Heidi Richhart and Dede Wright Has been friends

Daisypath Friendship tickers

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

Daisypath Friendship tickers

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Make Your Way Back to Peace and Joy

“Keep the commandments of God. If you have sinned, the sooner you begin to make your way back, the sooner you will find the sweet peace and joy that come with the miracle of forgiveness. Happiness comes from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others.”
Thomas S. Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” Ensign, May 2010, 66-67

Topics: Commandments

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dakota's Back to School Lunch Date On Saturday 08/28/10 - at McD's

Dakota Starts Kindergarden today.....

Today Dakota started Kindergarden at Gourley Elementary School. I can't believe he is growing up and is old enough for Kindergarden. Where does the time go??? He's a "Big Boy!" now who is going out into the big world. He get's to ride the bus this year. Lindsay and his little sister's took him to the bus stop and made sure he got on the bus okay. And Grandma and I (Aunt Heidi) surprised him and met him and his bus at the school. We were there when the bus arrived and saw him get off the bus. We got to spend time with him before school started.

We love you and are proud of you Dakota!!!

enjoy the pictures...




Trust God Enough to Follow His Plan

“All you have to do is trust your Heavenly Father. Trust Him enough to follow His plan.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Happily Ever After,” Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Adversity

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Granger High Class of 69 Summer Reunion & Bash....

Yesterday was my mom's High School class summer reunion and "Bash"! they had their big 40th Class reunion last summer and the class wants to "keep the class together" and the "connection's alive". So now the class and or ladies of the glass get's together quite often now. Yes i know it's weird that i hang out with my mom's friends but, i think i have pretty much been "adopted" to their class (not in the literal sense or anything). These are such wonderful people and my mom's friends any friends of my mom are friends of mine. One of the classmates is a very talented singer and has a good Singing voice. Jeff your awesome! We missed all those who weren't there. Next time definately!!!

Each member of this class of this wonderful High School - (Granger High) is talented in there own way. It's so neat that we are among and friends with such talented and wonderful people.

Enjoy the show!!!!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stake Family Fun Fair...

We had our annual Stake Family Fun fair... And once again it was a huge success. I took pictures but, i have seemed to temporarily lost them. So when and if i find them i will do another post with the pictures. Sorry everyone.

Friday, August 27, 2010

MOM'S SURPRISE PARTY- BIRTHDAY AND GET TOGETHER

We had a get together for my mom's birthday this year. No worries!! she isn't 60 yet!! hahahaha!! This was a "Prelude" to the BIG JOINT BASH AND PARTY next year. If we all had fun this year then just wait till "The big one!" next year.

There was about 15 of us. Not to bad!!! i took pictures but, not alot sorry everyone i wish i had taken more.

Anyhow enjoy the show...


Thanks again to everyone who came, called and for the cards and gifts. One Sweet Highlight is about a half hour ago my mom got a call from a good friend and Mayor of West Valley City, Utah Mike Winder. Mike's Family are the Winder's and they own Winder Dairy! How sweet is that???




What Have I Lost?

"Brother [Thomas B.] Marsh was one of the first modern-day Apostles . . . . He eventually became President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles."While the Saints were in Far West, Missouri, Elizabeth Marsh, Thomas's wife, and her friend Sister Harris decided they would exchange milk in order to make more cheese than they otherwise could. . . . They agreed that they should not save what were called the strippings. . . . Strippings came at the end of the milking and were richer in cream."Sister Harris was faithful to the agreement, but Sister Marsh, desiring to make some especially delicious cheese, saved a pint of strippings from each cow and sent Sister Harris the milk without the strippings. This caused the two women to quarrel. . . . The matter was referred to the home teachers to settle. They found Elizabeth Marsh guilty of failure to keep her agreement. She and her husband were upset with the decision, and the matter was then referred to the bishop for a Church trial. The bishop's court decided that the strippings were wrongfully saved. . . ."Thomas Marsh appealed to the high council, and the men comprising this council confirmed the bishop's decision. He then appealed to the First Presidency of the Church. Joseph Smith and his counselors considered the case and upheld the decision of the high council."Elder Thomas B. Marsh, who sided with his wife through all of this, became angrier with each successive decision—so angry, in fact, that he went before a magistrate and swore that the Mormons were hostile toward the state of Missouri. . . ."After 19 years of rancor and loss, Thomas B. Marsh made his way to the Salt Lake Valley and asked President Brigham Young for forgiveness. . . . Said Brother Marsh: 'The Lord could get along very well without me and He . . . lost nothing by my falling out of the ranks; But O what have I lost?! Riches, greater riches than all this world or many planets like this could afford' (Thomas B. Marsh to Heber C. Kimball, May 5, 1857, Brigham Young Collection, Church History Library)."
Thomas S. Monson, "School Thy Feelings, O My Brother," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 68

