Meet The Authors

Gravatar-DaveDave is husband to Superwoman (Kim) and dad to six adult kids. He could talk to a rock. He loves food, he loves tossing around new ideas, and he loves getting to know people who don’t think like he does and discussing with them topics of common interest. That’s a lot of people — and a lot of topics. Shall we begin?
Gravatar-KimDave’s wife and the mother of their six children, Kim has been content to be known as a homemaker. When the youngest, Todd, went away to college, she went to work as a health aide at a local high school. She likes to sew and read and gets real satisfaction from a nicely made bed—which, fortunately, Dave does well! At church, Kim currently serves the young women in our stake, but has enjoyed working in Relief Society and Primary. Her most frightening calling? Gospel Doctrine. The best? Nursery, where she can take off her shoes, eat goldfish crackers, and hand out with celestial beings.
Gravatar-WhitWhit raised a doctor (her husband Brendan) and is at home with their four kids.  She loves talking to grown-ups and eating food she didn’t make!  She’s a history buff and her little heart flutters walking up and down aisles in antique malls.  Taking everything…most things…in good humor, Whit likes to laugh and hopes to bring a smile to your face as well as lighting up your faith!
Gravatar-ToddTodd is Dave and Kim’s son and is an active, fun-loving individual who finds himself most comfortable among friends and family. Work and school are principle in his life currently and he loves all things music.
Gravatar-KevinKevin is a full-time student and enjoys learning about a variety of
subjects. He loves to play sports, do things outdoors, play games, and
read on his down times. As long as he is with friends and/or family he
is a happy camper!
Amanda-AuthorAmanda is a wife, a mother, a violinist, a teacher, an amateur cook and a daughter of God. She loves to spend time with her family swimming, camping, taking walks and laughing together. She also loves performing on her violin, teaching music to kids,  and listening to all kinds of great music. She aspires in her spare time to become a real chef, a real pianist and an art history professor. She finds peace when reading the scriptures, going to the temple and being surrounded in natural beauty. One day she will travel the world with her husband and visit all the art museums she hasn’t seen yet.
Anna-AuthorAnna just finished her second year of teaching and absolutely LOVED it. She loves to spend time with her family, read books (especially Realistic Fiction), sing and dance, and explore the outdoors. Anna’s favorite type of music is Christmas music, and her guilty pleasures are Hot Cheetos and mini powdered donuts. 🙂
Gravatar-KyleIn many ways, Kyle is a hobbit.  He enjoys the simple things in life: good company, good food, and a good adventure every now and then (best if read about in a book).  He loves to read and exercise.  He recently received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and hopes to be attending PA school soon.  He currently teaches a few Anatomy and Physiology labs at a university.
gravatar-brian-smallBrian is the father of two crazy boys and the cutest baby girl. He graduated from Purdue University in Pre-Med and is  finishing up his Masters at Vanderbilt University in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. He wrestled in high school and has trained on and off with Mixed Martial Arts for the past six years. He likes all contact sports and video games.
Gravatar-BrendanThree lines on Brendan are under construction. It will be a grand three lines!
Gravatar-MikeThree lines on Mike are under construction. It will be three really creative lines!
Gravatar-MikeThree lines on Lynette are under construction. It’s Lynette, so they’ll be beautiful.

Toronto Panorama

Toronto Panorama

Meet The Other Contributors
We appreciate the creative people who have made available to us the images, paintings, audios and videos we have used in our blog. We want to thank them by allowing our readers and followers to access the associated source links.

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WebCredits—List of web resources used in this blog but not explicitly credited elsewhere:

