Sunday, September 27, 2015

Spiritual Thought Sunday ~ A Beautifully Moving Hymn

I was watching BYUtv yesterday and happened to catch the last half of the wonderful movie "17 Miracles" by T.C. Christensen. I've seen this movie before and I love it. It's powerful and moving. It's based on actual events that took place as the Willie Handcart Company traveled from Iowa City, Iowa to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1856.

One of the musical pieces that accompanies the movie is an arrangement of the LDS hymn "Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" sung by Dallyn Vail Bayles.

I love it and want to share it with you today. I found this video of Dallyn Vail Bayles singing this inspiring hymn. It's from his album "Prayer."

"Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" Lyrics

1. Savior, Redeemer of my soul,
Whose mighty hand hath made me whole,
Whose wondrous pow'r hath raised me up
And filled with sweet my bitter cup!
What tongue my gratitude can tell,
O gracious God of Israel.

2. Never can I repay thee, Lord,
But I can love thee. Thy pure word,
Hath it not been my one delight,
My joy by day, my dream by night?
Then let my lips proclaim it still,
And all my life reflect thy will.

3. O'errule mine acts to serve thine ends.
Change frowning foes to smiling friends.
Chasten my soul till I shall be
In perfect harmony with thee.
Make me more worthy of thy love,
And fit me for the life above.

Text: Orson F. Whitney, 1855-1931

I'm eternally grateful for Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer of my soul. I love Him.

Thank you, dear reader, for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed listening to this beautifully moving hymn.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dinosaur Bones at the BYU Museum of Paleontology

As I mentioned in a previous post, I visited several museums on BYU's campus last July. One of the museums my family members and I visited was the BYU Museum of Paleontology.

The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Admission is free.

Here are some pictures from our visit.

Unfortunately, I don't know the names of the dinosaurs in the photos above and below.

But I do know the name of this dinosaur with the very large teeth. It's a Torvosaurus tanneri.

And this dinosaur in the photo below is a Gastonia burgei.

The very large dinosaur with the long neck and tail in the photo below actually doesn't have a name yet. The informational plaque said "Not yet named."

The dinosaur on the right in the photo below is a Monoclonius crassus and the one on the left is a Triceratops horridus.

This is one big seashell! It's called an Ammonoid.

This is a Megatherium americanum, also known as a giant ground sloth. 

Here's the informational plaque about the giant ground sloth.

Near the entrance of the museum is this poster about James A. Jensen, also known as "Dinosaur Jim."

Below the poster is this plaque about him.

I'll share more photos from my visit to another BYU museum in a future post.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Have You Heard of Studio C?

Image courtesy of
Stuart Miles at

Have you heard of Studio C? It's a family-friendly sketch comedy show produced by the wonderful people at BYUtv. It's good clean fun!

Studio C airs on Monday evenings on BYUtv. You can find BYUtv on Channel 9403 on Dish Network, Channel 374 on Directv, and many cable TV providers.

Last Monday night was the beginning of Season 6.

Need a laugh? Here's a funny sketch from Monday night called "Two Guys On A Scooter."

Studio C has it's own YouTube channel. To view their other funny sketches and to subscribe to their YouTube channel, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

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