Harvey! Our Texas Hurricane

What a trying month for my beloved State of Texas.   Devastation all around us and Sienna Plantation Sub-Division on the map as a tornado touched down on 50 homes in my neighborhood tearing up roofs, trees, homes.  And I could not even get home from Utah as my flight was canceled the day before Harvey came into Texas.  It  turned to Prayer and heart felt service from many walks and paths of life .  We felt your love as many pour into Texas to help do mucking, bring supplies or just a loaf of bread or a plate of cookies.

As the waters rose so did Texans.   This picture is of a home I use to live.  It is in the Settlers Park Subdivision.  My old neighbor across the street had to be rescued by a Garbage Truck.   Lots of remolding a head for the homes on this street.

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Because Water began to come into their home.  And kept coming into their one story home.  Everything was destroyed.  Water flooding is not kind.

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At the time of Harvey I happened to go to BYU (Brigham Young University) Education week in Provo Utah.  The day before I was to leave Utah, Southwest airline cancelled my flight because the hurricane was about to occur.  What to do????  I had a good friend in Salt Lake City, Utah  that let me stay in her home for 3 days.  It was a nice break to visit the mountains for a hike.

I was to attend a baby blessing for #10 Grand child so I decided to change my flight for Tampa Florida a week early.  I must be the Hurricane Whisper because Irma followed me.    Worried for my son and his wife, 3 year old and new baby I offered to fly them out.  They felt they would be fine.  And they were.

After Harvey mucking and saving houses was the goal of many a neighbor helping neighbors.  Churches giving out free food and supplies like shovels, crow bars, clothes and the necessities of life.IMG_7555IMG_7509IMG_7485IMG_7486

These supplies came from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Several trucks came from Utah and headed to Texas before Harvey even arrived. These Yellow shirt helping hands members attended their churches on Sunday in work clothes and told where to go a muck.IMG_7314

Many organizations across Houston came with their love and help and truly with their hearts and hard work supported the love of neighbor as thyself. God Bless TX.  And Florida and now my heart and prayers are for Las Vegas.

 

Spiritual Knowledge Is Power For Our Dreams to Come True.

We have all heard – “Knowledge is Power”.  “Be lead by the Spirit”.  Well there are many ways to gain Spiritual knowledge and I think a Scripture Study is one of them.  We need to be guarded against evil and the only way to truly do that is with the Sword of Truth.  The gospel of Jesus Christ.  The word of God is our Weapon.

Even as a young married mother I either wanted to be in a Weekly Scripture study group or I wanted to start a Scripture Study Group.  I wanted to be with a group of woman where we could discuss and grow spiritually together like “Birds of a Feather and Fly Together”.   Or in a forest of Oak Trees as I’ve been told if we stand together as Trees we are stronger.  Or even the simple adage. “Safety in numbers”.

Being a Christian and a Mormon from the LDS Church and living in Texas I could not find as LDS scripture study group close by.  I had been raised in Utah where you are blessed to attend an  Institute of Religion at University of Utah.  Moving to Texas was a bit more of a challenge.  Although I had done my own Institute study and used a varieties of studies throughout my life such as Seminary & Institute Manuals, I found something missing.

I now can express what that was.  Being with other Women who also shared the same desire to be more spiritually in-tuned.  I am happy to say I found such a group called BSF.  Bible Study Fellowship.  And I LOVE LOVED it.  Totally for me.  I asked my Bishop what he thought and he said “GO FOR IT”   It is for all Christian Denominations.  Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, you name it.  The key to this group is we are not there to proselyte our religious opinions or faith.   We were there to learn the BIBLE.  Yeah.  I had been a strong Book of Mormon Reader.  But how am I going to be truly knowledgeable of the scriptures since I wanted  to  know my Bible scriptures as well.Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is a nonprofit international Christian interdenominational or parachurch fellowship of lay people offering a system...

Off I went to BSF. BSF has been going on for at least 50 years in the USA and other countries.   And I know you can find one in your area.  They are taught in the Day and in the Night. The are from Sept. to May.   I first attended a day one while my kids went to school and then changed to a night one when they grew up and left the nest.  There are so far, 12 studies in all which include a study of one book of the Bible.  For instance the Book of John is taught one year,  Romans another year,  Isaiah, Revelations, Study of Moses, Minor Proogetsm  so an and so forth.  Is was fantastic.  And boy did I learn a ton.

