14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy
We dropped off
our beautiful daughter Kelsey
at the Missionary Training Center yesterday! Wow, it was rough! Here is how the day went…
Kelsey doing last minute arranging in her suitecase!
Aren’t they darling!!
Ready to go!!
Lunch on the way!
Driving up the hill to the MTC!!
The Elders are there to help with her luggage!
Emily is saying the whole time, “Aren’t they cute!”
Hugs and tears!!!
A manly hug and no tears from Riley!
We are so excited for Kelsey!!
She will be a great missionary!
Yes, Pappa cried too!! He is a tender Dad!
And there she goes!!
We are all crying and watching her go!!
The Elders take her into the building on the left,
were the Sisters are waiting for her!
We leave and spend the rest of the day
trying to stay busy and
think happy thoughts!!
She is going to have a wonderful mission and will be a blessing to those she is called to serve. She is also going to have all kinds of experiences, all of which, will bless her for the rest of her life.
We are so proud of her!!;)
Taken from “Talk Capsules”
by Albert L. Zobell, Jr.
A friend of ours has a wife with a peculiar quirk. Barring Smiths and Joneses, she is unable to believe that any two people can have the same name and not be the same person.
The other day she saw a headline stating that Dick Johnson had broken the pole vault record.
“How exciting!” she exclaimed, “I’m going to phone and congratulate him.”
“Huh?” the patient husband looked up perplexed. “It’s not the same Dick Johnson as I go to work with. He’s fifty-five, weighs 235 pounds. He couldn’t vault a fire hydrant!”
“But it said Dick Johnson,” she insisted.
“Another Dick Johnson” my friend went back to his part of the evening paper. Just as he’s tried to explain that Elsie Harper, their Saturday cleaning woman isn’t the same Elsie Harper who writes mystery novels and that their mailman, John Williams, isn’t the man wanted by the FBI.
Whatever we think of a story like that the story has a point. The point that proper identification is a must. And if proper identification is a must in a circle acquaintances, how much more vital proper identification becomes in the great work of genealogy.
Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy
1 Any baptisms yet?
6 How do you explain to investigators that Heavenly Father is their Father and that He is really there?
Hey buddy? How’s life? I hope things are good for you. I’m doing pretty good. Still just getting things ready for when I leave. I’ve been a little stressed about that, but I know that the Lord will provide and take care of what I can’t do, as long as I do all I can. Today I went to mission prep for the first time in a while. It was really good. If the MTC (Missionary Training Center) is anything like that, I know I’m going to love it. Also I spoke in my sacrament meeting. I was super nervous, but I guess I did okay. I’m going to have to add a little more before I speak in the home ward next week, because I’m supposed to take about ten minutes. Anyway things are good. I better go though. At the family party earlier tonight, Cash head butted me in the nose, so now I have a headache. Continue the work. Keep doing what you are doing. The gospel is so true! 🙂 Love you lots. Love, Kelsey
Hello My Cousin!!!!!
I’m playing at your house for the next couple days… Oh this is Caitlin, I probably should inform you of that. Um…. What to say? I guess that I’ll just let you know what’s going on. I was attending Snow College. I thought that I was doing well… I turned out to be wrong, so I decided not to go back for Spring Semester. I feel like everyone’s leaving… Imma be all alone. ): Well… Not completely alone, but you get what I’m meaning. I hope that you’re having an amazing time and I’m so very proud of you! I love you to bits!!!!!! -Caterbug! (That nickname still bothers me but I felt that I should put it.) Once again, I love you to bits!!!
I absolutely love
James E. Talmage!!
Here is one of my favorite stories that he wrote. Enjoy!
The Parable of
A while back I wrote a post about Ellis Island, and how for many years it was a stop for immigrants who came to this country, but before Ellis Island, there was Castle Garden. From 1855 to 1890 millions of immigrants entered America through Castle Garden. You can read more about the history of it here and here! So if you think your ancestor came to this country before 1890, you may want to look for them coming through Castle Garden. At one time it was a Fort, there to protect New York City. In fact, it was an island, but it’s not anymore. It is part of the southern tip of Manhattan, in New York City, and it is called Castle Clinton.
Happy Family History Friday!
…and another thing
I love about Dori is…she has this short term memory.
She says, “It runs in my family, or at least I think it does…where are they?”
Well, I was talking to one of my friends about Dori and telling her why I love her so much, and she said, “If I could forget everything except the last five minutes, that would be great!” We both laughed. And then I thought about that, and decided that is just one more thing to love about her. She’s doesn’t hold a grudge, and she can’t stay mad, because she can’t remember she was even angry or upset!! If we were all more like that, it really would be great!! (sigh) I love Dori!