Topics: Patience

Parents’ Influence

“It is impossible to overestimate the influence of parents who understand the hearts of their children. Research shows that during the most important transitions of life—including those periods when youth are most likely to drift away from the Church—the greatest influence does not come from an interview with the bishop or some other leader but from the regular, warm, friendly, caring interaction with parents.”
Robert D. Hales, “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Ensign, May 2010, 95

Topics: Children

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Listening to the Holy Ghost

“We are given the gift of the Holy Ghost after our baptism, but often we leave this gift on the shelf, forgetting that He will help us in the most important judgments of our lives. The Lord gave us this gift, knowing we would face difficult decisions in life. Listening to this voice is vital in developing good judgment. A relationship of listening often requires a quiet environment in which we can take time to ponder and hear the still, small voice. This peaceful environment is both external and internal.”
Gregory A. Schwitzer, “Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others,” Ensign, May 2010, 105

Topics: Baptism

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Your Testimony Will Never Leave Your Children

“If a child is not listening, don’t despair. Time and truth are on your side. At the right moment, your words will return as if from heaven itself. Your testimony will never leave your children. “As you reverently speak about the Savior—in the car, on the bus, at the dinner table, as you kneel in prayer, during scripture study, or in late-night conversations—the Spirit of the Lord will accompany your words.”
Neil L. Andersen, “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Ensign, May 2010, 110

Topics: Children

Ancient Record

"During the three years following his First Vision, Joseph felt very humble. Often, he said, 'I . . . felt condemned for my weakness and imperfections' (Joseph Smith—History 1:29). But he did not lose faith or forget the power of prayer."On September 21, 1823, at the age of 17, he knelt to ask 'for forgiveness of [his] sins and follies, and [to receive] a manifestation . . . of [his] state and standing before [God]' (Joseph Smith—History 1:29). As he prayed, a light once again appeared, increasing 'until the room was lighter than at noonday' (Joseph Smith—History 1:30). In that light there stood a personage dressed in a robe of 'exquisite whiteness' (Joseph Smith—History 1:31). He called Joseph by name and introduced himself as Moroni. He said 'that God had a work for [Joseph] to do' (Joseph Smith—History 1:33) and told him of an ancient record written on gold plates, which, when translated, became the Book of Mormon. The book contained a record of the fulness of the gospel, as taught to Moroni's ancestors by Jesus Christ. Joseph was directed to obtain that record, buried near his family's home in a nearby hill, which is now called Cumorah."
Robert D. Hales, "Receiving a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ," Ensign, Nov. 2003, 29

Topics: Humility

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Congratulations Jensen Family-- On the arrival of your beautiful baby girl...

I Hope i am not overstepping or anything but, i wanted to write a post and give a "Shout out!" to my Cousin Jeremy and his awesome and beautiful Wife Janelle and their family. I need to congratulate them because last night they welcomed a brand new beautiful baby girl to their family. I now have a new precious little cousin

Kate Olivia Jensen was born last night and she is so sweet! Congratulations guys Love you all!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Through but Not from Joseph Smith

