Heidi Richhart and Dede Wright Has been friends

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Heidi Richhart's and Dwight and Leta Clayton Family's friendship

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

NEW COUNTRY SONG I LOVE...

I am adding a video from youtube of a brand new country song i just love and listened to tonight. It has so many truths about love and how marriage and relationships should be. GUYS AND GALS! couples married and all listen to this song and be sure to live and do your best by this song and message.


The song is called LOVE LIKE CRAZY- by Lee Brice



"I can see in my mind's eye a temple sitting here in about two years time. It will be gorgeous. It will be white." -President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


This was quoted in reference to the Brand new Brigham City, Utah LDS temple that will be completed in about 2 years.

ksl.com - Thousands gather in Brigham City for LDS temple groundbreaking

The Groundbreaking for the Brigham City LDS temple took place today. Wish i could have been there. Please find the link below to watch the news clip on it that will also be shown at the 10:00 PM news in just a few minutes. This is courtesy of KSL.COM

ksl.com - Thousands gather in Brigham City for LDS temple groundbreaking

Amanda and Mark....




Today friends of our's Mark Despain and Amanda Kay Leavitt (Now Despain) were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Amanda and her family used to be our next door neighbor's here in Magna - In Danbury Cir.

They moved away when Amanda was quite young. And now she is all grown up and a Married woman. My mom and i were able to drive up to Layton tonight for their reception. It was good to go and see and congratulate the Bride and Groom and see their family. My favorite part of the reception was when the Bride and Groom had their first dance as husband and wife. They danced to I cross my heart by George Strait and you could see the Groom was singing the song to his beautiful bride. How sweet!


Congratulations Amanda and Mark!! and Best Wishes for a long, happy and successful life, marriage and family. We love you! Thank you for letting us be apart of your day.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Outpouring of the Spirit

"The dedication of the Kirtland Temple [occurred] on March 27, 1836. One of those present was 28-year-old William Draper, who described the day as a 'day of Pentecost.' He wrote: 'There was such a time of the outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord, that my pen is inadequate to write it in full or my tongue to express it. But I will here say that the Spirit was poured out and came like a mighty rushing wind and filled the house, that many that were present spoke in tongues and had visions and saw angels and prophesied, and had a general time of rejoicing such as had not been known in this generation' (William Draper, "A Biographical Sketch of the Life and Travels and Birth and Parentage of William Draper" [1881], typescript, Church History Library, 2; spelling and capitalization standardized)."These spiritual manifestations were not limited only to those inside the temple, for 'the people of the neighborhood came running together (hearing an unusual sound within, and seeing a bright light like a pillar of fire resting upon the Temple), and were astonished at what was taking place' (History of the Church, 2:428)."Lorenzo Snow (1814–1901), later to be President of the Church, was living in Kirtland during this blessed period. He observed, 'One would have imagined that after receiving these wonderful manifestations no temptation could have overthrown the Saints' (Lorenzo Snow, "Discourse," Deseret Weekly News, June 8, 1889, 26)."But, of course, great spiritual experiences do not make us exempt from opposition and trials."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Hold on a Little Longer," Ensign, Jan. 2010, 6

Topics: Spirituality

Power of the Book of Mormon

“Of Another Testament of Jesus Christ, President Benson reiterated the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith ‘that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.’ ”
F. Michael Watson, “His Servants, the Prophets,” Ensign, May 2009, 108

Topics:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Nieces and Nephew...

