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Friday, June 26, 2015

Know Your Neighbor ~ Taylor's

The Taylor Family

The Taylor family moved into our ward a few months ago.  They moved into the Willow Ridge Circle between the Haddocks and McFarlands.  Prior to living in our ward, the Taylor's were living in Farmington.

Lincoln was born in Payson, Utah.  He is the middle child of three and has an older brother and younger sister.  He served his mission in Argentina.  He attended the College of Eastern Utah (in Price, UT), Salt Lake Community College, Brigham Young University, and the University of Akron (in Akron, OH).  He received a bachelor's degree in Finance from BYU and a Juris Doctorate and Master's degree in Tax from the University of Akron.  Lincoln currently works at Zion's Bank doing compliance.  He likes sports and cooking.

Lori was born in Delta, Utah.  She is the oldest of five girls.  She attended Snow College, Utah Valley University, the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach, CA, and the University of Utah.  She has a degree in Event and Recreation Management.  Lori recently went back to work last year and works at the Liv Showroom as a design assistant.  She plays volleyball in a league.

Lincoln and Lori met in Huntington Beach, CA at church through mutual friends.  They met in October and got married the next July in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.  While they were engaged, Lincoln was living in Utah and Lori in California.  After they were married, they moved around a lot.  They lived in Orem, UT; Payson, UT; Akron, OH; Columbus, OH; Walnut Creek, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Farmington, UT; and now Centerville.  They have been married for 14 years.

Lincoln and Lori have three children.

Aubrey is 11 and in the 5th grade at Endeavor Elementary.  She was born in Provo, Utah.  She likes art, crafts, design, music and drama.  She plays softball, volleyball and basketball.

Jackson is 10 and in the 4th grade at Endeavor Elementary.  He was born in Akron, Ohio in the same hospital Lebron James was born in.  He likes basketball, baseball, mindcraft and science.

Olivia just turned 8 and is in the 2nd grade at Endeavor Elementary.  She was born in Columbus, Ohio.  She likes to dance, music, volleyball and math.

The Taylors have a Coton de Tulear dog named Moppie.

As a family the Taylor's like to play sports.  Lori and Lincoln played a lot of sports growing up and enjoy keeping their kids engaged in various sports.  They also like to garden, go for walks, cook, and watch movies.  They have been remodeling their home since they moved in and living in the basement during the remodel.  The remodel should be done in June and they are excited to finally move upstairs.

Welcome to the Willow Wood Ward Taylor Family!  We are happy to have you in our ward.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monthly Calendar - June 2015

June 5th - Ward Temple Night 6:30pm session Bountiful Temple

June 11-13 - Youth Conference

June 28 - Ward Choir practice resumes 9am, Relief Society room

Ongoing Activities:

                      Pinterest Craft Group*
                      Will resume in September.
                      If you want to join for the fall contact:
                                  Sydney Garner @801-597-0431

                      Promises of the Book of Mormon Class*
                      Class will resume in the fall.  

*Activities that neighborhood special interest groups.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Why Marriage, Why Family? ~ Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Taught by Tifanee G. 

Our Heavenly Father’s plan for happiness included families.  He sent us to earth as members of families.  A successful, happy, Christ-centered home is established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work and wholesome recreational activities.

It was said “Happiness does not spring from perfection but from applying divine principles.”  Prayer, love, and forgiveness are three principles, that when applied, can help us to have Christ-centered happy families.

Prayer with our families align our will with our Heavenly Father, resulting in blessings of strength, comfort, and inspiration.  It creates a loving bond.

Sue G. shared that her most important prayer of the day was her afternoon prayer right before her kids got home from school.  She would ask for strength to help her be the Mom that her kids needed.

Ligia B. shared that prayer is the most powerful tool she has in her arsenal for raising her children.  Without prayer, she wouldn’t know what her teenage kids needed and how she should respond as a parent in a way that helps them.  But she believes through answers to her prayers, Heavenly Father lets her know what her children need.   

Cari H. shared that in a recent experience where she attended a temple sealing, the sealer advised the newly married couple to pray for one another and to allow their spouse to hear them praying to Heavenly Father on their behalf.  She returned home and implemented this in her own family and was amazed to see how in such a short time, praying on behalf of not just her spouse but also her children has made them grow so much closer as a family.

Love as President Monson said, “should be the very heart of family life.”  A Christ-centered home is where the gospel is taught, covenants kept, and love abounds.

Carolyn R. shared that love is allowing a person time to change.

Heidi H. shared that as a child she and her sister kept a journal where they would write their thoughts of love back and forth to one another.  She now has children, some of whom don’t express their love very openly so she continues this tradition with them. 

Forgiveness was founded on Heavenly Father’s plan.  Because forgiveness connects principles, it connects people.  It is one of our best hopes for a happy family.

Tela F. shared that sometimes forgiveness is one sided, meaning that sometimes we seek forgiveness for something we’ve done wrong, but the person does not want to forgive.  Or we have been wronged and the person who has wronged us is not remorseful.  The Atonement still offers peace and healing for those who may be in these types of situations within their families.    

Weekly Challenge; Take time to look into our family life and incorporate one of the three principles discussed in the lesson to help build a more gospel centered home.