25 December 2015

The Greatest Gift ever given

May the gift of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's birth
bring peace and joy into your life.

Wise Men Still Seek Him

"Those who had eyes to see and hearts to understand watched for that star with eager anticipation and sought their Savior when the sign was given. Watch as wise men traveled far to follow the light."

"Jesus Christ is our sure source of light in an ever-darkening world. With infinite love for us all, He firmly declared, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). How fitting, then, that a loving Heavenly Father provided a beacon of light in a darkened sky—the star of Bethlehem—to herald His Son’s sacred birth."
See Mormon.org for the full article entitled Star of Bethlehem: Seeking the light of the world today.

13 December 2015

More than 2,000 years ago...

God sent Jesus Christ to be our Savior.  Let us rejoice greatly this Christmas season, for unto all of us #ASaviorIsBorn.

Merry Christmas!

19 July 2015

I Am a Pioneer

Our journey in life is unique to each of us. We don’t have to pull a handcart or settle in the untamed wilderness to be a pioneer. As we press forward with faith, we leave a legacy of hope for future generations to follow. Read about the faith and courage of some early and modern pioneers below. Then visit FamilySearch.org to discover and share your legacy for those who will come after you.

04 July 2015

How Many Signers of the Declaration of Independence Am I Related To?

Happy Independence Day!

I read a fun article at http://www.geneamusings.com. The author uses a website called https://www.relativefinder.org/ to discover which Declaration Signers he is related to. I gave it a try and this is just a portion of what the program generated for me.

It looks like I'm related to 32 signers including President John Adams and President Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock. BYU's RelativeFinder.org program can also help you discover your Mayflower connections, early LDS Pioneer heritage, U.S. Presidents, among a number of other choices.

One caveat to this program--since RelativeFinder.org taps into FamilySearch.org's Family Tree, the info you receive is only as good as the FamilySearch's worldwide family tree.  Click on the above links and give RelativeFinder.org a try.