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Love God.  Love All Thy Neighbors.
New Testament, Matthew Chapter 22

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Avoid All Contention and Anger

Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi Chapter 11

29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me,

but is of the devil, who is the father of contention,

and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.

30 Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger,

one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.

We Are All Brothers and Sisters

See the DNA map for me below

This is Ancestry’s current version of my ancestry.  

Look at the map closely and see their estimates of my various countries of origin.


16% is indigenous American.  

Ancestors from Ireland were on the exile and famine boats to Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand

where they were heavily persecuted and denied good jobs.  

Before the 1900s some of the ancestors on the ranchos in Mexico were effectively slaves to the ranchos

and had little choice against the sexual advances of the owners.  

When my mother came to the US from Mexico at age 4 there was huge 

amounts of prejudice and job discrimination.

Other ancestors were captains of the boats and younger siblings of the owners of the ranchos.  

Distant relatives of my daughter Ayumi and grandson Spencer were put in concentration camps in the US during WWII

and her mother was on the other side of Nagasaki county when we dropped the unneeded second atomic bomb

to just test it out to see if it worked well at killing people when there were hills.  


History is complex and not pretty.  

But we should keep it and remember it and learn from it.

We only progress by recognizing that we are all daughters and sons of a loving heavenly father and mother,

by becoming more like Jesus Christ

and should always treat each other

- our brothers and sisters -

with great respect and much kindness. 

(always, always, always, no matter what the history.)

President Nelson Shares Social Post about Racism and
Calls for Respect for Human Dignity
Link to Article
Finding Unity in a Time of Division
Link to Article
"Painted into a Corner"
Link to Video
Book of Mormon Virtual Escape Room
Try it and let us all know if you like it
Suicide Prevention and Ministering
Link to website
FoundationsU Personal Finance Link
Alma 37:4
Book of Mormon
4 Behold, it has been prophesied by our fathers, that they should be kept and handed down from one generation to another, and be kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord until they should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon.
From one of my monthly newsletters:

Christianity Is Exploding in Iran – Mainstream media outlets covering Iran are likely to include stories on Soleimani, strikes on the Saudis, or Iran’s ambitions and terror network. But one thing remains largely unreported – the exponential growth of Christianity in Iran. In 1979, the year the Shah was deposed, there were only about 500 Christians from Muslim backgrounds in Iran. Yet today, estimates range anywhere from 300,000 to one million Iranian Christians. Disillusionment with Islam, persecution, internet and satellite TV, and the spread of the Bible have all contributed to this massive growth. According to CBN, “Christianity is growing faster in the Islamic Republic of Iran than in any other country in the world.” Afshin Ziafat remarks, “more Iranians have become Christians in the last twenty years than in the previous 1,300 years, since Islam came to Iran.”



I love the message in these words, that each of us can “ask of God.” I’ve been thinking lately that approaching God doesn’t just mean coming with our questions—it means coming with our sorrows, our joys, our anxieties, our fears. It means coming before Him with everything we are, warts and all, with the knowledge that He will receive us. And it means that we, like the prophet has directed, “hear Him.”

Full article


Start by doing what's necessary,

then do what's possible;

and suddenly

you are doing the impossible.

Saint Francis of Assisi


Link to Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them video

This is the book that Mazey suggested on the 25th

"Hearing the Voice of the Lord"

Gerald N Lund

Read scriptures EVERY DAY

Hear Him

Pray vocally at least once a day

Hear Him

Ponder how to serve

Hear Him

Serve those in need as you are guided

Hear Him

Be kind.  Be happy.  Be healthy. 

Do all the things to stay healthy and keep others healthy.

4:30 pm (16:30) Monday to Thursday​ 

I will text and email a Zoom Link at 4 pm each day

Ask others in your home to lower their internet usage during seminary

Weekly GO AND DO Topics

Minister Monday - Reach out to those you minister to

Temple Tuesday - Work on gathering names for the temple or teach someone else to do the same

Worship Wednesday - write a psalm of gratitude for a blessing received

Then create a meme, post or tweet and share

Thankful Thursday - GTED - call, text or facetime someone

Tell them how much you appreciate them

missionaries, older ward members or relatives, etc, etc

Focus on Family Friday - find a way to specially care for a family member

read to a sibling, play with them, go for a walk with them

Seminary for the Week of March 23 to 26

Come Follow Me for March 23-29

Enos - Jarom- Omni - Word of Mormon

"He works in me to do His Will"

Remember that on phone, tablet or computer the scriptures or lesson will read to you

Link for Individuals and Families Lesson

Link to Enos Book of Mormon Video

Link for YM and YW Lesson

Link for Primary Lesson

Link for Sunday School Lesson

Additional Make-Up Work Options

SAINTS Volume One and Volume Two are on website and in Gospel Library App.

In addition, there are podcasts with background information on each chapter.

Here is the link to the introduction podcast to Volume One, which to me is very interesting.

Link to Podcast for The Saints Volume I Chapter 1

One make-up day for each podcast and chapter combination of either Saints Book One or Book Two that you listen to.  Listen as you read the book so you will hear how to pronounce all the words.

Current Make-Up Work Options

Or keep you from being bored to death options

To see your attendance look on MySeminary App.  If you don't know how get a classmate to show you.  I can't see in this way.


If not done previously, you can get make-up work credit for any of the following:

Text notice of what you have completed send a text to me at 817-881-5631 and Sister Gillespie at 817-821-3111


a)  Share the Book of Mormon app with a non-member friend who you think might be receptive.  One makeup day for each friend sent.


b)  Remember that everything we do in Seminary class and all our make-up work should bring us closer to Christ - should deepen our understanding of the scriptures and the words of the living prophets.


c)  Book of Mormon Videos.  Watch them again from the beginning.  Turn on close captions.  Pay attention.  1 day of makeup for every 20 minutes or more of videos.


d)  Isaiah lesson from Greg Melven I emailed you on 2 March.  Read whole thing = 2 days.  Ask me if I need to email you again.


e)  Face to Face with President and Sister Oaks of 23 Feb.  Pay attention and watch whole thing = 2 days


f)  Elder Bednar seminary training.  Watch whole thing.  = 2 Days


g)  Ultimate Bucket List Video hope Works

One makeup day for watching and pondering.

One more makeup day for sharing with a friend not in our class.


h)  Using your trials to help others - Hope Works

One makeup day for watching and pondering.

One more makeup day for sharing with a friend not in our class.


Absolutely no excuse for not having adequate attendance.


Be kind.  Be happy.  Be healthy. 

Do all the things to stay healthy and keep others healthy.

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