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Kabobs for Stevie

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 07, 2014

From the Relief Society Magazine, March 1963 –

Kabobs for Stevie

By Mabel Harmer

“Mother, will you measure this skirt so that I can wear it tomorrow?” Pam held up a flowered skirt, which to Elaine’s harassed eyes seemed to be at least twenty yards around.

“I’ll try,” she agreed. “If any two of you four could manage to get in for lunch at the same time it would leave me a few minutes for other tasks. Vacation is definitely not for mothers.”

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“I Take Up My Pen”: George Q. Cannon Association, 1904

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 07, 2014

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A Few Minutes in Menan, Idaho: 15 December 1907

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 07, 2014

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 1907

Regular Sunday services commenced at 2:10 P./M. Bishop Hart and Coun. Green and Clark present. Bishop Hart conducting exercises. Fair congregation – about 45 present.

Choir sang hymn, “Softly beams the sacred dawning” &c. Prayer was offered by Coun. Green. Choir sang hymn, “Come let us anew, our journey pursue” &c.

Sacrament was administered by Elders I.W. Merrill and A.R. Green. Elder Z. Ballantyne was asked to speak – Felt great responsibility in speaking to saints, but are under responsibility to respond. Spoke of elders who stay from meeting for fear they be called to speak; thought they refused by staying away. Those who accept priesthood are under responsibility to respond to call to preach, is one of things that go with ordination. There is one thing that makes it still harder to be teacher, great many people who seem to think person ought to live up to all he teaches. Believe, with them, ought to be aim of everyman to live up to all requirements of gospel.

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In Our Ward: Lesson 25: “Let Every Thing that Hath Breath Praise the Lord”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 06, 2014

Lesson 25: “Let Every Thing that Hath Breath Praise the Lord”

Psalms

Purpose: to help class members show their gratitude for the Savior and for the many blessings that he and our Heavenly Father have given us.

Lesson Development

1. Prophecies of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
2. “The Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee”
3. “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?”

Introduction

In a discussion of the Old Testament, a friend recently pointed out that parts of the Old Testament were used by the ancient Israelites in somewhat the same way that we use certain books in the modern Church:

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Andrew Sproul, Missionary: November – December 1841

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 06, 2014

previous installment

Monday night, Nov. 1st, 1841 – B Kirkwood & I went to widow Inch’s’ house and no one came. We spake to the widow & B Inch & etc.

Sunday, Nov. 7th, 1841 – B. Gibson & I started for Nilston [Neilston]. We held meeting at B. C. house. I opened meeting & spoke to the Saints, etc. B. Gibson bore testimony to the truth. We held meeting in the afternoon. B. Gibson administered supper & preached. B. Camb. [Brother Campbell] bore testimony.

Monday night, Nov 8th, 1841 – B. Gibson & I went to widow Inch’s house but the people will not come out to hear us & etc. E. G. [Elder Gibson] prayed and we parted.

Sunday 145th – E. Gibson & I according to appointment went to Nilston. The Saints there met with us but few strangers. We held meetings fore & afternoon & teaching them to observe to do their duty & in the evening we left them to God’s care.

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Saturday Remix, 1941

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 05, 2014

Two small British boys were gazing at the shop windows decorated for Christmas. Presently they came to a butcher’s shop, and one of them pointed to a number of hams hanging from a large holly branch. “Look, Tom,” he said. “Look at them ‘ams agrowing up there.”

“Get away,” said the other. “’Ams don’t grow.”

“Well, that’s all you know about it,” said the first scornfully. “Ain’t you ever ‘eard of a ‘ambush?”

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American Independence Day

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 04, 2014

Keepa’s 4th of July post from 2008 –

“Birth of the Flag”
by Henry Mosler

Elizabeth Griscom
daughter of Samuel Griscom and Rebecca James
born 1 January 1752, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
married John Ross, 4 November 1773 (sealed 25 September 1941)
married Joseph Ashburn, 15 June 1777 (sealed 6 October 2004)
married John Claypoole, 8 May 1783 (sealed 10 November 1989)
died 30 January 1836, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
baptism 1 July 1933
endowment 14 February 1934
sealing to parents 10 November 1989

Life’s Summary

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 03, 2014

Life’s Summary

By Lydia D. Alder

I’ve washed the family dishes and the clothes,
Prepared the daily meals and sewed, and then
Have swept the house and dusted day by day,
And o’er Life’s River carried babies ten.

My figure is lost, girlish looks all gone.
My curly hair of brown is turned to gray;
My hands no longer small nor shapely are,
For they have borne life’s burdens ev’ry day.

That I have learned to suffer I am glad,
And proudly hold my babies by the hand;
For motherhood has made of me a queen,
O’er lover subjects in our own fair land.

And I await a coming gladsome time,
When with my lovers I to God shall say,
Here are they all, my Father – none are lost,
Thy precious gifts – may they be mine alway.

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Women’s History Symposium, 9 August 2014, UVU

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 03, 2014

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Political Tuesday — er, Thursday: The Constitution of the United States and Religious Liberty (1948)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 03, 2014

This essay appeared in the Relief Society Magazine.

The Constitution of the United States and Religious Liberty

Preston D. Richards
Salt Lake City Attorney,
formerly Assistant Legal Advisor to the Secretary of State of the United States,
and formerly a member of the YM.M.I.A. General Board.

After more than 150 years of struggle and self-sacrifice our forefathers issued a Declaration of Independence, declaring:

We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This was a declaration of personal and religious liberty and had been brought about not by a controversy with the mother country over property rights of great material value – the entire cargo of tea destroyed in Boston Harbor had a value of less than 18,000 English pounds, and the tax amounted to only a few pence. But the principles involved were to the colonists worth more than life itself. Their fathers before them had abandoned everything they had of material value, and had wandered around Europe seeking personal liberty and the right to worship God according to their own conscience.

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