Monday, October 6, 2014

Meet the Mormons

Do you know any Mormons? 

If you are not one, what do you picture as a typical Mormon? 

I'm guessing that would depend on where you've lived in the world. 

Did you know that being called a Mormon began as an extremely derogatory name given by people who were filled with hatred towards members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? 

Sure enough. Just as derogatory as any term instituted by bigots whose hearts became filled with anger because they felt threatened for one reason or another by groups of people who were "different". 

Many people still don't realize that the "Mormon Church" is actually named the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That IS a mouthful, isn't it? 

If you happen to store some stereotypical vision of a "Mormon" in your mind, here is your chance to BREAK OPEN that box. Open the lid. Tear down each of the four sides. Expose that stale air to fresh, new, openness. 

Even if you are a Mormon, who grew up in Mormonville, shops at the Mormon Mall, and has all the right Mormon words hanging on your wall... Jump onto the internet, find a theater near you, and see if Meet the Mormons is playing in your area. 

Here is the trailer. All net proceeds from the movie will be donated to The American Red Cross.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Memo of My Missionary~ Heroes, Ducks, Building Decks

 The four amigos.
 Me and elder trejo on our way out to rebuild a deck for a less active member. :)
 Duckies!
 The old crew.
 Princess Yaelyn.
Superheroes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vernal Has Been Added

It has been a long time since the hubby and I have taken a trip away... alone... well, with each other... you know what I mean! We decided to use our weekly temple attendance as a mini getaway vacation. We had been eying the Vernal, Utah temple for many months. It was dedicated as a tabernacle in 1907 and then converted into a temple in 1997. It is such a neat building. There is a winding staircase and beautiful stained glass. Totally worth the long drive. The whole trip was wonderful. We ate delicious, fresh Chinese food. We watched 100 Foot Journey, which I totally loved. And we just enjoyed each others company.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Publication #2

My daughter, Shanelle, as soon as she could write words on paper was always shelling out unique stories. Then, she took classes in college and really developed her own style of fiction and creative writing. That is most definitely a talent you either have or don't have.

Her first publication was a short story which was accepted by the Origami Journal. She wrote it for a college class. A class in which I actually sat in one time. Pretty weird experience. I felt like some weird growth on a person's skin that no one wants to talk about but everyone wonders about. ---Hi. This is my mom and she's just... going to... be here... for the moment---

Anyway, here is Shanelle's recent trophy accomplishment as a writer.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Memo of My Missionary- "The days go by"

The northern half of the mission.

Good times. The Spirit has confirmed to me that the words of King
Benjamin are true. When we are in the service of our fellow beings we
are only in the service of our God. There isn't much in this world
that brings me more joy than serving my brothers and sisters. Christ
was the ultimate example of service. Always lifting up others. Always
teaching a lesson.

New companion. Elder Landon Trejo of Saint David Arizona. Age twenty. Been in his
mission six weeks less than me. Going good so far.......

The Peterson family

A member made us some amazing cookies and cream milkshakes!

Shopping spree.

Some birdies.

Grabbing a quick nap during lunch.

On exchanges with Elder Brown. These elders' weekly numbers are way, way
down so my district leader sent me over there to figure out what's
going on. I hate special assignments.


With Doug Walker's parents. (They are from Star Valley, also. Doug Walker's wife was Anthony's Tae Kwon Do instructor for many years)