Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We Are Watching History

The journalists, commentators, and writers have all written much better than I about the significance of this day. So I'll just let you know I say Amen.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

4 brothers and their actions

Rachel and I are starting over in the Book of Mormon. So I've been thinking about the 4 sons of Lehi. The were told to do a job and they went and did exactly what they were told - but it didn't work. The second time they used their ingenuity and tried again - but that didn't work. At this time they receive divine guidance and know they are suppose to finish an impossible job. So a large in stature but young man finishes a job the Lord asks him to do with consequences that will stay with him for the rest of his life, though his actions were necessary for millions of people's well-being.

I'm mulling over the idea that sometimes the Lord knows the job assigned is not possible with our own resources and circumstances and assigns it to us anyway. The other thought is that the answer is sometimes outside of our box of thought and knowledge. And my third notion is to wonder if I go far enough in my duties to God.

The other thing that struck me was the fact that Laban was a very dangerous man. Someone who is known to command 50 or tens of thousand - command for what? Isn't command a military term? I noticed the boys mother wasn't worried about them being lost or hurt by wild animals, she knew who was the most dangerous to her boys.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Linda Ann You've Got to See This!

I love hearing that - and look what all the buzz was about! Janae Parkin saw a gigantic (3 foot by 4 foot) beehive in a yard that had just got a tree trimmed back on it's leaves - Surprise!
Early in the morning the bees huddle together and we can see the clear folds and ridges in the beehive.
This is early in the morning.
This is in the afternoon sun and as it warmed up the buzz got bigger and the swarm larger.

Happy New Year!!!!!!! 2009

We ushered in the New Year at the Hosking's Home with lots of friends. Some of us almost fell asleep while others played games, guitars, drums, and watched videos with others running around the house. The youth went to a dance and the college kids were hanging together - eating mostly while playing games and chatting. Some of the younger ones barely got off the Wii in time to make lots of noise at midnight!

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Can there be too much Chocolate?"

Nate asked Rachel if there could ever be too much Chocolate when she said she didn't like extreme Moose Tracks because the base was chocolate and not vanilla. Nate went on to put Rocky Road, Extreme Moose Tracks, chocolate shell, and chocolate syrup all in one bowl. I'm waiting for the sugar crash.