Being Prepared

“We must know and realize that, just as Winston Churchill said in a critical hour during World War II, ‘to every man [and young woman] there comes . . . that special moment when [they are] figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a special thing unique to [them].’ ”
Elaine S. Dalton, “Come Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord,” Ensign, May 2009, 123

Topics: Immortality

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gaze into Heaven

Living God's commandments obligates a person to a life of goodness—goodness to society and a genuine helpfulness to humanity, and excluding from one's life hatred, enmity, immorality, selfishness, drunkenness, jealousy, and dishonesty. "May we experience the joy of regular attendance at sacrament meeting and feel the blessings of eternal progression in our personal lives through wholehearted compliance, in spirit and actions, with the sacred words of the sacrament. "The Prophet Joseph Smith taught: 'Reading the experience of others, . . . can never give us a comprehensive view of our condition and true relation to God. Knowledge of these things can only be obtained by experience through the ordinances of God set forth for that purpose. Could you gaze into heaven five minutes, you would know more than you would by reading all that ever was written on the subject.' (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, comp. Joseph Fielding Smith, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1938, p. 324.) "The sacrament is one ordinance that allows us to experience a personal relationship to God and enlarges our knowledge and understanding of Him and His Only Begotten Son. "Our personal reward for compliance with the covenants and obligations in the ordinance of the sacrament becomes the companionship of God's Holy Spirit. This is the light that leads to eternal life. The divine virtues associated with the partaking of the Lord's Supper are to keep His divine life ever in mind; to love the Lord with all our heart, might, mind, and strength; and to labor to bring to pass His ultimate purpose—the eternal life of man."
David B. Haight, "The Sacrament," Ensign, May 1983, 14

Topics: Sacrament

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kayla Brooke Richhart

I want to write about my Niece Kayla. She turned 3 on Tuesday July 27th,2010 - Kayla made her debut to this world on Friday July 27,2007 at 5:26 AM she was welcomed with love by her two loving parents Jared and Lindsay who love her and love eachother so very much. And her big brother Dakota. And Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and cousins who also love her so very much. Kayla has brought so much joy, happiness, and love to all those around her. She is one of the most sweetest little 3 year old's i know. She loves her brother, her mommy and daddy, grandparents and everyone.

She became a Big Sister a year in a half later on April 15th, 2009. Big Sister to Ashlee who she just loves.
We hope and pray we will always be worthy to have Kayla in our lives and us to be in and apart of her's.

Happy Birthday Kayla

We all love you!!!

Happy Birthday Kayla

I am a Day Late... I apologize. Yesterday was my cute and adorable niece Kayla's birthday she turned 3! Kayla was born July 27, 2007 @ 5:26 AM at LDS Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and approximately 19 1/2 inches long.

Kayla has brought so much love and joy to the lives of her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and brother and little sister ashlee.
We love you so much Kayla! Happy Birthday!

For Kayla's birthday Grandma (my mom) and i took Kayla out to lunch at Kayla's favorite place McD's (McDonalds) and then went to the Mall (The new Valley Fair Mall). She had so much fun running around and just spending time with Aunt Heidi and Grandma. She even found her Grandpa Richhart a Sweet Deal! at FANZZ!! 50% off our favorite Basketball team shirts yes, Kayla's team is the Lakers!!!

I thought i left the camera home so unfortunately i did not get any pictures at McD's so i apologize that there are no pictures from there and the most part at the mall. However when i discovered the camera was in the purse i did get two pictures of Kayla riding on the toy's at the mall. Later on the whole family (well alot of the family) got together at Jared and Lindsay's for Kayla's birthday party. We had yummy hamburgers, chips, salads and cake.

We missed Dwight and Leta (Lindsay's parents Kayla's other grandma and grandpa), Aunt Mackenzie, Aunt McKenna, Uncle Caleb, Uncle Sam & Aunt Carli and Ryan & Aunt Celeste & Matt and cousins Hannah, Evie, Kylie, Megan, Noelle, and Molly.



Please enjoy the show!!!



God’s Love Never Supersedes Commandments

“If a person understands the teachings of Jesus, he or she cannot reasonably conclude that our loving Heavenly Father or His divine Son believes that Their love supersedes Their commandments. . . . The effect of God’s commandments and laws is not changed to accommodate popular behavior or desires.”
Dallin H. Oaks, “Love and Law,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 28

Topics: Obedience

Monday, July 26, 2010

24th of July Highlights...

