About Joyce Anderson

Joyce is a mother, wife, sister, school teacher, Bulgarian speaker, conservative, lover of good music, social media junky and a two time culinary arts Grand Champion bread baker. She and the family reside in a remote mountain community where great discoveries have been made. When not changing the world, she enjoys the occasional bowl of chips and salsa. She can be found at: http://pinterest.com/TheAtomicMom

Christmas Music: God So Loved the World

Hey there, coming up from the depths of homeschool and holiday making to share a song. As I was listening to songs today, this song by the acapella group GLAD came across my play list. While it is not specifcially a Christmas song, the message of the lyrics is so very Christmas:

Him the God of all the glory
Love was all there was to know
Pure, innocent, and free
Like we were meant to be
L
ong ago

Afraid we followed after love
And pain filled the Father’s eyes
And ohhhh from the first He knew
What He planned to do
To bring us home

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In the Dark Streets Shineth

Happy first Sunday of Advent!

I know we don’t formally celebrate Advent in the LDS Church, but we all need some more Jesus in our lives right now. We all need to see the light thru the darkness we seem to be wandering in right now.

The story of the beloved Christmas hymn, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” as told by David McCullough and the Tabernacle Choir.

Come to the Mesa Temple

When I was a young child, my family lived two blocks south of the Mesa Temple on Udall Street. There is a story in the family, and I remember it being told, because I remember it happening. I would wake up very early and unlock the front door and run down to the temple and splash in the reflecting pool. The security guard, thankfully, was a member of our ward and would fish me out and walk me home. At three years old I remember my Dad being really, really mad and my Mom crying about it. Soon after these escapades Dad put a new, and higher lock on the door. My days of water shenanigans were over.

May be an image of outdoors and palm trees

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October 2021 General Conference

General Conference starts tomorrow at 10am MDT. You can find out how to watch HERE. The Church will have a new Youtube channel for live streaming this time around. This channel will also have clips and past Conference videos to watch as well. The Tabernacle Choir will also be live this time.

Happy Conference and let’s hope that in April we can have an in person Conference.

Defending Our Divinely Inspired Constitution

Happy Constitution Day fellow Americans. It’s rough out there these days, but we have these words from Pres. Oaks to lift us up.

Read the Constitution HERE. If you are in the Washington DC area, you can stop by the National Archives. Today is the one day of the year they will have the whole Constitution out on display.

When I was still teaching, I’d have my students learn this song to help them learn the Preamble to the Constitution. And yes, even cool high school seniors loved it.