Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!


*go see the new Disney movie Oceans
*color a picture of the earth
*go for a walk and pick up garbage in the neighborhood
*plant a garden
*read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
*recycle crayons
* make Dirt Pudding

What are your plans??

Friday, April 16, 2010

Books for FREE!

As a part of his doctoral studies, John Hilton III is "studying what happens when books are made available for free." He worked with "Deseret Book and they have made 8 of their books available for free." They can all be downloaded at Several of the books are ones you might be interested in. The books are:

1. Please Pass the Scripture (by John Hilton III).
2. What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was Single (by John Bytheway).
3. Women at the Well (by Richard and Jeni Holzapfel).
4. Digging Deeper (by Robert Eaton).
5. 10 Secrets Wise Parents Know (by Brent Top and Bruce Chadwick).
6. Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex (by Brad Wilcox).
7. Saving Kristen (by Jack Weyland). (fiction)
8. The Hidden Path (by C.B. Andersen). (fiction).

I recommend that you go download them all and save them for future reference as they will only be available online for free for a short time.

They've also made available several great books you can read online. No signing up, no obligation, just absolutely 100% FREE! We all need a little free here and there. Each book will be available on a timed basis. Every week they'll release a new chapter until the whole book will be available for a limited time period. Find out what books are currently available to read.

Feel free to forward this information on to others who might be interested.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Announcement Update

The Crafts, Hooks and Needles groups have changed the meeting date to April 28th.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

General Conference Easter Activities

While searching for some quiet activity ideas I came across a great website. A Little Tipsy has wonderful ideas for Easter and Conference.

Like an Egg Hunt. The site has a cute basket to print out as well...

Or a coloring page

Such fun ideas!! Does anyone have any others??

Hope you all enjoy General Conference and have a wonderful Easter!!

April Announcements

There is also a ward dinner April 2nd. Not sure of the time.

Brunch Bunch: There will be no Brunch Bunch April 3. Enjoy Conference. See you at IHOP on 12th Street May 1st at 10am.

The Ward Big Community Gardening Kick-Off. Lots of land is available for you to join a community garden for our ward. If you are interested in having a garden but do not have the space for it, this is for you! Please contact Kit Garcia for more information. Meet at the Venegas' House at 1087 12th Street, Saturday, April 10th.

Yoga: There is no more yoga.

Scripture Study: Every Wednesday at 6:30 in the overflow at the church; combined with the 3rd ward.

Book Club: Tuesday, April 13th at 6pm at the church. We will be discussing, "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns.

Craft Group: Thursday, April 22nd 6pm at the church. We wil be doing jewelry making or bring your unfinished projects to work on. (Also meets with Needle 'n Hooks group). Contact Raylene Western for more information.

Needle 'n Hooks Group: Thursday, April 22nd 6pm at the church. Bring your hooks, needles and project you are working on. If you want to learn how to crochet, knit or cross stitch, supplies are available to use and teachers are available to teach you. Contact Kit Garcia for more information.

Seeking and Receiving Personal Revelation

How Can I Seek Personal Revelation?

"We prepare to receive personal revelation as the prophets do, by studying the scriptures, fasting, praying, and building faith. Faith is the key. Remember Joseph's preparation for the First Vision:

" 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. . . .

" 'But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.' "1

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"Prayer is your personal key to heaven. The lock is on your side of the veil.

"But that is not all. To one who thought that revelation would flow without effort, the Lord said:

" 'You have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me.

" 'But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.' "2

President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

How Can I Receive Personal Revelation?

"In its more familiar forms, revelation or inspiration comes by means of words or thoughts communicated to the mind (see Enos 1:10; D&C 8:2–3), by sudden enlightenment (see D&C 6:14–15), by positive or negative feelings about proposed courses of action, or even by inspiring performances, as in the performing arts. As President Boyd K. Packer, . . . President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has stated, 'Inspiration comes more as a feeling than as a sound.' "3

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"The temple is a house of learning. Much of the instruction imparted in the temple is symbolic and learned by the Spirit. This means we are taught from on high. . . . Our understanding of the meaning of the ordinances and covenants will increase as we return to the temple often with the attitude of learning and contemplating the eternal truths taught. . . . Let us enjoy the spiritual strength and the revelation we receive as we attend the temple regularly."4

Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

1. "Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophets," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 88.
2. "Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise," Ensign, Nov. 1994, 59–60.
3. "Eight Reasons for Revelation," Liahona, Sept. 2004, 8; "Eight Ways God Can Speak to You," New Era, Sept. 2004, 4.
4. "Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 113, 114.

Helps for Visiting Teaching
As a visiting teacher, you can receive impressions of the Spirit as to the needs of your sisters and how to meet those needs. As you teach this message, share, as appropriate, any inspiration or help you have received regarding visiting teaching.

Personal Preparation

1 Samuel 3:10
1 Kings 19:11–12
Alma 5:46; 26:22
3 Nephi 19:19–23
D&C 8:2–3; 9:8–9; 88:63–64

Happy Birthday!

1 - Kayleen Letcher
2 - Susan Wilson
3 - Jennifer Kekacs
5 - Janeal Packard
8 - Gayle Nath, Karen Driscoll & Shaylee Stevenson
11 - Lou Ann Blotter
12 - Valarie Blamires
13 - Lisa Fowers
15 - Cami Olsen
19 - Donna Haws
20 - Sarah Okelberry
22 - Sadie Smith
23 - Stefanie Jenkins, Ritta Manfull, Carly Judd & Julie Ann Mills
24 - Darlene Hamblin
26 - Jodi Lynn King & Joyce Lundell
27 - Robyn Scott & Andrea Hyatt
28 - Doris Stephens
30 - Brittany Bracey