Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday posting!

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Have a great holiday celebrating with you family and friends!  See ya'll next year in 2013!

Friday, December 21, 2012

End of the world?

I know the world will not end on the 21 of December.  The world will keep on living just as the day before and the day after.  Its a joke that people will actual think that.  This posting will survive the end of the world.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Silent Night, most loved and sung carol.

Christmas time is here!  I will not do as many postings as I have in the past about Christmas.  It is my favorite holiday but I will just do two postings and then another one when it gets closer to New Year.

I never knew this about Silent Night till I watched the show about it on this last Sunday.

The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

Friday, December 7, 2012

Remember Pearl Harbor Day!

Let us remember Pearl Harbor Day!  There is a famous quote that was said once.  It is that if we don't learn from our history we are bound to repeat itself. 

The source is George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863--1952).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

What I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is a great time to be thankful for many things. 

What I am thankful for this Thanksgiving is:
  • Job to work at
  • House to live in
  • Friends to talk to and laugh with
  • Going to school to get an education
  • A family that loves me
  • Being married to a wonderful wife
  • Living here in USA.
  • Able to Vote
  • Having clothes to wear
  • Having food to eat
  • Being able to talk to another person by way of cell phone or email
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?  You can either comment here on this site or you can email me. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Climb Every Mountain from Sound of Music

I like the song "Climb every Mountain" from the movie "Sound of Music".  It gives great hope and struggle and to find your dream!

Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream
A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Patriot Day of 9/11

Happy Patriot Day!  Let us never forget of what happened on that day of 9/11/01.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Praise to the Man" originally titled "Joseph Smith"

This hymn is a favorite one to sing about Joseph Smith and that great love that he had in his work while here on the Earth.  Interesting things I didn't know about this hymn.

  • It used to be titled "Joseph Smith" instead of being called "Praise to the Man"
  • The second verse has also changed due to being more "neighbor like".  It used to say "Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins/Stain Illinois, while the earth lauds his fame."  Because he was murdered in cold blood by a mob in Illinois.  Now that our relationship with the people of Nauvoo, Illinois is more peaceful with us Mormons, they changed to the wording.  Now it reads "Plead unto heaven, while the earth lauds his fame." 
I did though know that it was written by William W. Phelps who at first was a member of the LDS Church then fell away and became an enemy to Joseph Smith.  A while later he realized the error of his ways and pleaded unto Joseph Smith to forgive him, Joseph Smith did forgive him.  This song is a poem to a tribute to Joseph Smith. 

Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus annointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

Chorus
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assasins,
Plead unto heav'n while the earth lauds his fame.

Chorus

Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Chorus

Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know 'Brother Joseph' again.

Chorus

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Standard of Truth told from the prophet Joseph Smith

This quote from Joseph Smith which came from a letter written at the request of John Wentworth and George Barstow, Nauvoo, Illinois published in Times and Seasons, March 1, 1842, p. 709
  • “The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”
So even if bad people come and try to stop the work of the Lord and his Church it will not stop.  The Lord knows this and that his gospel will spread to every people, nation and tongue.  For this is his gospel and he wants to have all his children the opportunity to hear the gospel. 

Eventually the gospel will be spread to those countries who have closed their doors on religion.  With prayer we can pray that those countries will soften their hearts and open the doors to let the gospel of Jesus Christ in and be taught to the people.  One day the gospel will be spread to the Middle East. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The infamous order given by Governor Boggs


On October 27, 1838 there went out a decree to Governor Boggs to have the Mormons be driven from the state by force if necessary and if that didn't work then exterminate them if needed to do so.  It was known as the infamous order given.  This is part of our church history.  I don't know of any group that the US government has ever ordered on its own citizens here in America.