First of all you go to a church in the area that provides the study.  They will give you the orientation.  You are not to disclose your faith or religion to the group.   You will be in a group of about 15 ladies.  At the Bible Study I went to there were approx. 150 ladies or more. You  start out by entering into the church chapel where we sing a hymn and then you divide up into a class of 15 or so.    From that group you have a discussion on the 10-20 questions they give you from the previous week to discuss and answer.  Then after about 40 minutes of discussion you go back to the chapel and here a discussion for the next’s week topic

Now that I’ve completed the 12 year study.  What to do now?  In 2016 I found a Methodist group that did a marvelous job with this study called  “The Armor of God”.

Truly a blessing in my life.  The author of the book is Priscilla Shirer. She is an outstanding woman in the Christian world.  This study includes her speaking on a DVD and who doesn’t want to have the Armor of God on in this evil World.  Hey I do.  Her background is one of spiritual strength being born in a Christian home where here Dad was a  Minister of a church.  This study lasted 12 weeks.  Really 6 week course, but so much information that we went over it again just to make sure we retained the gospel information of Paul to the Ephesians.

Next I did this book with the Methodist church called   “Half Truths”   It was for a summer study.Half Truths Leader Guide: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say   Another study you could try is The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Walsh. She statesProduct Details

We can feel a storm brewing, we are in the middle of a storm, or we are facing the aftermath of a storm.  But don’t be afraid, because it is possible to grow through turbulent times.  Storms show you what’s really going on inside, reveal what you really believe, and actually make you stronger”. 

Also there are many books an authors you could study on your own or make them into a woman’s study class.  Here are some suggestions:Product Details

Shattered Tablets – written by a jewish writer David Klinghoffer who states why we ignore the 10 Commandments at our Peril.  Excellent information.  The #1 Commandment that is not observed as it used to be is “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.”  Yep  – we think we can shop, go to movies, spend money, but the idea

is to be with your family and observe God and do Holy things like maybe visit the sick or help someone in need.  Visit your neighbors  and love them.

Next Sheri Dew’s new 2017 book “Worth the Wrestle”

 Great book with intriguing questions for our  Day.  She states that “Spiritual wrestlers are seekers.  They are men and women of faith who want to understand more than they presently do and who are serious about increasing the light and knowledge in their lives”.

The Second Comforter by Denver C Snuffer would make a great weekly study and Dissussion group.Product Details

This year I have decided to start my own using an Institute Manuel with 28 lessons called  “Teachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon”   Image result for picture of Teachings and Doctrine of the book of Mormon

Last I have an uplifting book with short sayings  but with profound deep thoughts called “Staying on the Path” by Wayne Dyer.Return to product information

May you stay on the path of Righteous and strike chord with a word of knowledge like a key on the piano to make music in your life.  May your Word of God – Your Sword, your Weapon carry you against the destroyer.  Peace is the goal I believe for all in this life.  What better peace than the Holy Spirit and Spirituality.

I have been asked what is the difference between your Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible.  I testify that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament that proves the Bible is true.  We Believe the Bible as far as it is translated correctly.  We believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God.  The bible was taken and used by man and passed down and there were some plain and precious truths lost.  The Book of Mormon on the other hand came straight from Gold Plates written in Reformed Egyptian and never past down or tampered with by Man.  Joseph Smith the Modern Prophet translated them.  We have a Modern Day Prophet now for in Amos 3:7.  is states “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets”.

Dreams Are Born by Our Thoughts

 

Dreams are the seedlings that awaken the soul which inspire us into our world of reality to share. Just like a baby bird is born from and egg or an oak seed into a giant seed, dreams come first from our thoughts.  A musician cherishes music that stirs the heart into our thoughts and can express emotion of serenity of happiness or deep sorrow of suffering. Go to JennyOaks.com for uplifting music for all ages.

