I have decided for the moment anyway to use this site as a way to express the thoughts and feelings that come to me as I study the scriptures or listen to an inspiring talk or that just happen whenever. I suppose there are times I might write other things here too but for now this is my plan.
We spent the 4th of July weekend at the Hodgson Family reunion in Bozeman, Montana. Here are some pictures of floating the Madison. It was great fun. We had a great time and loved seeing all the family.
“I promise that each faith-filled step will be met with help from heaven” – Elder Bennett
Our challenges, including those we create by our own decisions, are part of our test in mortality. . . . Our success is never measured by how strongly we are tempted but by how faithfully we respond. ---Elder Robert D. Hales, Ensign, May 2009, p.7
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
From President Thomas S Monson talk, Ensign, Nov 2008, p.84: “Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend . . . when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present---love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us [happiness]---the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.” Sarah Ban Breathnach