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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Northland Ward Fall Festival: Watch the Road

I know it is late, but just a warning for those coming to the Halloween party today; the Lathrop exit is now before Lathrop instead of after.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jesus Raises the Son of a Widow from the Dead

The Widow of Nain lost her son.  They took him on the burial pyre.  Jesus took mercy on her, and brought her son back to life.  This is another example of Jesus' power over death.
11 ¶And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had acompassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
 15 And he that was adead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a afear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath bvisited his people.
 17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Jud├Ža, and throughout all the region round about.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Movie Review: Max Lucado 3:16

Movie Review: Max Lucado 3:16
This is basically a preacher’s recounting of the scripture from John, over and over with different stories.  I am not sure if I agree with his philosophy.  He basically says it doesn’t matter who we are, if we believe in Christ, we then receive Eternal life.  The King James version: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  However the version he uses says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  There is a difference.  I don’t want to down play the grace of God.  Without the atonement of Christ there is no immortality nor eternal life.  That we will all resurrect is a gift from God to everyone.  That we can also receive eternal life is also a gift from God, after all we can do.  I guess I also believe the Bible when James says, faith without works is dead.  We do need to life our lives in accordance with our belief.
Another subtle difference between Mormon thought and what others might think is the difference between eternal life and immortality.  Eternal life is in God’s presence, enjoying the association with our family.  However immortal life does not necessarily include these blessings. 
I think we cannot underestimate the role of Christ in our lives.  However, his life was one of example as well.  We should live and follow his example as much as we can.  IN this way we will be comfortable lifing with God the Father and His son Jesus Christ.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthdays: Jeremy, Bronston and Skylar

 Saturday birthday barbeque and celebration

 Charity made cakes

 Jeremy and Skylar, and yes we sang twice

 Baby Bronston, born day before Jeremy's birthday and on Natalia's birthday.

 Tony and Laura Ly (Kayla's sister) with their electronics

Bronston Isaac Wardle Born Friday October 17, 2014

At the Family Center, Sutter Hospital in Modesto.  Bronston is Jeremy and Kayla's second.
 Grandma Sheri, Skylar, baby, Uncle Tony and Jeremy

 Uncle Tony

Kayla and Skylar

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Movie Review: Walking Down Your Blood Sugar

This exercise video features Leslie Sansone who walks you through a two-mile aerobic walk.  The part that relates to diabetes is the pep talk she gives while you are walking.  This includes saying we do not let exercise beat us, but invigorate us.  We are only beaten when we stay on the couch.
I found the two-mile workout more than I could handle.  However, Sheri says she has a DVD with the same concept, which has one to four mile workouts.  I think I can handle the four mile.  Sheri says it is pretty mild.  her walks start slow, then build and then cool down and stretch.  That sounds good. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beach Trip: Seabright Santa Cruz

Seabright is next to the Beach Board Walk in Santa Cruz.  October it is lovely at the beach.  The waves sound cool, a cool breeze is blowing, but the sun is bright.
Tony Chasing Waves

There is something out there.  We heard a sea lion barking

looking back at the pier and the cloud bank