Archives for October 2013

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

Every Fall, in most of the 29,014 congregations of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints around the world, a special church service is done by our children’s organization, The Primary. During this hour long Primary Children’s Service, nearly everything spoken or sung comes out of the mouth of children between the ages of […]

Honor Code A Winner For LDS Church Owned BYU

To say that BYU’s football program is unique would be a gross understatement.  It is the only Division 1 School to have an Honor Code that requires students and football players to live by standards that most of the collegiate world would view as positively puritanical in today’s society, yet the system works remarkably well.

Call Me A.S.A.P.!

A few nights ago I was plugging my cell phone in to charge when it started ringing. The caller I.D. said it was from “Jenny Packard” (that’s me) and I was thinking MAN this is a SAD state of affairs when my own family is calling me FROM THE NEXT ROOM. (—Maybe that’s better than […]

Mormons Spend Annual Day Of Service At Houston Food Bank

Six forty-five a.m. That was the time my local congregation met at the chapel to carpool to the Houston Food Bank Saturday, October 12th to join the rest of the Katy Stake for our annual Day of Service. Our shift began at 8 a.m. with nearly 500 volunteers ages 12 and up.

I’m Only As Good As My Pie?

One Christmas Season I remember getting ready for the Church potluck Christmas party. I had a bran new baby, a two-year-old, and was watching an extra toddler that day for the neighbor. I thought I had allowed plenty of time for the tasks at hand, (ha!) but alas, the baby needed to be fed, the […]

New ‘Introduction To Mormons’ Videos Teach Of LDS Faith

Recently, I attended our Church’s worldwide women’s broadcast where I heard the most touching story about a man with five sheep. When this shepherd called his sheep to “come,” all but one came. This sheep had been a wild ewe that was new to the fold and did not know this new shepherd. As the […]

How Do I Love Thee

I like to think that it is common knowledge that most of the Christian world is big into marriage and family.  Some may say the institution itself has received increasing flack in recent years, and that the statistics on divorce rates in the U.S. (or the world for that matter) don’t look all that great. […]

Missionaries & Members Help Tutor Community in Family Search

Experienced genealogists, as well as newcomers to the family tree quest, packed the computer lab on the second floor of the Freeman Branch Library in Clear Lake for the third in a free 6-week class on navigating FamilySearch.org.