Our time in the George's home, here in Tumwater, seems to be going a little too quickly. We're at the 2 1/2 month mark already -- nearly a quarter of our way through the year that we can stay here. I've already had someone ask me "what's next?" and indeed it is time already to … Continue reading Turning Point?
We attended Stake Conference meetings yesterday and today and were privileged to have in attendance Elder Scott D. Whiting, a General Authority of the church. In the Adult Session last evening, we first heard from President Bates, 2nd Counselor in the Stake. He related the story of his younger sister who fell away from the … Continue reading An exceptional Stake Conference
I recently unfollowed* a number of my friends on Facebook. Why? Because I was finding their posts to be ￼more and more disturbing. ￼ These are friends who are all about my age and who used to be ￼loving individuals. ￼￼They were kind, respectful, tolerant, and forgiving. However, as they've grown older, they seem to … Continue reading Do people become more prejudiced as they age?
They were slower to extend callings to us here than they were in Albuquerque, but it finally happened. They called Susan and me to team-teach the 10-year olds -- the oldest Primary class. Yesterday was our first lesson. It's the perfect time to start since it's the start of a new year. We have 5 … Continue reading Teaching Primary
Time to fill in some blanks, particularly relating to the holidays. I should preface this by noting that Susan has long anticipated the possibility of spending Thanksgiving or Christmas with all of her children. This holiday season held the greatest chance yet of that happening because we have a nice home to host a gathering … Continue reading The Holidays 2019
My Uncle Gene is 93 and currently under hospice care. He was diagnosed with lung cancer a couple years ago, and was told he had less than a year to live. He's clearly beat that prediction, but he took a turn for the worse a couple months ago. One of the first things we did … Continue reading Ginger’s visit
This is Susan's first talk in the Olympia 4th Ward, given on Nov 24, 2019. She gave it while sitting in wheel chair, which was a first. She hurt her back a few days ago while trying to put Elmo's collar on him. In April Conference 2003, Pres. Dallin H. Oaks gave a talk titled, “Give … Continue reading Give Thanks in All Things — Sacrament Meeting Talk