Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day!! May God Bless America.

This is the Fourth of July in our little town. So many people come to see the fireworks that you'd think it was a pretty decent sized and functional town if you only visited on this day. The fireworks here are the best I've seen. They beat out the two biggest towns in the 45 mile radius. I actually had a lot of pride tonight(the good kind of course), thinking about all the people gathered together in commemoration of our independence.

Let us thank God every day for this blessed land. Happy 4th to all!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Being a "Thinker"

Glenn Beck often refers to himself as a thinker. He doesn't have a college degree(so what!), but has so much knowledge and it has gotten him to the position he is in. Joe and I like to think of ourselves in that way. Joe is much more innovative and intuitive than me, but I think things through fully much more than him. I guess that's where the whole helping each other comes in. Joe has opened my eyes, heart, and mind to the realities of our day. It is hard for me to think that the prophecies that have been prophesied will come to pass soon, but the Lord has given us many clues. I suppose it is our job as Latter-day Saints to piece the puzzle together. I have been doing so much thinking lately about the literal gathering and the building of a New Jerusalem. I don't want to wish the calamities upon us, but the signs and warnings that have been given to us point to the urgent need for preparedness. I found a very useful resource for scriptural references to the signs of the last days that of course precede the second coming. Here's the site: LDS Last Days . Please check it out for yourselves! It made me feel better to know where the scriptures are to back up the things I've heard. I hate it when you hear something and you can't find where it originated. I don't like to just take someones word for it because that is how people can get misled. Let me know what you think about the site!! It is totally scripture based. I would like to hear others' thoughts on the literal gathering, the time when we are supposed to flock to the center of the nation(Missouri) for protection, and the constitution hanging by a thread(of which I believe Brigham Young said was not far even back then...and look at the nominees we have for president...I COULD SCREAM!). Okay, so I'll let that sit for now:P Let me hear from y'all!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pool Time!

Mallorie and her cousin Ethan(just disregard me and my running make-up that looks like a black eye!), they fought most of the time he was here, but they actually did really enjoy their time in the pool last week!!