Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Family Home Evening, October 22, 2007

Happy Family Home Evening Family,

Life gets pretty busy and I'm trying to be a well-rounded person, but there is never enough time to do all I want to do.

I want to read my scriptures daily. They give me a better perspective and attitude toward life, but it's hard finding time.

"Everything in the scriptures is applicable to our lives. The scriptures answer our questions, they provide role models and heroes, and they help us understand how to handle challenges and trials. Many times the scriptures you read will be the answers to your prayers." Elaine Dalton

"At the beginning of most dispensations, a book is given to the newly called prophet. Moses received tablets (see Exodus 31:18) Lehi was given a book to read concerning the destruction of Jerusalem (see 1 Nephi 1:11-14). Ezekiel was given a 'roll of a book' (Ezekiel 2:9-10) containing the Lord's message for the house of Judah in his day. John the Revelator on the Isle of Patmos was shown a book with seven seals (see Revelation 5: D&C 77:6).

Is it any wonder, then, that the Lord would provide a book containing the fullness of the gospel as part of the 'restitution of all things'? The Book of Mormon as the power to draw all men and women to Christ. Its references to the Savior's Atonement are the clearest on record with regard to its purpose and powers." Merrill J. Bateman

I listen to the Book of Mormon as I drive to BYU each day. I love the book. It was written for us --it is for our day. Keep that in mind when you read it. King Benjamin taught his sons of the importance of having the scriptures ALWAYS BEFORE OUR EYES, and we too need to have them ALWAYS BEFORE OUR EYES that we may learn what to do now, and how to prepare to be with our Father again. I like 2 Nephi 25:26--"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes

Do what you can, when you can, but try to put the scriptures in your daily routine.

Love Always,

Mom (and Dad) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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