Sunday, November 24, 2013

The title of a loved one

The title of a loved one means something different to everyone. It means believing in something for someone who may not be able to do it for themselves! It may be a listening ear, or simply a text, phone call, email, or some othe form of communication.

The title love means to love someone for exactly who they are no matter what condition they may be in. 

Jesus Christ is the example of unconditional love. He gave his life for many, and knows each of us personally. 

In times of trial we become our own enemy, doubts of fear, anger, resentment, hatred, loneliness. To this, you are not alone. No one else knows your heart, and know one else knows your thoughts. It torments the very soul. Sometimes there is a time of rescue.

Love is the only thing that can change the human heart. It changes, what we have inside of us. It changes our beliefs, and our actions. It changes how we percieve others, and how we can percieve oursleves. 

Why does anyone care about your or my problems? They are busy with there own life, and there own trials. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help. It's okay to be vulnerable. It's okay to be weak. It's going to be okay. 

Thoughts are sometimes the darkest enemies. Let them be our friends. Ask for  help. Seek someone who knows how to get the right help for what you need. Don't be afraid to ask for it.

Christ gave us the ultimate gift, his life. He let them drive nails into his hands and feet. He let others mock him, he let others beat him. He did for you, and he did it for me. You are not alone.

He is the title of love! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Today while sitting at work, I realized how special individuals are. Sometimes we loose that focus. I have so many amazing people in my life, I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I am. 

This morning I decided to skip class and sleep in a little bit. It was just a nice morning to be at home and relax a little bit! I got to talk to one of my missions companions, and then hang out with my mom and my little nephew. The Facebook messages and Instagram pictures will always still be there. The small moments of being silly with your mom and nephew will never be. I'm going to try and "disconnect" and pay attention to the ones I love! 

It reminds me of my Savior who feels everything I go through. He knows the desires of my heart and the love I have for others he has for me! I realized I'm able to share that love with others. Love is something that has always come to me pretty easily. I sometimes can become a momma bear if someone I love gets hurt, but then you remember they are children of God too. My Savior is there Savior and loves them just as much as he loves me. I may not understand what they are going through, but he does.

It's something I am eternally grateful for. Today I am just grateful. Life is a little easier when we remember the important people and the than the important things. 

Today I am grateful!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How I chose Ukraine!

People have asked why I have wanted to go to Ukraine? Because it's a place where I have always wanted to go and help people! Here are a few experiences I've had. 

A co-worker of mine had received his mission call to go to Ukraine! I was really jealous! I wanted to go there, I had no idea why! It's just something that stayed in my soul. I had later got my mission call to Los Angeles to serve at the visitor center at the temple. I was studying the media one day when I found a video the church had done of the new temple that was to be dedicated in Kiev. I felt the spirit really strong, and ever since then I have wanted to go! I didn't know how I was going to get there, I was just going to go. 

After I had gotten home from my mission I was going to a friends house to get something for a party I was hosting when I was talking to my friends dad about what was going in my life since I had been home. We started talking about Ukraine randomly, when he told me that he had a friend call him and ask him if he knew of any students or people working in therapetutic recreation. It was to go work in an orphanage and live in Kiev for four months! Also we got to travel around Europe! Dream come true, as time got closer to apply, nothing was working out. Because turns out my. Family needed me for things we can gone through together. I always felt that the time wasn't right and I would go again soon.

That is the story of how Ukraine came to be! I want to keep progress of all the hairs I do, and the experiences I learn through this trip. 

I'm just an ordinary girl, and wants to do extraordinary things! Click on the link below to donate to the cause.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mare is here. Here I am. I have never been one to do a blog, but I feel like its something that I want to keep up on! 16 months ago, I came home from what I thought was one of the most hardest, but most rewarding part of my life. Since then life has been a whirlwind for my family and I. Marriages, missions, trials and many more. It's exciting to see where life takes us. Never did I think I would end up where I am today! I plan on documenting the past 16 months of my life. Excited to post!! I'll keep you updated!