This morning was a Monday morning in every way. The kids both woke up early, starving and crying, crying and starving. My triage efforts of feeding the toddler first backfired when I found his breakfast all over the kitchen after returning from feeding baby sis. He begged me for a ham sandwich, and I told him “no” three or four or five times out of principle, ya know? Besides, I was busy wiping up oatmeal. From pretty much everywhere. And then I pulled out the turkey (ham is a loose term around here) and mayo…
Right around the time that I was thinking about how excited I was to be alive because my life is so glamorous, I looked up at my fridge and saw our family’s “PONDERIZE” scripture for the week that Trish had picked several days before.
“Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work…” And I felt it. All the way through me.
It was like a friend had picked me up off my kitchen floor (because I was still wiping up oatmeal) and said, “Hey! This might not feel important. But it is. You’re laying the foundation of the lives of your little ones. So smile. And love them. And be patient. The little things you do? They matter. A lot.”
So all day, I’ve looked up at that scripture for perspective and felt grateful it was there. Because in these tiny little ways, it changes me. And I think that’s the big blessing of ponderizing (80% pondering, 20% memorizing). It’s being changed, line upon line, one Monday morning at a time, by the word of God. And that’s real. I know it is.
We’re picking scriptures as a family, and each week so far, I’m trying to email out a printable of the scripture that we can all print it out and put up in our homes or offices or wherever. And if I’m making them anyway, we thought we’d make them available, just in case you want to ponderize some of the same scriptures.
We’ll keep updating this as the weeks go on, so be sure to check back and find new printables. They’re simple, black and white images, but I’ve tried to make them in a way that highlights the principles and makes them a little easier to memorize. I put one on my fridge and one on each bathroom mirror. You can find the link to download the individual images at the references underneath the image. Best of luck to you and yours with your ponderizing!
D&C 50:24 // 2 Nephi 32:3 // D&C 64:33 // Mosiah 2:41
1 Nephi 1:20 / / Daniel 3:17-18
D&C 81:5 / / Alma 36:3 / / D&C 93:36-37
Rochelle Hamel says
Hi! I love the scriptures done “artfully” That is not one of my talents, so if you can e-mail me when you make a new one, that would be awesome! Thanks!
Hi Rochelle! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll do my best to remember to email you. The easiest way would probably be for you to follow us on social media channels. We’re on Facebook and Pinterest and we’re just starting up an Instagram account. We’ll be posting on those as we make new ones each week.
Ruth Pickett says
I saw the “light” scripture on your fridge when I was in your home. How delightful!
Hi there! i absolutely love these, but unfortunately the link to Google Drive isn’t working for me…
Is it just me or is it not working? Thank you for making these! Hopefully I can figure out how to get them.
Hi Chelsy! The links to Google Drive are the references under the image, not the actual images. That’s probably really confusing! I checked those links and they seem to be working. But if you can’t get them to work, comment again and I’ll email you whatever images you want! Thanks so much!
Sorry for my delay! I did eventually get it to work. It was on my end, not yours. I am a little technologically stunted at times. ha ha. Thank you so much! I printed out all of them and plan to hang a new one every week. Love your design and that they are black and white and didn’t require me to take them somewhere to get printed like most other printables since I don’t have a color printer. Thank you!!
Thank you! I am so grateful to you for sharing your talent.
That’s so kind of you! Having a scripture to focus on each week has been so good for me-and having it in front of me often makes such a difference! Glad to help.
Love that you are so willing to share with the rest of us! Thank you so much! Are you still updating and adding scriptures.. I only see 6 scriptures Thanks again. I am excited to start the new year doing this with my family and my Sunday School Class!
Hi Darelyn! The making and posting of these slowed down around the holidays, but we plan on adding more on a regular basis. Thanks so much for expressing your interest. Have a great day!!
Love these! Thank you for sharing your work. Hope you do more!