Friday, November 11, 2011

I loved this message.

His story was such a great inspiration.  Really the answers in our lives are so simple, we only need the love of god to fulfill our lives. At any point you are in your life you can change who you are and decide to be who you want to be.  Now is the time for us  to start enjoying our lives.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


 This is the first level cell, used more as a holding cell.
 This is the upstairs cell..It was a very dark room with a small walkway and then  a barred up area with a straw bed and a bucket.  In the jail with Joseph on this day was his brother Hyrum, John Taylor and Willard Richards.  After Joseph, Hyrum and John all got shot.  Willard Richards remarkably sustained no injuries as previously prophesied by Joseph.  After John Taylor had been hit Willard Richards dragged him and hid him under the straw bed to hide him from the mob.  This building was the first historical purchase by the Church in 1903 by Joseph F. Smith, who was Hyrum' son.
 These were the only source of light in the upstairs cell.  If I remember right there were only like 4 of these.  They sure didn't provide much light at all.
 When the church bought this to restore it all the old doors and bars had been left in like the attic or cellar or something so most if it was really from that time period it was amazing.
 This is the window that Joseph Smith fell out of once he had been shot, several times.

The day that we headed home we to a detour and went south to Carthage.  It was really surreal to be in the place where Joseph Smith was shot and killed.