26 in Orlando……..

Today is Chelsea’s 26th birthday.  We spent the entire day at Universal Studios in Orlando.  We had a fantastic day watching how excited Chelsea was at this magical place.

Gethsemane……………………….

 

Jesus climbed the hill to the garden still

His steps were heavy and slow

Love and a prayer took Him there

To the place only He could go

Gethsemane, Jesus loves me

So, He went willingly to Gethsemane

He felt all that was sad, wicked or bad

All the pain we would ever know

While His friends were asleep

His promises He made long ago

Gethsemane, Jesus loves me

So, He went willingly to Gethsemane

The hardest thing that ever was done

The greatest pain that ever was known

The biggest battle that ever was won

This was done by Jesus

The fight was won by Jesus

Gethsemane, Jesus loves me

So, He gave His gift to me in Gethsemane

Gethsemane, Jesus loves me

So He gives His gift to me from Gethsemane

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This song was written by Melanie Hoffman & is found on her “Stories of Jesus” CD (all beautiful, original songs). Purchase at HoffmanHouse.com: http://www.hoffmanhouse.com/stories.html
The singer for “Gethsemane” is 9-yr.-old Hannah Ford.

Jesus Christ was and is the Son of the Almighty God. He was the only perfect man to walk the earth. He healed the sick and caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He raised the dead. Yet He allowed His own life to be taken in an act of atonement, the magnitude of which is beyond our comprehension.

In the Garden of Gethsemane was the beginning of the process of His Atonement – the payment for all of our sin, and our opportunity to live in glory after death. There, Jesus offered His beautiful Intercessory prayer on our behalf. As the weight of our sin and sorrow weighed down upon him, he asked the Father if it was possible for “this cup (task) to be removed” – as it seemed too much to bear. Luke records that this anguish was so great that his sweat was as it were “great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22 : 44), a physical manifestation of his pain. However he stated it was not as he willed, but as the Father willed it. And he continued.

After the agony of Gethsemane came His arrest, His trials, His condemnation, then the unspeakable pain of His death on the cross. Jesus endured all of this for us. Just before his death upon the cross, he declared “It is finished”. The full payment and sacrifice was complete.

Jesus’ body was buried in Josephs tomb. On the third day, He rose in a triumphant Resurrection and appeared to many.

None of us can fully comprehend the splendor of His life, His death, and His universal gift to humankind. However, we may declare with the centurion who said at His death, “Truly this man was the Son of God” (Mark 15 : 39). I believe in Him and I love Him.

To learn more about Jesus Christ, go to: http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/

 

 

#PRINCEofPEACE

“And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

 

During Holy Week (April 9-16), plan to learn more about eight principles of peace: faith, compassion, forgiveness, repentance, gratitude, God’s word, prayer, and hope. The Easter website and Church social media sites will feature one principle each day of Holy Week with a video about an individual’s experience finding peace by living that principle.Learn Principles of Peace from the #Prince of Peace

More than 2,000 years after Isaiah called Him the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ is still our key to peace. This year, in the week leading up to Easter, focus on one of the eight principles below to honor Him and find His peace in your life.

Who Is Jesus Christ?

“Who is Jesus Christ? Watch this 60 second video on Christ and His relevance. Learn the names he goes by; The King of Kings, The Lord of Lords. Learn of the greatest gift we can receive, the sacrifice and atonement of his life so we can live again.Transcript:There’s one name that pretty much everyone in the world knows, but maybe not everyone really, knows.That name is Jesus Christ. He’s The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, He’s the reason we have Christmas. You know His teachings: love your enemies, love one another, and if you love me, keep my commandments. But despite knowing all this, people still wonder who was Jesus and why is He still relevant today.We begin with His title: “Christ.” It points to the fact that Jesus was not just a man or a teacher. He is the promised Messiah spoken of in the Old Testament who would come to save his people, that’s all of us by the way, from sin and death. He’s proof that God loves all His children. Jesus is also “The Son.” Or, in other words, the Son of God. That’s what gave Him the power to come to Earth, share God’s teachings, and perform great miracles. His greatest miracle is giving every human being the opportunity to have life and happiness beyond mortality. All we have to do is believe in Him, and try our best to follow His example and teachings. Sometimes we fail, but that’s exactly why Jesus came to earth in the first place and why He’s still relevant for each of us today.But really we’ve only just begun. So click a button and find out more about Jesus the Christ.”Transcript:There’s one name that pretty much everyone in the world knows, but maybe not everyone really, knows.That name is Jesus Christ. He’s The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, He’s the reason we have Christmas. You know His teachings: love your enemies, love one another, and if you love me, keep my commandments. But despite knowing all this, people still wonder who was Jesus and why is He still relevant today.We begin with His title: “Christ.” It points to the fact that Jesus was not just a man or a teacher. He is the promised Messiah spoken of in the Old Testament who would come to save his people, that’s all of us by the way, from sin and death. He’s proof that God loves all His children. Jesus is also “The Son.” Or, in other words, the Son of God. That’s what gave Him the power to come to Earth, share God’s teachings, and perform great miracles. His greatest miracle is giving every human being the opportunity to have life and happiness beyond mortality. All we have to do is believe in Him, and try our best to follow His example and teachings. Sometimes we fail, but that’s exactly why Jesus came to earth in the first place and why He’s still relevant for each of us today.

