Monday, December 31, 2012

Christ Raising the Daughter of Jairus

May we all know that Christ has power over all. "But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment" (Mark 5:40-42 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/mark/5.40-42?lang=eng#39 )

The Infinite Power of Hope - Mormon Messages

May we all approach this new year with Hope in Christ. " He is the light, life, and hope of the world" (The Living Christ http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints ).  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Families Can Be Together Forever - Mormon Messages

May we ever be grateful for the knowledge that Families can be together forever, for they are the most important to us, and to our Father in Heaven.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

New Year's - Look not behind Thee

May we all commit this new year to follow the Savior and his example.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

This is the Christ

This is the Christ, he whom we worship, who came, lived a sinless life, suffered and atoned for our sins, and who still lives as a resurrected, glorious, exalted being, and whose ongoing work is the eternal life of all who will come unto him.  If you are viewing this by email, click the link to be taken to where you may view this.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Their Great and True Shepherd...

May we all come to a knowledge of our redeemer and true shepherd, even Jesus Christ. "And this is according to the prophecy, that they shall again be brought to the true knowledge, which is the knowledge of their Redeemer, and their great and true shepherd, and be numbered among his sheep" (Helaman 15:13 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/hel/15.13?lang=eng#12 )

Jesus Teaches about the Widow's Mites - Bible Video

Less than a minute long, but teaches the lesson, are we willing to give all to the Lord?  May we be willing to give all of ourselves to the Lord and his work, for he is merciful and forgiving, and loves us without end.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link, or the LDS Principles Blog link to be taken to where you may view this

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Share this link to the Savior's visit with your friends

Please share this link with your friends.  They can read the Book of Mormon online where the Savior visited the Americas and then pray about it to know if it really happened.  https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11?lang=eng  You never know whose life you may touch by sharing this link and sharing your testimony.  I have already had someone tell me that his son investigating the church was touched by some of these posts.  It is possible to touch people's lives, either through telling them, or by simply emailing your testimony with this link.  These people are our spirit brothers and sisters from the preexistence, ones who undoubtedly shouted for joy at the prospects of coming to earth.  How great would be our joy for just one person who was brought to the knowledge of the truth, and generations of their posterity as a result. 

The Living Christ

"Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come" (The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints )

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Share this message with others

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger" (Luke 2:7) I sometimes wish like Alma, "O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people! Please take the time to time to share this picture of savior, and the message that he still lives, and watches over the children of men, working for the salvation of our souls.

And she brought forth her firstborn son...


"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger" (Luke 2:7). Over 2000 years ago, the Savior was born in a lowly stable, watched over by the angels of heaven. This great church is a continuation of his life and mission, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. May we all take the opportunity to be grateful this time of year for the Blessings we have because of the Life of the Savior, commemorated at Christmastime. His love did not just begin at his birth. It reaches from before the foundations of the World and into the eternities and beyond. Please take the time to thank our Father in Heaven for the Life, atonement, death, resurrection, and work of the Savior, for "[He is] the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/14.6?lang=eng#5 )

Monday, December 24, 2012

The angel of the Lord came upon them...

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2 8-11 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/2?lang=eng )

Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed...And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child" (Luke 2:1-5 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/2.1-5?lang=eng#primary )

Good Tidings of Great Joy: The Birth of Jesus Christ

It is Christmas Eve, the time of year where we celebrate the Birth of the Savior.  May we all make Christ the center of our Christmas Celebration.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Nativity

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger" (Luke 2:11-12 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/2?lang=eng

Christmas Spirit

Reposting this wonderful short video.  May we all remember the reason for the season, that is, the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas

"When we have the spirit of Christmas, we remember Him whose birth we commemorate at this season of the year: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). In our day the spirit of giving gifts plays a large role in commemorating the Christmas season. I wonder if we might profit by asking ourselves, What gifts would the Lord have me give to Him or to others at this precious season of the year?...In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to love and give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. Today there are hearts to gladden, kind words to say, deeds to be done, and souls to be saved." President Thomas S Monson https://www.lds.org/liahona/2012/12/rediscovering-the-christmas-spirit?lang=eng

Nativity Play - Rejoice and be Merry

A wonderful song, set to a nativity scene portrayed by children.  May we all seek to remember the reason for this season, that is the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Living Christ

Jesus is "The Living Christ" "Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.