  • Header Photo, Seattle cityscape panorama—
  • Header Photo, Portland cityscape panorama—
  • Header Photo, Edinburgh cityscape panorama—
  • Header Photo, London cityscape panorama—
  • Header Photo, New Hampshire Mt. Washington mountainscape panorama—
  • About Us Photo, Joseph Smith searching scriptures—
  • About Us Photo, food at full feast—
  • About Us Photo, youth and scriptures—
  • About Us Photo, Navruz feast in Uzbekistan—
  • About Us Photo, Pomegranate: Symbol of seed of Abraham—
  • Ask Us A Question Photo, double rainbow—
  • Ask Us A Question Photo, lighthouse—
  • Genealogy Fun Photo, Salt Lake City Temple—
  • Genealogy Fun Video, “FamilySearch: Where Generations Meet”—
  • Genealogy Fun Video, “Family History Is Like Rock Climbing”—
  • Genealogy Fun Video, “A Secure Anchor”—
  • Genealogy Fun Video, “Mormon Temples: A Conversation with a Church Leader”—
  • Learn More Photo, Attend a Mormon church service near you!—
  • Learn More Photo, couple discussing with senior missionaries—
  • Learn More Photo, woman discussing with sister missionaries—
  • Learn More Photo, family discussing with elder missionaries—
  • Meet The Authors Photo, Toronto Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Thorvaldsen Christus, Copenhagen—
  • Gallery Photo, Orlando Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Shanghai Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Versailles – Hall of Mirrors—
  • Gallery Photo, The Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles—
  • Gallery Photo, Moroni in Blue (Salt Lake City Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Boston Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Interior of Old North Church—
  • Gallery Book, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), award-winning children’s book set in Boston by Robert McCloskey
  • Gallery Book, Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), Henry David Thoreau
  • Gallery Painting, John Baptizes Christ—
  • Gallery Photo, View of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Crescent Lake at Night)—
  • Gallery Photo, In-Spires (Salt Lake City Temple)—
  • Gallery Painting, Edinburgh from the Calton Hill (1858), David Roberts—
  • Gallery Photo, Current View of Old Edinburgh—
  • Gallery Photo, San Diego Serene (San Diego Temple)—
  • Gallery Painting, Ancient Khiva—
  • Gallery Painting, Gracious Greetings—
  • Gallery Photo, Khiva Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Mohammad Amin Madrassah—
  • Gallery Photo, The Madrassah Is Also a Hotel—
  • Gallery Photo, Citadel Kunya-ark—
  • Gallery Photo, Sao Paolo Temple—
  • Gallery Painting, Go Ye Therefore, And Teach All Nations—
  • Gallery Photo, I Love To See The Temple (Salt Lake Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Moscow Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, The Forest of Countess Mordvinova (1891), Ivan Shishkin (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)—
  • Gallery Painting, «Еловый лес» or Yeloviy Lyes (“Spruce Forest”) (1892), Ivan Shishkin, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)
  • Gallery Photo, A Collage of Moscow Cathedrals (St Basil’s Cathdral / Cathedral of the Archangel / Cathedral of Christ the Savior)—
  • Gallery Painting, «Богатыри» or Bogatyri (“Valiant Warriors of Old”) (1898), Viktor Vasnetsov (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)—
  • Gallery Painting, Knight at the Crossroads (1878), Viktor Vasnetsov—
  • Gallery Painting, Flying Carpet (1880), Viktor Vasnetsov—
  • Gallery Photo, Seattle Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, Nazareth (1839), David Roberts—
  • Gallery Painting, Town of Tiberius, looking towards Lebanon (1856), David Roberts—
  • Gallery Photo, Miami Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, St.George Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus—
  • Gallery Photo, Bogotá Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, Ancient Bukhara—
  • Gallery Photo, Bukhara Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Emir of Bukhara (1911)—
  • Gallery Photo, Historic Center of Bukhara—
  • Gallery Photo, The Great Minaret—
  • Gallery Photo, City Fortress: The Ark of Bukhara—
  • Gallery Photo, Wall of the Ark—
  • Gallery Photo, Albuquerque Temple—
  • Gallery Photo, Tehran Panorama from Jamshidieh Park—
  • Gallery Photo, Jamshidieh Park—
  • Gallery Photo, Stone Walkway—
  • Gallery Photo, Restaurant Built in the Shape of Turkmen Yurts, Jamshidieh—
  • Gallery Photo, Roof, Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz—
  • Gallery Photo, Denver Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Special Bond Between Gauchos and their Horses—
  • Gallery Painting, De regreso (vuelta al rancho) (circa 1900), Ángel Della Valle (“Returning to the Ranch”)—
  • Gallery Painting, Gauchos a caballo (1900), Ángel Della Valle (“Gauchos on horseback”)—,_c._1900.jpg
  • Gallery Photo, DC Regal  (Washington DC Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Panorama of Lagos, Nigeria—
  • Gallery Photo, Women from Nigeria—
  • Gallery Photo, Nearer to Thee (Nauvoo Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Tokyo Panorama with Mt. Fuji-san—
