Archive for September, 2010

The Game goes on…..

September 29, 2010

Well hopefully I shall soon be posting notes from my B/X campaign. I will probably start with the house rules till I can convince my players to provide me with Charter Bio’s


Moses and Brigham Young

September 29, 2010

“Moses and Brigham Young had much in common. They were astute followers before they became great leaders. Moses had been prepared in the courts of Egypt and had gained much experience in military and other responsibilities. Brigham Young was likewise prepared for his leadership role. In the march of Zion’s Camp he had observed the leadership of the Prophet Joseph Smith under difficult conditions. Brigham Young aided in the removal of the Prophet Joseph from Kirtland. He also directed the move of the persecuted Saints from Missouri to Nauvoo.”

Russell M. Nelson, “The Exodus Repeated,” Ensign, July 1999, 9

Generations Linked in Love

September 29, 2010

“Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors through sacred ordinances of the temple.”

Russell M. Nelson, “Generations Linked in Love,” Ensign, May 2010, 92

Time goes by….

September 29, 2010

Wow I can’t believe this year is almost up. Already down to the last quarter of the year. I can remember when the year started. Ella in the hospital and our finances in ruin and a whole year staring us in the eyes. Now Things are doing better, things are still tight but we have taken steps to get ourselves in better finical shape and preparing for our children’s finical future.  2 wonderful children, a wonderful wife and life looks great from where I sit. How much different the future looks now then is did at the start of the year. Hope and Faith can make all the difference.

Mothers Teaching Children in the Home

September 28, 2010

“I believe it is by divine design that the role of motherhood emphasizes the nurturing and teaching of the next generation.”

L. Tom Perry, “Mothers Teaching Children in the Home,” Ensign, May 2010, 31

Make Your Houses Happy Homes

September 27, 2010

“Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and ‘at home.’ Let us open also the doors of our very souls, that the dear Christ may enter. Remember His promise: ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him’ (Revelation 3:20).”

Thomas S. Monson, “Hallmarks of a Happy Home,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 8

They Must Be Brought Here

September 27, 2010

They Must Be Brought Here

“It was Sunday, October 5, 1856. On Saturday, the day before, a small group of missionaries returning from England arrived in the valley. They had been able to make relatively good time because their teams were strong and their wagons light. Franklin D. Richards was their leader. They immediately sought out President Brigham Young. They told him that hundreds of men, women, and children were scattered along the trail that led from the Missouri River to the Salt Lake Valley. Most of them were pulling handcarts, two companies of these, with two smaller companies following behind with ox teams and wagons. The first group was probably at this time in the area of Scotts Bluff, more than four hundred miles from their destination, with the others behind them. It was October, and they would be trapped in the snows of winter and perish unless help was sent.”Brigham Young had known nothing of this. There was, of course, at that time no rapid means of communication. . . . The next morning, the Sabbath, he stood before the people in the Tabernacle and said:” ‘I will now give this people the subject and the text for the Elders who may speak. . . . It is this. On the 5th day of October, 1856, many of our brethren and sisters are on the plains with handcarts, and probably many are now seven hundred miles from this place, and they must be brought here, we must send assistance to them. The text will be, “to get them here.” . . . ” ‘That is my religion; that is the dictation of the Holy Ghost that I possess. It is to save the people.’ ”

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Our Mission of Saving,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 52

Every Trial Is Necessary

September 24, 2010

Every Trial Is Necessary

“President Brigham Young offered the profound insight that at least some of our suffering has a purpose when he said:” ‘All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation. Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord. . . . Every trial and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation’ (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A Widtsoe [1954], 345). “We have much reason to hope. Joy can be ours if we are willing to sacrifice all for the Lord. Then we can look forward to the infinitely priceless possibility of overcoming all the challenges of this life. Then we will be with the Savior forever and, as President Brigham Young also said, “anticipate enjoying the glory, excellency and exaltation which God has prepared for the faithful’ (“Remarks,” Deseret News, May 31, 1871, 197).”

James E. Faust, “Where Do I Make My Stand?” Ensign, Nov. 2004, 18–21

Whites not Wii this year

September 24, 2010

Well I was hoping to buy a Wii or xbox for Linda and Ella for Christmas this year, but Maggie and I have dedicated ourselves to going to the Temple at least once a quarter, so I think we will be buying whites and Robes etc. We may even buy them early so while we are in Tulsa we might be able to go to the Oklahoma temple

Priceline comes through again

September 20, 2010

Well We needed to get another rental car for October so Maggie can up up to a convention workshop thing in Charlottesville VA. SO I got on Price line and then Time I saved 34% off the rental price which was needed as the prices for the month of October are a bit higher then they where this summer, Snagged a great price and going to have a smooth trip woot

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