Well the 24th of July was on Saturday. Pioneer Day! we celebrate here in Utah. We celebrate the Pioneer's settling here in the West.
So in celebration of that day here is my highlight's. I was invited to a Pioneer Day celebration and breakfast that my brother and sister in law's ward hosts every Pioneer Day and i was also able to spend the day with my 2 cute nieces and Brother and Sister in law.



Language of Prayer

"A revelation given in 1830, the year the Church was organized, directs that the elder or priest who administers the sacrament 'shall kneel . . . and call upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying:" 'O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ.' (D&C 20:76–77, 79.)"The prayer offered at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836 is another model that illustrates the language of prayer used by the Prophet Joseph Smith:" 'And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people, with thy grace, in calling our solemn assembly, . . ." 'That thy glory may rest down upon thy people and upon this thy house, which we now dedicate to thee, that it may be sanctified and consecrated to be holy, and that thy holy presence may be continually in this house.' (D&C 109:10, 12.)"This prophetic model of the language of prayer has been faithfully followed in all of the sacred petitions by which the prophets have dedicated temples to the Lord. Exactly one hundred years ago this week, at a spot not far from where I stand, President Wilford Woodruff began the dedicatory prayer of the Salt Lake Temple with these words:" 'Our Father in heaven, thou who hast created the heavens and the earth, and all things that are therein; thou most glorious One, . . . we, thy children, come this day before thee, and in this house which we have built to thy most holy name, humbly plead the atoning blood of thine Only Begotten Son, that our sins may be remembered no more against us forever, but that our prayers may ascend unto thee and have free access to thy throne, that we may be heard in thy holy habitation.' (As quoted by Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Mar. 1993, p. 2.)"
Dallin H. Oaks, "The Language of Prayer," Ensign, May 1993, 16–17

Topics: Prayer

Exercising Agency to Choose the Right

“ ‘Moral discipline’ [means] self-discipline based on moral standards. Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard. It rejects the self-absorbed life in favor of developing character worthy of respect and true greatness through Christlike service (see Mark 10:42-45).”
D. Todd Christofferson, “Moral Discipline,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 105

Topics: Gospel Standards

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Totally Random

So i randomly was thinking about the song and video i am about to post from Youtube. Anyone remember the movie Beetlejuice ?

Enjoy!!!


Shake Shake Shake Senora....



Friday, July 23, 2010

Favored People

"The Prophet Joseph Smith said: 'The building up of Zion is a cause that has interested the people of God in every age; it is a theme upon which prophets, priests and kings have dwelt with peculiar delight; they have looked forward with joyful anticipation to the day in which we live; and fired with heavenly and joyful anticipations they have sung and written and prophesied of this our day; but they died without the sight; we are the favored people that God has made choice of to bring about the Latter-day glory' (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society course of study, 2007], 186)."Zion is both a place and a people."
D. Todd Christofferson, "Come to Zion, Ensign," Nov. 2008, 37

Topics: Zion

Importance of Family Home Evening

“Our children, just like their parents, have time demands on them in every aspect of their lives. They have activities involving church and school and friends. . . . We need to keep Monday nights free of other commitments so that we can have our family home evenings. No other activity is more important for our family.”
Claudio R. M. Costa, “Priesthood Responsibilities,” Ensign, May 2009, 56

Topics: Family Home Evening

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WEST VALLEY IN N OUT... GRAND OPENING

Yesterday was the very first day and Grand Opening at the New In N Out Burger in West Valley City. In N Out is based in Southern California and now has many many locations in California, Arizona, and Utah. It seems like they are "popping up" everywhere in Utah now. Yesterday they also opened a new store (I believe) in Riverton, Utah (Just off of Bangerter HWY and 12600 South. While i wasn't there at 10 AM yesterday right when they opened. I can only imagine the site. It is such a exciting time for the residents of Utah and West Valley City and Riverton and the surrounding cities and area's.

