Thursday, September 24, 2009

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

-- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

"There is nothing that we are enduring that Jesus does not understand, and He waits for us to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer. If we will be obedient and if we are diligent, our prayers will be answered, our problems will diminish, our fears will dissipate, light will come upon us, the darkness of despair will be dispersed, and we will be close to the Lord."

--Robert D. Hales

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
-Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The world is good-natured to people who are good natured.

- William Makepeace Thackeray

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
-Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."

-Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 11, 2009

You and I will never forget the horrible act of war committed against our country 8 years ago today...the memories are burned on our hearts...

...May we live this day and always so as to honor our Country and stand brave and tall against anyone who tries to tear it down piece by piece. God bless my America and yours!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. The thoughts we think, the deeds we do, the lives we live not only influence the success of our earthly journey, they also mark the way to our eternal goals."

--President Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sarah Bear...yearning to run with her brothers!

Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with love.
- Birgit B.

Baby Sarah and Mandy the dog are getting on just fine...

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. Idon't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

-George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"When I think of happiness or joy in this life, I begin with some experiences that are simple and basic. I see the expression on the face of a one-year-old taking those first steps. I think of a child loving a puppy or a kitten. If the more mature have not dulled their physical or spiritual sensitivities by excess or disuse, they can also experience joy in what is simple and basic."

--Dallin H. Oaks