He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice. He was arrested and condemned on spurious charges, convicted to satisfy a mob, and sentenced to die on Calvary’s cross. He gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. His was a great vicarious gift in behalf of all who would ever live upon the earth.

We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.

He rose from the grave to “become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Corinthians 15:20). As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. He also ministered among His “other sheep” (John 10:16) in ancient America. In the modern world, He and His Father appeared to the boy Joseph Smith, ushering in the long-promised “dispensation of the fulness of times” (Ephesians 1:10). (The Living Christ, The Testimony of the Apostles http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints )

Book of Mormon: Messages from Heaven

May we all read the messages from heaven contained in the Book of Mormon. "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing" (Mormon 8:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.35?lang=eng#34 ).  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace

He is the Savior, Jesus Christ. "...and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/9.6?lang=eng#5 )

The Greatest Gift - Mormon Messages

May we all remember that the greatest gift we have is the Gift of the Savior, and his life, death, resurrection, and ongoing work for us.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Son of God - John 3:16

May we Believe, follow, and have everlasting life with our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/3.16?lang=eng#15 )

They Gave Up Their Christmas - Service

Workers who give up their Christmas to give service to others.  May we all seek to give service to others, at Christmas, and all year round.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Let us Adore Him

"the angel spake unto me, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms. And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! (1 Nephi 11:19-21 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/11?lang=eng )

Kids and Christmas - Christmas Mormon Message

A wonderful piece with children giving their view of Christmas. May we all keep in our hearts the reason for the Season.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Savior of the World - Article

An article about the life, mission, atonement, resurrection, and work of the Savior, Jesus Christ. http://www.squidoo.com/the-savior-of-the-world-jesus-christ From the article: "I give my testimony that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in him is the fulness of Salvation. He came in the meridian of time, and he will come again, as has been prophesied. He loves each of us with a love we cannot comprehend, but as we come to know him better through pouring out our hearts to him, and studying about him in the scriptures, he will help us to become more like him, for he knows that is the way to true happiness. He Lives. He is a glorified, exalted, Savior of the World, and he still beckons all to come to him.
The Savior, Jesus Christ still lives, and loves his children. His love goes from before the beginning of the world and extends into the eternities and beyond."

In the Arms of His Love

May we all follow the Savior, keep his commandments, and be "eternally encircled in the arms of [our Savior's] love." "I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" (2 Nephi 1:15 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/1.15?lang=eng#14 )

Infinite Power of Hope - Mormon Messages

In this day, where there is much that can cause us to be discouraged, may we ever have the hope of the Savior, that he is over all, and his mercy is over all. May we seek to cultivate faith and Hope in our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Little Children are Alive in Christ - A note to the Tragedy

In the light of the Tragedy in Connecticut, our hearts go out to the family of these children, and our Prayers are with you as you struggle to go on. As tragic as it is, it is comforting to know that children go back to our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ when they die. "And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins. But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world" (Moroni 8:11-12 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/8.11-12?lang=eng#10 )

Tragedy today, and An Unexpected Gift

With today's tragedy at an elementary school, there will be many grieving. Posting a message about one woman's grief, and the message that the Lord knows what we are going through.  If you are viewing this by email please click the link to be taken to where you may view this.  

He Lives: Testimonies of Jesus Christ and Tragedy

Children are an heritage from the Lord.  In light of today's tragedy, our hearts go out to the families affected by the tragic shooting.  Today's message is about the Savior.  No matter what we may face, he is at the head of this great work, and can comfort us at all times.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me..."

May we all read and ponder the words in the Book of Mormon, because the Savior showed the prophets who wrote in them our day, because he knew what we would need to know in our day. "Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you. Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing" (Mormon 8:34-35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.34-35?lang=eng#33 )

Good Tidings of Great Joy: The Birth of Jesus Christ

New from the Church, about the Birth of the Savior.  May we all be grateful for that night long ago, which began the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who made it possible for all mankind to be saved if they would but come unto him.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Consider the Lilies

May we all trust in the Lord for everything, for he is the source of all we have.  "And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" Matthew 6:28-34 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/6.28-34?lang=eng#27 )

Found Favor with God and Man

May we all find favor with God, and seek to serve our fellow man. "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man" (Luke 2:52 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/2.52?lang=eng#51).

