Friday, June 26, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Receiving the Ordinances and Blessing of the Temple

By: Lynn Davis

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that the Church would not be fully organized, in its proper order, until the Temple was completed, where places would be provided for the administration of the ordinances of the Priesthood. He also taught the purpose for gathering the Lord's people was to build temples and for his people to receive the ordinances, the blessings, and the glories that God had in store for them.

We discussed the wide range of experiences individuals have in the temple...some amazingly visionary, others less dramatic but quietly peaceful. The blessings of the temple we talked about include increased spiritual power, strengthening families, and increased faith in God and the strength to lengthen our strides. Our goal in regards to temple attendance/service is to GOal.....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Aid Information

We had a great Enrichment Group regarding our health and the health of our families. We learned a lot and were entertained all at the same time.

The Bishop (Dr. Knowlton) gave us fabulous information to do our best to keep a healthy heart . . . exercise, exercise and exercise. Good diets help too. He talked about risks and prevention for heart disease, and he also discussed symptoms of heart attacks and treatments for heart disease. A few key points: keep your blood pressure low, yourcholesterol low, watch your fat intake and exercise. Last but not least if you feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest longer than 15 minutes you probably need to get help!

Dr. Legner (Victor) gave us wonderful information and some informative handouts. The First Aid book is found at

Summer Safety Tips handout is at

The child CPR guide is found at

The adult CPR guide is found at

First-Aid Kit:
Everyone should have a well-stocked first-aid kit at home, in the car and in the workplace. You may also want to stock a portable kit (a box or small bag) that can be taken to the site of an emergency. It is important to check your kit regularly to restock items that have been used and to replace items that are out-of-date. The contents of the kit vary depending upon the number of people it is designed to protect, as well as its intent for use. Recommended contents of a first-aid kit includes the following:

  • bulb syringe
  • scissors
  • thermometer (oral and rectal)
  • tweezers

  • adhesive tape
  • butterfly bandages
  • elastic bandages
  • hypoallergenic tape
  • sterile cotton balls
  • sterile eye patches
  • sterile gauze pads (4" x 4")
  • stretchable gauze roll
  • waterproof tape

  • antacid
  • antidiarrheal medication
  • antihistamine
  • aspirin
  • antiseptic ointment
  • calamine lotion
  • decongestant
  • ibuprofen
  • sugar or glucose solution
  • syrup of ipecac
  • acetaminophen

Miscellaneous Items:
  • alcohol (rubbing 70 percent)
  • alcohol wipes
  • blanket
  • candles
  • chemical ice packs or ice bag
  • chemical hot packs or hot water bottle
  • cotton swabs
  • disposable latex gloves
  • first-aid book
  • flashlight
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • insect repellent
  • insect sting swabs
  • matches
  • paper and pencil
  • paper cups
  • safety pins
  • tissues
  • tongue blades
Thank you to the Emergency Preparedness leader, Jenny Harkleroad for helping to put the evening together. And thank you to Dusty for being a great object lesson. Also thanks to Brother Legner and Bishop Knowlton.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Presidency Message by Sister Proffitt

Christ’s plan was that we would be placed on the earth in innocence and be allowed to choose between good and evil. Lucifer’s plan gets us all back home safety while Christ’s plan is not safe at all. We know some choices are wrong and when that happens there can be horrible consequences. It virtually assures that some will not make it back to Heavenly Father. Why in the world would we do such a thing? Why would we reject the easy and embrace the difficult?

Marion D. Hanks had a plaque on his office wall that said, “To believe in God is to know that all the rules will be fair and that there will be wonderful surprises.”

Jesus is the Great Healer and his atonement is the heart of our theology. Regardless of whether his sheep run away, lose their way or are stolen away, the Good Shepherd will search for them when they are lost, pick them up, and carry them home, making them “at one” with Him and his Father.

What must it have been like for Eve, the first woman, whose willingness to live a righteous life was constantly tested? She had no precedent, no one who had already been through her experience. She couldn’t call her mother on the phone and ask, “Mom what did you do?” She and Adam only had each other – and the Spirit of the Lord

Poem: Lamentation (click link belowto read)

Does the Atonement speak to such questions? I testify that it does. The gospel of Jesus Christ was not given to prevent our pain. The gospel was given to heal our pain. The Atonement not only can heal us but it can sanctify our trying experiences to our growth.

When it is our turn to ask Eve’s questions, let us “always remember him,” for he will never forget us. His sacrifice for us binds his heart to ours.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer? Would you like to learn more about your family? Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?

“Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) is a family summer activities program sponsored by the Family History Library to introduce families to the fun of family history. With a series of weekly challenges, families can participate in activities that will help them learn more about themselves and their ancestors. The program materials are available online at listed under Activities for Youth.