"Headquarters of the Militia,"
City of Jefferson, Oct. 27, 1838.
General John B. Clark:
Sir Since the order of this morning to you, directing you to cause four hundred mounted men to be raised within your division, I have received by Amos Reese, Esq., of Ray county, and Wiley C. Williams, Esq., one of my aids, information of the most appalling character, which entirely changes the face of things, and places the Mormons in the attitude of an open and avowed defiance of the laws, and of having made war upon the people of this state. Your orders are, therefore, to hasten your operation with all possible speed. The Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the state if necessary for the public peace--their outrages are beyond all description. If you can increase your force, you are authorized to do so to any extent you may consider necessary. I have just issued orders to Maj. Gen. Willock, of Marion county to raise five hundred men, and to march them to the northern part of Daviess, and there unite with Gen. Doniphan, of Clay, who has been ordered with five hundred men to proceed to the same point for the purpose of intercepting the retreat of the Mormons to the north. They have been directed to communicate with you by express, you can also communicate with them if you find it necessary. Instead therefore of proceeding as at first directed to reinstate the citizens of Daviess in their homes, you will proceed immediately to Richmond and then operate against the Mormons. Brig. Gen. Parks of Ray, has been ordered to have four hundred of his brigade in readiness to join you at Richmond. The whole force will be placed under your command.
I am very respectfully,
your ob't serv't,
"L. W. Boggs,
Commander in Chief."
This order was in effect till June 25, 1976.  The Mormons till that time faced hardship along the way.  Some died trying to defend themselves against the mob.  Even though I was 1 years old that time, though if I had gone or any of my family or friends of the Mormon church went to Missouri at that time before then would have still been exterminated. 
WHEREAS, on October 27, 1838, the Governor of the State of Missouri, Lilburn W. Boggs, issued an order calling for the extermination or expulsion of Mormons from the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Governor Boggs' order clearly contravened the right to life, liberty, property and religious freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, as well as the Constitution of the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, in this Bicentennial year as we reflect on our nation's heritage, the exercise of religious freedom is without question one of the basic tenets of our free democratic republic;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby order as follows:
Expressing on behalf of all Missourians our deep regret for the injustice and undue suffering which was caused by this 1838 order, I hereby rescind Executive Order Number 44 dated October 27, 1838, issued by Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Going back to college.

I will be going back to college this week.  I will try and update my blog as much but it will most likely be on a Sunday when I have no homework to deal with.  Thanks for your friendship for being my friend and brother or sister to me. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My testimony of the gospel and an apology.

I would like to share my testimony.  I know that God lives and loves us unconditionally.  Even when we have done something wrong he will still love us.  I know that Jesus Christ lived and died for us so we can return to live with him again after we die.  He loved us so much he took upon himself the sins of the world from the start to the end.  I know that Christ is my oldest brother and loves me.  I know that Joseph Smith lived and was a prophet of God.  He wasn't perfect, but he did the things that he needed to do.  I'm grateful for him for the things he did.  I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and concedes with the Bible.  That it was written for us at this time.  I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church.  I am grateful for the atonement so I can have the opportunity to return to live after this life and be able to judged according to my works and of how I have lived my life here on Earth.  I'm grateful for the plan of salvation to know that we lived before we came and will live again after we pass after this mortal life.  I'm grateful to see my ancestors who had crossed the plain in the bitter cold to come to Utah.  I know that they had great faith in the Lord even if they died along the trail.  I know that I am supposed to be here on Earth at this time to help my brothers and sisters in whatever way I need to.  I know that I'm not always going to be a perfect person and will make mistakes just like everyone else.  I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I love you all brothers and sisters.  I want to say I'm deeply sorry for those who I may have offended with any hurtful words I may have said by way of text or email.  I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me and not have a wedge to drive our friendship apart. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

One Olympic event that they should include.


Cover Photo
This is me putting my feet behind my head.  I learned the skill when I lived over in Japan.  I wonder if I would get a medal for this if I tried to compete in the Olympics? Though I don't think I would, since there are some people that are lot better at doing this technique then I am. 


Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Grandpa Mercer

This past week I lost a close friend, my grandpa.  He was a great friend to me.  Jennie and I got to visit him every weekday down at the Beehive Homes.  He would do well sometimes and say a few words, tidy up his bead, chair, and blinds and just listen.  It wasn't till close to the last few days of his life did he then stay inside his room and stay in his bed.  The last time I saw him alive was several hours before he left this earth life.  He seemed to trying to go to sleep and every time he moved his feet it caused a bit of pain.  Not till the next morning that I had learned of him passing on into the next life.  I was happy, sad, and a bit angry that he died.  He served his country well by being in the military and being a faithful family member to his family.  I will always remember his wonderful smile that he had especially when we got to visit him.  I will miss him.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Love you eternal brothers and sisters!

Earlier this week I had said, "Enough of this Eternal brother stuff" something to that wording.  I had sent it to several of my close friends out of anger.  I did not mean to say that phrase, but it came out anyway.  The evil side loves to hear stuff like that.  They rejoice when things that are true are told that they are false and a lie.  They want us to think that we are not brothers and sisters. We are just on a planet to just live life and die without ever seeing each other again.  They cringe when they hear words of love and peace, such as "Love you eternal brother" or "Love you eternal blood brother".    This is special to me to hear or read it from a close friend just as me telling it to someone else.  That is why the evil spirits attack me because they know what good I do.  They want us no longer be close eternal friends and be bitter enemies towards each other.  This makes both of us sad when that happens.   That's what the evil force loves and grows from.
It’s these phrases make us remember why we are here on Earth.  We are one big family.  I know that we knew each other before this life as spiritual brothers and sisters and have come here to Earth and continue to be brothers and sisters after this life. Our relationship with our friends does not have to end here on Earth.  They will continue to live after this life.  I know that I will see my eternal brothers and eternal sisters again.  The bond is strong and evil cannot break it.  Truth is known that I will stand up to them and say "Love you eternal brothers and sisters".  "Love you eternal blood brothers and sisters"  "We will be eternal brothers and sisters forever and ever!" 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Let us remember our freedoms this Independence Day!

Have a great Independence Day celebrating the freedoms that we so enjoy having!  Let us not forget the freedoms that we have guaranteed to us here in America.  Let us not let our government takes away our freedoms!
Let us not forget this wonderful document that has helped us become the people we are today.  We should stand up for it and not let it be destroyed by our government.  Voice your opinion and keep it strong!   



 

WE THE PEOPLE!
 



Monday, June 18, 2012

The Articles of Faith.

When I was a young child in the church I was taught the Articles of Faith, of what we as Mormons believed in, to learn what they mean about our beliefs and know how to teach them to others.  There are 13 Articles of Faith.  They came out during the time of when Joseph Smith was the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  They are put on cards now to be given out to anyone who wants to learn more about the Mormon Church.  They are simple and basic principles about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  
  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
  3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
  4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
  6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
  7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
  8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
  11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
  12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Joseph Smith

If interested in learning more about the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contact the missionaries of the LDS Church to come over and teach you on Mormon.org.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fathers Day message.

This Sunday is Fathers Day!  I myself am not a father, though one day in the future I will be a father to my children.   I want to be the best father I can be.  I know that I will not be the best father in the world.   I know that I will make mistakes raising my children.  That I will cheer when they do something good and cry when the choose something that is wrong.  Time will let me play out and see what happens. 
I know that we have a Father in Heaven who sent his son Jesus Christ to die for us so we may live again after this mortal life and take upon our sins.  That we may be able to repent of our sins and one day become like he is.  Being resurrected is a free gift given to everyone regardless of race, sex, religion, color, etc.  We are his children and are glad to be a Child of God.  I know that he loves us so much even when we do wrong he will always love us.  

Fathers Day is just as important to honor all the men in our life; brother, father, uncle, nephew, husband and grandfather.  
Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there!  Here is a poem I would like to share with you that I found online.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day is a special day for all the women out there, wither it be mother, aunt, sister, niece or grandmother.  They give so much for us and are the ones who have given us birth to us.  Women are special for us men would not be able to live or get along without them.  I'm grateful for the women that are in my life. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Learned a lesson from the Special Needs performance.

