Friday, March 2, 2012

More church bulletin points to ponder. . .

• The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
• God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
• Some minds are like concrete—thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
• Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later.
• Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
• Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love. –Mother Teresa

February has been another good month in the Valley of the Sun as we soak up the sunshine rather than shovel it. We were able to attend a live concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, their first appearance in Arizona in 46 years. They had been invited to come and help celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of Arizona. Their music was from around the world and from many religions. They sang for 2 hours and received 3 standing ovations. I don’t think anyone wanted the concert to end. It was so awesome.

This past week we went home for a few days as I had dental appointments. The weather was perfect—sunny and no wind!! We enjoyed visiting with friends while we were there. The daffodils and lilies are starting to poke their heads through the ground, definite signs of spring.

Frank definitely feels better here in Mesa, can breathe better—smog and all. He has more energy and goes out and about nearly every day. On Saturday we took my mom and went up to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior and enjoyed a lovely day there admiring many kinds of plants from around the world that do well in a somewhat arid environment. The landscaping is lovely and more This plants will flower as spring continues. We topped off the afternoon with lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Superior. Yum.

This weekend Frank, Lance and other male members of his family are in Sedona enjoying the West Coast Conference tournament (or whatever the one BYU is in) play their Basketball finals to determine who goes on to play in the NCAA Championship tournament. This is an annual affair for them and they always have a good time. They used to go to the actual site it was played in—LV or wherever but last year decided that going to Sedona and watching in the comfort of nephew Royce’s home was both much cheaper and more enjoyable and they didn’t have to put up with other fans bad-mouthing the church.


KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I'm glad you guys get to do things that you couldn't or wouldn't do otherwise. I would have loved to go to the Mo Tab concert. Can't wait to see you all next week...:)

The Merrills said...

So do you all own a home in Mesa or what?

Kristal said...

I'm glad you guys are having a good time. I wish I could have gone to the concert too. I bet it is good to spend so much time with grandma.

Becky and the Boys said...

I like all the quotes! The valley must be lovely in the winter.