As part of the challenges, family members are encouraged to keep a journal of their experiences and create memories together as a family. We encourage you to share this message with all families, both Church members and those who are not. We hope that this experience will bring families closer together as they gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work.


Stake Relief Society Education Day Schedule

US Constitution Class

Our U.S. Constitution Enrichment group will start in August. It will be every Monday at 10 a.m. at Ann Cima's home.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics is starting this week, June 17 at 10 a.m. at Deborah Haynie's home. Call Myrna Hunt for more information.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ready or Not!

Do you sit there and think:"
I know, I could add to my food storage or begin my 72-hour kits but nothin's ever gonna happen where I'd actually need that stuff?"
Well, Escondido, here's a wake-up call. There's a little site I like to check called Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada. Most of the quakes are small but as you'll notice they are continual and a few 3's and 4's are always sneaking themselves in there. Yes, the earth is constantly shakin' and rollin'.So if you don't think Emergency Preparedness is important for you, go to that site and check again and hopefully you'll reconsider . . .
Free 72-Hour Kit stuff
So, you wanna start or add to your 72-hour kit but don't have the money? Never fear, here's your answer!
Walmart has a website that offers free trial size things such as granola bars, diapers, toilet paper, tampons, maxi pads, bars of soap, deodorant, zip lock bags etc. It's completely free with no strings attached and will not add spam to your e-mail. You can choose to review the product after use by clicking a box towards the end or leave the box empty if you'd rather not be bothered. I've always clicked that I was willing to take the survey later but have yet to receive one. The site is updated weekly and biweekly so you have to check back often and quantities are limited. Also, it will only show so many products at a time on one page. So, after scrolling through the visible ones please refresh your page and sometimes you'll notice new ones pop up. You have to ask for each individually.
Click on this link for the freebies!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Provident Living

By Deborah Haynie....
Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually

Elder Robert D. Hales, Saturday Morning Session, April 2009

Elder Hales addressed his remarks “to all whose freedom to choose has been diminished by the effects of ill-advised choices of the past. Specifically of choices that have led to excessive debt and addictions to food, drugs, pornography, and other patterns of thought and action that diminish one’s sense of self worth.” He reminds us that the hopeful solution to debt and addiction is to turn to the Lord and follow His commandments.

In both temporal and spiritual things, we must ask for help from our Heavenly Father and seek strength through the atonement.
To provide providently, we must practice the principles of provident living:
Joyfully living within our means
Being content with what we have
Avoiding excessive debt
Diligently saving and preparing for rainy-day emergencies

Elder Hales stresses that “when we go into debt to buy things we can’t afford and things we really don’t need, we become poor temporally and spiritually. We do not have the time, energy, or interest to seek spiritual things.” We must say to ourselves “We can’t afford it, even though we want it!” or “We can afford it, but we don’t need it – and we really don’t even want it!”

The foundation of provident living is the law of the tithe. Tithing helps us overcome our desires for the things of this world and willingly make sacrifices for others. The payment of fast offerings helps us draw closer to the Lord and can bless others all over the world. We should also help our children learn to be provident providers by having a family budget and teaching our children the difference between wants and needs.

Elder Hales leaves us with his testimony, “I testify that the appetite to possess worldly things can only be overcome by turning to the Lord. The hunger of addiction can only be replaced by our love for Him. He stands ready to help each one of us.”

Friday, June 5, 2009

Park Day

The last day for Relief Society Park Play is on Thursday, June 11 at Felicita Park. Bring your children, bikes and scooters and join the fun. See you there!

Beach Days

Beach days will be at 11 a.m. this year, so those little ones can still have their afternoon naps. We are going to Buccaneers Beach in Oceanside from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday starting on June 25. So much fun in the sun!

Pool Hop Schedule

Every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. is the RS Pool Hop. It is fun for both mom and kids.
June 23 - Deborah Haynie
June 30 - Lee Baker
July 7 - Gaila Strawn
July 14 - Ginger Proffitt;
July 21 - Deborah Haynie
July 28 - Kristy Krueger
August 4 - Jodi Sadlier
August 11 - Gaila Strawn
August 18 - Ginger Proffitt

Updated Book Club List

1776 by David McCullough on August 6 (Thurs)
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis on Sept 3 (Thurs)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch on Oct 1 (Thurs)
5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen on Nov 5 (Thurs)
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck in December

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Family Home Evening

This weeks Family Home Evening Lesson is on Strenthening Others. You can find it by clicking on the link: . Don't forget you can always find additional lessons (we have a ton of them) by going to the sidebar and clicking on the Family Home Evening Label. It is near the bottom of the page on the right.