You see, it’s my hearts desire to have a home with an amazing foundation. This interests me a great deal more then the beauty of my home. I want a home that is a refuge from the world, a home that serves others, a home that is full of peace, a home that studies and learns pure doctrine, a home that worships God and strives to be like Him. I want a home that represents Jesus Christ and helps others find their way back to Him as well. Yes, such a home is my hearts desire.
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy said, “It needs to be more than what we sometimes think or even what we sometimes feel—it must become who we are. Our connection with God, our Father, and His eternal plan, and with Jesus Christ, His Son and our Rock, needs to be so firmly established that it truly becomes the cornerstone of our foundation. Our identity then becomes first that of an eternal being—a son or daughter of God—and of a grateful receiver of the blessings of Jesus Christ’s Atonement. Other righteous identities can then be securely built upon that foundation because we will know which are eternal and which are temporary and how to prioritize them. And other identities and their accompanying practices (some highly valued by the world) we will even choose to discard.” (How Firm a FoundationCES Devotional 2 Nov 2014) I identify with this statement in strong ways and can’t help but testify to anyone who will hear (or read) me.
There are spiritual patterns to homes and lives that make foundations unbreakable if utilized by all family members. A few key patterns are prayer, scripture study, and devoted family time. You see, I am a part time pattern writer and a full time liver of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am indeed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as LDS or Mormon. “I know it. I live it. I love it.”
I plan to take the development of this site and my patterns somewhat slowly. Why you may ask?
You don’t have to believe exactly as I do to find things of worth here. I find great things of worth from many beliefs of others that are not from my religion. Also, my opinions are mine and mine alone. In no way do I speak for the church I belong to or its members. I welcome courteous comments and hope you find something of worth in what I have to say. I welcome you on my journey of making my home one of beauty in spirit and appearance.