Dear Joselyn, Happy 8th birthday! It's always exciting to have a birthday, but it's especially exciting this year because you are now able to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is a very big event for you and I hope you are looking forward to it. … Continue reading Dear Joselyn,
Last Saturday, Derek (Susan's youngest) moved into the house with us, along with his wife, Katrina, and their 3 yr old son, Gentry. They've been wanting to move for some time because of mold in their mobile rental home, but were told they need to move out a few weeks ago because the owner decided … Continue reading Derek & family move in
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