Monday, July 27, 2015

August Visiting Teaching Message

Each month this year, the visiting teaching message is about another attribute of Jesus Christ.  August's message talks about Christ being meek and humble. 

Caption: "Meekness is vital for us to be more Christlike.  Without it we won't be able to develop other important virtues.  Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control.--Elder Ulisses Soares"

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I Believe (4th in a Series): Procreation

This is the fourth in a series of posts explaining my beliefs regarding the family.  Each post examines another paragraph (or two, in the case of this post) from The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.  I've previously discussed marriage, gender, and the eternal nature of families.  Today's topic of procreation naturally follows.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Pioneer Day Edition

Did you know that today (July 24th) is Pioneer Day?  No?  Well, let me introduce you to a little-known-outside-Utah-or-the-LDS-community holiday.


Image:  Painting depicting a line of pioneers, most walking and pulling handcarts, some driving wagons.  Source

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Trunk

I wasn't sure if I would get linked up for Six Sentence Stories this week; it seems like I've needed this week to get caught up on "real life" stuff after being gone for a while last week.  (Don't worry, Mom, everything is fine!) However, once I figured out what I could write about with the prompt, "Trunk," I only needed to compose six sentences.  So, with that mesmerizing introduction, here is my story:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Magical Trip Report: Grand Canyon North Rim

You might have noticed that yesterday's blog post was titled:  Ten Things of Thankful:  A Magical Trip Edition.  Perhaps you wondered, "Why did Kristi use the word 'magical' ?" Today I will tell you.  

Photo:  Profile view of John driving the van