Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Family Home Evening, Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Family Home Evening Family,

You are always in our minds and in our prayers.

We often think about how to offer thoughtful, meaningful prayers. Sometimes it is hard to make our prayers meaningful when we repeat the same phrases night and day. We want some blessings so badly that we often repeat the requests, which is natural and fine. But each day we need specific things, certain guidance.

We can imagine talking personally to our Heavenly Father. To prepare to talk with our Father-in-Heaven we might want to meditate about our needs and wishes in order to make our prayers what they are meant to be.

Try praying very specifically. While on our knees, we can pause and think before we pray.

Others have offered beautiful prayers that teach us how to pray.

St. Theresa's Prayer:

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

Love Always,

Mom and Dad xoxoxoxoxox
Shauna and Robert Valentine
Highland, Utah


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