Thanksgiving 2018

We enjoyed Thanksgiving here at home with some friends -- Dave and Corrine Salisbury, Joe and Rhonda Reincut (not sure about spelling), and their friend Pearl Beach. We fixed the turkey, a sweet potato casserole with cranberries, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a fruit punch. The Salisburys provided rolls and a salad. The Reincuts brought dessert, … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018


Playing in the backyard

We're really enjoying the backyard of the Rasband's home. It's pretty large with some good-sized trees and a watered lawn. It would be especially great if we had grandchildren visiting us. There's a playset, monkey bars, and even a tree-house. Plus a see-saw, which we enjoyed Friday evening: We're still trying to get Elmo … Continue reading Playing in the backyard

Sacrament Meeting Talk – Ministering to Future Members

Here's my first talk as a High Councilman, given August 19 2018 in the Ladera Ward, Los Lunas Stake, New Mexico. The topic we have been assigned to speak about this month is “ministering to future members”. What comes to your mind when I say that? (ministering to future members). Why would the stake presidency … Continue reading Sacrament Meeting Talk – Ministering to Future Members


Portion of an email message from Dave Salisbury, Sage Ward High Priests Group Leader: I have been reading in Mosiah, the final address of king Benjamin.  In Chapter four, verses 5-10, a pattern of belief and living is established.  Verse 11 makes a powerful statement regarding belief turning into knowledge and what happens after this … Continue reading Pride