Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Our kids can be organized with this handy portfolio
Construction paper in assorted colors
Large folder envelope
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
Place hands on colored paper and trace them with pencil. Repeat with different colored papers.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Nowadays, São João festivities are extremely popular in all urban areas and among all social classes.
São João coincides with the corn harvest. Special dishes served during São João are made with corn, such as canjica and pamonha. Dishes may also include peanuts, potatoes sausages and rice. The celebrations are very colorful and festive and include amazing pyrotechnics. Bonfires and fire in general are thus one of the most important features of these festivities, a feature that is among the remnants of Midsummer pagan rituals in the Iberian Peninsula.
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The goal is to get families back on their properties by clearing away the rubble through organized service projects. Once properties are cleared, tents or the new temporary shelters can be set up. It is a continuing effort by the Church to restore normalcy and promote self-reliance.
“The principle of welfare should take place, where we help the people help themselves,” said Berthony Theodore, a senior Haitian Church leader.
Church welfare managers have assisted local Church leaders in establishing a well-stocked storehouse of life-sustaining supplies such as beans, rice and milk.
Orders are filled through local congregational leaders. Deliveries are then made to the nine Latter-day Saint meetinghouses that have been used as shelters for those displaced by the quake.
LATTER-DAY SAINT CHURCHES IN HAITI: HAVENS OF SAFETY AND CALM
Hundreds of families continue to seek shelter at the nine Latter-day Saint meetinghouses around Port-au-Prince four weeks after the temblor. The meetinghouses have become known as places of calm and security to those staying there.
The Church has provided nearly 1,500 tents to those left homeless, and many now dot the property around the chapels. “A neighbor told me about this place and invited me to come,” said 16-year-old Cazy Lenlingy. “I am very happy to be here. Everyone has been kind and has received me well, thanks to God.”
Over 7,000 people originally took refuge at the meetinghouses, with those not of the Mormon faith making up more than two-thirds of the homeless.
The Church has sponsored several member teams of doctors to administer to the medical needs of the many people injured in the quake.
"I couldn't sit back on my couch and watch it if there was something I could do," said Dr. John Matheson of Kennewick, Washington, in a voice choked with emotion.
Volunteer doctors from the United States served side-by-side with Haitian pediatrician Gislaine St. Louis, a member of the Church.
“After the earthquake I closed my private clinic to devote my time to helping the children in these areas,” said Dr. St. Louis. “I love the children and want them to do better.”
When Dr. St. Louis and her fellow doctors began to visit the injured at various meetinghouses, word of mouth quickly spread throughout the community and dozens of patients began to trickle in for help. The doctors were making sure wounds treated immediately after the quake were healing properly and free from infection.
"What has touched me the most is seeing people congregate to the Church and seeing how quickly the Church organized after the initial disaster and responded,” Dr. St. Louis said.
Even with the chaos there often springs hope. Three doctors say the same day they arrived in Haiti they faced their first medical emergency.
"I noticed a woman breathing heavily and pushing. She was going into labor!" said Dr. Rodney Anderson of Vernal, Utah. Dr. Anderson knows all about labor. He has delivered more than 4,000 babies throughout his career. "I was hoping to deliver a baby while I was here. I just didn't think it would happen so soon," he said.
Doctors Matheson, Anderson and Craig Coleby of Houston, Texas, placed the expectant mother on a pingpong table and delivered a tiny but healthy baby boy.
The new mother, Noiselia Saintdor, said she and her five children were panicked after the earthquake destroyed their home. They were running down the street with nowhere to turn for safety.
"We are not members of this church but I prayed to God to know where to go," said Noiselia. She saw others going to the meetinghouse and followed.
"When I arrived I was really happy because of the security that I feel here," recalled Noiselia. “I am grateful for the people that have received us here and for everyone who is doing this great work.”
Response teams on the ground in Port-au-Prince are continuing to assess the situation and coordinate with other nongovernment organizations and relief agencies. While details are still being worked out, future activities will likely include assisting in agricultural, water and mobility projects, providing employment assistance, providing continued support to temporary settlements, and continuing work with other relief agencies.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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(Boyd K. Packer, "Prayer and Promptings," Ensign, Nov 2009, 43-46.)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
The Best Money Advice You'll Ever Get
By Mary Hunt
“Face it, once money hits your wallet or checking account, it’s as good as gone. The trick is to make sure you never see the money in the first place. Then you won’t have to fret about how to save it—or feel guilty that you didn’t. Your employer, bank or credit union can transfer money from your paycheck automatically into your savings or investment account—or accounts you set up for clothes, vacation or a new car. Then you can relax, knowing it’s taken care of.”—Janet Bodnar, editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
“Dust off your cookbooks or do a few Internet searches. Create a week-long meal plan for how you’ll use up what you’ve already got. During the same week, challenge yourself to spend just $20 to $40 for the week at the grocery store. Get some cash from the ATM (so you’re not tempted to spend more on this challenge) and then pick up basics: produce, milk and eggs. This is a chance to save a little extra money in your grocery budget and also experiment to discover a new family favorite.” —Erin Chase, author of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and founder of the popular blog 5DollarDinners.com
“You can usually match a store sale with a printed-out coupon or online coupon code. Last year, I managed to get $350 worth of clothing from Macy’s for free! I combined free gift cards from credit card rewards, a 25- percent-off store coupon and a 20 percent rebate for opening a store credit card account (plus, many items were on sale). Actually, the rebate resulted in Macy’s paying me: It wiped out the account ballance and left me with a $4 credit for my next purchase.” —Kelli B. Grant, senior consumer reporter, SmartMoney.com
“When you use coupons, keep track of every dollar you save. Remove that exact amount from your wallet and put it aside, either in a jar or a savings—Carolyn Kepcher, former executive vice president with Donald Trump, now founder and CEO of WorkHerWay.com account, it really doesn’t matter. The important part is to let each of those tiny, unnoticeable ‘flakes’ build up into an avalanche of savings.”
