Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I was listening to this talk by President Eyring and was thinking how important it is for all of us to have unity in our families. There is conflict raging everywhere. We are surrounded by it. But we don't have to invite it into our lives. There is so much negative out there, that we need to consciously avoid it. It is important for us to do everything we can to have the Spirit in our lives and in our homes. The Spirit will bring us true happiness. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. Because we are an eternal family, we need to work hard to maintain and improve this blessing.
I also found this talk to be fascinating. He tells how he changed himself by thinking about the ways he thinks. Although this talk has a number of typos, etc. it has excellent content. I hope you will have time to read it. I may have sent it to some of you in the past.
Anyway, I love all of you and hope you will have happy lives. I know we can't be happy all the time, but we can be most of the time. When you consider our blessings-- a loving Heavenly Father, the Savior and his atonement, prophets, apostles, truth, temples, eternal families, the restored gospel... we have reasons to rejoice every single day.
Elder Eyring ends his talk with these words:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Mom came out to DC this weekend for my graduation, so I had the luxury of spending a portion of Mother's Day with her. She's en route back to Idaho now, but today I had a flash of a distant memory that reminded me of just how great an impact her example has had on the way I live my life.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I'll never forget that day. The fact that I was late (no surprise) and the almost married Crystal to somebody else;-) I'll never forget the joy of not only marrying Crystal but also getting a step-daughter for whom I am developing an appreciation. She really is a great young lady and a good big sister.
This happens everytime he either falls asleep when I'm holding him or when he hugs me.