“The attributes by which we shall be judged one day are all spiritual. These include love, virtue, integrity, compassion, and service to others. Your spirit, coupled with and housed in your body, is able to develop and manifest these attributes in ways that are vital to your eternal progression. Spiritual progress is attained through the steps of faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end, including the endowment and sealing ordinances of the holy temple.”
—Elder Russell M. Nelson
Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy
I gave the daycare kids, S and D, trail mix for snack. They did pretty good except for the raisins.
I kept telling the kids, “Just try them, you will like them! Do you know what they are? They’re just grapes that are dried!”
D say’s, “I don’t like these. I only like the wet ones!”
“Think twice before converting your files or family history research from paper copies to electronic versions. Although the quality of a CD has supposedly improved enough to last forever under proper storage conditions will your descendents 100 or more years from now have a computer that can read them? Good, quality paper can last 500 years, and all that’s needed to read it is sun or candle light. Go ahead and use your computer, but make periodic printouts for posterity.” Family Tree Magazine
Something to think about.
I like having paper, and electronic copies of my Family History.
Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy
I love the book by Emily Watts, Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman. She tells the story of a washing machine, one of her children had loaded with 14 towels. The machine was capable of washing ten towels with no problem, but 14 made the machine out of balance. Then she compares this to her life and calls herself a “fourteen-towel woman in a ten-towel-capacity life.”
I have felt that way lately, too much to do, not enough time to do it.
As a family we are having wonderful, yet stressful times. Recently our darling missionary Alex returned home from his mission to Durban, South Africa. We are so proud of him. Having a missionary come home is such fun, but it is busy! We cleaned the house, fixed up his room, worked in the yard, made signs that say, “Welcome Home”, and bought balloons, etc.
Then a week later, cleaned the house again for the get together after he spoke in church. Called, emailed, and texted family, and friends to organize food assignments. I wanted everything to be perfect for Alex, and wanted everything to be great and fun for everyone else.
It is so awesome to have him home. He is amazingly spiritual and the bonus is, he has an accent. He can share his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Zulu.
We ended up having 60 people over to our home after Alex’s talk. We had a great time! Now I can relax, a little, until Kelsey comes home in September, and then we can do it all again!
-July 24, 1847-
this is the day the Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley.
The Pioneers were an amazing group of people. They were Brave enough to leave a home they knew. Strong enough to sail across the ocean, walk mile after mile toward their goal. Spiritual enough to know they could do whatever was required to do, with God’s help. Happy enough to sing and praise God in-spite of hardship. Faithful enough to believe God had a plan for them. They had enough Endurance enough to keep going, and start a new life in the valley.
These are my pioneer ancestors:
John Griggs White
Lucy Miranda Bailey
Joel William White
Joseph Moorhead Thomas
Mary Ann Thomas
Francis Anne Thomas
Jane Caroline LeGresley
Jane Caroline LeSueur
David Daniel Jones
Mary Malden Peek
I am so grateful to them for their lives, and for all they did to make life better for me.
To read Part -1 go here!
Karen Petra married her husband Christian Hogensen on the ship while they traveled across the Atlantic Ocean. After they arrived at New York they traveled by train to Florence, Nebraska. There they were organized into handcart companies and began the trip west. Their company consisted of 235 people, sixty handcarts, and six wagons.
The journey was quite hazardous. Once Petra did not feel well, she fell to the rear of the line and fainted. She was picked up by a horseman who was traveling to California. By the next morning she was rested and ready to help pull the handcart. While they were fording the Green River, she was swept off her feet by the current. A soldier saw her go down and urged his horse into the river and rescued her. They arrived in Salt Lake City September 4, 1859. They were weak, but very thankful.
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