"A . . . marvel of the translation process is that although he was intensely involved in translating an ancient record, the Prophet Joseph himself was clearly unschooled in things ancient. For example, early in the work he came across words concerning a wall around Jerusalem and asked Emma if the city indeed had walls. She affirmed what Joseph simply hadn't known. (See E. C. Briggs, "Interview with David Whitmer," Saints' Herald, 21 June 1884, 396.)"He knew nothing, either, of the literary form called chiasmus, which appears in the Bible at various places and, significantly, also appears in the Book of Mormon. . . .". . . We marvel that the Prophet Joseph Smith worked completely without referring to any other sources. None of the 12 people who either participated or merely observed mentioned Joseph's having any reference materials present. . . . Since the Prophet dictated openly, these individuals would have been aware of any suspicious behavior or procedures. Emma was emphatic on this very point: 'He had neither manuscript nor book to read from, [and] if he had anything of the kind he could not have concealed it from me' ("Last Testimony of Sister Emma," 289, 290)."Thus the Book of Mormon came through, but not from, Joseph Smith!"
Neal A. Maxwell,, "By the Gift and Power of God," Ensign, Jan. 1997, 36

Topics: Book of Mormon

The Vision of Young Women

“This is a magnificent time to be on the earth and to be a young woman. Our vision remains the same. It is to be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple. This is our superlative goal! And so we will continue to lead the world in a return to virtue—a return to chastity and moral purity. We will continue to do all we can to help each other ‘stand . . . in holy places’ and receive, recognize, and rely on the Holy Ghost.”
Elaine S. Dalton, “Remember Who You Are!” Ensign, May 2010, 120

Topics: Chastity

Saturday, August 21, 2010

LOST/STOLEN KEY'S @ BYU BOOKSTORE

My mom had her whole set of key's stolen at the BYU bookstore today. Such a frustrating day or afternoon. I added a post on the Provo/Orem Craigslist page in hopes of having them returned and reaching alot of people and i am doing the same here. Please spread the word.


here is the listing


Hi, My mom and i were down at BYU- Provo Campus in the Wilkinson Center. We went from our car in the parking lot into the Byu Bookstore purchased some items, paid for them, and then the nex thing we knew they had been taken. We looked in our car, the parking lot, in the store and around the Wilkinson center and area surrounding the Bookstore and no one really was of help to us or interested in helping. Including the employees of the bookstore. We spent 3-4 hours till close to 8 PM down there when finally another family member came to help.

Please whoever took them please be honest and turn them into lost and found, customer service in the book store and or the information desk in the Wilkinson center on the 1st floor or email me at the address listed and put key's in the subject line call my mom's cell phone @ 1-801-663-6382 and leave a message if necessary so we can arrange a pick up or give our address so you can send them to us. PLEASE!! We do not care we just want the key's back.

A description is as follows:

Purple (kind of wristband like you can put on your hand/arm) Keychain, Montana "KEY" Chain (It's in a shape of a key and looks like a key)(it has a pink heart in the center that has the word Montana on it- Paint is wearing off), Minnie House Key, Smiths Rewards key tags, maverik keytag, hallmark keytag, a key to a gate, shed etc.

Friday, August 20, 2010

YSA END OF SUMMER LUAU

On Thursday night my YSA Group and Branch had a End of Summer Luau. A few of the Elder's in the branch even learned and performed the HAKA! it was so much fun.. What a fun way to end the summer. Enjoy the show!!!




Pioneer Houses of God

"Upon my return from my visit to Sanpete County, I felt the desire to learn more about it's early pioneers. I decided to spend a few hours in the new Church History Library and read a little about their history."It was in the year 1849, just two years after they had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, when Brigham Young, the great colonizer of the West, called a group of Saints to journey south and start building their homes and communities all over again in another desert wasteland. A short time after they had settled in Sanpete, President Heber C. Kimball, a counselor to President Brigham Young, visited the Manti community and promised them that on the hill overlooking the valley, a temple would be built using stone from the mountains to the east. . . ."The cornerstone was laid on April 14, 1879, some 30 years after they had arrived in the Sanpete Valley. There are many stories that could be told about the diligence of the workmen, who put their very best into the construction of this beautiful temple. President Gordon B. Hinckley said several years ago at the rededication of the Manti Temple, 'I have been in the world's great buildings, and in none of these have I had the feeling I get in coming to these pioneer houses of God' (quoted in "Manti Temple Rededicated," Ensign, Aug. 1985, 73). The Hinckley family has a very special connection with the Manti Temple. Sister Marjorie Hinckley's grandfather lost his life from an injury sustained in its construction."
L. Tom Perry, "The Past Way of Facing the Future," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 74