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Christmas is coming up.  This CD is fabulous is narrated by Walter Cronkite and sung by the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.   (How I love Christmas and my ideas coming up are flowing with Temporal and Spiritual ideas in the works.  Gear up for some great ideas on by blog. )

Our circumstances aspire these emotions.   Columbus had a vision for a new world.  Buddha of a spiritual world for peace.  Copernicus, Boyar and Galileo the Universe.       Image result for pics of the milky way

What you think becomes your reality.  So grab some magazines, pencil and notebook and start jotting down or cutting out dreams from magazines you want for you Universe of unlimited dreams.   Create, Create, Create.  Get a notebook and make it your CREATE BOOK.  Start writing those dreams.  Sit in your favorite chair and jot them down.

All dreams are born and it is your privilege to choose both spiritual or temporal.  I have found for me it is Important to write, type or print out onto the picture and the wording of your dream.  Therefore, you have a vision picture of your dreams and written goal of your dream pasted or glued right on the dream board making it come true double fast.  Then each night place it near your bed.  That way you can pray over it nightly and wake up and see it.  Out of mind out of sight.  In the mind it takes flight.

Now back to thoughts.  Did you know if you would spend some time in your recliner or chair meditating on your dreams they would come true faster.  Many dreams just need to be thought about often.  Before going to bed I look at my planner and see what tomorrow will bring.  All on Sundays I plan out my week.  Have your planners & paper in hand wherever you are .  Such as the car, at church as you are reading.  It is good to write down quickly a thought before it slips away.  These thoughts can come from angels on the other side of the veil promoting you to goodness in this world of evil and deception.

Try reading books on how to make your goals come true by focus.  Years ago I found a gem of a book called “How to Get Control of Your Time and Life” By Alan Lakein.

He gives you simple exercises on how to categorize your daily, monthly and yearly  goals.  For example, one of my favorites ideas was to take 3 pieces of paper and put a capital A on one paper, a  B on another, and a C on the last paper.  First brain storm your goals and begin deciding what needs to done right away on the A’s and next B’s and last C’s.  Soon the A’s become the B’s and the C’s become the B’s and so forth.   You will get so excited to see how you are getting so much done.

Another idea is to do 15 Min. goals.  For me this could be read for 15 minutes,  sew for 15, blog for 15 minutes, play the piano for 15 minutes,   paint for 15 minutes, organize a room for 15 minutes. cook for 15 minutes. That  way it does not seem like work, but FUN.

Making a Dream Board

 

As I told you I first made my first dreams board was a picture of Italy taped to my Computer.  Here is a picture of my first REAL dream board.  It was made on a thick foam in between poster board.

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First you will see a man caring a large bag of money with a $ sign on it.  The bag represents my husband’s job because he likes to work.   I figure he can make the larger portion of money in our family.  Next, I have a picture of my Real Estate Card which represents the money I made from selling homes for 16 years as a Realtor and being a piano/voice teacher for 30 years.  Take a look in the middle.  There is  a picture of our home.  It was my desire to pay it off.  That happened  in just 2 years.  I attribute it to my dream board manifestations.  In 2 years I purchased a new car, got a tummy tuck, .  I also purchased a harp, got a 9 foot Christmas tree, an area rug, and tried to eat healthy and exercise.  I even went on a trip to Spain.  The sky is the limit.  Get cracking.

Later in 4-6 years some of my other dreams came true.  A trip to New York and the Grand Piano. The piano I did not expect because I had orginally put on the dream board a picture of a grand piano,  but it was because I was a piano teacher and I had put the words beside the picture of the grand piano- to be a good piano teacher.   My husband surpised me with the Grand Piano.  He said I  had it on my dream board.  I said, “No I didn’t” and well there it was.  Boy this thing works and it is great to have your husband join in the fun.  Right???  My husband found me a small  used hammond organ and it turns out I became the organist of my church.  I just kept growing and improving my skills.  It makes one happy to accomplish something new.

Next, see the angel picture on the left hand side.  I wanted to paint it on canvas with acrylics. I prayed about it to see if I could get God to help me paint my painting along with my mother who was an oil painter.  She  had passed away 20 years ago.  I believe her to be  one of my guardian angels that perhaps she would take an interest and might help me spiritually paint the picture.  And here is my version.  I actually would get impressions in my mind.  I started at the bottom with yellow underneath the orange skirt.   It took 5-6 months and I had it framed at Hobby Lobby.  Go to Hobbylobby.com.