I am such a nerd!!! i went there twice yesterday and got me some pictures. The first time i went yesterday i just got me a XL Soda which was perfect for a hot summer day. And then when my mom got off work we went there again and got us some Double Doubles for dinner. I love the In n Out Double Double's. My brother and his cute wife and children also went last night. What a fun time.

Enjoy the show....




Cute little video of my niece Kayla!!

The other night on the 20th (Yes, the 20th of July) while over at my brother's house babysitting his cute children while he and my awesome Sister in law went out on a nice date to celebrate their anniversary and 4 years of marriage. I got and made this little video on our camera of my niece kayla. She had recieved a new cd from her Aunt and Uncle mike and dede and cousin's Katelyn, Mayli, and Madilyn. Here is the video!! enjoy!!!



video

Clean and Free to Receive Inspiration

“You can know the things you need to know. Pray that you will learn to receive that inspiration and remain worthy to receive it. Keep that channel—your mind—clean and free from the clutter of the world.”
Boyd K. Packer, “Prayer and Promptings,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 45

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Katie and Pasi

I found and watched this neat and awesome video of when my Friend Katie and Pasi got married and when they were at the temple. I found the link to the website that has all these videos on it via her mom Lori posting it on FB. Thanks Lori. And thanks Katie and Pasi for the awesome reception and sharing your video etc. with us all.



Katie & Pasi at the Salt Lake Temple from Davey Orgill on Vimeo.

That Testimony or That Feeling

"Let me tell you something I learned when I was about . . . six or seven years old. My brother and I (we were about the same age) walked to the stake conference together. I can still go in that building in Brigham City and go back just under the balcony, and say, 'I was sitting about there when it happened.' "What was it that happened? There was a man speaking at the pulpit, Elder George Albert Smith. He was a member of the Council of the Twelve at that time. I do not remember what he said, whether he was talking about the Word of Wisdom, or about repentance, or about baptism. But somehow while he was speaking it was fixed in my little-boy mind that there stood a servant of the Lord. I have never lost that testimony or that feeling. In my mind I came to know that he was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. ". . . Although I sit now in the Council of the Twelve, I have never lost that feeling about these men. Often when we meet in the Council, I look around the circle and know again that these are the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the earth. They are special witnesses of him."
Boyd K. Packer, "Behold Your Little Ones," Ensign, July 1973, 53–54

Topics: Testimony

Power of Good Music

“Music can help you draw closer to your Heavenly Father. It can be used to educate, edify, inspire, and unite. However, music can, by its tempo, beat, intensity, and lyrics, dull your spiritual sensitivity. You cannot afford to fill your minds with unworthy music.”
Thomas S. Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” Ensign, May 2010, 66

Topics: Gospel Standards

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fun times with friends...

Today i was able to get together again with my friend Dede and her cute little girls Katelyn, Mayli, and Madilyn. Due to schedules being crazy and everything we kind of missed eachother's birthday's. Katelyn's who is July 3rd, Dede's who is July 8th, and mine whose is June 26th! so we had our own little celebration celebrating all our birthday's and just catching up as friends. Enjoy the show!!!! - Yes, so there is a random picture of my friend's car! HA! HA!



Stand for Right, Even If You Stand Alone

“My young friends, be strong. . . . You know what is right and what is wrong, and no disguise, however appealing, can change that [truth]. If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone.”
Thomas S. Monson, “Video Presentation: I Have a Purpose,” Ensign, May 2010, 124

