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.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

My Grandpa Shirt Will Soon Be Obsolete

Genealogy Shirt

This shirt I received for Christmas over a year ago,
and it has been accurate, except for one little mistake,
Elliot is older than Skylar.  The other is Bubba Jr. is
actually Todd Wardle, he hadn't yet been born.
We have a pattern in our family, my sons have sons
and my daughters have daughters.  This has worked
for eight sons and three daughters.  Charity is
announcing that according to the recent ultrasound
she will be breaking the pattern.  They are expecting
a son in August. 
I love this shirt.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Introduction to the Book of Mormon

Sunday School: Introduction to the Book of Mormon




These are links for an introduction to the Book of Mormon.  The first is a talk from President Benson.  The second is a movie and the third a song.  I want everyone to know that I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon.  It is a book of God and will bring us closer to Christ.  It is the keystone of our church.

I wanted to share this last link from Elder Holland.  This is his testimony of the Book of Mormon.  Again I testify that this is a true book.  I pray tat you take the time to study it, ponder what you read, and ask God if it is not a true book.  It will change your life.   There was a long scripture we didn't get to in class today, which is a vision Mormon had of our day.
Mormon 8
 25 And behold, their aprayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth.
 26 And no one need say they shall not come, for they surely shall, for the Lord hath spoken it; for aout of the earth shall they come, by the hand of the Lord, and none can stay it; and it shall come in a day when it shall be said that bmiracles are done away; and it shall come even as if one should speak cfrom the dead.
 27 And it shall come in a day when the ablood of saints shall cry unto the Lord, because of secret bcombinations and the works of darkness.
 28 Yea, it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be adenied, and bchurches become defiled and be clifted up in the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of churches and teachers shall rise in the pride of their hearts, even to the envying of them who belong to their churches.
 29 Yea, it shall come in a day when athere shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and bvapors of smoke in foreign lands;
 30 And there shall also be heard of awars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places.
 31 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be great apollutionsupon the face of the earth; there shall be bmurders, and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who will say, Do this, or do that, and it cmattereth not, for the Lord will duphold such at the last day. But wo unto such, for they are in the egall of bitterness and in the fbonds of iniquity.
 32 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be achurches built up that shall say: Come unto me, and for your money you shall be forgiven of your sins.
 33 O ye wicked and perverse and astiffnecked people, why have ye built up churches unto yourselves to get bgain? Why have ye ctransfiguredthe holy word of God, that ye might bring ddamnation upon your souls? Behold, look ye unto the erevelations of God; for behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.
 34 Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you.
 35 Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.
 36 And I know that ye do awalk in the pride of your hearts; and there are none save a few only who do not blift themselves up in the pride of their hearts, unto the wearing of cvery fine apparel, unto envying, and strifes, and malice, and persecutions, and all manner of iniquities; and your churches, yea, even every one, have become polluted because of the pride of your hearts.
 37 For behold, ye do love amoney, and your substance, and your fine apparel, and the adorning of your churches, more than ye love the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted.
 38 O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will canker, why have ye polluted the holy church of God? Why are ye aashamed to take upon you the name of Christ? Why do ye not think that greater is the value of an endless happiness than that bmisery which never dies—because of the cpraise of the world?
 39 Why do ye adorn yourselves with that which hath no life, and yet suffer the hungry, and the needy, and the naked, and the sick and the afflicted to pass by you, and notice them not?
 40 Yea, why do ye build up your asecret abominations to get gain, and cause that widows should mourn before the Lord, and also orphans to mourn before the Lord, and also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground, for vengeance upon your heads?
  41 Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you; and the time soon cometh that he avengeth the ablood of the saints upon you, for he will not suffer their cries any longer.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dental Extractions

I have had two dental extractions over the last couple months, one just before Thanksgiving and the other after Christmas.  The second I probably would not have done if not for the first.  The first resulted from a molar hurting.  I had been told that it was cracked and needed a crown, however by the time it started hurting it couldn't be saved by a crown.  They scheduled the periodontist so far out I eventually had them have the oral surgeon take it out.  The pain had become unbearable.  Consequently no build up, and when the second tooth needed extracting I decided to just live with one tooth less, top and bottom on one side.    The first tooth, I  didn't even look at.  I did the second.  However I didn't even think of taking pictures.  I had previously had a wisdom tooth removed. 
The side effect list they make you sign include broken jaw.  That did not sound too fun.  And then they say you will hear cracking sounds.  With the first tooth the assistant held my jaw to reenforce it.  I had terrible thought s about being the one whose jaw breaks. 
Forty years ago (at my missionary dental exam) Dr. Jorgensen in Hyrum told me I would loss all my teeth before I was thirty if I didn't change my habits.  In the end, it is at age 60 that I loss my first tooth, but loss two instead of one. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy Birthday to Kayla

We visited Kayla and Jeremy with the Halls for Kaylas's birthday.  We were able to sing and eat cake Jeremy had made.  We also watched the kids play on their dump truck.  It was too quick of a trip as we were feeding the missionaries and had computer repair people coming over.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Mark

Mark was in town for his birthday this year.  This doesn't happen very often, but he and Lizzy went on a cruise, and we got to watch the boys.  The boy were fun; and we enjoyed Mark and Lizzy's company when they came through.  Gus helped me with family history work.  He is a great shredder person.  Elliott stay closer to his grandma, but also helped with shredding.  He over loaded the shredded paper catcher, so had to stop.  Mark and Lizzy got back on Mark's birthday, so Charity made German chocolate cake, and Sheri made Navajo tacos (The Wardle version with scone instead of fry bread.)  We all got to sing, as off key as we could.