Monday, April 23, 2012

How Great Thou Art

Sung by Tyler and Sarah Meservy

Sunday, April 08, 2012

He IS Risen

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Jerusalem the Movie

Jerusalem | Filmed in Imax 3D from JerusalemTheMovie on Vimeo.

Join the production :

After a year of research and preparation, the giant screen film JERUSALEM advanced into production with an unprecedented aerial shoot throughout Israel and the West Bank. Scheduled for worldwide release in 2013, the film will take audiences on a spectacular tour of the Holy Land and the city once believed to lie at the center of the world.

Jerusalem | An Arcane/Cosmic Picture Film

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Quotes -- Robert Muller

"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness."
~~ Dr. Robert Muller

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Quote -- Clayton Christensen

"I've concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn't dollars, but the individual people whose lives I've touched. I think that's the way it will work for us all. Don't worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people." ~~ Clayton Christensen

Monday, October 24, 2011

Success by John Wooden

I coined my own definition of success. Which is: peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable. I believe that's true. If you make the effort to to the best of which you're capable, try and improve the situation that exists for you, I think that's success. ~~ John Wooden

Friday, September 09, 2011

Quote -- Albert Einstein

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. ~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Quote -- Edison

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
~~ Thomas Edison

Quote -- Edison

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ~~ Thomas Edison

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Arlene Bean Meservy's Obituary

Arlene Bean Meservy
1925 ~ 2011

Arlene Bean Meservy, 85, of Provo, Utah passed away January 16, 2011 after a battle with cancer. Arlene was born August 20, 1925 to Lloyd James Bean and Millie Birch in Teton, Idaho. Born in a remote farm area of Idaho, she grew up with a love for the out of doors and for being with her Dad. After high school, she received her Nursing degree and worked in Idaho and Utah. She served a 2-year mission to the Mexico/Guatemala area, where she and her companion were the first sister missionaries in Guatemala. After her mission, she began working at the BYU health clinic and was lined up for a blind date with Keith Meservy, who subsequently became her husband on December 27, 1951 in the Logan Temple. They moved to Baltimore the next year for Keith's post graduate education before returning to Provo, Utah, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

She had a love for genealogical work, gardening, her family and grandchildren, serving others, canning, homemade wheat bread, serving in the church, building a cabin for family fun, traveling to Israel with Keith for his BYU teaching assignments, BYU basketball and football, caring for others, working hard, and good friends. She was called to serve in numerous church callings and enjoyed them all. She was accepting of all and showed love and kindness unconditionally. Quoted from her life history: "My greatest happiness and personal fulfillment has come in the losing of myself in the service of my family, my fellowmen and the Lord."

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph Bean (brother), Karma Bean Cox (sister), Sally Oxborrow Meservy (daughter-in-law), Cameron Schaelling (grandson). Arlene is survived by Wanda Bean Miller, Ruth Bean Hansen, Karen Bean Searle, Linda Bean Butler, Paul Bean, and her children: Mike (Lynn) Meservy, Marcia (Dan) Wheeler, Mark (Jileen) Meservy and Lynda (Greg) Schaelling; 19 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 22, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant View 3rd Ward Chapel, located at 650 East Stadium Avenue, Provo, UT. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.

Viewings will be held January 21, 2011 at the funeral location, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. the morning of the funeral. In lieu of flower please make a donation to the Perpetual Education Fund at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.

Arlene Bean Meservy Tribute from Michael Meservy on Vimeo.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Quote -- Spencer W. Kimball

"Each of us has more opportunities to do good and to be good than we ever use. These opportunities lie all around us. Whatever the size of our present circle of effective influence, if we were to improve our performance even a little bit, that circle would be enlarged. There are many individuals waiting to be touched and loved if we care enough to improve in our performance."

"We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters. If our sample of humanity seems unglamorous or so very small, we need to remember the parable Jesus gave us in which he reminded us that greatness is not always a matter of size or scale, but of the quality of one’s life. If we do well with our talents and with the opportunities around us, this will not go unnoticed by God. And to those who do well with the opportunities given them, even more will be given!"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quote -- Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~~Albert Einstein

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quote -- Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. ~~Albert Einstein

Sunday, August 01, 2010


A Great Video on FORGIVENESS

Saturday, June 05, 2010

1972 Study Abroad Pictures

Near Mt. Vesuvius Lava Flow

Dead Sea

Near Lebanon Border

Northern Israel

Removing Wheat Chaff


Glass Blowing

Lookout Tower

Nile River

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quote -- Albert Einstein

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. ~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Quote -- Bruce R. McConkie

"Pure religion is a thing of the Spirit and not of the intellect alone, and its truths must be carried into the hearts of hearers by the power of the Spirit, otherwise the human soul is not changed . . . and the seeker after salvation does not become alive in Christ"

Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. [1966-73], 2:318

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Growth Required to Return Home

“One’s life . . . cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free.
“Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, ‘Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!’
“Real faith . . is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926-2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Lest Ye Be Wearied and Faint in Your Minds,” Ensign, May 1951 pg 88,90.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sarah's Birthday 2010

Today was Sarah's birthday. This evening Brighton and Cara took her shopping for some clothes and after the shopping trip the family got together for some build your own crepes. A Sarah specialty and favorite. Desert consisted of Dad cooked brownie mix topped with candles and powdered sugar by Brighton. The candles were not edible but looked good while lit. Served with vanilla ice cream.

A fun evening was had by ALL

Brownies and Candles

Alexa, Sarah and Kaylee

Out go the candles
Alexa, Sarah, Kaylee and McKenzie

Sarah with her #1 and ONLY Dad

Jeff and Sadie

Brighton and Cara
with Jeff and Sadie in background



Sarah and Kaylee

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Quote - Douglas Adams

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quote -- Mark Twain

He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
~~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Quote -- Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
~~ Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quote -- Albert Einstein

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
~~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quote -- Henry David Thoreau

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Quote -- Albert Einstein

If I give you a pfennig, you will be one pfennig richer and I'll be one pfennig poorer. But if I give you an idea, you will have a new idea, but I shall still have it, too.
~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quote -- Aristotle

"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event -- it is a habit." -- Aristotle

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Quote -- Arnold Toynbee

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
- Arnold Toynbee

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Quote -- Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
~~Bill Cosby

Quote -- Will Rogers

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009


First the VIEW
where the casket will be buried . . . .
the mountains are the Tetons.

The side with the name carved. . .
Larry Wilde

This is the back side but still very beautiful

This casket was done by the son of Larry Wilde who passed away this last week on the first anniversary of the passing of my father. . . Larry had fought the battle with cancer for the last year and was supposed to go a trip to Europe with his wife before his condition worsened recently. His funeral was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful, loved man. He leaves behind his wife (my cousin) and two wonderful sons. One is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. . . .

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quote -- Peter McWilliams

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
~ Peter McWilliams