Topics: Example

Blessing by Priesthood Authority

“Although we know of many cases where persons blessed by priesthood authority have been healed, we rarely refer to these healings in public meetings because modern revelation cautions us not to ‘boast [ourselves] of these things, neither speak them before the world; for these things are given unto you for your profit and for salvation’ (D&C 84:73).”
Dallin H. Oaks, “Healing the Sick,” Ensign, May 2010, 48

Topics: Melchizedek Priesthood

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Random Family Pictures and Fun...

August Relief Society

Tuesday night my home ward had Relief Society. A little different than usual as we usually have it on the 2nd Saturday of the month. But, this month different as we went to see a Free Summer Concert at the Brigham Young Historical Park in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
It was so nice and fun to be with such wonderful ladies and we had fun.



Sent to Earth to Endure

“Do not expect to be free entirely from trouble and disappointment and pain and discouragement, for these are the things that we were sent to earth to endure. “The scriptures promise, ‘There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it’ (1 Corinthians 10:13). “The Savior said, ‘Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me’ (D&C 88:63).”
Boyd K. Packer, “Prayer and Promptings,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 46

Topics:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Every Sincere Investigator

"We know Joseph Smith is a prophet; that the Father and the Son appeared to him in the spring of 1820 to usher in this final gospel dispensation; that he translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God; that he received keys and authority from angels sent for this very purpose; and that the Lord revealed to him the doctrines of salvation. "We announce that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the kingdom of God on earth, the only place where men may come to learn the true doctrines of salvation and find the authority of the holy priesthood. "We believe the Holy Ghost is a revelator and that he will bear testimony to honest people everywhere that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that this church is 'the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth.' (D&C 1:30.)"There is no need for anyone to remain in darkness; the light of the everlasting gospel is here; and every sincere investigator on earth can gain a personal witness from the Holy Spirit of the truth and divine nature of the Lord's work. "Peter said: '. . . God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted' by him (Acts 10:34–35), which means that the Lord will pour out his Spirit upon the faithful so they will know of themselves of the truths of this religion."
Joseph Fielding Smith, "Out of the Darkness," Ensign, June 1971, 4

Topics: Missionary Work

Strengthening Virtue through Small and Simple Things

“Recently I have been following our living prophets by working on the new Young Women Personal Progress value, virtue. While that may seem like a small and simple thing, I testify that value experience number 3 has already had a great impact in my life. The experience requires study of Alma chapter 5; it then asks you to make a list of what you will do to prepare yourself to enter the temple and receive the blessings Heavenly Father has promised.”
Ann M. Dibb, “Be Thou an Example of the Believers,” Ensign, May 2009, 115

Topics: Virtue

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spending time... Fun times with Mom and Me...

Today my mom and i went up to Bountiful and Centerville just to hang out and "Play!!" as we do not get up that way alot. Yes, i know i am weird because as you will see in the slideshow i even took pictures of where we went inside and out IE: Walmart, Seagull Book and tape etc. " (However the pictures are not in order but, you get the idea right ? ) That's just me.. I am glad i was able to hang out with my mom. I Love her!!! she's great!


FHE- MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHT...

Last night for FHE we did a Movie and Pizza Movie Night FHE included with popcorn as well. So much fun.. It was different and fun. The movie that was picked for us to watch was Willow. We were not done till after 11 PM- enjoy the show!!!


