Friday, July 3, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Land of the Free

Here it is, Independence Day weekend, and I am thankful for many things.  Last weekend I posted Ten Things of Significance for my Ten Things of Thankful.  This weekend, I'll attempt to catch you up on some of my activities of the past two weeks, and the things I've been particularly thankful for--all that come with freedom.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Visiting Teaching Message: Jesus Christ: Forgiving and Merciful

Though the visiting teaching messages are chosen months (a year?) in advance, it often seems like the messages are picked in response to events of the world.  Such would be the case this month.  July's message is another in a series:  Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Forgiving and Merciful.  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Photo Challenge

I just recently learned about this monthly photo challenge, and jumped at the chance to participate.  June's theme was "Anything Goes," which meant I could pick whatever subject I wanted.  I decided to capture some of the sights at the Los Angeles Temple grounds and visitor's center.  Hope you enjoy the beauty found there!

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Thanks for the beauty and peace in and around temples.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

I Believe (A New Series of Posts): Traditional Marriage

Twenty years ago, church leadership felt inspired to compose The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.  I had no idea then that the short phrase, "between a man and a woman" would be so controversial that a Supreme Court case would be heard about the definition of marriage.  

WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. 
(First paragraph of The Family:  A Proclamation to the World)