Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome to the Oesterle FHE Blog!

Nikki and I (Megan) were chit chatting away on gmail this morning and both expressing different concerns/frustrations the everyday Latter-day Saint experiences. One of which being how it is difficult to have a productive and worthwhile weekly Family Home Evening. We decided since most of our family is incredibly tech savvy and know how the blog thing works; we should have an Oesterle FHE blog.

The purpose of this blog: As an Oesterle extended family, participants will take turns to share a message in form of a post (spiritual thought, story, experience, etc) with all of us. We then can share our thoughts and replies or other insights to that post. We hope that we have at least one new post a week with a different message to enlighten all of us. We can each take turns so you would only post once in a while, or we can make it all open to do anything. We just want everyone to feel apart of it.

Let us know what you think! Many in our family have their own personal blogs, a list on the left are our linked blogs so you can just click and see how everyone is doing. I am excited for the opportunity we have to do something like this and I hope we all take advantage of it!

Welcome to the Oesterle Family Home Evening Blog!

7 comments:

Drew said...

I think this is such a good idea! You two are brilliant! I hope it works...I know I can always use some help with ideas for Family Home Evenings!
-Stormi

Kathy O said...

I think this is a great idea too. The Oesterle family is a wonderful family to belong too. Please add Elise's blog to the list on the side so everyone can see how they are doing too - nicknelise.blogspot.com
Kathy

elise blaine said...

this is really awesome you guys! what a great idea

Grandma O said...

Ok......I really don't know what I'm doing here. Our name is not on the side either. I thought we signed up but we probably didn't knowing me.........This is such a great idea!!! You two are the best!!! Where do we actually share our ideas? I have a thought for tonight's FHE even though I'm REALLY late......it's more a a revelation that I had......OK......more of a V-8 moment......I was feeling all whinny about someone in our ward who "I" felt was kinda "taking advantage" of the welfare system in the church....when Scott and I knelt down to say our nightly prayer together (we take turns....it was my turn....) I started praying for this person...ALL OF A SUDDEN....I got the warmest feeling and I just felt like all I wanted for this person was THE VERY BEST!!! I WANTED to help them soooo much!!! I GET IT!!!!! We LOVE those we pray for!!!!!DUHHHHHHH!!!!! I knew that but I REMEMBERED that as I was praying.......NOW.....if I will just KEEP remembering it!!!!!
Love you all!
(how do we identify ourselves??? Am I Mom? Am I Aunt Mary??? Am I Grandma??? Hummmmm.....interesting!

Seth and Megan said...

Haha, Mary - I love your post. What a good experience to share! I think you should post it for all to see :) Like you said, you would want to right? When you log in to this site, in the top right tool bar is there an option to create "new post"? If so, that is what you want to do and work through, if it isn't an option . . . we'll have to work something out with that . . .

Seth and Megan said...

And - about your little experience, I know there are many I have an 'attitude problem' with (as seth would say) and I get so annoyed and irritated about the decisions the make or how they act towards me, etc . . . but I think I should humble myself to pray for them so I can understand better. I know I'm not suppose to feel those major negative feelings towards another brother or sister, and child of god - but it is REALLY hard for me sometimes!!!! I'm going to have to try this little thing, which is something I've been told to do many times, by many people :)

osarahc said...

Hello all! I am really very excited to hear about this little blog! Such a great idea!
Well I just wanted to share a little something and it is nothing new but it really works for me. I don´t know if I am abnormal and cant always control my thoughts or if that is very normal, but either or I have a very hard time controling what comes into my mind and I really hate it cause sometimes bad thoughts of all types come into my head at the most inoportune moments. So when I was younger I heard a talk and I´m not sure if this was the the reason I do what I do or if I was doing it long before but I think it was a little of both....If that makes sense. But I heard a talk that said when bad thoughts come into your head sing a hymn or repeat a scripture. So that is exactly what I do. I sing a hymn and because I am a very visual person I picture my favorite picture of christ. As I focus on remembering the words to the song and making the picture clear the bad thought leaves and I have the spirit with me again. This is a perfect trick for me when I´m not in a position to pray. I hope it works for someone else.I love you all so much! Kisses and hugs!