Minerva Boss (Marriage-Testimony)

M. I’ve been concerned all my life wondering what it would be like in old age. I have seen people who were pessimistic and sour and never saw any good in life, and I’ve wondered why they are like that. I have always been interested in taking classes when I went to Education Week that had anything to do with mental and psychiatric problems, and marriage problems and how to solve them. And I have found that a lot of these problems are in a person’s thinking. But I imagine one of the hardest things would be to lose your companion. A lot of those who are having problems have lost or divorced their companions. But a lot of others would probably be happy if they could lose their’s (laughter). Some have depression because they are not married and others are depressed because they are.

I have found that marriage is certainly a serious thing. Its something we have to work on every day of our lives and we have problems all the days of our lives. And we are always going to have problems and challenges. But many people are too immature. They simply cannot grow up. They are still children. From my observations, half the problems in marriage are due to immaturity. We act so much like children when we are sulking and won’t speak, and when we can’t communicate. Why are we so immature? I don’t care how mature we are in other respects. Some people might be so intellectually brilliant in some things, but so stupid and childish in others. We certainly need to take a look at ourselves. And I’m including myself. I’ve had my problems too, and am far from perfect. I have certainly come to the conclusion that we can make happiness or hell in our marriages. It has been brought up that when people are having their families, and have big families, and are under a big strain at home they have plenty to occupy themselves. Then suddenly the family is all gone and there they are alone. Then what are they going to do? We’ve got to learn to give and take and show appreciation all the days of our lives. If we don’t there is going to be a lot of heartache and unhappiness. And we must realize that as we get older we will have problems and we have got to develop empathy and understanding and realize that we are imperfect too. I think the whole thing is mental. I think if a person will try to be mentally mature they can meet a lot of these problems. Some people cannot be told anything. They know it all. And I think people who are brilliant book wise and in learning, if they cannot communicate and come down to the level of a child and take a look at themselves they are educated in one respect but very uneducated in another. So we can make a heaven or a hell for ourselves. Some people are pessimistic all the time.

The people who impress me most are those who have a sunny outlook when you know they too are having aches and troubles to solve. Many times those are the people who have the most positive outlook on life. People are not interested in our troubles. I don’t care who they are, nobody likes to hear anybody’s troubles. But I think we should be able to communicate with people and show empathy and help people where we can. I think we can look on the sunny side of life if we want to.

I have been listening to some of the tapes from Education Week and I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the most important things in our life is knowing the Savior, and learning about Him and how he taught and what he did. And I’m to the point in my life where I have to pray several times a day. And I find I can’t accomplish anything unless I do.
One of the hardest things in my life is the problem of what to keep and what to destroy. I’m going through all my files with such a fine toothed comb, that I have got to pray many times a day for wisdom to know what to destroy and what not to destroy and where to put it and how to keep it. And I find that I am getting many answers to my prayers. Sometime even in the night. They say we can pray, but half the time we don’t listen. And that is the truth. I have got so many things to sort through, many important family things I have kept. I found a history of my grandfather, Christian Kunz, that I had written that I forgot I had. So I hope as time goes on I can learn to make more right decisions.
I am very grateful for my life and heritage, to my special parents and the kind of a home I was raised in that I was taught how to work and its value in my life, for their teachings and examples they were to me, and above all for the way I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. All these things have been a great influence in my life. I am most thankful for my dear husband and the love we have for each other and the many rich experiences we have had together, for our special children and their mates, and all of our dear posterity.

My sincere and earnest prayers are that we will all strive to truly keep the commandments of our Lord and Savior, that we will put forth every effort to live up to the commitments we have made and will make and that we will always desire to fully follow the counsel of our Prophet and strive to love each other and have peace and harmony in each of our homes. Prayer is a powerful influence in each of our lives and I pray that we will never cease to pray. I have a sincere testimony of the gospel. I know with no doubts that we belong to the true church. I thank our Savior for his great and marvelous sacrifice in our behalf, for the power and influence of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his willingness to seal his testimony with his blood. May our dear posterity throughout the coming years be faithful and endure to the end is my sincere wish.

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Man in the Arena – Quote from Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

“Citizenship in a Republic,”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Below are additional quotations related to the more famous and later quote. These quotes taken from a cdrom – The Works of Theodore Roosevelt – National Edition, A PRODUCT OF H-BAR ENTERPRISES COPYRIGHT 1997

“…the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.” (1891)

“Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it. The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness. It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger.” (1894)

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Obama’s after Power & Ego Boost – Not Liberty – Recent Gun Laws Prove it

egoYet another AP news article that supports the idea that Obama and his fellow parasites are after power, not preservation of liberty and freedom. After reading this article, I find it very hard to believe again that anyone in political office supporting the recent gun laws don’t understand that the measures Obama is passing will do NOTHING to preserve liberty. Everything Obama and his team of supports and influencers point toward boosting their egos and seeking for power, which cannot be tolerated. How can someone like our president in the position he is in, ignore the principles of liberty, violate the constitution, and be so far off base? Those who voted for him and put him in office are clearly among the worlds most uneducated about how to have conviction to preserve and prosper the principles of prosperity this very nation is based upon. So what do we do about it? I suggest first, educating yourself and others each day about the constitution and how to uphold liberty, second, gather together with like minds, and third liberate yourself financially ASAP, and fourth, take massive, focused action. The sooner all of us can do these previous four steps the better in my perspective. Don’t you think?


Source: http://m.apnews.mobi/ap/db_21292/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=cdT6bFuN

AP News  Will Obama s order lead to surge in gun research

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Thomas Edison said this is one of man’s greatest weakness to be aware of…


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

The most certain way to succeed is

always to try just one more time.”

— Thomas A. Edison: American inventor and businessman

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What is Sucanat Sugar and Why is it Better Than Other Sugars?

What is Sucanat Sugar

sucanat-sugar-all-natural-caneSucanat Sugar is a sweetner that is used as a substitute for regular cane sugar. It can be used for baking and other forms of cooking. It can also be used to sweeten certain drinks like coffee or tea. What makes it different than regular cane sugar is that it contains smaller particles and it is processed differently than regular cane sugar. Some benefits of Sucanat Sugar is that it retains more of its vitamins and minerals during the processing stages. This makes it more nutritous and healthier than simple cane sugar.

Sucanat Sugar simply comes from Cane sugar that has been refined. It is an organic product. The process goes something like this. Sugar cane trees are harvested in large quantities and taken to a factory to be processed. These trees are cut into smaller pieces and then crushed to extract the juice from the sugar cane tree. This Sugar Cane juice is then heated and cooled under extreme conditions. As this juice begins to cool, fine crystals will form. These crystals are harvested, and this is what is known as the Sucanat Sugar.

How does Sucanat Sugar Differ from other Sugars

The Sucanat Sugar is different from other sweeteners because it is made from the sugar cane tree. Sucanat Sugar is derived from the words sugar, cane, and natural. It’s the combination of the three words. Other benefits of Sucanat Sugar is that it contains less sucrose than many other leading sugars and sweeteners. Sucanat Sugar is not as sweet as other sugars and sweeteners.

For people looking to purchase an organic product, they should invest in Sucanat Sugar. It contains high levels of molasses. Many consumers have stated that when it comes to taste, it resembles the flavor of brown sugar. Due to its high levels of potassium and other nutrients, Sucanat Sugar is said to be the healthier choice of all sugars. These are some of the other added benefits of using Sucanat Sugar. If you are looking for a sweetner that contains less sucrose and is high in potassium and other nutrients, Try going organic by using Sucanat Sugar.

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