It’s been a very uplifting and spiritual weekend. We had a visiting general authority and an area seventy come to our stake conference. We knew that we were going to be getting a new stake presidency. Our stake president had been serving for 9 years. Elder Randall K. Bennett and his wife Shelley along with... Continue Reading →
As a follow up to my post on temples, this video explains what happens inside the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's a great follow up to my Mountain of the Lord post. I was able to see some of the stained glass for the Rome temple before it was... Continue Reading →
A little plug for my daughter Julienne Bringhurst. She sings an Elvis Presley song, "Can't Help Falling In Love" at Utah State University's PoBev 2019. The video footage isn't great, but you can hear her smooth vocals. https://youtu.be/he1V_6oqq6s
We have been reading in the Matthew in the New Testament in our Church studies. I just so happen to be reading in 3 Nephi 13 in my personal studies. The messages are similar. In Matthew Jesus is speaking to those in Israel, in the Sermon on the Mount. In 3 Nephi, he is speaking... Continue Reading →
This picture is of the Jordan River Temple early this morning. I remember going to the open house with my grandmother after it was built in 1981. I'm always amazed at the faithful elderly at the temple as workers and patrons who are there in the early hours of the morning and late into the... Continue Reading →
I recently read 3 Nephi 1, in the Book of Mormon. This took place right before Jesus Christ was born. It talks about how many of the people did not believe that Christ would come as the prophets had said. Many said that nobody could know for sure that He would come. There were some... Continue Reading →
Two years ago, my daughter Maggie and I went on a humanitarian trip of sorts with a charity called A Child's Hope Foundation. We traveled down to the Buena Vida Orphanage, in Baja, Mexico to work on the orphanage that they were building. We quickly grew to love these children, aging from toddlers to teenagers preparing to go to college.
As I followed the arrows around the building to the drive-thru, and just about as I was to enter the part where you place your order, a little old white Ford Escort came flying towards me going the wrong way and cut me off turning sharply to go into the drive-thru.
I heard this quote today and I really liked it. "If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." - C.S. Lewis If you are looking at... Continue Reading →