Lessons Learned from The Book of Mormon

One of the best Christmas presents I received in 2013 was a ticket to see The Book of Mormon. A night out on the town with John + free babysitting from the grandparents + a little bubbly - I didn't really care what we were seeing, it was already a great night in my book. But, y'all, this musical was pretty awesome.

I was a little nervous that it would be a little too vulgar for my liking after my brother-in-law told us the title of one of the songs, but it was only slightly above my comfort level when it came to vulgarity. 

Pleasantly surprised, I walked away with a few life lessons. The main lesson being, believe what you want to believe and don't worry about what others think about it. Sure, mormonism sounds crazy to me, but it is a religion that makes lots of people happy. And that's really all that matters, right?

I mean, the beginnings of Christianity are just as absurd. And who am I to say that it isn't completely laughable to you. If you look at it from the view of an outsider, you can pick each religion apart and make any follower appear to be insane for believing. I'm not trying to start a religious discussion or offend anyone here. I'm just stating that I walked away from this musical with a feeling that we should all respect each others choice to worship the way they choose + laugh at ourselves every once and a while.

Happy Friday!
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An Advent Calendar + An Auction

I few weeks ago I was contacted by Ekubo Ministries to donate an item for their holiday auction from my Etsy shop. I knew exactly what I wanted to donate! 
You see, some moms in my area have been working hard at making felt Jesse tree ornaments for a holiday advent calendar. My creative juices started flowing and I stayed up way too late for a few nights creating some printables to go along with the ornaments for these lovely mommas. I am not selling them in my Etsy shop, but you can get one theough the Ekubo Ministries Holiday Auction - here!
Hurry! The auction ends on Sunday!

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Weekly Wishes | Faith List

Paper Bead Jewelry sold by Ekubo Ministries here.
I love the idea of a faith list. Christie and George from Ekubo ministries have created a faith list of all of their needs and wants for their sweet community in Uganda. I am especially in love with the fact that Christie would love to have this list fulfilled each year by the Ugandan community that she serves. 

My wish this week is to help Christie and George obtain that goal of a self-sustaining community. I'm not sure how yet, I just know that something is moving my heart to help figure this all out and support Ekubo Ministries.

Linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes.

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