What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Concert Thursday and Sunday

I like to sing for the Holidays, especially spiritual Christmas music.  the manteca Stake is joining with the St. Pauls United Methodist choir and bell choir to perform a couple evenings this week.  You are most welcome to attend, and I understand there will be snacks after.  I am not privy to the entire program, but the men sing a son, the women sing one, with the Bell choir the choir is performing "Carol of the Bells."  The choir is also singing "Joy to the World" and "What Shall I give?"  We are also singing O Holy Night with soloists.  Caleb's high school choir teacher will be one of the soloists.  This year the are recommending donating food items for St. Paul's pantry.

Northland Ward Christmas Party

Light the World Day 12 2017: Mourn with those who Mourn.

Blessed Are They that Mourn
This little link shares the story of Jon and Michelle Schmidt (Piano guys) who lost their daughter this past hear in a hiking accident.   Many people reached out to them; which helped ease their pain.  A coworker lost her mother over the weekend.  She hasn't been back to work, but we did sign a card today.  I hope to be available for her to mourn.  There are many in our Ward who likewise have lost loved ones.  They continue to need support. 

Hawk Visiting the Neighborhood Sunday

Sheri spied this hawk on the lamp post, and backed up for us all to see.  We even opened the window and listened to hims caws for a time.  Sheri suggested (in jest I think) that we let the rabbit out in the back yard.   I had heard there were hawks in Manteca, but this is my first time seeing one. 

Christmas Spirit: Clarks Come Caroling

In all our married life, I do not think we have ever been caroled, at least not properly.  However, a week ago Monday, we were visited by many of the Clarks.  this includes the Binghams, the Hickmans, The Elliots, and other brothers not yet married.  Needless to say there was quite a crowd.  Even more impressive, they were singing parts, and in tune.  Me and the family have gone caroling, but never have we sounded quite so good.  Thanks to all those who came by.  Sorry, I didn't think fast enough to get pictures, but it was something to behold.