Topics: Courage

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chains of Bondage Will Fall

"Millions of ordinances are performed in the temples each year in behalf of our deceased loved ones. May we continue to be faithful in performing such ordinances for those who are unable to do so for themselves. I love the words of President Joseph F. Smith as he spoke of temple service and of the spirit world beyond mortality. Said he, 'Through our efforts in their behalf their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will clear away, that light may shine upon them and they shall hear in the spirit world of the work that has been done for them by their [people] here, and will rejoice with you in your performance of these duties' (Joseph F. Smith, in Conference Report, Oct. 1916, 6)."Brothers and sisters, the Church continues to grow, as it has since being organized over 179 years ago. It is changing the lives of more and more people every year and is spreading far and wide over the earth as our missionary force seeks out those who are looking for the truths which are found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We call upon all members of the Church to befriend the new converts, to reach out to them, to surround them with love, and to help them feel at home."
Thomas S. Monson, "Welcome to Conference," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 4–6

Topics: Temple Work

God Will Bless and Prosper You

“Our Father in Heaven has promised that you will ‘mount up with wings as eagles; [you] shall run, and not be weary; and [you] shall walk, and not faint.’ You ‘shall not be deceived.’ God will bless and prosper you. ‘The gates of hell shall not prevail against you; . . . and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.’ ”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Happily Ever After,” Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Baptism

Sunday, July 18, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD & GRANDPA...

Tonight we had our family birthday dinner for Dad.. He will be "39 again!" HA! HA! anyhow Jared, Lindsay, Dakota, Kayla and Ashlee came over and mom and i made a real yummy delicious dinner and of course you can't forget Birthday cake and ice cream. It was good to be together as family. Please enjoy the slideshow.

Happy Birthday Dad and Grandpa we all love you!




YSA PINEVIEW RESIVOIR CAMPING AND BOATING TRIP... JULY 16TH-17TH, 2010

This last weekend was the Annual Summer camping and Boating trip up in Huntsville, Utah at Pineview Resivor. Oh what a fun time we had. There were two groups that went and left from the church. (And i apologize i had my camera packed and didn't get any random and candid ones of us all at the church before we headed out). One group left at Noon and then the other at i believe it was 4 PM and then there were those who came up on their own after work or whatever and we still had people come up yesterday. It was so much fun. And everyone was safe overall.
Unfortunately we had one of the girls who is also one of my friends get hurt while on one of the boats. I won't go into alot of detail but, ultimately she was taken into Ogden to the hospital to get "checked out". From what i hear is that she will be okay. We all hope and pray you will be okay Rachel! we love you.

Here is the slideshow of pictures i took.. Hope you enjoy it!!!




Fun times with Mom and me...

In the last couple of weeks my mom and i have been going out and having alot of fun one of which was a week ago Saturday on the 10th of July when we went to Sizzler as i had a birthday coupon for a buy one get one free dinner. So we went there. Other than a "Nice wait!" to even get seated it was fun. You will find in my little slideshow random pictures i took inside and out.

A few days or so later we found ourselves at IHOP as we had free coupons for Free Breakfast as we are member's of their e-club. ENJOY!!! I know i am so weird and that i actually take pictures of this stuff.

So i know i am weird but, i know you all love me anyway right ?



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Search the Scriptures and Pray

"Many of us find ourselves seeking the light of truth. Just as the world was prepared for the Restoration, each of us is prepared to receive the light of the gospel in our own lives. Sometimes that preparation comes through a change in our circumstances—through meeting a new friend, moving to a new community, a change of employment, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, illness, misfortune, and even tragedy."During these times of transition, we seek answers to the important questions of life: Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here on earth? And where are we going after we die? Joseph [Smith] was not born with this knowledge, and neither were we. We must find it."Like Joseph, we must search the scriptures and pray. For many, this means overcoming feelings of doubt and unworthiness, being humble, and learning to exercise faith."
Robert D. Hales, "Receiving a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ,"Ensign, Nov. 2003, 28–29

Topics: Joseph Smith

Gaining and Nourishing a Testimony

“To gain a testimony, you must nourish it step by step. ‘[Your testimony] will increase as you make decisions to keep the commandments. As you lift and strengthen others, you will see your testimony continue to develop.’ ”
Mary N. Cook, “Never, Never, Never Give Up!” Ensign, May 2010, 118

Topics: Commandments

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pineview Resivoir

Well today is the day... The day I am going with a bunch of my friends from my YSA Group to Pineview resivoir for a boating and camping trip. We will be home tomorrow afternoon sometime. I am real excited and nervous as i have never gone on this kind of trip before. I just want to stay safe and no accidents. Will post pictures and i will try to take some when i get home. Wish me luck and prayers please!