Snow Goose………

On a recent weekend trip to St. George, Utah we decided to take the long way to get there.  We decided to travel off the freeway and journey to the small town of Delta, Utah.  (Delta has a population of approximately, 3,500.)

I had heard about the snow goose happenings and was hoping to see the phenomenon for myself.  We missed the festival but we were able to see the geese.  The flock took up the entire length of the Gunnison Bend Reservoir.

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Millard County’s Snow Goose Festival is the second largest wildlife festival in the State of Utah. It is held annually in February at the Gunnison Bend Reservoir. Delta is on the path for the Lesser Snow Geese, who are in flight from Imperial Valley, California, to the Anderson River in northern Canada. They begin their flight in early February and arrive in the Delta area about mid-month. They feed in the nearby fields and then return daily to Gunnison Bend Reservoir.

Come and experience this incredible bird lovers’ treat. A few of the festival activities include the spotting scopes provided by the Division of Wildlife Resources, a 5/10K Wild Goose Chase, Mother Goose Craft Fair, Wild Goose Shoot, and the Quilt Show. For more detailed information, check out the Festival website at http://www.deltagoosefestival.com or call the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce at 435-864-4316.

Delta, Utah

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February 24-25, 2017

Delta Snow Goose Festival

Early each spring, thousands of Snow Geese begin their 3,000 mile voyage home to Canada’s northwest territories. Starting from where they winter in Southern California & Mexico, these travelers navigate their way home with amazing precision and faithfulness.

In addition, they do it all without a trained flight crew, thousands of pounds of jet fuel, or a GPS! Instead, they are equipped with only a few pounds of fatty fuel, a mental map inherited from their parents, a built in compass sensitive to earth’s magnetic field, and instinct! Amazing!

Delta, Utah is privileged with the honor of being along their annual migration route. Starting in early February, Snow Geese stop by to rest, pick up snacks, and ready themselves for the rest of their long journey home.

There is no other place in the State of Utah that offers the chance to see so many snow geese in one place. The sights and sounds of thousands of snow geese in the air and upon the water in such a concentrated gathering is one of the most incredible wildlife experiences available.

Come join us for this year’s annual Delta Snow Goose Festival! Bring your camera and be ready to join the fun.

Snow goose
Bird
The snow goose, also known as the blue goose, is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Chen caerulescens
Mass: 5.8 lbs Encyclopedia of Life
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 2.3 ft. Encyclopedia of Life
Higher classification: Chen

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Beauty and the Beast – Lindsey Stirling

Published on Mar 13, 2017

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“Only Hope” cover by One Voice Children’s Choir | Ft. Steven Sharp Nelson (The Piano Guys)

This video features 2 more home grown talents from Utah.  The video features the One Voice Children’s Choir and Steven Sharp Nelson from The Piano Guys.

Published on Mar 12, 2017

“Only Hope” (Switchfoot | Mandy Moore) cover by One Voice Children’s Choir
Featuring Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys
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Featured Soloists:
Sidnie Anderson
Brooke Bromley
Lucy Nelson
Natalie Farnsworth

Conducted by: Masa Fukuda
Cellist: Steven Sharp Nelson
Accompanist: Anne Cecala

Music arranged and produced by Masa Fukuda
Video produced by Amy Oakeson and Suzy Oliveira
Video directed by Calen Albert and co-directed by Suzy Oliveira
Cinematography and editing by Calen Albert Cinematography
Original concept by Amy Oakeson and Nick Sales
On-set sound technician Barton Thacker
On-set technical assistant Sean Mason
Set Decor and design by Anne Cecala
Decorated by Shauna Newbury, Adrienne Smith, Kim Cahoon, Jill Wankier, Claudia Higgins, Stephanie Bromley, Wendy Anderson, Emilee Barry, Stephanie Taylor, Rebecca and Cathy Servoss and Jenny Cook
Lead Child Wrangler Saudra Farnsworth
Staging by Amy Oakeson, Nancy Bandley, and Jennifer Yorgesen
Production assistants Rory Sorenson, Jennifer Yorgesen
Wardrobe committee Suzy Oliveira, Marianne Farnsworth, Jeanette Liddell, and Kim Affleck
On-set production assistant and property location assistance Ryan Crandall

Filmed on-location at:
Wadley Farms
Lindon, Utah

A special thank you to Provo Florist and Wadley Farms.

One Voice Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization based in Utah/USA. To learn more about the choir or to make a tax-deducible donation, please visit http://www.onevoicechildren.com.