Monday, August 4, 2014
|Meg & Her Trainer|
Monday, July 28, 2014
I am getting excited to see you all!!! Thank you for your letters:)
Friday, July 25, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Jeffrey R. Holland
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mango season is at it's height! I am loving it. Yesterday we made mango smoothies and they were fantastic. I love my cute companion. We get along great. Congrats to Owie graduating from elementary and Cate from high school!!! SO EXCITED THAT MEISH IS ENGAGED! Yay!! Sam will be a great addition to the family. Looks like you will get one daughter back in August and then lose another.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
- Kevin Kelly
Monday, May 19, 2014
- His realization that he was the chosen and foreordained messiah came to him gradually.
- His advancement was from one grace to another; from good to greater good. He was in a different lever, but he progressed as we progress.
- He experienced the full range of human emotions. Sometimes I have imagined him to have responded like a robot but he too felt loneliness, pain, friendship, happiness, relief, hunger, illness, abandonment, anger and contentment.
- His service and sacrifice was completely voluntary. God never obligated him and he had the option to back out. He chose to continue, persevere, and stick to what he chose to do.
|Note Meg's Tan Line on her Feet|
|Meg's Opinion of the Laker's|
Notice the elder's arm on my shoulder. I felt it and said: "that better be an hermana."
Monday, May 12, 2014
- Sometimes we mistakenly may believe that happiness is the absence of a load. But bearing a load is a necessary and essential part of the plan of happiness. Because our individual load needs to generate spiritual traction, we should be careful to not haul around in our lives so many nice but unnecessary things that we are distracted and diverted from the things that truly matter most.
- Not only does the atonement of Jesus Christ overcome the effects of the fall of Adam and make possible the remission of our individual sins and transgressions, but his atonement also enables us to do good and become better in ways that stretch far beyond our mortal capacities... I wonder if we fail to fully acknowledge this strengthening aspect of the atonement in our lives and mistakenly believe that we must carry our load alone- through sheer grit, willpower and discipline and with our obviously limited capacities.
- Let us be compassionate and encouraging. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person's confidence through careless words or actions.
- Perhaps focusing on what we are grateful for is the wrong approach. It is difficult to develop a spirit of gratitude if our thankfulness is only proportional to the number of blessings we count. I don’t believe the Lord expects us to be less thankful in times of trial than in times of abundance and ease. Most of the scriptural references do not speak of gratitude for things but rather suggest an overall spirit or attitude of gratitude.
- Truth is truth! It is not divisible, and any part of it cannot be set aside. Whether truth emerges from a scientific lab or through revelation, all truth emanates from God.
- The priesthood is the power of God delegated to man; the consummate power on this earth by which it was created. We are accustomed to thinking that all the keys of the Priesthood were conferred to Joseph Smith in Kirtland temple, but... there are other priesthood keys that have not been given to man on the earth, including the keys of creation and resurrection.
- What we insistently desire, overtime, is what we eventually become and what we will receive in the eternity. If you are not proactive in education your desires, the world will do it for you.
- As you pray for forgiveness, you will find yourself forgiving others. As you thank god for his kindness, you will think of others by name who need your kindness. Again, that experience will surprise you every day and over time it will change you.
- The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the apostles and prophets concerning Jesus Christ, that he died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages of it.