LeBron James Pendant

You may have remembered the other day when i posted about how a lady back east somewhere scored a LeBron James pendant set in real diamonds at a yard sale.

Now that same pendant is under investigation and may even be stolen.

please see the video below.



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fan the Flame of Their Spiritual Core

“We hold in our arms the rising generation. They come to this earth with important responsibilities and great spiritual capacities. We cannot be casual in how we prepare them. Our challenge as parents and teachers is not to create a spiritual core in their souls but rather to fan the flame of their spiritual core already aglow with the fire of their premortal faith.”
Neil L. Andersen, “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Ensign, May 2010, 108

Topics: Parenthood

LAKERS GAME 7 - JUNE 17, 2010

My 5 year old nephew wanted me to post this. Sorry all you non laker fans!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Promise Pertaining to Works of Righteousness

“Studying the scriptures, praying regularly, and living the gospel of Jesus Christ are works of righteousness, and the Lord has revealed this wonderful promise: ‘He who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come’ (D&C 59:23).”
Francisco J. Vinas, “Things Pertaining to Righteousness,” Ensign, May 2010, 107

Topics: Commandments

Searching the Scriptures

"The Bible, in our present format, totals just under sixteen hundred printed pages from multiple authors. To these have been added nearly nine hundred other printed pages of scripture through the Prophet Joseph Smith—more than from all the writings of Moses, Paul, Luke, and Mormon combined, as these are available today—illustrating the quantitative significance of what has come to us through the Restoration. . . . "Before the Restoration, the void was very real. Prior to meeting Joseph Smith, Brigham Young said he would have crawled around the earth on his hands and knees to meet someone like Moses who could tell him anything 'about God and heaven.' (In Journal of Discourses, 8:228.) Through Joseph Smith we have additional pages from Moses about God and heaven. We have only to reach to the bookshelf or go to priesthood meeting. Perhaps the way is almost too easy and too simple; we might be more appreciative if on hands and knees. (See 1 Ne. 17:41.) Only by searching the scriptures, not using them occasionally as quote books, can we begin to understand the implications as well as the declarations of the gospel."
Neal A. Maxwell, "Called and Prepared from the Foundation of the World," Ensign, May 1986, 34

Topics: Joseph Smith

For all you LeBron James Fans... "Die Hard" Fans

saw this on Yahoo and thought it was interesting so i had to share.

please see and click on the video below.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ksl.com - Utah mother pregnant with two babies who aren't twins

Something interesting i saw on the news. A mother who is a labor and delivery nurse is pregnant and is expecting two babies but, they are not twins. Click on the link below or copy and paste it to see and or read the story.

ksl.com - Utah mother pregnant with two babies who aren't twins

The Gospel of Jesus Christ as Our Reference

“A person can never be a good judge without the gospel of Jesus Christ as a reference. The gospel has a long and successful record of guiding people to happiness.”
Gregory A. Schwitzer, “Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others,” Ensign, May 2010, 105

