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 2, 2007

Monday Family Home Evening, October 1, 2007

Good Family Home Evening wherever you are!

Hope everyone is doing well. Got to see many of the Burgon cousins as well as the aunts and uncles last Saturday at our annual "our generation" gathering. Dad has it all recorded on the family blog, complete with pictures. Made me think about TIME, how quickly it passes, what we do with it. As I saw slides of my Mom and Dad I was carried away to another time. my Mom was so gracious and beautiful, my Dad was so kind and funny, my Grandpa, Heber James Burgon, was so dignified.

Enjoy your time, make the best of your time . . .

Art Buchwald (columnist, humorist):
"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got."

Henry David Thoreau:
"You cannot kill time without injuring eternity."

Denis Waitely (motivational author):
"Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow."

John Archibald Wheeler (physicist):
"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."

Carl Sandburg:
"Time is the only coin of your life. It's the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

So, how are we to spend our time? Paul gives us some tips in Romans (12:9-21):

Being Loving: "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

Being Kind: "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love."

Being industrious: "Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord."

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer."

"Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality."

Being Christ-like: "Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. . . ."

Being sensitive to those around us: "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

Being good, being nice: "Recompense to no man evil for evil."

Being a peacemaker: "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

Wishing you the best of times this week and love always,

Mom and Dad, Robert and Shauna Valentine, Highland, Utah



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im love james valentine

December 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM  

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