Saturday, January 13, 2018

old pictures

This one's not an old picture, but a picture of a family that was baptized in Santa Elena.  They found me on facebook and sent me this.

I think this was the day that McKay was ordained with the Priesthood.  Look at this wonderful support.  All these cute cousins.

Jer's family

Here's one of Jer's family at Payson Lakes. I think that it's just missing Becca.

Old pictures

My sister just gave me this picture.  This was in 2005, in Ecuador with Janelle.  I think it was May.

Friday, January 5, 2018

I love this resource so far... https://mormonbible.org/old-testament/old-testament-3/ezekiel  

Ezekiel study

I've been reading Ezekiel.  Mostly it's more difficult for me than some of the other books in the Old Testament.  Every now and then I come across a verse or a phrase that really strikes a chord.  I was reading in chapter43 about the vision of a new temple that he was promising to the Jews in captivity.  I thought that was absolutely beautiful... I looked up some supplemental material on lds.org and I came across this quote.

The Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I make this broad declaration, that whenever God gives a vision of an image, or beast, or figure of any kind, He always holds Himself responsible to give a revelation or interpretation of the meaning thereof, otherwise we are not responsible or accountable for our belief in it. Don’t be afraid of being damned for not knowing the meaning of a vision or figure, if God has not given a revelation or interpretation of the subject.” ( Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 291.)

I thought that was beautiful too.  We often beat ourselves up for not remembering or knowing what a little detail or a vision to someone a 1000 years ago meant.  But I love the fact that if God gives a vision, He also gives the meaning of the vision.  If you don't have the meaning, you can ask Him like Nephi did with the Vision of the Tree of Life, but it's not always necessary for all of us to have the interpretation of every vision ever given.  Not knowing one thing does not have to keep us from learning others.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Jer

Look what my amazing husband made our family for Christmas. The kids were thrilled that all 4 of them can fit on it. I love it.

Happy New Years

What do you do in Utah without snow? Seth really wanted to ride a "motorcycle bike" when he saw Grandma and Grandpa ready to go for a ride.... So he and Grandpa went riding. The best way to start our new year.