Topics: Gospel of Jesus Christ

Monday, July 12, 2010

Venturesome Spirit

"Margaret [McNeil Ballard] was just ten when her family left Scotland and started for Utah. 'I was . . . somewhat of a venturesome spirit,' she wrote. . . . The journey held more than enough drama to suit her. From Liverpool to New York, she cooked for and took care of her seasick family. Later, all the McNeil children except Margaret caught the measles."Once, the McNeil wagon was delayed by runaway oxen, but Margaret was sent ahead to join the main part of the company with four-year-old James strapped to her back. That evening, she recorded, 'A kind lady helped me take my brother off my back and I sat up and held him on my lap.' In the morning, people in the company shared bacon and bread with her and James. . . .". . . Margaret was charged with caring for the family cow. Wakening early, she would hurry the cow ahead of the company so it could eat in the grassy places along the way. Then, as the company caught up with and passed her, she would hurry the cow along to catch up. 'Being alone much of the time,' she wrote, 'I had to get across the rivers the best I could. Our cow was a Jersey and had a long tail. When it was necessary to cross the rivers I would wind the end of the cow's tail around my hand and swim across . . . with the cow.' "
M. Russell Ballard, "Margaret McNeil Ballard's Legacy of Faith," Ensign, July 1989, 16, 18

Topics: Faith

Keep an Eternal Perspective

“As we pass through the trials of life, let us keep an eternal perspective, let us not complain, let us become even more prayerful, let us serve others, and let us forgive one another.”
James B. Martino, “All Things Work Together for Good,” Ensign, May 2010, 103

Topics: Adversity

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Remember and reverence the sacrament






"If we are to be His disciples and to be committed members of His Church, we must remember and reverence the sacrament. It allows each of us to express with broken hearts and contrite spirits our willingness to follow the Savior, to repent, and to become a Saint through the Atonement of Christ."

Quentin L. Cook, "We Follow Jesus Christ," Ensign, May 2010, 84


Author: Quentin L. Cook – Source: Ensign
11 July 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lessons of the Past

"Former United States president Ronald Reagan has been quoted as saying, 'I do not want to go back to the past; I want to go back to the past way of facing the future' (quoted in George F. Will, "One Man's America," Cato Policy Report, Sept.–Oct. 2008, 11). His counsel still resonates within me. There is something about reviewing the lessons of the past to prepare us to face the challenges of the future. What a glorious legacy of faith, courage, and ingenuity those noble early Mormon pioneers have left for us to build upon. My admiration for them deepens the longer I live."Embracing the gospel resulted in a complete change of life for them. They left everything behind—their homes, their businesses, their farms, and even their beloved family members—to journey into a wilderness. It must have been a real shock when Brigham Young announced, 'This is the . . . place.' Before them was a vast desert wasteland, barren of green hills, trees, and beautiful meadows which most of those early pioneers had known. With firm faith in God and their leaders, the early pioneers went to work to create beautiful communities in the shadows of the mountains."Many weary pioneers had just started to enjoy some of the modest comforts of life when Brigham Young called them to leave their homes again and journey to the east, to the west, to the north, and to the south to colonize the Great Basin."
L. Tom Perry, "The Past Way of Facing the Future," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 73–74

Topics: Example

Never Give Up

“Brothers and sisters, in a world where everyone is granted agency, some of our loved ones may stray for a season. But we can never give up. We must always go back for them—we must never stop trying. Our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, has issued a plea for us to go rescue those of our loved ones who may be lost.”
Bradley D. Foster, “Mother Told Me,” Ensign, May 2010, 99

Topics: Agency

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Portraits of the Past: Revolutionary role | Mormon Times

Portraits of the Past: Revolutionary role | Mormon Times

Kind of Sad...

So i had to start my blog all over again the 2nd time this year due to the fact that this time i couldn't fix the issues that was occurring and anything i tried it made it worse. But, it makes me sad because i had just blogged about my birthday a couple of day's ago. I spent alot of time on it and now it's all lost. Aww well maybe i will do it again. Who knows! I guess if any one of my reader's or anyone who may have seen my post can somehow send the post to me or something then that would be awesome.

So sorry

As you may have seen on facebook. I had to start my blog all over again because something happened as far as settings and i could not fix it. The more i tried to the worse it got. So here i am. Please update your blog lists and update with this address http://whoisasweetie-pie.blogspot.com/ - feel free to visit, leave me comments etc.
You all are the best!