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By looking at my Dreams Board near my bed I can focus my attention to the poster board  I do can do it in the morning, during the day and at night.  I either pray over it or ponder and meditate on it.  I have found people cross my path and seem to be angels that help me along my way.  For instance I had taken a summer art class and told my teacher how I wanted to paint the 6 foot angel and she on her won dropped off a projector and told me how to outline the picture with a black felt tip on a clear plastic and project it onto the canvas.   Here is how the painting looked when I drew it.

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The Final Product – Framed.

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           DREAM BOARDS-  Directions  

Just like Heavenly Father created this beautiful world.  You can create one too.  I believe God has a plan of  plan of happiness for all of us.  You too can have a plan and that is where you can start a Dream Board.

Get a piece of poster board.  I like the foam filled because it stands up better.  But the plain white piece is fine.  A 3 fold is ideal because it can stand up like my 2nd dream board I Made.

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  1. Make a list of your dreams. Cut out pictures from magazines, google them from clip art and glue on.
  2. Focus and pray about your dream board. Put the wording on or next to the picture.
  3. Look at it often and place it somewhere you can look at it every day.
  4. Add some affirmations and scriptures.

I have a list of  18 items I did for my dream board at the bottom of this blog to help you start to brain storm.

Here are some scripture ideas:

Every wise Woman and Man Builds their house.  Proverbs  14:1

Fall is the time of harvest.  Matt 13:30.   (Get your harvest going) We are taught to pray over our homes, well being, our spouse, children and our salvation.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All thing were made by him, and without him was not any thing made.  John 1.

It order to attract and manifest your dreams to come true, it is recommended that you put words and sentences on your dream board so that they are your own focus and affirmations.

And their faith hath made thee whole.  Matt. 9:22  According to your faith be it unto you.  Matt 9:29

#4  Dreams by LeAnn –  Man and Woman are that they might have JOY!!!

If you read the above about making a Dream Board and saw the pictures of my first one then here is the list of items, I put on mine.  You an make a list of your own and start cutting out pictures from magazines or google them from FREE clip art.

  1. Picture of Jesus- I always put him somewhere on my dreams boards.
  2. Love my Neighbor as myself
  3. In the top right corner I have the following:
  4. Pray Morning & Night. Throughout the day
  5. Read my Scriptures – Use my Manuals & Scripture Journal
  6. Get enough Sleep. Early to Rise helpe me to get organized and feel the spirit.
  7. Exercise – Walk, Yoga, Weight Lift, Swim. Use DVD’s and google it.
  8.   Propert Nutrition – Veggies 5-10 servings a day. Fruit smoothies.  8-10 glasses of water.

9.     Healthy Living – Try juicing, lots of berries etc.

10. Be a temple worker and get sealed in the Temple. It’s a top priority goal for my  church.

  1. Take harp lessons.  I wanted to try something new from being a piano teacher  I have now taken harp lessons for 8 years and getting better and can play at church.
  2. Be a better Piano Teacher – Perform in church a solo or group or sing a solo or choir
  3. Buy an organ and take lessons
  4. Travel – Spain, France, China, Jerusalem. ( I have only been to Spain, & Italy,
  5. Have someone sew my dolls for my ETSY  store called – The Dollysmama.  Where I make American girl doll sleeping bags.  There is still a few left for your Christmas presents for your daughters and grand daughters.
  6. Get a Tummy Tuck – After 4 children there was no exercise I had not tired to get rid of my  flabby tummy.   Yeah it is gone forever.
  7. Buy a new rug for our front room.
  8. Go to New York.  This happened 6 years later.
  9. Take I-pad classes
  10. Get a new dining room set.
  11. Go to a Shakespeare Festival – This is one that has not come true.  Need to focus more on it.
  12. Go to Any Festival – I went to Polish Festival with my girl friend and won an I-Pad.
  13. Sell Homes
  14. Dream that my husband make lots of money.
  15. Be a Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus – This too has not come true.

Have a dream board party with some friends.   Or a friend.  Two heads are better than one.

Upcoming is having a dream Board Party and How I manifested $500, a $600 quilt within 2 weeks and how I won and i-pad all my manifesting.  Try it you will see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Law of Attraction

Post Card of Venice, CA CanalBliss and serenity is in Venice, California. It has the most beautiful sunsets by the beach.  My step-son lives there. We went on a trip to visit him.  Ahhhh.  I can reminisce sitting at a restaurant table overlooking the beautiful blue ocean  and listening to the waves.