The Special Needs Stake did a fantastic job on the program this year.  This year is titled "Happy Forever After".  Just from that you could figure out there would be some Disney songs involved, and sure enough they were.  There were 5 songs that each group did with different colors representing them.  Those 5 songs were:
  • Aladdin- Friend Like Me.
  • Little Mermaid- Under the Sea
  • Snow White and Seven Dwarfs- Living in Paradise
  • Princess and the Frog-Dig a Little Deeper
  • Beauty and the Beast-Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin we learned about to have good friends, friends that will support you in hard times and the good times and that you need to have friends.
Little Mermaid we learned that life is good where we are, we should appreciate to what we have: house, education, food, clothes, family, friends, etc. 
Snow White and 7 Dwarfs we learned about living in a house where there is always laughter, singing, dancing, cooking, sleeping, etc.   
Princess and the Frog we learned about to know yourself you have to deep dig into your soul to find the answer of what you are looking for, live your dreams by setting out your adventure.  Get to know someone by learning about them by asking questions about themselves.
Beauty and the Beast we learned that you have to be able to see the inside appearance and see the good in people and not just the bad.  That even though a person may be handsome and good looking on the outside doesn't always mean they will be good and loving on the inside. 
Also we heard about “Wish Upon a Star”, which refers that it doesn't matter who you are that you are entitled to your dreams if you put your heart and will to it.  Then when you done your part then the universe will do the rest and provide for you. 
The last song we heard is a song that specifically for those who are in the Special Needs program and to know that Heavenly Father still loves them no matter what.  That song is "I am a Child of God." 
We can learn a lot from those who are special needs and to give us ways from Disney songs to show us about ourselves and others, which I thought was interesting to use Disney songs.  Songs that we take for granted and not think about the reason behind them. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My birthday to celebrate!


This year I'll be turning 37.  Wow! I'm glad that I'm getting older!

I was thinking of all the good that I've done to my friends and family.  As my life as it is:
  • Happily Married.
  • Working at a part time job.
  • No children yet.
  • Have great and wonderful friends!
  • A wonderful family!
  • A car to drive.
  • Being a great influence on my friends and family!
  • A few nicknames (the Bomb, Kdawg, Yoda)
  • Being an eternal, blood brother to my friends and family!
I've want to say thanks for being a great brother or sister to me.  That's what life is about.  Caring for each other and loving each other!  Help my brothers and sisters to come closer to Christ. We never know how long our life is here on Earth.  We just know that our life is short and to make the best of it.  I know that I'm not perfect and will never be 100% perfect, for that is a progression of a life time to achieve.  I look forward to what my next year of being 37 will be like. 





Sunday, April 22, 2012

100 years of Titanic Sinking

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  There has been memorials, DVDs, tours, etc. to commemorate the 100 years of the Titanic. 

Its amazing of how many people died, but what is better is that they were survivors that some helped others to survive that would have perished if not had been helped.  They should be given praise for the great work that they did. 

Amazing that even though its been 100 years we are still at shock and aw at what happened on that frightful night.  With it being in April, my birthday month, I always remember the sinking of the Titanic. 

From what can we learn from this tragedy.  That there will always be trials in our path.  We just have to either be grateful and learn from our trials or be the opposite and be distasteful about it and pout and not learn anything about ourselves. 

I don't know any of the passengers that had died or survived the Titanic personaly, though I praise for what they did for me in the future.  I think of them as my own family.  That they are not forgotten and will always be remembered.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Gift of Ultimate