  • Gallery Photo, Montreal Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Lower Lights Burning (Bountiful Utah Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Guangzhou Panorama (previously called Canton or Kwangchow)—
  • Gallery Photo, Jakarta Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Istanbul Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, I Will Make You Fishers of Men—
  • Gallery Photo, Le Petit Moulin du Rouvre—
  • Gallery Photo, Room in the Trees—
  • Gallery Photo, Suzhou, the Venice of China—
  • Gallery Photo, Canal of Pingjiang—
  • Gallery Photo, Pan Gate or Land & Water Gate—
  • Gallery Photo, The “Xi Shi” Stone Bridge—
  • Gallery Photo, Canal Along Pingjiang Road—
  • Gallery Photo, Entrance to the Youyicun Garden—
  • Gallery Photo, Bonsai Forest of Yunyan Ta—
  • Gallery Photo, Changmen at Night in Suzhou—
  • Gallery Photo, Portuguese Panorama, Dona Ana Beach (Praia da Dona Ana)—
  • Gallery Photo, Jerusalem Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Mosque Interior, from postcard purchased locally
  • Gallery Photo, Al-Aqsa Window from Inside, from postcard purchased locally
  • Gallery Photo, Ablution Fountain of Al-Kas—
  • Gallery Painting, Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda (1883), Carl Bloch—
  • Gallery Photo, Western Side of Southern Pool—
  • Gallery Photo, South Pool and Arches Built to Support the Byzantine Chapel—
  • Gallery Photo, “Mormon University” to the Locals—BYU-JC (Brigham Young University-Jerusalem Center), which the local citizens of Jerusalem often call the “Mormon University”—
  • Gallery Photo, 2nd Station on Via Dolorosa, Monastery of the Flagellation—
  • Gallery Painting, In His Constant Care (1998), Greg Olson—
  • Gallery Photo, Bangalore Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Isigny-sur-Mer—
  • Gallery Photo, Arched Roadway—
  • Gallery book (and how we found this exquisite castle bed and breakfast, Château de Vouilly)—
  • Gallery Photo, Toronto Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Cairo Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, Ascension of Jesus—
  • Gallery Photo, Family at Home—
  • Gallery Photo, Xi’an Blends Old with New—
  • Gallery Photo, Ancient Watchtowers—
  • Gallery Photo, Muslim Quarter of Xi’an—
  • Gallery Photo, Manila Panorama of Makati Financial District—
  • Gallery Photo, Quezon Memorial Circle at Night—
  • Gallery Photo, Manila Temple—
  • Gallery Painting, Le déjeuner (circa 1874), Claude Monet (“Lunch”)  (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)—www
  • Gallery Painting, Nymphéas (1915), Claude Monet (“Water-Lillies,” at his home in Giverny) (Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris)—
  • Gallery Photo, Hanoi Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, New York City Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, New York City, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn
  • Gallery Photo, Seoul Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Rio de Janeiro Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well—
  • Gallery Photo, Thorvaldsen Christus, Salt Lake City—
  • Gallery Painting, Jericho (1855), David Roberts—
  • Gallery Photo, Paris Panorama—
  • Gallery Painting, L’île de la Cité in “Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry juin” (circa 1412), Limbourg brothers. Beautiful example of medieval manuscript illumination.—
  • Gallery Photo, The Île de la Cité (Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle) Today—
  • Gallery Painting, Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877), Gustave Caillebotte—
  • Gallery Photo, La Vie en rose (1945), signature song of Édith Piaf and of Paris itself, (“The Rose-tinted Life” or “(I See) Life As If It Were Rose-tinted”)—
  • Gallery Photo, Mexico City Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Teotihuacán-Avenue of the Dead-Pyramid of the Sun—
  • Gallery Photo, Kinshasa Panorama (Democratic Republic of the Congo)—
  • Gallery Photo, Happy Family on Steps—
  • Gallery Photo, View of Fontainebleau—
  • Gallery Photo, Chateau Staircase (from 1632)—
  • Gallery Photo, Hong Kong Panorama—
  • Gallery Photo, Well Lit (Salt Lake City Temple)—
  • Gallery Photo, Tanguería “El Viejo Almacén”—
  • Gallery Photo, Dinner and a Show — Tango Dancing—
  • Gallery Photo, Tango Music in “El Viejo Almacén”—
  • Gallery Photo, Calle Típico (“Traditional Street Scene”)—
  • Gallery Photo, Quintessential Trees of Barrio Belgrano R in Buenos Aires—
  • Gallery Photo, Exquisite Corner and Trees—
  • Gallery Photo, Trees of Calle Melián, Barrio Belgrano R—
  • Gallery Photo, Avenida Santa Fe, Plaza Gral. San Martin, Barrio Retiro—
  • Gallery Photo, Icon of Urban Culture in Capital—
  • Gallery Painting, Samarkand, Uzbekistan (1910), Richard Zommer—
  • Gallery Painting, Bazaar in Samarkand (circa 1910), Richard Zommer—
  • Gallery Painting, Triumph (circa 1910), Richard Zommer—
  • Gallery Photo, Registan Panorama in Samarkand—
  • Gallery Photo, Rugby Mud, www.
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