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I am married to Glen, we have five beautiful daughters, and we live in a small town of approximately 12,500 people.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He is the true gift for all mankind.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lord, save me.

I'm teaching Early Morning Seminary now and tomorrow we will discuss, among other passages of scripture, the following. I like to look for a variety of artists' renderings of a scripture story, to see what they see. They all have something special that they focus on as you can see above. It helps me to imagine the experience for myself and to think of how Peter must have felt. 

Matthew 14:22 ¶And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.  23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to apray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.  24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  25 And ain the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.  26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of goodacheer; it is I; be not afraid.  28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.  30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was aafraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little afaith, wherefore didst thoubdoubt?  32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.  33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.         [The fourth or final watch is that time just before dawn, in the darkest hours.]

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Forget-Me-Not, Dear Lord

I'm still basking in the glow of the messages I heard at the Relief Society Broadcast last Saturday night. And now I've been able to get a better view of my own Forget-Me-Nots by the front door, in daylight this time. I noticed a Lady Bug visiting as well and though I don't have a fancy camera I managed to get a pretty neat photo of the combination. I'm sure I will be in and out over the next few days trying to best that!

This new week has had it's moments already and I'm struggling to get back on course with things that need doing. But that's how it goes, downs mixed in with the ups. Which reminds me - I loved the movie "Up". I love any movie that leaves me feeling uplifted, no pun intended.

 It's been three years since we traveled down to Salt Lake for October General Conference with Amber (our oldest) and Karren and Jami (our two youngest). Only Linda (our middle child) stayed home because Brenda (our second oldest) drove down with some of her friends.

It was perfect that we were able to meet up with her in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square. When you consider how many members travel to Utah, hopefully with a ticket to get into one of the five sessions in the Conference Center, it was perfect timing to find her among the throng.

This weekend is an exciting event for Latter-day Saints worldwide. I'm looking forward to the messages we will hear from the Prophet of the Lord, President Thomas S. Monson, and many of the other General Authorities. Their counsel provides us with comfort and direction that focuses on our time and the challenges we face.

I am truly grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and for my many, many blessings. I know I am not forgotten.