There is a great DVD out there for all to watch.  It will have a great affect on your life as well as on others.  This gift is not one that is wrapped in a box covered with wrapping paper, to where you unwrap it and find a piece of paper or some big gift inside of world material item.  Nor can this be the kind to order online, nor can it be bought in a store in person. 
This type of gift is one that has to be earned and once you know what it is then share it with others (family and friends) and even better yet even total strangers (as long as you do it in a safe way).  We all have a few, some or most all of these types of gifts.
These gifts are unique in that they vary from person to someone else.  "It is better to give, then to receive".  If you know what you gift is then feel free to share it to me.  Thanks. 
These Are the 12 Ultimate Gifts.
 1. The Gift of Work
 2. The Gift of Money
 3. The Gift of Friends
 4. The Gift of Learning
 5. The Gift of Problems
  6. The Gift of Family
  7. The Gift of Laughter
  8. The Gift of Dreams
  9. The Gift of Giving
10. The Gift of Gratitude
11. The Gift of a Day
12. The Gift of Love
The final gift is the Ultimate Gift! 
 My type of gifts that I'm sure I have are, if you agree with me let me know.  Thanks. 
  • The Gift of Friends
  • The Gift of Family
  • The Gift of Gratitude
  • The Gift of Love

Monday, April 9, 2012

Win to pass not fail to lose.

I corrected the saying.  Now it should have it right.
There is an old saying," If you fail to plan, then plan to fail".  Meaning if you have a test coming up and you tell yourself that you won't pass it and that you will get an F instead of an A then you will.  The other way to look at it is if you tell yourself instead, "If you pass to plan, then plan to pass."   Then you will pass your test in life and see a better outlook on life.  You will get an A instead of an F. 
If you plan on failing then you might as well just give up, surrender, think there is no hope and pout and be sad.  
Where if you plan on passing or winning, don't give up, keep going, preserve there is hope and happiness.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Message.

Once there was a town called Perfectville.  It’s where everyone lived in a perfect society.  No one ever made a mistake.  It was always a perfect meal, perfect romance, perfect family, perfect government, etc.  Because of it being perfect there was no need for lawyers, doctors, nurses, police officers, etc. There was always happiness no sadness or anger because everything was perfect. 
One day there was a very tiny idea, smaller than the smallest thing you can even see with your eye, which came into this town of Perfectville.  It came in the night when everyone was asleep and thinking of a perfect dream.  This idea just happened to land in a boy's mind in his sleep.  He didn't know it affect him till morning time.  For being perfect meant to get out of bed and get ready for the day in a perfect way.  He woke up and was supposed to stretch, but not yawn.  Somehow he did yawn.  The one thing though about this, is that he had his own room, so no one else knew he yawned but himself.  He thought "Oh no I did something that was not perfect; I should make sure I don't do anything that is an error in my life."  He then did everything the rest of the day perfect. 
The next morning the boy woke up from his perfect nap stretched his arms and yawned again.  Along with that yawn he decided to sleep in a few minutes longer than wake up.  So he went back to sleep.  Now that is something that was definite not the thing to do in Perfectville.  For when the time says to wake up you are supposed to get out of bed.  He woke up and realized the error he had done.  This time he knew he was no longer perfect but was a flaw in the community.  He got dressed and went downstairs to his perfect family.  Little did he know that as he sat down his flaws were starting to spread little by little? This boy had two parents who were perfect in everything.  They noticed that their son was somehow acting differently. 
"Son, are you okay?" said the father. 
"Yes, I'm fine!" said the boy. 
Since the boy was not perfect, he lied to his parents, which was not tolerated in Perfectville.  The parents then went about their business and leaving him to his own stuff.  The boy was starting to be a definite bad influence on others.  He did everything that was imperfect.  I won't go into details in to what bad things he did.  It would take too long.
The town held a meeting on what to do about this boy who was being a bad influence of the town.  They were thinking of kicking him out of town to go about his business elsewhere.  Some were in agreement and others not so agreed with that decision.  Though during the debate going on, one man stood up and was not known very well but had seen what the boy had done.  He spoke in a kind and gentle way, "I would take upon the sins of this boy upon myself and suffer that he would still be able to be with the community and not have to suffer in the cold world all by his lonesome.”  The town thought about this and was agreed. 
The next day the man went to the boy and had a deep conversation with him.  The boy cried for tears of joy and happiness.  Later in the day the man went and built himself a cross and carried it up a hill.  The cross was laid on the ground and the man put himself on the cross.  The men of the town then nailed his hands to the cross and his feet.  They raised the cross upright in the ground.  He suffered up on the cross and died a few short hours later.  There was a terrible storm that was never known in the land.  After the storm had passed the man was taken down and put into a tomb. 
The man was in the tomb for three days.  On the third day a few of the men/women went to see him from the tomb.  They opened the tomb and found out he was gone.  They had gone back to the town to tell the people that he was no longer there.  A short time later the man, appeared in front of the whole town and told them," I had suffered for the sins of the boy.  I have also suffered for the rest of the world as well so they may know that any sin they do I will take it upon myself so they don't have to suffer so much and now will go up to my Father to live up there in Heaven." 
This man was Jesus Christ.  He lived and did many miracles while here on Earth.  He was the only perfect person that has lived here on Earth.  We are that boy who has sin and didn't want to be kicked out of the village.  Jesus suffered our sins and bled from every pore and died on the cross.  So that we may be from sin and death and to be able to live again with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and be clean from our sins. 
Have a great Easter!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The question for today!

