Friday, February 24, 2017

March 2017 Visiting Teaching Handout/Poster

The Visiting Teaching message for the month of March is titled "The Enabling Power of Jesus Christ and His Atonement".
In making my handout/poster for the month, I chose the passage from Philippians.  How powerful, the words written in that verse, giving hope to all.

And, because I couldn't make up my third mind and just choose one, I made another one to include the words of President Uchtdorf.  He stated it perfectly......"If We Humble Ourselves and Have Faith!"  So much of our lives are centered around being humble and having faith.  As stated by President Henry B. Eyring in a Conference talk given in April of 2012.....Acting on even a twig of faith allows God to grow it.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Snow Serenity.....Or Not

As I got up and looked out our dining room window this morning, it looked so peaceful and serene. 
That thought was quickly deflated as I remembered hearing the snowplow scraping the road before the break of dawn.  I really did not want to look out our back door to see how much snow had fallen.  The back door is always my indicator of how much snow has fallen.  I keep a place cleared off so with each new snow fall, I can measure it.  Not too bad (4.5"), but bad enough that I knew I would be pushing the snow shovel.
Then of course, we have the front door where each snowfall gets piled up as it slides off the roof.
Whew, shortly after....well not shortly....let's just say a while later...back yard/front yard....DONE!
Well, I thought it was done.....After taking the above pictures and going in the house,  I heard the old familiar rumble, rumble, rumble sound that is not a happy sound to hear.  I looked out the front door, only to see what I had just scooped had more snow waiting for me.  It doesn't look like much but the snow that tumbles from the roof get compacted really quickly and is heavy to move.  I scoop it out in layers.
This next picture really made my day.  Never before have I seen a fly out walking around in the snow.  I'm sure he was just scouting the area looking for some little spot that he could use to sneak into our home.
The rest of these pictures were just some that I took while outside and decided I might as well post them, too.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Santa Claus In Every Peanut

Peanuts.....I LOVE PEANUTS.  As I was sitting here at my computer eating the last of the peanuts in my can...and then eating all the tiny bits from the bottom of the can, I realized I had just eaten Santa heads.  A childhood memory came back to me that I hadn't thought about in a long time.  I've emptied plenty of peanut cans and never before, until today, did I realize it was Santa that I was picking off the bottom.  I wanted to post about peanuts having a Santa Claus, but I'd already eaten them all before thinking about it. Ok, easy enough.....I opened up another can and emptied out all the peanuts so I could get a picture of all the Santa's in the bottom.  I know.....there are just some things that can't be explained.
I remember Christmas morning and the excitement of getting an orange and unshelled peanuts in my stocking and of my mom and dad telling me that there was a Santa Claus in every peanut.  It was fun cracking the shells, digging out the peanuts and then opening them up to find Santa inside. Yep, mom and dad were right.....there was a Santa Claus with his long beard inside every one of those peanuts.