The Houston Texas Temple

November 19, 2008

Christian Courage

I just read this, and hope I'll always remember it:

In a recent article on Christian Courage , Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote, “I would say that one of mortality's great tests comes when our beliefs are questioned or criticized. In such moments, we may want to respond aggressively – to put up our dukes . But these are important opportunities to step back, pray, and follow the Savior's example. Remember, Jesus Himself was despised and rejected by the world. And in Lehi's dream, those coming to the Savior also endured ‘mocking and pointing … fingers' (1 Nephi 8:27). ‘The world hath hated [my disciples],' Jesus said, ‘because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world' (John 17:14). But when we respond to our accusers as the Savior did, we not only become more Christlike, we invite others to feel His love and follow Him as well.

November 13, 2008

Aunti Nessa (july '08)

This is my nephew Hunter, born June 16th. (here he is one month old). He and Gavin are just a year and a half apart. He's so cute isn't he ? What a cuddle muffin.

The Music Man

If you play the piano, and are a mom, you can understand how endearing this picture is to me. This is my little music maker. Here at home he loves to play with me too (the high notes aren 't so distracting to me). And yes, that IS chocolate on his cheek. What can I say, like mother like son.

Milions of Peaches, Peaches for Me!!

In June we went out to Schnepf Farms and got to pick our own Peaches!! We got sooo many, because it's Dale's favorite fruit. I've never had a store bought peach that compared to how wonderfully juicy these were. He is convinced when we live in Phoenix, we will rent a tree and pick all the peaches off from the year. (That sounded like the better option than letting him own an orchard). This is Dale making a true homemade peach pie. (notice his creative peach cut out topping the pie). What a chef he is ; )