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Next morning my step-son took me for a bike ride. Venice is a seaside resort town.  It is known for its beaches and canals like Venice, Italy. We stopped to explore the quaint town. We took a walk to see the shops and went inside to his favorite book store.  In my heart, I said a secret prayer that I would find a book just right for me.  My hand reached out and I touched – “The Law of Attraction”.   Hmmmm.  “That looks like a good read,” I told myself.  And it has been a turning point in my life.

WOW! What a gem of positive information! (topics like “Magnetically, I Attract Thought in Vibrational Harmony” or “Are My Thoughts in My Dreams, Creating?”)  It helped me to  think about writing a book. But now it has turned into this blog, “Dreams by LeAnn.”     This book is a hit.  It goes along with the thought “Man is, that he might have JOY.”   The book is by Esther and Jerry Hicks and teaches you also, how to Meditate.

Meditation is something I have not done much of.   But,  for some reason that very same month I must have been attracting the word Meditation.  A good friend sent me an email called “21 days of Meditation” by Oprah and Deepak Chopra and it was FREE.  Yep.

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About twice a year, Oprah and Chopra will send you a Free 21 day listening guide of approx. 15-20 minutes each of guided meditation that has profoundly shifted my mind to positive affirmations such as Love, Joy, Health, Happiness, etc. It’s like a quick nap too.  And didn’t God Say:  “Be Still and Know I am God.”  What better way to rejuvenate for a siesta climate of bliss and serenity.   Go to your app store or iTunes and download “Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience

 

 

Try A Dream Board

Welcome to my Website.

Is there something hidden inside you that you desire. Be it temporal or Spiritual? Perhaps a GOAL, a TRIP? Maybe a chandelier. How about a NEW CAR, a RELATIONSHIP? But for some reason you can’t get started. Well then you have come to the right place.

For me it all began with Italy. I had always wanted to go to Italy. In my Real Estate Classes they said for me to find a picture of Italy and tape it to my computer so I could look at it every day and dream of going there. It was a way to motivate me to sell or list houses. A few years later in 2010, I went to a funeral at a church of a fellow realtor. There was a lovely soloist who sang so exquisite. I bumped into her afterwards and told her she had a beautiful voice and what did she do? Well she was the Church Music Director. She explained that she conducted a choir. Hmmmmm. I used to sing with the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus in my younger life. She asked what part did I sing? And I told her, 1st Soprano. Well she told me they were needing more Sopranos and by chance would I like to go to Italy, Germany, and Austria. Oh boy, would I! I have been dreaming about it for years. She asked, “do you have $3000?” Well, “Yes” I did. “Can you go to Italy with us.” “Yes” I did.

Did you know that every 10 years in a tiny Village called Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany is a passion play of Jesus Christ that has been a tradition of the inhabitants of the Village since 1634. That’s right. And it is spectacular.

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Henry Ford attended in 1930. It is an outdoor open air stage. It made me cry because I was so grateful Jesus died for me and it appeared that I was seeing the story for the first time come alive. The Trip to Italy was Fabulous and the “Bonus” was The Passion of the Christ play. The residents of Oberammergau participate as a matter of local pride filling in the cast of hundreds which mean hundreds of fabulous costumes. By tradition men begin to grow beards at least a year before to look authentic to the time. The costumes are handmade. In 1633, the Black Plague was sweeping through Europe. The Villagers of Oberammergau vowed that if their town survived they would perform the Passions of the Christ every 10 yrs. The town was spared and it is amazing that they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation. Over 2,000 citizens are involved including acting, singing, musicians and technical support.

Plan to get your tickets & hotel early for 2020 May-Oct. The Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ” as performed for 2010 took place in 2 sessions. The beginning in the afternoon at 2:30PM for 2 ½ hrs. with a break to eat between 5 and 8PM and the second ½ for another 2 ½ hours of pageantry and passion. There are several accommodations types, from luxury hotel to wide range of different accommodations in several towns that surround the Ammergau Alps. Go to Bavaria at Trip Advisor and Web Info Passion play Tickets.