Monday, March 31, 2008
Yay for conference weekend coming up!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Needless to say, I am thrilled for Easter! cuz I will get to see him on Friday! I am taking a 5 day weekend... to be in AZ. haha I can't wait. Easter egg hunts are the best!Of course the true meaning of Easter is even more wonderful, and the pageant should be spectacular as always!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Here is an interesting excerpt :
"The Punta Arenas Chile Stake is the Church's southernmost stake anywhere on this planet, its outermost borders stretching toward Antarctica. Any stake farther south would have to be staffed by penguins. For the Punta Arenas Saints it is a 4,200-mile round-trip bus ride to the Santiago temple. For a husband and wife it can take up to 20 percent of an annual local income just for the transportation alone. Only 50 people can be accommodated on the bus, but for every excursion 250 others come out to hold a brief service with them the morning of their departure.
Pause for a minute and ask yourself when was the last time you stood on a cold, windswept parking lot adjacent to the Strait of Magellan just to sing with, pray for, and cheer on their way those who were going to the temple, hoping your savings would allow you to go next time? One hundred ten hours, 70 of those on dusty, bumpy, unfinished roads looping out through Argentina 's wild Patagonia. What does 110 hours on a bus feel like? I honestly don't know, but I do know that some of us get nervous if we live more than 110 miles from a temple or if the services there take more than 110 minutes. While we are teaching the principle of tithing to, praying with, and building ever more temples for just such distant Latter-day Saints, perhaps the rest of us can do more to enjoy the blessings and wonder of the temple regularly when so many temples are increasingly within our reach."How grateful we should be to have temples so close by!