Book of Mormon Day 2

Day 2: BoM 1Ne4-7 “When my father saw all these things [genealogy and words of prophets on brass plates], he was filled with the Spirit” Genealogy and family history –> filled with the Spirit! It’s great to see the joy Lehi felt when he discovered his family history. It’s interesting that the knowledge he was descended from Joseph had been lost over the generations. It also led to him prophesying about his posterity, and we see the hearts of the children turned to the fathers and that connecting link. One of the reasons it was critical for them to get the brass plates.

Book of Mormon Day 1

Day 1: Book of Mormon 1Ne1-3. Ch1v1: “having seen many afflictions… NEVERTHELESS… Having been highly favored of the Lord… Having had a great knowledge of the goodness and mysteries of God.” When I am having a bad day, do I remember my “nevertheless”?

Challenge: Read the Book of Mormon in 90 days

In church, we had a great lesson on The Book of Mormon and the teacher gave us a challenge to read it in 90 days. I thought it might be easier to stay motivated if I sent out a daily text with something I learned, so I sent this out to a few friends. Here is the schedule she gave us:

Book of Mormon 90 days reading schedule

Book of Mormon in 90 days reading schedule

Hi friends, I’m doing a scripture reading challenge and know I will need accountability to stick with it. I hope it’s okay that I will send you a text about what I learned in my reading that day. I’ll do it a day after just in case I read in the middle of the night. πŸ™‚

Sara added ‘The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children’

Posted by Sara and friends online:

The Child Whisperer by Carol  Tuttle
Sara gave 5 stars to: The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children (Paperback)
Carol Tuttle


I have five young children, and although I may know my kids better than anyone else, I learned so much more about each of them through reading this book. Our interactions, discussions, and even difficulties have become much simpler and more joyful. It’s true that a one-size-fits-all parenting approach doesn’t work when you’ve got children that have different motivations, different ways of moving through the world, and different natural expressions! One of the things I love about this book is that I can become my own parenting expert and feel confident in the approaches that I try, because they are approaches that are tailored to each of my kids and what they need from me as their parent. I also love that it is so comprehensive and, at 432 pages, is a wonderful resource and a great reference as my kids age and their needs change. It is not a book that I’ll read once and just put on the shelf. I’ll be referring to it again and again.

The Child Whisperer is not only great for parents, but I noticed that it can also be really helpful for anyone who interacts with or works with children. Think: a schoolteacher who wants to motivate all her uniquely different students, a grandmother who wants to be an influence for good in her grandchildren’s lives, a social worker who works with troubled teens, a community member who is concerned about the direction young people seem to be headed. The applications are really endless.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the topics that Carol Tuttle covers in this handbook:
– your child in family relationships
– your child in their friendships and social settings
– your child’s timeliness
– your child’s money management
– your child’s recreational activities
– your child’s dating experience
– your child’s classroom behavior and study habits
– how to help your young child learn to talk, potty train, and sleep through the night
– what your child’s physical features can tell you about them
– how to communicate with your child in the most meaningful way
– how to help your child drive safely
– how to get your child to pitch in and help around the house
– what your child needs from you at every stage of their development
– how to heal a damaged relationship with your child

This is a book that will change your relationship with your child and make it better than you ever thought possible, no matter what age they are. And you get so much content for the price of a paperback book.

Lantern Glow: Sarah Anne Gibb Fisher biography

Lantern Glow book coverThanks to my dad, this great little book that was in my house growing up is now scanned and digitized! I was named after this amazing lady, my great-grandmother.

If you’d like a copy, right click on the following link and save this to your computer. It’s a larger file, so if you left click, it may take a little while to load in your browser. It’s a pdf file, which requires a pdf reader (like Adobe Acrobat Reader) to open. Enjoy!

Lantern Glow: Sarah Anne Gibb Fisher biography

New Addiction – Service, Family History Style

family treeAfter hearing about the opportunity to volunteer over the internet to get family history records indexed (basically data entry from images), I thought I’d check it out yesterday. The highest priority project at was the 1930 US Census in Minnesota. I spent a couple of hours and indexed 202 records, basically four pages of the census and two US WWII draft records from Arkansas. The most difficult part was reading the writing of one census worker – one surname we couldn’t make out, in spite of our best efforts (I kept asking Paul’s opinion, and he very patiently helped). If only those census workers had understood how critical legible handwriting is to family history, they would have been more careful as they recorded families.

It was fascinating to think about the lives of the families I was indexing. Nearly all of them were farmers, many of Scandinavian descent. I even ran across a whole section of Mexican immigrants, some who had lived in Texas after emigrating, then made their way in the 1920s to Minnesota. Many of the farmers had single men living with them, some old, some young, as “boarders,” or in other words, farm laborers.

Once I started, it was hard to quit. I kept thinking I’d just download one more batch (for the census, that’s one image of 50 records). It gave me a helpful familiarity with the census for my own family history research, and made me really grateful for the countless volunteers who help to place records at our fingertips so that we can more easily find our ancestors.

Did you know that Who Do You Think You Are’s second season is premiering this week (Feb. 4) on NBC? Family history is pretty darn cool. Full episodes have also been on the day after airing, and hopefully that will continue! Celebrities this season include Vanessa Williams, Tim McGraw, Ashley Judd, Lionel Richie, Rosie O’Donnell, Kim Cattrall, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Steve Buscemi. I’m especially looking forward to the episode with Tim McGraw, because from the previews it seems that he gets to meet his birth father on air. Sure to be a tearjerker.

To get started with your own family history, go to or visit a local family history center. The family history centers are staffed by people who are ready and willing to help you, and also include microfilm and microfiche records that are not available online (because they haven’t yet been indexed!). Find one near you:

Comments Due for West Davis Environmental Impact Study

From my Weber County Roads blog. To comment, visit the original post.

Although I didn’t post the dates of the open house back at the end of February (oops), Open House information is online, and the study team is accepting comments about the planned corridor through western Davis and Weber Counties (through 12th Street in Ogden). You can view Open House information at and submit comments at If you include your email in your comment and check the box, you will receive approximately monthly email updates about the project. The study team has asked for feedback on the following questions:

  • What issues in your community are important to you?
  • What environmental resources in your community are important to you (air quality,
  • noise, wetlands, etc.)?
  • What alternatives should we consider (i.e. roadway, buses, trains, bike facilities, trails, etc.)?
  • Where should any new transportation alternatives be located?
  • What else should we study?

You may either submit comments in the online form (linked above), or ask questions and make comments:

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