Important Causes

“We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Were we to step back, however, and take a good look at what we’re doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the ‘thick of thin things.’ In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes.”
Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 85

Topics:

Monday, August 16, 2010

When Christian Behavior Matters Most

"It has always been a wonderful testimony to me of the Prophet Joseph's greatness and the greatness of all of our prophets, including and especially the Savior of the world in His magnificence, that in the midst of such distress and difficulty they could remain calm and patient, charitable and forgiving—that they could even talk that way, let alone live that way. But they could, and they did. They remembered their covenants, they disciplined themselves, and they knew that we must live the gospel at all times, not just when it is convenient and not just when things are going well. Indeed, they knew that the real test of our faith and our Christian discipleship is when things are not going smoothly. That is when we get to see what we're made of and how strong our commitment to the gospel really is."Surely the classic example of this is that in the most painful hours of the Crucifixion the Savior could say, 'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:34). That is a hard thing to ask when we're hurting or have been offended, are tired or stressed out or suffering innocently. But that is when Christian behavior may matter the most. As Joseph was taught in his prison-temple [at Liberty Jail], even in distress and sorrow we must 'let [our] bowels . . . be full of charity towards all men . . . ; then [and only then] shall [our] confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and . . . the Holy Ghost shall be [our] constant companion' (D&C 121:45–46)."
Jeffrey R. Holland, "Lessons from Liberty Jail," Ensign, Sept. 2009, 32

Topics: Faith

Caleb and Sarah

My Friends Caleb Clayton and Sarah Blackwell Clayton were married and sealed for time and all eternity on Saturday August 14th, 2010 in the Mt Timpanogus Temple. It was good to see them and their family. Caleb's parents and 2 of his sister's and their families live out of state. One in Texas and one in Miles City, Montana and his parents who live in Glendive, MT also this includes his 2 younger sister's. They all were there and it was so good to see them.

It's such a blessing to know they will be married and sealed forever and there future family will be apart of this forever family. It was nice to meet Sarah's mom and stepfather as well. Such wonderful people.

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom! thank you for letting my family and i be apart of your day. Just so everyone knows Caleb is the younger Brother of my sister in law Lindsay. We all missed Caleb's brother sam as he is on his LDS mission in Canada. But, he was there in spirit. In face his mom and dad made a life size cardboard and cut out of his brother. It was sweeet!!!

There will be another reception for Caleb and Sarah tomorrow in Montana can't wait to see pictures from that and hear how that goes.





Most Precious Possession

“Some years ago another First Presidency made this statement, and your First Presidency today echoes the appeal. I quote, ‘To the youth . . . , we plead with you to live clean [lives], for the unclean life leads only to suffering, misery, and woe physically,—and spiritually it is the path to destruction. How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean; this youth has joy unspeakable here and eternal happiness hereafter. Sexual purity is youth’s most precious possession; it is the foundation of all righteousness.’ “May you have the courage to be chaste and virtuous.”
Thomas S. Monson, “May You Have Courage,” Ensign, May 2009, 126

Topics: Youth

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Witness to Sacred Things

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims to the world that this church is a restoration of Christ's church. A restoration was necessary because prophets and Apostles, who were the foundation of the Lord's original church, were put to death or otherwise taken. The Church today is built on a foundation of prophets and Apostles, with Jesus Christ as its chief cornerstone. It is therefore not a reformation, a revision, a reorganization, or a mere sect. It is the Church of Jesus Christ restored in these latter days. "A distinguishing feature of the Church is the claim to continuous revelation from the Lord—'the making known of divine truth by communications from its heavens.' (James E. Talmage, The Articles of Faith, 12th ed., Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1924, p. 296.) Today, the Lord's church is guided by the same relationship with Deity that existed in previous dispensations. "This claim is not made lightly. I know there is revelation, as I am a witness to sacred things also experienced by others who administer His work."
David B. Haight, "A Prophet Chosen of the Lord," Ensign, May 1986, 7

Topics: Priesthood Keys

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Larry

I Just wanted to write because today is my Uncle Larry's Birthday. Uncle Larry is my mom's younger brother. There are three children. My mom, Uncle Larry and Uncle Paul.

I Just wanted to write and give a shout out and wish my Uncle Larry a very Happy Birthday.. Happy Birthday Uncle Larry- hope it's a fabulous one for you and that you have many more birthday's.

I also want to thank him for always being there for me and always being supportive.

Thanks and Love

Happy Birthday!

