He was true and he died righteously...

I am preparing sharing time today. This sunday's theme is Following Jesus Christ's Example. I have been struggling alot with how to teach the JR primary the lessons we have in sharing time. I have been praying for help and guidance from my Heavenly Father. I have printed out footprints & I will put them on the floor in a circle and let these little children follow the circle path of the "Saviors footprints" while I am telling a story (in my own words) about the Savior. But I will be stopping a few times during the story and whom ever is standing on the "special" footprint they will get to choose a song out of the jar. We will sing one verse and then move on with the story - game. The songs will be all about people that followed the Savior or about us following him.

As I was looking for songs to include in my jar- I came across the song: Book of Mormon Stories p. 118 I was reading verse 4: It brought me to sudden tears as I read the story about one of my favorite men in the Book of Mormon. It says:

Don't forget Abinadi, who stood before the king.
All chained up from head to toe, the gospel he did bring.
If he would deny it, then the king would set him free.
He was true, and he died righteously.

It made me think about a challenge I am dealing with lately:
Sometimes we have righteous intentions but no matter what we do, others will not always realize that we mean no ill toward them but only have love towards them.
And no matter what our Heavenly Father loves us all.

Trip to New York & PA

Spencer waiting for Grandma at the Newark Airport!
We got to visit Grandma & Grandpa's house!
We visited a real Dairy Farm. Emma petting the baby cows.
Emma is walking in Grandma's Secret Garden
We swam in the Jacobsburg River- soooooo fun!
Our Family at the Poconos.
Spencer at the Poconos.
We went to the Pocono Mountains- what a beautiful view!
This was a waterfall at the Delaware Watergap. It was beautiful!
We hiked up to see this waterfall.

We drove around and saw two covered bridges:

Emma on the Staten Island Ferry
Grand Central Station

Spencer with the Bear
Emma with Angelina Ballerina

"THE" Piano from the Movie "BIG" (at FAO Swartz)

Steve & I in front of FOA Swartz
Walking in Central Park
Spencer eats a hotdog in Central Park
Emma climbs a rock at a playground in Central Park
Central Park


Broadway st
New York City Temple - It is right in the middle of everything (so weird)
Peter Jennings St
The little (and I mean little) Deli we ate at for lunch
Dad & Emma cooling off at lunch
She is so cute!
A Subway tunnel
Dad holding Spencer on the subway
Emma walking the streets of New York
Times Square was awesome, a MUST SEE!
More Times Square
ABC News
Times Square
Jurrassic Park Dinosaur

Candy Land King in Toys R US
cool picture of the Ferris Wheel
Super man in Toys R US
Emma on the Ferris Wheel at the Toys R US in Times Square.
Spencer & Mom on the ferris wheel
Ground Zero
New York shoreline
Statue of Liberty
We finished the day off with a cold ice pop.