Friday, December 12, 2008

Master Mason Ririe

Last Sunday in Relief society, the speaker asked if we knew anyone who was sort of an over-achiever (in a good way), someone who just can't stop learning and is constantly filling themselves with knowledge. I'm still a little shy to answer but the first person that came to my mind was my husband, John. This man is a remarkable scholar, and it just amazes me everyday how hungry for knowledge he is. In all aspects of his life, John is constantly seeking answers and information. His intelligence is astonishing and I am thankful that he is a man who puts it to good use. John, has found an outlet for his passion for knowledge and doing great works, on December 1st, John joined the fraternal order of the Freemasons and was made a Master Mason. It was an honor to be able to be by his side during the part of the ceremony where they presented him with the Holy Bible and his apron. I was able to present him with a ring which bears the symbol of the Masons. A couple of things from the ceremony that stood out in my mind were when the Worshipful Master presented him with the Bible, he said "Son, you may fail this book over and over throughout your life, but if you continue to abide by its teachings, It will NEVER fail you." That really touched me, and the second thing was when he reminded John that as a Mason he is taking on the lifelong commitment of upholding the duty to always live a good and Christ following life, and that one day when he is gone his children, nieces and nephews will remember him as a great man who stood for something great. Among the many men throughout history who became Masons, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, George Washington, Sir Isaac Newton, and Winston Churchill, were also Masons, just to name a few


  1. You blog is super duper cute! I am so glad you told me about it. I am totally addicted. Your family is so cute. You are seriously some of the nicest people I have met. I am so glad we're friends. =)

  2. I am so excited to find your blog and me on it! That made my day! I can't wait to keep up on it! I had fun at the baby shower today! It looked like you got some totally cute stuff!!!I love ya tons! You are wonderful!

  3. I also found your blog...hope you don't mind:) You have such a beautiful family! I had fun at the shower and can't wait to see your little girl! She is going to be a doll!

    Hope you have a merry Christmas!!

  4. You look so happy and seem to have found yourself a wonderful husband and Sebastian a great dad....(as tears of joy stream down my face)


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