Sunday, January 31, 2010


Is there such a thing as a "little" revelation? The revelations I'm thinking of are spiritual in nature and pertain to teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I had one of those this morning at Church today, which is why I'm wondering about this.

The subject was on Cain and Abel, and the difference in each one's sacrifice to the Lord.

While Abel's sacrifice was the animal sacrifice (the killing of the firstling of the flock) according to how the Lord had commanded it, Cain's was of fruits and vegetables. This was a sacrifice to atone for their sins, so why was Cain's rejected?

The revelation came to me. In the pre-mortal existence, there were two plans: one from Lucifer, one from Jesus. While Jesus' plan involved choice, accountability and required an atonement, Lucifer's plan would remove choice and bring everyone back. There would be no atonement. We know how this ends, Jesus' plan was accepted, Lucifer's plan was rejected and Lucifer got mad and rebelled. He was cast out of Heaven.

So Cain? His sacrifice was told to him by Satan (Lucifer), even though he had been taught the commandments regarding how the atonement sacrifice was to be done in order to be acceptable. By using Satan's sacrifice, it was mocking the Lord and his eventual role of Savior. What happened? Cain got mad, rebelled (killing Abel) and got kicked out from the presence of Adam and Eve.

It's interesting to see how history repeats itself, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pants On The Ground

There are a few people out there who should pay close attention to the message of this song. :o) I was at Apple last month and while waiting for my genius appointment there was a guy at the genius counter with his pants down enough to see half of his buttocks. Sorry, folks, some things are best left private.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Few Thoughts From Church Today

I was actually at Church early today, even though I had 4 hours of sleep and a raging headache. Between stress and sinus issues, this should be an interesting weekend.

Mozambique - Sounds like a wonderful place to serve a mission!

Couple missionaries needed - I guess I need a husband for that. Oh, that's right. My husband's on the other side already serving a mission. Does that count?

The creation: Think about the steps of the creation as you would the creation of a human baby during pregnancy. How is it similar? How is it different?

Fulfilling the measure of your creation: what is the measure of our creation, and how is it different from the vegetation, animals and even the earth itself? (D&C 88)

Talents: If you are too busy comparing yourself to others and wanting the talents of others, you are neglecting your own. If you don't know what they are, I suggest you get on your knees and ask.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Do you remember my previous blog post about the start of making changes in my life - and in my home? Click here to read it.

Anyway, some major progress and decisions are coming down the pike. The decisions have to do with work, but the progress has been made at home.

(Drum roll please)

The computer has left the livingroom! (Think "Elvis has left the building" and it will make more sense) It's now on the desk in the office.

And here's the mess that was left in the living room:

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Very Interesting Idea

Personally, I think we need to draft Eliott Pollack to be the next governor, but that's just my opinion. :o)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Better Late Than Never?

An attorney is creating his own credit card revolt, only he's doing it about a year too late.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Questions remain for cable TV viewers

Questions remain for cable TV viewers

Interesting. People are willing to pay more for their Fox TV but unwilling to pay more to give teachers decent salaries. Let's think about the logic on that one.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Forgotten Carols

If you haven't seen this yet, I believe it is still out on DVD, otherwise you need to wait until October/November when Deseret Book starts selling the tickets to the shows. See it, it's worth it.

Happy New Year!

Well, We're Off To A Start

I'm getting the last of the laundry done and doing a little work around the house.

Can I just say I love technology? No, make that LOVE technology.

Some technology is timeless, like a hammer and some nails.

These have been sitting around the house in boxes for at least 5 years. Yep, that's right, 5 years. They are now, as planned, up in the walls of my office, which I'm decorating to look a little like Disneyland (Anaheim).

Some technology is making my life a WHOLE lot easier. You see, only my master bedroom and living room are wired for cable. This means I would need the house rewired to allow the guest bedroom and office to have access. Since I can't afford that, I found another means of at least getting my internet (which is through the cable company) back into the office.

My desktop PC is now officially WIRELESS! Which means, for the first time since Decker and I got married 11 years ago and we moved the PC into the livingroom, it's days in the livingroom are now NUMBERED! YAY!

I know it sounds trivial to a lot of you, but it isn't to me. This is a HUGE step in getting things reorganized since Decker's death, which has been over 9 years ago.