Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Anna Best-Abbott
18 followers
18 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
In honor of Pregnancy/Infant loss awareness month, and in memory of Richard Loren Best
Most big sisters wait about nine months to meet their baby brother.  I've been waiting 38 years to meet mine.  Isn't it wonderful to know #familiesareforever  ?
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I learned something new about the story of Martin Harris and the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon that changed the way I looked at the story.
Add a comment...

It's official!  Tom will be teaching Computer Science at BYU's Salt Lake Center. He starts with one class, CS 235, algorithms and data structures, Fall Semester 2014.   

I am very excited for him.  It has been so hard not to brag about him since he got the offer a week ago, and wait until everything was settled.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Christian celebration of Pentecost is this Saturday, 7 June 2014.  The Jewish Pentecost, or Shavuot, is slightly earlier in 2014:  It began at sunset on 3 June and lasted until sunset 5 June.  Latter-day Saints do not typically celebrate Pentecost, though it is mentioned in our scriptures and Sunday School lessons.  So I wondered, as it approached this year, what is it?
Add a comment...

I have discovered H.P. Lovecraft and I am hooked.  It's a good thing he mainly wrote short stories, so I can read for short bursts of time.  If he had written long novels I wouldn't be getting anything done this week.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A discussion in Sunday School last week about how women feel insecure on Mothers' Day inspired this post.

My husband proofread it before I published it, and said,"Fabulous use of semicolons, Babe!"  Now there's a compliment.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I read Finney's Lectures on Revivals of Religion.  It was very interesting to learn what revivals were like during Joseph Smith's day.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
An Art History Class Becomes an Impromptu Lesson on Body Image
“I have a soapbox,” I announced to the third grade class yesterday
afternoon.  “It’s not really about art
history, but I think it’s important.  Let
me talk about this for a minute and then we’ll discuss Neoclassical and
Romantic art.” I went on to explain t...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I don’t remember much of the Cold War. I do remember that when the Iron Curtain came down, it happened quickly, stunning the adults I knew.  I remember a teacher in my high school seminary musing that he had thought the Church would never be allowed to enter Eastern Europe while he lived, but now it seemed that it could happen after all.  Looking back, God had been working in Eastern Europe all along, using small means to create a miracle that would confound the wise. President Uchtdorf talked about this during his keynote address.  
#lds   #presuchtdorf   #history  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The 2014 Church History Symposium is next week!  Registration and parking are free, and best of all, Friday's keynote speaker is President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  I'm looking forward to it.
The 2014 Church History Symposium
The 2014 Church History Symposium
thedesertsinging.blogspot.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded