Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum ~ Part 1

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located on the campus of Brigham Young University. It's a beautiful museum. Some of my family members and I visited the museum while I was in Provo attending the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy as an official blogger in July.

Today I'd like to share some photos from our visit to the museum.

This is the center atrium on the main floor. The museum consists of three stories. By the way, admission to this museum is free. How awesome is that!?

Quote from Job 12:7 above the door to the hallway that leads to exhibits: "...but ask now the beasts and they shall teach thee: and the fowls of the air and they shall tell thee"

Another photo of the door and hallway leading to exhibits. The doorway is so beautiful with those grand columns.

If you look closely at the photo above, you can see The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Mission Statement on the wall. I took a close-up photo of it and here it is.

In case it's difficult to read, here is what it says:
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Mission Statement
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University is a dynamic repository and trustee for a remarkable group of biological collections. These collections are used to celebrate the role of Jesus Christ as Creator, while enhancing student learning and mentoring and promoting faculty teaching and research. They also serve as a unique venue for inviting the public and scientific community to explore and contemplate intricate biological relationships and processes

The "Into Africa" exhibit.

I found an interesting video about the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum online. It's narrated by Matt Meese, one of the stars of Studio C. To watch the video, click on the link below.

Bean Museum - A Sneak Peek with Matt Meese

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum also has a YouTube channel. You can check that out by clicking HERE.

I'll be sharing more photos from our visit to the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum in a future post.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spiritual Thought Sunday ~ Jesus Christ Knows How To Help Us

I currently teach the adult Sunday School class in our local ward (congregation) at church. This year's course of study is the New Testament.

As I was preparing my upcoming Sunday School lesson, I came across this wonderful quote that I'd like to share with you today. It's a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland described why Jesus is able to succor those who are tempted: “When Christ bids [us] to yield, to submit, to obey the Father, He knows how to help us do that. He has walked that way, asking [us] to do what He has done. He has made it safer. He has made it very much easier for [our] travel. … He knows where the sharp stones and the stumbling blocks lie and where the thorns and the thistles are the most severe. He knows where the path is perilous, and He knows which way to go when the road forks and nightfall comes. He knows this because He has suffered ‘pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind … that he may know … how to succor his people according to their infirmities’ (Alma 7: 11-12). To succor means ‘to run to.’ … Christ will run to [us], and is running even now, if [we] will but receive the extended arm of His mercy." “To those who stagger or stumble, He is there to steady and strengthen us. In the end He is there to save us, and for all this He gave His life. However dim our days … may seem, they have been a lot darker for the Savior of the world (“Therefore, What?” [Church Educational System Conference on the New Testament, Aug. 8, 2000], 9; si.lds.org).

As I read this quote, I was particularly struck by the definition that "to succor" means "to run to." The thought of Christ running to help us is so comforting, so touching, so wonderful.

I'm so very grateful for Jesus Christ and for His divine mission here on earth. I'm thankful for His loving kindness and mercy.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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