The Witness of Joseph Smith in Our Time

“No testimony is more significant to us in our time than the witness of Joseph Smith. He was the prophet chosen to restore the ancient Church of Christ in this, the last time when the gospel will be on the earth before the return of Jesus Christ. Like all the prophets who opened the work of God in their dispensations, Joseph was given especially clear and powerful prophetic experiences to prepare the world for the Savior’s Second Coming.”
Robert D. Hales, “Seeking to Know God, Our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 30

Topics: Joseph Smith

I Have Actually Seen a Vision

"As I have contemplated the foundation laid by the early Saints, I have reviewed with reverence the sacrifice and devotion which they showed for the cause of truth. The pillars of their faith are still resident with us as a people today. We, like the early Saints, believe and testify, as the first pillar of our faith, that the Prophet Joseph Smith did indeed see the Father and the Son in the grove of trees in the spring of 1820. Said he, 'I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me' (JS—H 1:25). To those who questioned his experience, Joseph wrote, 'Why persecute me for telling the truth? I have actually seen a vision; and . . . why does the world think to make me deny what I have actually seen? For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it' (ibid.)."
Howard W. Hunter, "The Pillars of Our Faith," Ensign, Sept. 1994, 54

Topics: Joseph Smith

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Additional Support from Specialists

“There are many ways bishops and quorum members can help to relieve the suffering and anxiety of the unemployed. . . . Many wards and stakes have called employment specialists to provide bishops and quorum leaders with additional support. Do not hesitate to call upon them for help. “In many areas of the Church, we have established employment resource centers. The staff in these centers have been trained to assist you with your quorum, ward, and stake employment needs. Their close relationships with employers will be an asset with career development and employment.”
Richard C. Edgley, “This Is Your Phone Call,” Ensign, May 2009, 54

Topics: Work

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's Official...

Just wanted to write and let everyone know that It's Official!!

Holiday Oil is coming to Magna- It will be built on the lot and property of where the old Taco time was. We are so excited. Drove by i believe it was yesterday and saw the sign that says "Coming Soon Holiday Oil!"

Mini Girls Night out

Tonight we had a Mini- Girls night out with my mom and her friends from High School. I actually love hanging out with these wonderful ladies. So much fun! tonight there were including me 7 of us! but, it's all good! Here's to next time and more fun...



Stewardship

“We live in perilous times when many believe we are not accountable to God and that we do not have personal responsibility or stewardship for ourselves or others. Many in the world are focused on self-gratification, put themselves first, and love pleasure more than they love righteousness. They do not believe they are their brother’s keeper. In the Church, however, we believe that these stewardships are a sacred trust.”
Quentin L. Cook, “Stewardship—a Sacred Trust,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 91

Topics: Choice and Accountability

Monday, August 9, 2010

Always Remembering Him

"Over the last hours I have come to understand . . . blessings from 'always remembering him.' I thought of a family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I met years ago: a father, mother, and two teenage daughters who belonged to no church but read the Bible together every day. They pondered the Savior's life and his words. When we found them they had decided that Christ would have a church and that they should find it. They knew that it would have prophets and Apostles at its foundation because that is what Christ had left in his church in the meridian of time. They knew that the resurrected Lord had appeared to his Apostles."And so when we testified that God, the Father, and his Son, the Savior of the world, came to a boy prophet, Joseph Smith, that seemed right to them. When they heard us testify that Peter, James, and John appeared and restored priesthood, they knew that would have to have happened. And the Holy Spirit, which they also recognized, told them it was true. I realized sometime last night or early this morning that they recognized the truth, that this is the Church of Jesus Christ, in large part because they had always remembered him. Every day they had gathered to read about him and his words, and so they remembered him. And after they were baptized they were ready to follow the living prophet because they knew the Savior always speaks to his prophets to bless his people."
Henry B. Eyring, "Always Remember Him," Ensign, May 1995, 25–26

Topics: Conversion

The Invitation to Repent

“The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to ‘re-turn’ toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of keeping the commandments.”
Neil L. Andersen, “Repent . . . That I May Heal You,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 40

Topics: Repentance

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Family Reunion 2010!! Davis Around the World...