Today is April the 1st.  What does that mean?  Does it mean you put the socks on the wrong feet?  That you were supposed to exit your bed with your right leg or left leg first?  That you are supposed to wave to all the people that drive by your house and honk at you while wearing your pajamas? 

What is it?  Scroll down to see why you do these things on this day.































APRIL FOOLS!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My various nicknames under revised edition.

I am hoping that everyone had a good St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, wearing green and not getting pinched.   I wore my tie with small shamrocks on it and had a Happy St. Patrick’s Day at the bottom.
What positive self-esteem is there to give to oneself?  I don't mean to sound boastful or bragging. If I am, than that is your opinion.  It has come to my knowledge from my friends of the various nicknames that I've been given.  I've been called Sunshine, Yoda, the Bomb, and the Man, Eternal brother, Blood brother and Kdog.  It makes me feel good inside when I am called a positive nickname.  Thanks for all that do call me that.  It makes feel that I'm loved by you and that you do care for me. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Some Mormon laughter.

We all need to laugh at times at something that is funny.  As a Mormon I laugh when using a lingo and someone else thinks it totally different. 
"I'm going over to the Stake Center for a fireside on Sunday". To some that might mean going to a building that serves steak for eating or stakes for tents to be used at a campfire for the night.  What it actually means is that it’s a church building that is usually bigger than our church buildings and is going to have a spiritual meeting that Sunday evening.  There is no stakes for tents served or steaks for eating.  They will have refreshments after the meeting is over.
"I'm going to do baptisms for the dead".  Now that doesn't mean that I'm going to go to a cemetery and bring up a casket and pour water on them or put their body in a bucket of water.  What it means is going up to the temple and stand as a proxy for that person who is dead and be put completely underwater and then come back up.
If you ever heard this one, to where I was drug to the church services, drug to fireside, drug to Family Home Evening (FHE), drug to Seminary, drug to Institute, drug to the temple.  That has nothing to do with drugs at all.  That just means I was dragged by walking to church services, fireside, FHE, Seminary, Institute and to the temple.  
Family Home Evening is where the family gets together usually on a Monday night or Sunday night.  As a family usually have prayer and song to bring in the Holy Ghost.  We also have a lesson that discusses what we need to improve our lives on or any family business that needs to be discussed.  After words we close with another prayer to end the lesson to a close.  Then afterwards we usually have treats or do an activity.  It’s a way to bring the family closer to each other.
There are Mormon pages usually in our church magazines: New Era, Ensign and Friend that usually have a page just for laughter and jokes to be told.  To say that we should not have jokes or laugh about anything involved with the church then it will be a strict religion with boredom.  We need to have laughter.  Yes, some things should not be laughed about.  We should not have to restrict 100% to every LDS thing to not be laughed about. I think some take it to extreme and others not extreme enough.  So let us laugh for that is the way to live a happy life.
My final joke:  I'm going home teaching tonight by teaching my home how to behave when visitors are stopping by for a visit, how to learn to read the weather, teach it how to count and learn the alphabet.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Your Valentine Day Card!

