Monday, November 30, 2009

The Sacrament

Pres. McKay – Talking about the sacrament in Gospel Ideals – "We must come to a “true sole acknowledgement of its Deep Spiritual Significance."

Christ took the twelve apostles into a special guest house and celebrated with them, for the last time the Feast of the Passover. Then, with the twelve still there, he instituted the sacrament.

Matt. 26:36-40
Christ took only the three members of the First Presidency, Peter James and John, with him to Gethsemane and asked them to stay and watch for him. He had something very special that he wanted to share with those three leaders of His Church only. He wanted them to witness one of the most important events in the history of the earth, something he had just explained to the twelve just minutes earlier. He was replacing the law of sacrifice with the sacrament. Christ wanted them see the reason for the change and the fulfillment of the old law of sacrifice. He wanted them to witness the atonement. But they fell asleep. When He found them sleeping he asked them, “Could you not watch with me one hour? How would that make you feel if you were one of them?

Apply that question to yourself. Could you not watch (stay awake) with me one hour? (15 minutes while the sacrament is administered so the atonement can take effect in your life?) This is a one on one “spiritual experience”.

We can see and hear Christ every Sunday. Our sins are remitted every Sunday, cleansed by the sacrament, if we have repented and come prepared. We come to know the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ and how much they love us and care for us.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving was great. We went to Tiff and Mike's. Tiff had a yummy meal prepared for us. There were only eight of us there. Tiff, Mike, Carter, Mikes parents, McKay, DeAnne and I. We had a great meal, fabulous deserts, a chance to talk, watched a little football and played catch with Carter, with his football. He is getting pretty good!

Then some of them played Guitar Hero. I also had the chance to walk outside and listen to how quiet it is out there in Eagle Mountain. It is amazing. I love the sound of silence. I am thankful for being able to appreciate the way it energizes me. It let's me reflect and ponder the things that are important. I am so thankful for our family and for the chance to see how you all parent your children. You all have a special talent and understanding for how to teach your children. I am impressed will the way you all do it! Don't ever stop parenting.

Tiff also sent us home with leftovers, which we enjoyed all weekend. Thank you Tiff, Mike and Carter for a great Thanksgiving!

We stopped on our way home and visited Mom. She was quite confused and it was not a great visit, but it was time well spent.

We love you all!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Five Things (Tagged)

Emity tagged me and I'm not sure how to get the form, or even if there is one, but I will do what I can do.

Five Things I don't leave the House without

Eye glasses
Driver’s license
My black binder and my Mom’s Checkbook
Morning Prayer

Five Cartoons I watched when I was Younger

Woody Woodpecker. (He had lots of red hair.)
Chip & Dale (the Cute little chipmunks, just to clarify.)
The Huckleberry Hound carton show with Yogi Bear.
Mr. MaGoo (He was a blind as a bat, but everything worked out for him.)
The Road Runner (He always out foxed the fox)

Five Things That Terrify Me

The thought of something happening to DeAnne.
The thought of loosing my scriptures.
Male in-laws on my side of the family.

Five Things I hate/dislike that everyone else seems to like.

Brownies (I know. . ., but give me cheesecake or give me death)
Pasta without any meat
Cottage cheese in Jell-o
Gummy Bears or worms
Orchestra Music

Five Things I want to do before I Die

I would like to have seen Alaska.
Take DeAnne to upstate New York and Kirtland on a church history tour.
Be watching conference when the prophet announces the building of the Temple in Jackson County.
See Elder Bednar and Elder Holland called to Jerusalem to help the Jews build their Temple in Jerusalem, testify of Christ, and act as the two powerful prophets that John saw.
See McKay get married! (In the Temple of course.)

Five People I tag

The Cat
Christ (Wouldn’t that be interesting?)