neither is the man without the woman,
neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”
THE FAMILY is ordained of God.
Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.
Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.
Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy
Is it good to have expectations?
I don’t know…except to say I have had and continue to have expectations about my life. Has it beneficial? I would say no. Things don’t always turn out the way we expect them to, I would say they rarely turn out the way we expect them to.
When Kelsey, my “Dream Come True” was in high school, she would say that when she graduated she wanted to go visit New Zealand! As her time in high school continued, she changed her plans…knowing that the chances of making it to New Zealand were slim to none.
Her next plan was to go to the “Four Corners!”
Definitely more realistic.
Guess what? She didn’t do either one! She went to New York City for a week and stayed with her aunt and uncle who live there (She let me and Emily come too).
It was a blast! We love NYC!!!
Did reality match her expectations? Was it still ok? You bet!
I think we all need to relax, and enjoy life! (I’m saying this for me:))
I am still working on this, but it seems so many times that what I expected, or wanted to happen in my life doesn’t happen, and what happens instead is wonderful!
June 2, 2015
and I can’t believe we are already a month into it.
It feels like just yesterday my companion and I were dragging my bags to this area,
and now she and I are about as close and close gets.
I am super blessed to have her as my companion and every single day I am completely in awe
The scripture tells us this truth: “Charity is the pure love of Christ.”
His love never fails, and we never will cease to feel in our hearts the urge “to mourn with those that mourn … and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.” Nor will the peace He promises ever leave us as we serve others for Him.-Henry B. Eyring
Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy
Have you ever wondered what your ancestors did for any occupation?
I came across this great podcast about some of the uncommon jobs that people had many years ago. Some are very interesting.
You can listen to the podcast here!
Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy
My parents went on a lovely trip to England
with my baby brother, his wife, and her parents.
What a wonderful thing to do!!!
I almost climbed int their luggage.
In this picture they are visiting a place called Rollrightstones, you can read about it here!
“The Rollright Stones is a ancient site located on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border in England. The complex consists of three main elements, The Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights.”
I may never get to go on a trip like this, but I have been traveling with them as they go. You might wonder how. The answer is…the internet. I have their itinerary. I know what their plans are, and I can search and see what they are seeing on the internet. I am having a blast on their trip!!!
Hopefully I’ll be able to share some more pictures. So come visit and I’ll share what I can.
So I am loving this area!! The City is built around a university and its got lots of hills and trees. My comps name is Elder C. and he is a stud! He loves to talk to people so its nice to not always have to be the one pushing to go out and do the work. I have a great zone here! Our branch president told us that he was really concerned about a part member family that lives on the bank or the river. with all the rain the last few weeks there has been a lot of flooding in many of the areas around! and there is a wall of water coming and will get here around Friday which will raise the river another 5 to 6 feet. when we went to go see them the road was flooded with about 4 feet of water so there was no way that we could drive in. we were given a bag of potatoes and some other garden veggies and not sure what their condition was like we waded about 100 yards through 4 feet of water then walked a little over a mile to their house. the husband of the family was blown away to see us walking down the road. they have been stuck out there for 2 weeks. we did what we could to get his stuff on higher ground but there is only so much you can do with that amount of water. pray for them. they will be safe but their home and property could get washed away.
Life is good and I’m loving the work here
-Love Elder H.