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, January 31, 2017

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

The testimony of the blind man before the Jewish aristocracy is incredible.  Some people who have eyes to see, refuse to see, while others who the blind is made whole and sees the Son of God.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grand Baby #11 and Caleb and Annie's First

Baby Boy Wardle, with going back between Tucker and Todd and earlier Finn and Brigham for a name.

Bible Video: Forgive 70 Times 7

I thinks what the Lord is saying is that we must always forgive.

PINEWOOD DERBY 2017, Northland Ward

A few views of the Pinewood Derby Pack Meeting.  Tony came in fourth.  This includes Tony receiving his Bear.  Luke Baer crossed the bridge or zip line to Boy Scouts.  All the kids got to ride the zip line.

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Here is a powerful testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  I though I would share as I am teaching this lesson to my primary class today.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mans Search for Happiness (1986)

This is the 198 remake of the 1964 WOrld's Fair movie.  The narration is the same, by Richard L. Evans, however the actors are different with a bit different interpretation.

Go and Sin No More

John 8:2-11

2  And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Such a powerful statement for repentance, Go and sin no more.  

Health As I See It: Candy Flavored Tobacco?

This is a pamphlet I picked up at the Health Fair for employees of
Valley Medical Center.  I am not sure which booth this was from,
but it is published by Journeyworks Publishing.
 Making tobacco look like candy, or
adding flavors deemed to be "cool"
does not make nicotine any less deadly.
Much of this business has to do with
making tobacco seem more
appealing.  In the end tobacco is a very
addictive product, and this type of
marketing targets those who are most
vulnerable. These are things to avoid
 at all costs, don't be fooled.

All tobacco products have nicotine, nicotine is a drug, it effects your 
body and causes you to crave more.  addiction to nicotine will cause 
you to want it all the time.  

Rainbow Ends a Wet Two Weeks

Arriving at work I was greeted by a rainbow, which is almost a double if you look close.  This was Monday 1/23.17

Friday, January 27, 2017

Health As I See It: Rattlesnake First Aid and Safety

DO: Calm the victim.  Keep the bitten body part still, remove rings and 
other constricting items, and keep the bite below heart level.  
Clean the wound and apply a clean, dry bandage. Get the victim to 
nearest emergency facility for treatment.
DON'T:  Don't apply a tourniquet.  Donn't pack the bite area in ice or 
apply a cold compress.  Con't cut the bite site.  Don't suck the venom 
out with your mouth.  Don't let the victim drink alcohol, eat food, 
or take drugs.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jesus Heals a Lame Man on the Sabbath

This Video portrays Jesus, a lame man by the pool, and then the reaction of the Pharisees when the see the lame man walking carrying his bed.  Very well done.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Man's Search for Happiness 1964 World's Fair, NY

This is the classic 1964 World's Fair version of this movie.  It describes clearly the Mormon Belief of God's design for man.  This film, although short, provides a good description of our purpose in life.  

Whosoever Will Lose His Life for My Sake Shall Find It

Jesus had a sure knowledge of his need to be crucified, and that he would rise again.  He also had a sure knowledge of the judgement, and the second coming.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Thou Art the Christ, The Son of God

In this short clip we hear Peter's short testimony, Jesus' declaration that upon revelation from heaven he will build his kingdom, and proclaiming Peter will have power to bind and loss on earth and it will be done in heaven.

LDS.org Blog: Four Steps to Change.

LDS.Org has posted a blog on goal setting in light of the new year.  It is a blog written by Sean Johnson.  Before given his four step approach, he reminds us that we are trying to be like Jesus, and that change is hard.  Then his four steps:
1.Ask for Direction.  Who thought of making self improvement a matter for prayer?
2. Think small.  small steps in a positive direction are in a positive direction.
3. Take time to reflect.  I am trying to take time to reflect more.  Reflection is thinking about what your doing.
4. Keep trying.  We all know the saying.  I mom would quote this to us a lot.

San Juan Bautista: Animal Print Tiles

When they were making the tiles for San Juan Bautista Mission, they left them outside to dry over night.  Animals left foot prints in some of the tiles.  The most common print is that of a coyote.  They say there are also bear.  There are also leaf impressions.  Here are the prints we found while at the Mission.  Most our on the tiles by the entry, but there are some up front and some in the side aisles.