Briana Stephen

I had an epiphany today while sitting in the oncologist's office. There's so much talk and paraphernalia about finding cures for cancer. There's bitter talk about why Heavenly Father would allow such suffering. I sat there thinking to myself, No. My heart tells me it's not like that at all! ... Think of the communities and families that have come together to love, serve, and mourn with one another.

Our Father in heaven provides opportunities every day for us to keep his commandments, to follow His ultimate example of serving, loving, caring for His spirit children, our spirit brothers and sisters. I get to experience firsthand on a daily basis how beautiful the hearts of mankind really are.

Turn off the news of contentious politics, crime, and adultery for a bit. You'll find a world of compassion. PLEASE ACCEPT MY GRATITUDE to all those who uplift and show me what leading a Christ-like life is really all about. Loads and loads of LOVE!!!

-Bri, March 2010

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kids Go to Reno to Win Big!!

Last weekend Dad took the kids to Reno to play for the weekend at the Sierra Grand Resort. Though the pool was still closed for the season, on the agenda was bowling, outdoor slick track cars, RC dirt cars, bull riding, arcade, laser tag, etc. Kids did not appreciate when Dad wanted to head back to the room for a Saturday nap as Leyna proclaimed that as "boring." Exactly Leyna! Sometimes boring is exactly what is needed. Nonetheless, everyone survived and had a good time.

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