Archive for November, 2017

#LightTheWorld – – Day 1 / December 1 – – “Jesus made it clear that everything we have is a gift freely given from God. We should be grateful for all that we have and be willing to give just as freely to others.”

November 30, 2017

See https://www.mormon.org/christmas/25-ways-25-days/day-1 for suggestions on how to freely give to someone else today.

Christmas Spirit (house just to the east of where I go to church)

November 30, 2017

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“MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE AN ENGLISH MAJOR. AT LEAST, YOU GET TO READ STUFF THAT’S WRITTEN BY PEOPLE WHO CAN WRITE! YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO BE AN ENGLISH MAJOR, YOU DON’T NEED ANY SPECIAL TALENT, YOU JUST HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT SOMEONE WANTS YOU TO SEE—TO WHAT MAKES SOMEONE ANGRIEST, OR THE MOST EXCITED IN SOME OTHER WAY. IT’S SO EASY; I THINK THAT’S WHY THERE ARE SO MANY ENGLISH MAJORS.”

November 30, 2017

Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (p. 320). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

#LightTheWorld “During Christmas we are reminded that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. This year, share that light by resolving to do the things Jesus Christ did. Every day leading up to Christmas, focus on a different Christlike behavior. For specific suggestions on ways we can emulate His example go to mormon.org”

November 29, 2017

Click on this link for some ideas:  https://www.mormon.org/.

Ron Jon Surf Shop

November 28, 2017

This past Sunday morning, as I was walking from one church to another in Provo, Utah, I came upon a car that had a Ron Jon Surf Shop decal in its back window.

That triggered some memories.

My father was an aerospace engineer at Martin Marietta, which is now part of Lockheed Martin.  Over the years he went on many business trips to Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Beginning about the time I started high school, he began giving my siblings and me t-shirts from the Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.  They were similar to the t-shirts that can be bought today.

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I would wear those to school frequently.  On some of those cold winter days in Colorado, I’d walk to school wearing one of these t-shirts under my big down coat.

This brief video tells the history of the Ron Jon Surf Shop (click on the arrow in the middle of the image to play the video):

This article gives some historical facts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Jon_Surf_Shop.