“It’s our expectations that get us into trouble. We think we need the latest clothes or gadgets, so we spend more than we can afford. One way to counter this longing for new things is to make use of the stuff you already own. Watch the DVDs that have been sitting under your television for the past eight years. Read those books you bought but never opened. Treat your own home like a shopping mall. You just might be surprised at how much good stuff you already have.” —J.D. Roth, editor of the personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly (GetRichSlowly.org) and author of Your Money: The Missing Manual
“If a product or consumer good fits only one need, do some research to see how else it can be put to use. Will that new jacket work in more than one season? Can your dish soap be used for hand-washables? If you can’t find another use for a specialized product, think about borrowing, renting or sharing instead of buying it.” —Linsey Knerl, team member and blogger for WiseBread.com, a top personal finance blog
“We need to make some room in our budgets for the experiences that build memories and closeness with others: family vacations (even if they’re simple), time with our spouse, coffee with our friends. When we’re doing that, it’s easier to cut back on the stuff that matters a lot less.” —Liz Pulliam Weston, personal finance columnist for MSN Money and author of Your Credit Score, Your Money & What’s at Stake
“We tend to believe that companies have the upper hand, but they don’t want you to cancel your account. You’re worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars—sometimes thousands—to them! So if you get hit with a late fee, call them. Say, ‘I’d like to have that removed. I made a mistake and it won’t happen again.’ Your fees will almost always be refunded. In fact, use this phrase for all your subscriptions: Times are tough. ‘Hey, Mr. Cable Company, times are tough and I just can’t afford that $80-per-month subscription. I’d hate to have to cancel, so what can you do to help me out?’ My readers often get $30 per month knocked off instantly, which is almost $400 a year!” —Ramit Sethi, author of the bestselling I Will Teach You to Be Rich and founder of the personal finance blog IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com
"A budget is how you know how much you have to work with and where your money’s going. And make sure you and your spouse agree on it. If you’re not working together, it’s almost impossible to win with money. If you both create the plan, you’ll be prepared no matter what situation comes your way.” —Dave Ramsey, author of the bestselling The Total Money Makeover
“My best money-saving advice came from my grandmother, Big Mama, who raised me on a nursing assistant’s salary, never making more than $13,000 a year. Despite her low wage, she always paid her bills on time—and once paid off a car loan early. Whenever she went shopping, she always asked herself whether something was a need or a want. I do this—and just about every time, I end up putting back or scaling down what I have. That question is like a song in my head. It’s boosted my savings so that I have more than enough to live on, even if I lost my job for a year. Start asking it yourself and you can save to prosperity.”—Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Burmese - chit pa de
Cambodian - Bon sro lanh oon
Cambodian - kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Canadian French - Sh'teme
Cantonese - Moi oiy neya
Cantonese - Ngo oi ney
Croatian - LJUBim te
Danish - Jeg elsker dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Dutch - Ik ben verliefd op je
Filipino - Mahal ka ta
Finnish - Mina" rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
German - Ich liebe Dich
Greek - s'ayapo
Hungarian - Szeretlek te'ged
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Iranian - Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish - taim i' ngra leat
Italian - ti amo
Japanese - Kimi o ai shiteru
Korean - Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Latin - Te amo
Moroccan - Kanbhik
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal)
Polish - Kocham cie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te iu besc
Russian - Ya vas liubliu
Samoan - Ou te alofa outou
Serbian - ljubim te
Slovak - Lubim ta
Spanish - Te amo
Swedish - Jag a"lskar dig
Tahitian - Ua here au ia oe
Thai - Khao Raak Thoe
Turkish - Seni seviyorum
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu di.
Yiddish - Ich libe dich
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Have a LOVELY time using these scriptures!
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" Romans 13:9
"Thy love to me was wonderful" 2 Samuel 1:26
"Love covereth all sins" Proverbs 10:12
"Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love" Jeremiah 31:3
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved yoiuu, that ye also love one another." John 13:34
"If ye love me keep my commandments" John 14:15
"the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" Romans 5:5
"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another" John 12:10
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9
"And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity" 1 Corinthians 13:13
"Charity suffereth long and is kind" 1 Corinthians 13:4
"Charity never faileth" 1 Corinthians 13:8
"God loveth a cheerful giver" 2 Corinthians 9:7
"by love serve one another" Galatians 5:13
"the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith meekness, temperance" Galatians 5:22-23
"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us" Ephesians 5:2
"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love" Colossians 2:2
"And the Lord make you increase and abound in love one toward another" 1 Thessalonians 3:12
"see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently" 1 Peter 1:22
"He that loveth his brother abideth in the light" 1 John 2:10
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God" 1 John 4:7
"God is love" 1 John 4:8
"If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us" 1 John:4:12
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear" 1 John 4:18
"The Lord hath redeemed my soul . . . and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" 2 Nephi 1:15
"Be filled with love towards God and all men" Mosiah 2:4
"Charity is the pure love of Christ" Moroni 7:47