Easter Talks + Pizza

Jer, our daughter L, and I gave talks in Sacrament meeting on “the meaning and blessings of Easter”. I really enjoyed listening to what they had to share with everyone. L even wrote her talk all by herself (with a little guidance from her Dad), and practiced it before giving it in church. I’m amazed at her courage and thoughtfulness; she really gives her all. The more I learn about Easter, the more I realize how consequential and significant it is.

Because He lives, there is hope. Because He lives, promises and relationships mean something. Because He completed His mission on Earth to atone for our sins, die, and raise Himself up again, everlasting joy and love is real and attainable for all. He provided the bridge for us back to our Heavenly Father. Christ triumphed over all, which means He helps us fight our battles, He heals the impossible and solution-less, and He is our advocate satisfying God’s justice with mercy.

Great-grandma and Great-grandpa on his 95th birthday!

Blessings of Easter

  • Spirit and body reunited in perfect form – Alma 11:43
  • Intelligence will rise with men in the resurrection – Doctrine & Covenants 130:18
  • The grave hath no victory and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ – Mosiah 16:8
  • Charity, the pure love of Christ and the greatest of all gifts, which never faileth. Atonement + resurrection —> hope —> faith —> meek —> charity; cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail. Moroni 7:41-46
  • Hope to be raised unto life eternal
  • Spirit and element inseparably connected, receive a fullness of joy – Doctrine & Covenants 93:33
  • The resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind, and bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord – Helamen 14:17
  • The Lord is risen from dead to bring men unto Him – Doctrine & Covenants 18:12
  • Bind up the broken hearted – Doctrine & Covenants 138:42
  • Faith. Nothing shall be impossible with Godly power. “Through your faith, Jesus Christ will increase your ability to move the mountains in your life. … Jesus Christ paid the price and provided the power for you to move every mountain you will ever face. You obtain with your faith, trust and willingness to follow Him.” -President Nelson

Best Homemade Pizzas Ever

Double birthday celebration for Grandpa Harold and Cousin Teagan. Uncle Thad introduced us to his latest kitchen gadget- an outdoor pizza oven that heats up to over 900 degrees and can cook a pizza in about a minute. He even made the pizza dough from scratch! All the toppings and flavors were so thought out with all the extra touches like draining the pineapple, getting premium Canadian bacon, cooking the bacon and sausage… We went assembly-line style with the prepared pizzas.

It was a wonderful 95th birthday celebration!

Love, Kat

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