim.

1) Read and share the written Easter story and the Because of Him video with friends and acquaintances. (Find the video in various languages here)

2) Using the hashtag #BecauseofHim, share personal thoughts and feelings about those things made possible Because of Him.

3) Follow Mormon.org on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and share the daily graphic about things made possible by the Savior






Hannah Wetzel is the Wife to one Wonderful Man (her Marine), a Mother to 3 children  and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loves cooking, baking, writing, reading, embroidery and anything out of doors. One day she hopes to open her own little bakery and  have a little homestead (goats and all) with her family. Follow Hannah on Twitter and Pinterest.



Article Resources: 1) Because of Him 2) Mormon Newsroom #BecauseofHim 3) Church News Easter Initiative

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My April 2014 General Conference Top Five


You can find other equally inspiring General Conference Memes and Posters on my Gospel Inspired Pinterest board.


Good morning & Good Sabbath everyone! 

Things have been rather silent around this blog of mine and for good reason. Life is very, very busy. We are getting ready for our big move and packing and cleaning, as well my regular duties as a wife, mother and homemaker, have kept me hoppin'. But I attened the General Women's Meeting and my husband and I made sure that we took the time to watch General Conference because it has always blessed and enlightened us in good and tough times. What a blessing it was! And #ldsconf was all over my twitter too. =) It was a great weekend.

 So today, I'd like to share with you my top five favorite April 2014 General Conference talks. I can't say they are in any particular order nor does this list dismiss the other amazing talks that were given last weekend. These particular talks stood out to me as being particuarlly important to me and were talks really worth listening to again and again and again. 

I've included the link to each talk as well as a video highlight but I recommend reading and watching each talk in its entirety. 


by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

  "Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t live it at all."

by Sister Linda S. Reeves




"The greatest filter in the world … is the personal internal filter that comes from a deep and abiding testimony."

by Elder Russel M. Nelson




"Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show!"


by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf



"Have we not reason to be filled with gratitude, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves?"

Where Your Treasure Is
by Elder Michael John U. Teh




"If we are not careful, we will begin to chase after the temporal more than the spiritual."


What was your favorite talk from the April 2014 General Conference?







Hannah Wetzel is the Wife to one Wonderful Man (her Marine), a Mother to 3 children  and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loves cooking, baking, writing, reading, embroidery and anything out of doors. One day she hopes to open her own little bakery and  have a little homestead (goats and all) with her family. Follow Hannah on Twitter and Pinterest.
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