Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"I consider charity—or “the pure love of Christ”—to be the opposite of criticism and judging...
I have in mind the charity that impels us to be sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful, not only in times of sickness and affliction and distress but also in times of weakness or error on the part of others.
There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to those who are afflicted. True charity is love in action. The need for charity is everywhere.
Needed is the charity which refuses to find satisfaction in hearing or in repeating the reports of misfortunes that come to others, unless by so doing, the unfortunate one may be benefited. The American educator and politician Horace Mann once said, “To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is godlike.”11
These pictures sum up Tyler. All in one haircut he can be sweet, cute and lovable, growl like a cheetah, be silly and and think he is the boss. He is a 3 year old creature of his own.
Danny served his Mission in Madrid Spain. His mission president came to the Oakland Temple to speak so President Shallenberger and President Clark (the president after him) came to visit with any missionaries in the area. It is so fun putting a name and personality to stories. I also enjoyed getting to know the Clark family because they were in Madrid the same time I was in Barcelona. Of course we talked about the Bowens (my mission president) whom I LOVE!!! Good time. It is so neat to see the different paths people take after their mission and the good that they are doing. All in different professions, experiences, stages of life, with unique ups and downs. What an incredible group of people. I really want to make it to my mission reunion to see all the elders and sisters who I love. Hopefully next year!!
Friday, September 24, 2010
"Scott, we have to tell that to Mommy."
He goes, "No! Don't tell Mommy!"
Ha ha ha, that's my boy.