This past weekend was My Family Reunion - The Davis Family Reunion.. I think we did my Great Great Grandparents- Roy P Davis & Mary Catherine Graves Davis proud. They are the reason and the one's who started it all and the reason we have these reunions. I hope and pray they continue on for many many many years and "FOREVER!" and that they never end. That would be sad and a tragedy. But, enough of my soapbox.

It was real fun and i can't wait for next year. My family is in charge YAY!

we had a theme of Davis around the world! and each family did a presentation on different countries. In my slideshow you will find that there are pictures that not many family member's have and one of my great aunts who passed away as a baby. and Maps etc. those were part of the presentations.








The Reunion Invite...



One Qualification

"Never in this dispensation, and perhaps never before in any single period, has there been such a feeling of urgency among the members of this church as today. Her boundaries are being enlarged, her stakes are being strengthened. In the early years of the Church specific places to which the Saints were to be gathered together were given, and the Lord directed that these gathering places should not be changed, but then he gave one qualification: 'Until the day cometh when there is found no more room for them; and then I have other places which I will appoint unto them, and they shall be called stakes, for the curtains or the strength of Zion.' (D&C 101:21.) "At the Mexico City Area Conference last August [1972], Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Council of the Twelve, in a thought-provoking address, made some comments pertinent to this subject, and I quote a few sentences from his address: " 'Of this glorious day of restoration and gathering, another Nephite prophet said: "The Lord . . . has covenanted with all the house of Israel," that "the time comes that they shall be restored to the true church and fold of God"; and that "they shall be gathered home to the lands of their inheritance, and shall be established in all their lands of promise." (2 Ne. 9:1–2.)" 'Now I call your attention to the facts, set forth in these scriptures, that the gathering of Israel consists of joining the true church; of coming to a knowledge of the true God and of his saving truths; and of worshiping him in the congregations of the Saints in all nations and among all peoples. Please note that these revealed words speak of the folds of the Lord; of Israel being gathered to the lands of their inheritance; of Israel being established in all their lands of promise; and of there being congregations of the covenant people of the Lord in every nation, speaking every tongue, and among every people when the Lord comes again.' "
Harold B. Lee, "Strengthen the Stakes of Zion," Ensign, July 1973, 4

Topics: Zion

Friday, August 6, 2010

Patterns of Virtue

“Just as the Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build, stone by stone, you are building a virtuous life, step by step. You have made covenants to be obedient. You have made some good choices. The patterns of virtue you develop now will help you to continually hold fast to the iron rod. You will never be alone on your journey because the Savior will always be with you, and you can repent. You have been blessed with the Holy Ghost to comfort and guide you. Look to the examples of the believers in your life, and seek to help others on their journey.”
Mary N. Cook, “A Virtuous Life—Step by Step,” Ensign, May 2009, 119

Topics: Virtue

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Listening to and Connecting with Returned Missionary Sons

“And fathers, . . . listen to [your returned missionary sons], and connect with them in regular, focused conversation. Talk with them in depth about their feelings and desires. Pray with them and give them blessings as they face the important decisions in their future.”
M. Russell Ballard, “Fathers and Sons: A Remarkable Relationship,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 50

Topics: Fatherhood

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Essential Foundation Stone

"The year was 1820; the season, spring. The boy with questions walked into the grove of his father's farm. There, finding himself alone, he pleaded in prayer for that wisdom which James promised would be given liberally to those who ask of God in faith (see James 1:5). There, in circumstances which he has described in much detail, he beheld the Father and the Son, the great God of the universe and the risen Lord, both of whom spoke to him."This transcendent experience opened the marvelous work of restoration. It lifted the curtain on the long-promised dispensation of the fulness of times."For more than a century and a half, enemies, critics, and some would-be scholars have worn out their lives trying to disprove the validity of that vision. Of course they cannot understand it. The things of God are understood by the Spirit of God. There had been nothing of comparable magnitude since the Son of God walked the earth in mortality. Without it as a foundation stone for our faith and organization, we have nothing. With it, we have everything."Much has been written, much will be written, in an effort to explain it away. The finite mind cannot comprehend it. But the testimony of the Holy Spirit, experienced by countless numbers of people all through the years since it happened, bears witness that it is true, that it happened as Joseph Smith said it happened, that it was as real as the sunrise over Palmyra, that it is an essential foundation stone, a cornerstone, without which the Church could not be 'fitly framed together.' "
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Four Cornerstones of Faith," Ensign, Feb. 2004, 5

