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Week at the Boyack's - Week 45

I was bad at taking pictures this week.  That doesn't mean that we weren't busy...

We had plenty to do.  On Monday I went to my first Pentacle director's meeting because I'm auditioning Secret Garden in a couple weeks.  I knew most of what was discussed.  I am excited and nervous about this show.  Excited because I love to direct theater and nervous because I don't want my first show to be flop.  In addition to the regular stress that comes with directing, I lost my vocal director and choreographer.  My friend Jeff is going to help with vocals.  And I got Kimber to agree to be the choreographer.  This will be good.  Still... not much time to get my act together now.

 I've also been working on a set for my friend Robert.  After I spent 2 weeks helping at the high school tech theater class, I asked them to help me paint the set, while I taught them new paint techniques and strokes.  I have to say, if my kid wasn't in the class and if their teacher wasn'…

Conference Review - A Sure Foundation

Today I am studying Bishop Dean Davies talk, A Sure Foundation.

My first thought is that, "The foolish man built his house upon a trash heap..." doesn't have the same ring as "house upon the sand."  Then it dawned on my that foolish men in my day really are building their "houses" upon "trash."

I'm serious!

Trashy TV... trashy movies... trash music... trashy ideals... trashy philosophies... trash celebrities...

People have "hitched their wagon" to all kinds of fads, beliefs, and ideals that will never, and can never, keep them safe when life begins to rock.

The only real safety is found in building a SURE foundation, a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

“And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm sha…

Conference Review - These Things I Know

I had a great experience reading October Conference and blogging about what I read and what I learned.  I decided to do it again.  I'm hoping that I can get people to read these messages from Conference and to chat about them with me.  It is my hope that I might get some dialogue going.  I'm only asking for one talk a week.  That is do-able.  I promise.

As a seminary teacher I've found great strength in working on 25 scripture mastery (SM) verses each year.  It is amazing how these little verse pop into my mind at needed moments.  I read on a blog site about a person  doing Conference Mastery (CM).  What a great idea!  So I'm going to do that too.  I am going to work on memorizing and applying a quote from conference each week.  I made a poster for this weeks CM.

Today I read President Boyd K. Packer's talk These Tings I Know.

Although I am not 68... yet... I still am frustrated with my aging, fat body.  I don't memorize anything well.  If you think I do a lot…

Week at the Boyack's - Weeks 43 and 44

I'm so excited!  SPRING is here!  Look!  I've got Popcorn popping on the ... cherry tree?  OK.  It's not quite the song, but still... look!  BLOSSOMS!  Now to get the garden in order.  Sadly, my favorite garden gnome lives in New Mexico... sniff.  The lawn is loving these warmer days.  It could really use a mow.  However, we are still experiencing intermittent rain showers.  I don't care.  I love that I love in a place where things grow... SPONTANEOUSLY.  It's like the garden of Eden... blossom, daffodils  tulips, crocus... soon I will have roses, lilies, and veggies.
 Spring also brings John's birthday.  He is an old man now.  Seriously, I don't know what happened.  He's like a grandpa or something.  tehehehe.  At least I look younger than him.  :)  Anyway, this year Chad and Hannah wanted to make John's birthday cake.  They are such thoughtful children.  It looked so beautiful... all white... and tasty looking.
 Surprise!  This cake explodes.  T…