Today is a big day, though not one we have off from work or school, is Valentines Day!  What great fun it is to spread the love of one person to another person.  Eating chocolate, seeing the candy hearts with writing on them, getting Valentine cards, etc.  Though this holiday at times could be one that not many people like to celebrate especially if one is single and doesn't have a reason to celebrate it.

I don't care if you are a guy or girl, I would like to greet you with a holiday greeting.  As with any of my postings you can either accept it or reject it.  I know that as I've said before that I will not always please my audience with my postings all the time.  Yes I understand that when I was a child it didn't matter wither you gave a Valentine card to a girl or guy.  It was the only fair thing to do in class so no one would feel left out.  Now that I'm grown up and an adult I would still not to leave anyone out to feel that are not loved by someone.  Wouldn't it be sad if that one day of the year when everyone else is happy to have someone tell them that they are thought of on that day?  Yes it would be and for that reason I'm going to share my Valentines to all my friends, for I don't want to leave anyone out.  At least they can say "Hey I received a Valentine today from a good friend of mine.  That makes my day!"

With that now said,

                       Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The wonderful technology of cell phone.

"My cell phone is making a noise, I wonder who is texting me? Oh it’s my good friend, Charlie Brown."
It’s simply amazing of how technology of phones of come in use over the years.  When I was a young child and living in Japan I remember having to have the dial to put my finger in and turn it several times around in a circle.  Though at the time there was nothing called redial, caller ID, and answer machine.  So if I was sick and was at school and wanted to go home I would hope that someone would be at home to come and pick me up.  If they were not at home then they wouldn't know to come pick me up. 
Now we have cell phone which we carry around us in our pockets, purses, brief cases.  They are small and handy and can have a conversation with just about anyone that has access to a telephone.    At times it would be nice to not know where you are at or not to want to talk to anyone, which then you put the ringer on silent or just turn the cell phone off.  Which at times does get annoying when trying to get a hold of them and they are not able to answer the phone. 
Sometimes that is with life.  We sometimes get so wrapped up in talking to each other that we need to sometimes tune out the phone so we can listen to what the Holy Ghost is telling us.  It may be to say that someone needs some help; someone needs to be comforted, etc.  When we then get the response and either call, text or visit that person that we need to help or comfort or whatever that it will make that persons day. 
I am glad to have a cell phone to be able to talk to all my family and friends.  At times they can attest I do not always reply back right away because I at times I have it on silent.  Only because of me working in the environment to where I don't want my cell phone blaring loud.  Also, to get a rest from the world and to think for myself, who do I need to help today?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Me being unique and good different.

Sorry for all my readers for not doing a posting, since the beginning of the year with my New Years greeting, school has got me busy enough that I don't have free access to write a blog.  I knew that this would eventually happen.  Though I will do postings as usual they probably just won't be as much as in the past.  In the summer I probably will have more postings since I will have more time on hand.
A while ago I did have a posting about me being unique and different and I deleted it.  I deleted that posting for because I felt that at the time it just wasn't what I wanted to post.  After doing some thinking about what I did by deleting that posting I realized I should have kept it up.   For that reason I am writing this post instead. 
I know that I am good weird at times.  That I ask questions that no one else bothers asking.  I only do that to get to know you better.   Even with my jokes can be funny to some people and then disgusting to others.  I try to be funny and enjoy reading you laugh.  I know that I am not like everyone else.  That it what makes me unique and different.  I am glad for the friendships that I have with my friends.  I am glad that the friends that I have to understand me and apologize and still be my friends.  It’s hard when my friend doesn't apologize and they don't want to be my friend anymore. 
I don't expect everyone to like me and I know that is not possible.  There are those who don't like the way I look, the way I act or say things.  If you can't stand my faults and know that I am human just like everyone else on this planet, then I forgive you and sorry that you don't want to be my friend.  I will not change just so you can be my friend.  I will be the way I am and proud of it!