For God So Loved the World - Bible Video

Wonderful clips about the birth, life, and mission of the Savior, and mostly showing how much he loves us as children of God.  At this time of year, may we be grateful for the Love of the Savior, and our Father in Heaven.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I am the Light and Life of the World

"And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning" (3 Nephi 11:11 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11.11?lang=eng#10 ). At this time of year may we all be grateful for the Savior and his gift to us by prayerfully following the will of our Father in Heaven.

I'm Holding You - Mormon Messages

The newest Mormon Message. It is touching.  No matter what we may face, the Lord knows our needs, and can comfort usd.  He knows everything we have ever faced, for he has felt it, and through the power of the Atonement, he can comfort us.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Moroni Appears to the Prophet Joseph Smith

May we all be grateful for the blessings of the Restoration.  Please share this.  Moroni appears to Joseph Smith. "Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning... He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do...He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants" (Joseph Smith-History 1:32-34 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1.32-34?lang=eng#31 )

O Come, Emanuel - Christmas Version - Repost

Reposting this wonderful video from last week. Has footage from the church Bible Videos in this sacred version of this song.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Living Christ

Because of the Savior, we may have joy in this life, and eternal life in the world to come. "Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come" (The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints )

Wise Men Still Seek Him - Christmas

May we give service to others as the Lord would have us give.  And may we seek the Savior out, as did the wise men of Old.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, December 7, 2012

The House of the Lord

These are the houses of He whose Birth we celebrate this month. May we go there often to feel of his presence. "And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord...my glory shall rest upon it; Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God" (D & C 97:15-16  https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/97.15-16?lang=eng#14)

The Coat: A Story of Charity - Mormon Messages

Watch the video that has inspired Service Projects.  May we all serve others as the Lord would have us serve.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Living Christ


From "The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles." "Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: “His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:

“I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am
he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father” (D&C 110:3–4).

Of Him the Prophet also declared: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!

“For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—

“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22–24). http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints

Shepherds Learn of the Birth of Christ - Bible Video

At this time of year, may we be grateful for the Gift of the Savior, born so long ago as a tiny baby, watched over by the very angels of heaven.  He still lives, and loves us, and through him we can return to our Father in Heaven again.  As we pour our hearts out in prayer to our Father in Heaven, may we thank him for giving us his Only Begotten Son.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Love of the Savior - The Light of the World

The Love of the Savior extends from before the foundations of the Earth into the eternities and beyond. It never ends. The power of his love can change our hearts, and prepare us to live in the presence of God. Our salvation is his very reason for existence. He is personal enough to know the pains in the quiet chambers of our hearts, and can help transform those into lives filled with Love. He can work miracles in all of our lives, and truly does, if we but have faith and come unto him. "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 14:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/14.6?lang=eng#5 ;John 3:16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/3.16?lang=eng#15 )

This is the Christ

One of the most moving videos of the Savior.  He is the Savior and Redeemer of the World, and the source of all good in this world and in the life to come.  Because of him we can return and live with him and our Father in Heaven.  Truly, This is the Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

My Song in the Night - Serving others at Christmas

Enjoy this as you reflect on the blessings you have.  May we all seek to serve others this time of year, and all year round, and seek to remember the reason for the season, that is Jesus Christ.  May we all give to others as he so freely gave to us. If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas

"When we have the spirit of Christmas, we remember Him whose birth we commemorate at this season of the year: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). In our day the spirit of giving gifts plays a large role in commemorating the Christmas season. I wonder if we might profit by asking ourselves, What gifts would the Lord have me give to Him or to others at this precious season of the year?...In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to love and give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. Today there are hearts to gladden, kind words to say, deeds to be done, and souls to be saved." President Thomas S Monson https://www.lds.org/liahona/2012/12/rediscovering-the-christmas-spirit?lang=eng

O Come, Emanuel - Christmas Version - The Piano Guys and Bible videos

The Church has put out a video with the Piano Guys.  Hope you like this rendition of this hymn, and the video footage from the Church Bible Videos about the Birth, Life, and mission of the Savior.  If you are viewing this by email, please take the time to click the link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Share the Gospel, and Serve Others

There are so many people looking for the truth, but "know not where to find it." I hope you share your testimony of the Savior and His Gospel, or in other ways serve others. Think of the spirit being able to touch someone else because of something you did or said whether at home, at school, at work, or in our callings. The most valuable thing we can ever do is to share the Gospel, whether through teaching, being an example, or by comforting and serving others. As we do these things, we will have the Spirit of Christ with us, at this time of year and all year round.

