Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring on the ranch


This morning on my run I noticed Angus acting really timid 
 hiding behind and really close to me as I ran.
I took out my earphones to try and figure out what was going on with him.
Then I heard the familiar sounds of a coyote howling.
My eyes scanned the prairie and sure enough right in front of me about
15 yards hiding behind some juniper trees was a beautiful howling coyote.
He was probably one of the biggest I'd seen on the ranch and
he wasn't shy at all, in fact I began walking closer to him with
Angus trailing behind.  
He stood his ground yelping and howling so I backed off.
The ranch is really coming alive and warming up.  
The fields are greening, blossoms popping on the trees, 
and today the boys came in the kitchen and reported a snake sighting
while on a motorcycle ride.
It's definitely Spring on the ranch.

Last week while in Provo, I was able to watch my niece Chicky
 (her real name is Drew, but we are a big nickname family you know),
as she opened up her mission call. 
She's headed to Toronto Ontario, Canada!  


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Teachings from RMN:
"Individual progression is fostered in the family, 
which is “central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”
 The home is to be God’s laboratory of love and service. 
There a husband is to love his wife, a wife is to love her husband, 
and parents and children are to love one another.
Throughout the world, the family is increasingly under attack.
 If families fail, many of our political, economic, 
and social systems will also fail. And if families fail, 
their glorious eternal potential cannot be realized.
Our Heavenly Father wants husbands and wives to be
 faithful to each other and to esteem and treat their children as an
 heritage from the Lord. 
In such a family we study the scriptures and pray together."