Monday, November 26, 2012

YOU! Each one of you serve and love so beautifully, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know our Heavenly Father is blessing our ward because of that goodness. I love you and am thankful for you.

Our Lindon 11th Ward Christmas Party is Friday, December 7th from 6:30- 8:30.  We will be having hors d'oeuvres & desserts followed by many opportunities for service (such as a Giving Tree, Letters to Missionaries & Service Members, Donations to food banks, etc). We will also have a Christmas Presentation. If you are aware (and would like to suggest) a service opportunity, would like to be a part of the musical presentation, or have questions please email Libby Lewis @

Sister Thaylene Rogers mentioned this family's tragedy yesterday. Here is a link for more information and to help.


  • Nov. 26 Mon - 7pm FHE Toilet Paper Dodge Ball at the LINDON STAKE Center. Come join the fun!
  • Nov. 28 Wed - 7pm Fellowship Night at Bro. Brad Stevens home 844 E. 300 N. Lindon. We will be visiting ward members & making new friends.
  • Nov 29 Thurs - 7pm Institute at the PGHS Seminary Bldg. Five classes are offered. Click on the link:
  • Nov 30 Fri - 7pm Temple Square Lights. Meet at the church to carpool to Salt Lake to enjoy the lights, hot chocolate and the spirit. Be sure to dress warm!
  • Dec 1 Sat - 1:00pm  Ward Temple Day at Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Meet at the Oak Canyon Bldg at 1pm to carpool and attend the 2pm Session. 
  • Dec 2 Sun - 6pm First Presidency Christmas Devotional. Broadcast on BYU tv. 
Upcoming activities:
  • Dec 16 Sun - 7pm Alpine YSA Stake Musical Fireside at the Manila Stake Center
  • Dec 17 Mon  - 7pm Oak Canyon Ward Christmas Party. 
  • Dec 31 Mon - Alpine UT YSA Stake New Year's Eve Party, more details coming.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Aunt Thea's Apple Pie Filling

4 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cornstarch
1 tsp salt
10 cups water

Bring water to a boil. Mix dry ingredients together, add to the boiling water. Cook until thick.
Peel, core, and slice apples. Fill bottle 1/2 full with apples. Pour in 1 cup of thick sauce. Fill the rest of the bottle with apples, leaving 1" headspace. Add 1 more cup of mixture to the bottle. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims, place lids.....

Process for 20 minutes in hot water bath, or pressure can at 5 lbs for 8 minutes.

(other notes from previous batches - 1 grocery bag full of apples and 1X recipe yield: 7 quarts of filling. Last week's batch - huge bowlful of sliced apples, 1 1/2X recipe = 13 1/2 quarts of filling - no rhyme or reason here!)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Loving Yourself

"Love can heal so many things.  If our bodies are sick, we can focus our love on that part of us. Because love begins at home, and our bodies are the homes to our spirits, we need to begin by loving ourselves."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

From Sunday's lesson - quotes I love by Elder Russell M. Nelson

  • A worthy woman personifies the truly noble and worthwhile attributes of life. A faithful woman can become a devoted daughter of God - more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish, more anxious to exercise compassion than to exercise dominion, more committed to integrity than to notoriety  And she knows of her own infinite worth.
  • Her self-esteem cannot be based on physical features, possession or lack of a particular talent, or comparative quantities of anything. Her self-esteem is earned by individual righteousness and a close relationship with God. Her outward glow is generated by goodness within. And her patience is much more apparent than any imperfection.
  • The attributes by which we shall be judged one day are all spiritual. These include love, virtue, integrity, compassion, and service to others. Your spirit, coupled with and housed in your body, is able to develop and manifest these attributes in ways that are vital to your eternal progression.