Monday, December 15, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes...

(Overheard yesterday in Junior Primary music time)

Brooke: Today we are talking about people in the scriptures who waited for Christmas. Anna was a woman who was waiting for the Christ child. If you were waiting for Jesus, where would you wait for him?

Children: Bethlehem! The stable! By the manger!

Brooke: I'll give you a hint. You boys will go there before you go on your missions, and when you girls want to get married you'll go there with your boyfriends.

Arabella: Brigham Young University!

A greater truth has rarely been spoken.

I miss Arizona today.

Just another day in the life of Nathan Jones.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Still, Still, Still.

Today is one of those beautiful snowy days where the flakes drift down without any biting wind or ice. It's that perfect powder that just settles on things and makes everything clean. So today I am in a festive mood, this being the first happy snow in about ten years. I don't know how long it will last, but for now I have Sarah McLachlan singing Christmas carols on and I am going to work on the Ward Christmas party and enjoy the gentle peace of the Earth at rest.