I aM SHOCKED and thrilled ! It REALLY is snowing! yippeee! I have to add that I have never in my life seen such tiny snowflakes as they have in Missouri but I love the snow so this is wonderful. We don't have a 1/4 inch yet, but the fun thing is that it REALLY is sticking this time!
I just wanted to share!
THe chicken soup is simmering on the stove, the bread is now in 2 pans raising and we have a huge pan of cinnamon rolls rising as well (thanks gramma for your awesome bread recipe!) I am off to get a shower, you never know around here the elec could go out at any time- argh! lol Hugs! g
Do your teenagers enjoy spirit week at school? And have they ever made you so embarassed for you to see them walk out the door you want to hide? Well, I think Katie has achieved this today, I didn't know it was possible. I love it that she is one of the only teens at her school that takes spirit day so seriously and has so much fun with it but.................... So I am sharing this photo with all of you my blogger pals in hopes you will have a good laugh with me as well (and thank goodness I didn't let her borrow "my" underpants for this! oh my! ew ew ew)
And you want to know the BEST part of all of this? They cancelled school today hahahahaha She nearly died! So we had to take a photo to document & share anyhow. I am sure it will appear on her myspace sometime later today lol. We are supposed to be getting snow- yes I say "supposed" to be getting because for 2 years now they have called for snow and all I see is a light dusting like someone sprinkled powdered sugar all over lightly. It gets cold here that is for sure, but snow? HA! I am from the state of Washington and lived at the foot of MT Adams for 18 years- you want snow? go there! It's gorgeous! My oldest son Ray (yes he is still single and available gals!)
still lives there and they have about a foot I think he said, could be more I just don't remember. I love it here, but I sure miss this view! Photo taken by D. Lloyd They talk about mountains here in Missouri and Kay and I have to laugh because they are more like hills to us! So anyhow, the kids are home from school today- oh yay. Some friends from Relief Society(It is the largest women’s organization in the world. Two primary objectives of the Relief Society are compassionate service and strengthening the women of the Church) will be here this afternoon to do a bit of cleaning to help me out while I am recovering and they have no idea how grateful I already am! And now the teens are here to help too! yahoo! lol
I hope you have a wonderful day and IF we really do get snow, you will be able to her the shouts of joy from our house all across the county! We have some great sledding hills right here in the back yard, "if we only had some snow" (to the tune of the If I only had a brain from wizard of oz).
Oh, and I will definately share any photos of the "snow" with you too!
Katie made a batch of bread and it's rising in the bowl. I think we will put together some homemade soup in the crock pot using a Homemade Gourmet mix and have food all done for the day! I pray your life is full of blessings today, I know that mine is. hugs! G
As a seminary teacher to teenagers this will be something we discuss this week so that they and anyone else understands how our church chooses the new President/Prophet. If this type of post doesn't interest you, please skip it! But I want the TRUTH about what we do to be known.
recently my sisters best friend came to visit her with a bunch of anti mormon literature and I have never heard of such foolishness in print about my religion in my entire life! goodness gracious the lies people choose to make up and call it the truth!
well here is some truth for anyone who wishes to know. Gwen
p.s. The website mentioned in this first paragraph is www.lds.org
Please review the information below regarding the events that will soon take place as a result of the recent passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley on 27 January 2008. It is posted in the “Newsroom” of the Church website and will help you explain to inquiring students the correct process for reorganizing the First Presidency.
"Succession in the Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
The highest-ranking governing body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the First Presidency, consisting of the president and his two counselors, or advisers. This three-man body supervises the work of the entire Church in all matters of policy, organization and administration. The second-highest presiding body in Church government is the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. They serve under the direction of the First Presidency and have heavy administrative responsibilities to oversee the orderly progress and development of the Church throughout the world.
The First Presidency and Twelve Apostles are regarded by Latter-day Saints as prophets who receive divine revelation and inspiration to guide the Church. The appointment of a new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happens in an orderly way that — remarkably in today’s world — avoids any trace of internal lobbying for position or rank. Viewed by members as a divinely revealed process, it is devoid of electioneering whether behind the scenes or in public. Moreover, it is not only the structure of Church organization that governs this process. There is also a deeply ingrained tradition in the Church that personal aspiration for leadership at any level is inappropriate. Instead, the emphasis is on personal worthiness and a humble willingness to serve when invited.
When the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passes away, the following events take place:
1. The First Presidency is automatically dissolved. 2. The two counselors in the First Presidency revert to their places of seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Seniority is determined by the date on which a person was ordained to the Twelve, not by age. 3. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, now numbering 14 and headed by the senior apostle, assumes Church leadership. 4. The senior apostle presides at a meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve to consider two alternative propositions. i. Should the First Presidency be reorganized at this time? ii. Should the Church continue to function with the Quorum of the Twelve presiding? 5. After discussion, a formal motion is made and accepted by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 6. If a motion to reorganize the First Presidency is passed, the Quorum of the Twelve unanimously selects the new president of the Church. The new president chooses two counselors from among the Quorum of the Twelve and the three of them become the new First Presidency. Throughout the history of the Church, the longest-serving apostle has always become the president of the Church when the First Presidency has been reorganized. 7. Following the reorganization of the First Presidency, the apostle who has served the second longest is sustained as the president of the Quorum of the Twelve. The only exception is when the second-longest-serving apostle has also been called into the First Presidency as a counselor, in which case the third-longest-serving apostle becomes acting president of the Twelve. 8. The president of the Quorum of the Twelve, along with the rest of the apostles, sets apart the new president of the Church through a formal laying on of hands. Since the Church was formally organized on 6 April 1830, there have been 15 presidents, including President Gordon B. Hinckley.