Topics: Joseph Smith

Eternal Principles and Truths

“Embedded in the gospel of Jesus Christ there are eternal principles and truths that will last far longer than the principles of building ships and roofs. You and I, as members of the Lord’s true Church, have special access and insight into these eternal principles and truths, especially when we listen to the Spirit for individual guidance and hear the prophet’s voice as he declares the will of God to the members of the Church.”
L. Tom Perry, “The Past Way of Facing the Future,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 74-75

Topics: Truth

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ksl.com - High school football: Hundreds hear touching tributes at Springville teen Brandon Jesse Curtis' funeral

My condolences go out to the family of Brandon Jesse Curtis


ksl.com - High school football: Hundreds hear touching tributes at Springville teen Brandon Jesse Curtis' funeral

A Warning

“Prophecies regarding the last days often refer to large-scale calamities such as earthquakes or famines or floods [and] . . . economic or political upheavals of one kind or another. But there is one kind of latter-day destruction that has always sounded to me more personal than public, more individual than collective—a warning, perhaps more applicable inside the Church than outside it. The Savior warned that in the last days even those of the covenant, the very elect, could be deceived by the enemy of truth.”
Jeffrey R. Holland, “Safety for the Soul,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 88

Topics: Adversity

Monday, August 2, 2010

Richhart Children

Here is a Slide show of the Richhart Children (My Brother Jared's and sister in law lindsay's children) and my nieces and nephew. Enjoy!!



my cute little niece ashlee

here is a cute video clip of my niece ashlee... Hope you all enjoy it!
video

Depend on the Lord

"I was a young missionary in northern England in 1922. Opposition to the Church became very intense. It became so strong that the mission president asked that we discontinue all street meetings. In some places, tracting was also discontinued."My companion and I had been invited to travel over to South Shields, on the northwest coast, and speak in the sacrament meeting. In the invitation they said, 'We feel sure we can fill the little chapel. Many of the people over here do not believe the falsehoods printed about us. If you'll come, we're sure that we'll have a great meeting.' We accepted."We fasted and prayed sincerely and went to the sacrament meeting. My companion had planned to talk on the first principles. I had studied hard in preparation for a talk on the Apostasy. There was a wonderful spirit in the meeting. The hall was filled. My companion spoke first and gave an inspirational message. I followed and talked with a freedom I had never experienced before in my life. When I sat down, I realized that I had not mentioned the Apostasy. I had talked on the Prophet Joseph Smith and borne my witness of his divine mission and of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. After the meeting had ended, many people came forward. Several nonmembers said, 'Tonight we received a witness that Mormonism is true. We are now ready for baptism.'"This was an answer to our prayers, for we had prayed to say only those things that would touch the hearts of the investigators."Learn to be dependent on the Lord for your success."
Ezra Taft Benson, "Keys to Successful Member-Missionary Work," Ensign, Sept. 1990, 5–6

Topics: Missionary Work

Passing Along the Sacred Legacy of Relief Society

“Just remember that the legacy is passed from heart to heart. Charity, the pure love of Christ, is part of the mighty change of heart which the Lord promises to His faithful disciples. So it is not hard to see what simple things you can and must do to pass the legacy along.”
Henry B. Eyring, “The Enduring Legacy of Relief Society,” Ensign, Nov 2009, 121–25

Topics: Relief Society

Sunday, August 1, 2010

DAD Getting Set Apart in new calling today- Sunday School President

My dad finally got set apart to his new calling as Sunday School President Yesterday. We are so happy and proud of him and know he will do a wonderful job. He always does a good job conducting. Yesterday he and one of his counselors got set apart. Congratulations dad we love you and are proud of you.