Sunday, February 21, 2010


In a letter Benjamin Franklin penned to Jean-Baptiste LeRoy the 13th of November 1789 "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Indeed such things are simply unavoidable, yet I believe Franklin could use some revision.

Everyone seeks certainty in a world of doubt. The late President Gordon B. Hinckley declared: “We know not all that lies ahead of us. We live in a world of uncertainty. … But one thing we do know. Like the Polar Star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives,” (Ensign March 2008).

Indeed, I know with absolute certainty - beyond the scope of mortality - of the Savior's promise unto all who would faithfully follow in His footsteps: "Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life" (3 Nephi 15:9).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great Quotes #1

"Watching all this snowboarding is so boring ... I want to see curling." - Mom, on speaking her mind during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lesser-known Alliterative Birthday Party Games

Bobbing for Bees

Walrus Wrestling

Pin the Pansy on the Panther

Juggling Jaguars

Hide and Go Hibernate

Blow out the Bonfire