Monday, January 12, 2009
June 5th, 2008 - Daniel became our 6th Santana graduate - graduating as Salutatorian - because he's just a smart kid or maybe his teacher's just liked him. Congratulations Daniel, we are proud of you - now off to BYU Idaho as a_________? major.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Our Disneyland annual pass ran out on December 7th so on December 5th we had our last hoorah at Disneyland. It is beautiful this time of year; by far my favorite. Mom, Daniel, Rachelle, Ammon, and Grandma and Grandpa Harvie came.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I recently gave a talk in our stake conference where I shared a personal story of a mistake I made in my pre-school years. The short version of the story... I saw a package of scoring pencils in a store and wanted the pencils. When my mother refused to buy them for me I decided to "cleverly" put the package in the waistband of my shorts and pull my T-Shirt down so that they could not be seen. We left that store and walked over to a grocery store. As I was walking up and down the aisle with my mom the pencils worked their way loose from the package and began dropping through my shorts and onto the floor. My mother made me pick up the pencils and we walked back to the store where I had taken them so that I could confess to the store owner.
My point in telling the story was that even even though I was too young (around 3 or 4 years old) to fully understand the seriousness of the mistake, I still remember the look my mother gave me and the difficulty in confessing the mistake to the store owner. (Moral: There is always a price to be paid... the easiest life is a sin-free life.)
Well... about two weeks later the stake began road show rehearsals. The YSA branch did a parody on that talk depicting the misadventures of "Prahn Rice." In the talk I mentioned that I suppose I wanted to keep the small pencils because they "fit in my chubby little fingers." Hence, the title of the roadshow... "Chubby Little Fingers"
So.... with Jarom Price starring as his repentant father "Prahn Rice"... we present "Chubby Little Fingers"
Sunday, November 18, 2007
In the midst of a bloody Civil War President Lincoln made a national proclamation that a day of gratitude be observed. As you read his proclamation below try to put things in perspective... if in the midst of so much turmoil President Lincoln could find so much good for which we should be grateful... then it should not be difficult for me today to do the same.
By the President of the United States of America.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,Secretary of State
It is work, though. Elder Keith Tenney, an Area Authority Seventy, defined LDS for the congregation.
Make sure that you read Nathan's comment on the "Chance or Design" posting I made last week. Very insightful! Thank you, Nathan. This is how I envision these blogs to be a source of family information and inspiration... sharing insights and experiences that will deepen our understanding and appreciation to God and all He does for us daily.
I love you all... keep up the good work!