President Eyring in the General Session

I don’t think that my kids have ever been that well behaved in a session of Stake Conference.  Don’t get me wrong.  Things weren’t perfect, and we had a rough spot near the beginning, but overall (especially near the end), I was amazed at how well they behaved. The talks again were wonderful.  Even those talks that were given by the young man and young woman were inspired.  Perhaps it was the spirit that President Eyring brought with him to the meeting.  Regardless, this was perhaps the best General Session of Stake Conference I can ever remember attending. For his

President Henry B. Eyring at Stake Conference

It is an extremely rare opportunity for a member of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to visit a Stake Conference. In fact, President Henry B. Eyring told us in this meeting that as a general rule the First Presidency doesn’t visit Stake Conferences. However, he felt inspired to visit one before he spoke in General Conference in October. So, he received a list of three Stakes and we were blessed to have him be directed to our Conference this weekend. Originally, I was planning on giving a complete run down of the things

Welcome Home PandaMae

Last year I went with my oldest daughter to Girl’s Camp.  Back then I thought it was for her.  I felt that it would make it easier for her to be away from the family for a whole week. Let me explain, in the LDS Church many there is an organization for the teenage girls.  It is called the Young Women’s organization.  It’s primary focus is teaching the girls the gospel of Jesus Christ.  But the “young women” often learn life skills and have fun. Each year as part of the learning about Christ, and having fun, and learning life

Virtual Tours of LDS Temples

Wow!  So yesturday I was just clicking around Google, and I found this program of called SketchUp, which is used to make 3D images.  Google offers it for free (and they have pay version) in the hopes that people will make images of their favorite places.  I think that Google hopes to offer a 3D image of the world through Google Earth. Because I was bored, I figured that I would try to learn SketchUp by making a mock-up of the Salt Lake Temple.  I have a fairly nice model  started, and I am having fun learning it.  But in

My Christmas Card(s) to You

Rather than giving you one Christmas card this year, I will share 14.  I read about these wonderful cards in the Deseret News. And while watching it, I was touched, and reminded of the reason we celebrate Christmas.  So, I am now sharing them with you. Some of my favorites are the ones by: Boston Ashley Madison Simini Lauren Blocker Matthew Ray Loveridge Rachel Ann Jones Houston Trueblood (with Note that I like his inspiration more than his actual illustration). I hope that you enjoy them and the presentation as much as I did. Just as a side note the

A Christmas Missionary Memory

Our local ward is putting together a collection of Christmas stories to send to the missionaries who are presently serving missions from our ward.  They specifically asked for Christmas stories from our missions.  And when I heard that I knew that I had to share the following story: In 1991, I spent my first Christmas away from my family.  I loved Christmas time as a kid, and it was hard to be away from my family.  But I was serving the Lord in Pusan, Korea and I knew that I was where my family and the Lord wanted me to