A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


If you haven't heard this before, it is quite amazing. This is a Neal A Maxwell talk given 30 years ago, but it very well could have been given 3 years ago. Especially pay attention at about 3:45.


Crystal said...

Absolutely incredible and totally inspired. Thank you for that posting! It totally inspired me of the blessed priesthood and the inspiration on this man as he prepared this talk and delivered it. I would say the title of this post should be PROPHETIC! with no question at all.

I am going to listen to it again... and the images absolutely fit perfectly. I saw the painting of the spacious building 2 summers ago in the art museum in Salt Lake City. It was expansive and immense and made my heart pound.

I can hardly believe that we are there. I never would have guessed that even 10 years ago. When I grew up, it was considered unbelievable socially to NOT believe in Christ. Ours is a world in which my daughter is afraid she will be judged harshly for her religion.

PS- I am going to copy the image of the one of baby feet around heart-shape held hands.

notthecroshaws said...

It's all there. Such prophecies have been around for eons, but we are now in the middle of the fulfillment. It is scarey, yet gratifying to be a sound member of the Church at this time, to be on the side that has the answers, to have the capacity to recognize these developments for what they are, and have a prophet who can help us know what to do about them. It is all part of the last act of the original play, and we are on the stage with a significant role to play. The plot may become more strange and frightening,and it may go on for some time before the final happy scene, but if we remain faithful and prepared, we need not fear.

Jason and Dana said...

I wonder if 30 years ago, everyone was saying, what is he talking about? That cant happen. But it sure is. Amazing.