During April 2017 I will be blogging about my Courtship Memories from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stand Ye In Holy Places

Rendering of redesigned Ogden Utah Temple.

" Every foundation stone that is laid for a Temple, and every Temple completed according to the order the Lord has revealed for his holy Priesthood, lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and Godliness... "

To Do Lists



Don't Be Discouraged.  You do more than you think.  Click on the above link to see an awesome video.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summertime Gratefuls



I have been very negligent this summer in posting about my gratefuls and tender mercies.  I came across the above meme on facebook yesterday, and tonight have decided to catch up a bit and post some of my summertime gratefuls tonight:  (I promise to be more regular with this blog from this day forward)


  • DD3 graduated with her BA degree and was offered a good full time job!
  • DD2 graduated with her Master's degree and was able to safely move herself halfway across the country to be near her family!  And get her old job back!
  • DD4 found a great summer job in a wonderful National Park where she gained work experience, new friends, and had time to relax, recreate, and rejuvenate after a successful freshman year in college!
  • DD1 received a promotion at work!
  • DS1 and his girlfriend were able to spend a very fun long weekend with us in July!
  • DS2 and DDIL were blessed to bring a brand new baby boy home from the hospital at the end of August!  If all goes well they will officially adopt in about 6 months!
  • We celebrated my Dear Father's 90th birthday in May!
  • We celebrated with my dear parents as they served as the Grand Marshals of my hometown's annual Fiesta Days parade!
  • We celebrated with DH's Mother's annual July Family Party!
  • I was able to spend time with each of my siblings during the summer!
  • We were able to procure a brand new red Volkswagen Jetta and now have reliable transportation!
  • We have received much needed rain to help water the gardens and lawns!
  • We have dined on fresh strawberries, blackberries, cherries, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, basil and squash from our own garden.  The potatoes and carrots and beets and corn look promising too.
  • We celebrated Labor Day weekend with all four dear daughters who helped us with a massive cleanup of the family business!!
  • We have been blessed with random acts of service from wonderful neighbors!
  • And much much more.  
We're very grateful for the new Jetta!