No, it isn't our house in Georgia that has sold - I wish! Mike's dad has officially sold his house. It is sad. We will miss being able to go up there, but in reality, we aren't ever invited up there anyway. Mike's dad said he will have us all over one more time before he has to be out of the house. He has a little less than a month to be out, I think. Mike's dad did surprise us by offering us his couch that was in his loft. He brought it over last night. I love it. I have vivid memories sitting with Sharen on that couch. It is so nice to have a little piece of her in our home. He also brought over a painting that we were told would be ours years ago. Our wedding reception was at an art gallery. Sharen bought a painting after our reception as a thank you to their friend that let us use his shop. It is beautiful. I am happy to have such a beautiful reminder of our wedding and the lovely person Sharen was. She was such an important person in my life and helped fill the void of the loss of my own mother.
Mike's dad asked all the kids to get together so he could talk about the house stuff. The spouses weren't supposed to go, but I guess the brother-in-laws didn't get that message because they were both there. They asked Mike if he wanted to call me. He said, "No, Stephanie is good with whatever we decide." Which is true. Everything is Mike's decision. His dad set up a family partnership years and years ago. They were getting together to try to figure out if they should dissolve the family partnership or not. No decisions were made tonight. It will be interesting to see what turns up.
In other news . . . we got a new bishop today! At our presidency meeting, Jaime asked if we should place bets on the new bishop. We didn't, but we found out that each of us were predicting the same person! That was funny. (It helped that he was released as Stake Young Men's president right before the Bishopric changing announcement.) Anyway, it was him. Brother Lundgren. Becky actually predicted both of his counselors as well. Three for three. That is quite impressive. Brother Lundgren's wife is the primary president right now. I bet the primary will be changing soon!
Today was my last day coming up with the scripture challenges! It has been fun to do, but I'm glad that it won't be my responsibility anymore. Because of conference, I needed to come up with two weeks worth of challenges again. (I told my dad I wanted some easy ones this time.) This is what my dad helped me come up with:
2 Nephi 29 - Jacob 5
In 2 Nephi 29 Nephi prophesied what people will say in the last days.
A. A Church! A church! We already have a church!
B. A Bible! A Bible! We have got a bible!
C. A prophet! A prophet! We have no need of a prophet!
D. Pizza! Pizza! We love pizza!
What verse do we learn that Nephi died?
In Jacob 5 Jacob quotes the prophet Zenos' allegory of the tame and wild olive tree. 1. Can you find the prophet Zenos in the bible? 2. If you can, text the page number in the LDS version of the bible. If you can't, where does Jacob find Zenos' prophecy?
Jacob 6 - Mosiah 2
Memorize Jacob 6:12. Anyone who recites this verse to Sister Johnson will receive a treat.
Approximately how long did Enos pray to be forgiven of his sins? A. 1 hour B. 3 hours C. 5 hours D. 8 hours E. 10 hours F. more than 10 hours
Did you know that half of the Nephite history in the Book of Mormon is covered in 8 pages? Jarom & Omni cover 290 years in 4 pages - 1/4 their history. 4th Nephi covers 287 years in 4 pages - 1/4 their history. That adds up to 1/2 of the Nephite history. Why is so little written in these chapters? The people in 4th Nephi had just had a visit from the Savior. Perhaps what they had before them was too sacred to write. Why is there so little written in Jarom & Omni? Hint: Omni 1,2,11
Think of General Conference as you read Mosiah 2:9. Will you be willing to do what King Benjamin asks of his people as you listen to conference?