Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bethany Home Road

On our recent visits to Tamara and Jack, I was curious about the history behind some of the interesting street names, including Bethany Home Road. Their ward bears the same name. I finally took some time to look into it.

The Bethany Home Road led to the Bethany Home near what is now 15th Avenue. The home was a tuberculosis sanitarium operated by a religious organization in the early 1900's.

We learn from the Bible Dictionary and the Guide to the Scriptures that Bethany is the village in which Jesus Christ stayed during the last week of his mortal life (Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:11). It is located two miles from Jerusalem, on the southeast slope of Mount Olivet–the home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha (John 11:1–46; 12:1).

Here is a link to information about the origin of other Phoenix area street names: Name That Street

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Take on Fairness

My daughter Jocelyn sent the following to me via Google Reader:

This comic made me think of your wisdom...if it's not fair, it's not over.

Peanuts

Joanne and I are attending the funeral of Maxine Winsor today...a long-time friend and servant of the Lord. I remember her teaching our Sunday School class when I was a boy of twelve, or so. She shared her fervent testimony of the restored gospel and of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Each of us have our own set of circumstances as we progress through this mortal experience, including blessings and adversity.

I am thankful for our Savior's Atonement and the fairness it brings...all things are made right in the Lord.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goals for the New Year

Here is a link to a post that might be helpful as you think about goals for the new year: More Tips about Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions Than You Could Want.

"[O]ne thing I’ve learned from my happiness project: keeping resolutions is a key to happiness. If you want to make a positive change in your life, you need to figure out what to resolve, and how to keep that resolution."

I have been reading this blog for about nine months and have found it insightful...in fact, I just picked up a copy the author's new book.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

As thy days may demand...so thy succor shall be

We just said goodbye to our daughter Jocelyn as she heads out on the first leg of her move to Washington D. C. As she drove off, I couldn't help but feel sad that she is moving so far away from home, but I know the Lord will be with her.

All morning as we helped with the last of loading her car, I had strains of How Firm a Foundation running through my head. I'll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand...As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be. Whatever comes her way, she will be strengthened. Whatever she is in need of, she will be helped with. I am so pleased with the changes that Jocelyn has made in her life over the last year. I am thankful for the tender mercies of the Lord.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What a Find!


We spent much of yesterday rearranging things in the garage...a task that we have been putting off far too long. In one of the boxes we sorted through, we found these photos that had been in ornaments that used to hang on Grandma's Christmas tree. What a precious family!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Happiness Project

I ran across a blog who's author shares interesting insights into being happy. I thought that today's post was worth sharing: Life’s Cruel Truth: You Get More of What You Already Have. ...especially with its references to fairness.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Race over

Jocelyn finished in about 2:40 Congratulations!