From Bethlehem...Jesus Christ, the Son of God

"With the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment—a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to become the King of kings and Lord of lords, the promised Messiah—Jesus Christ, the Son of God." — Thomas S. Monson http://mormon.org/christmas

Christmas Spirit - Mormon Messages

May we all remember the true spirit of the season.  As we do, we will come closer to our Father in Heaven, and Savior, Jesus Christ as we remember them. If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.  

First Presidency Christmas Devotional Archives

If you didn't watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional Last night, or want to watch it again, click the link to be taken to where you may watch the entire devotional, or just individual talks or songs.  It is the perfect way to begin a season marked by giving.  http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/archive/christmas-devotional/2012/12?lang=eng

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Of such is the Kingdom of God

May we all remember that we are our Father in Heaven's Children, and he loves us. May we also show reverence for the pure minded children in our lives. "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:14 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/mark/10.14?lang=eng#13 )

What Shall We Give - Christmas

As we approach this Christmas Season, may we all find what we can give to the Savior, and to others.  May we find that giving is part of the true meaning of this season. And may we always remember that a gift of testimony of the Savior is the most valuable gift you can give.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas, and our Gratitude for the Savior

At this time of year, may we all be grateful for the Savior, whose work began long before his birth, and will extend into the eternities and beyond. May we be grateful for all the blessings of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. To know that our Father in Heaven Loves us, and has prepared a way for us and our families to return back to him, after a life filled with the gifts of the spirit.

Silent Night - Christmas Devotional

Sung by the Tabernacle Choir, from a previous Christmas devotional.  May we all be grateful for what happened that sacred night so long ago, when the Savior came into the world, watched over by the angels of heaven.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  
  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Birth of the Savior of the World

Over 2000 years ago, the Savior was born in a lowly stable, watched over by the angels of heaven. This great church is a continuation of his life and mission, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. May we all take the opportunity to be grateful this time of year for the Blessings we have because of the Life of the Savior, commemorated at Christmastime. His love did not just begin at his birth. It reaches from before the foundations of the World and into the eternities and beyond. Please take the time to thank our Father in Heaven for the Life, atonement, death, resurrection, and work of the Savior, for "[He is] the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/14.6?lang=eng#5 )

Families can be Together Forever - Mormon Messages

One of the greatest blessings of the Restored Gospel is that Families can be together forever with our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ.  May we all be grateful to our Father in Heaven's plan, and our Savior's Atonement which makes all of this possible.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In His Light

May we become as children, and trust in the Lord, as they do, for children come down pure from Heaven. From 3 Nephi "Behold, it came to pass on the morrow that the multitude gathered themselves together, and they both saw and heard these children; yea, even babes did open their mouths and utter marvelous things; and the things which they did utter were forbidden that there should not any man write them." (3 Nephi 26:16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/26.16?lang=eng#15 )

Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem - Christmas

Another of the Bible Videos about the events surrounding the Birth of the Savior.  May we be grateful for him, his parents, and for our Father in Heaven and the very angels of heaven on that night.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

He will wipe away our tears

The Lord is there to comfort us in hard times. "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" (Revelation 7:17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/rev/7.17?lang=eng#16 )

The Civility Experiment - Mormon Messages

How well do we treat others?  Do we treat everyone, regardless of who they are, as sons and daughters of God?  At this time of year and always, may we remember that we all are children of our Father in Heaven, and he loves all of us. If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I ascend unto my Father, and Your Father...

"Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God" (John 20:14-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/20.17?lang=eng#16 ). May we all be grateful for the Resurrection of the Savior, and his triumph over sin and death, so that we may return to him and our Father in Heaven again.

Mary and Elizabeth Rejoice Together - Christ's Birth

Another of the videos about the Birth of the Savior, where Mary goes to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.  What a sacred time that must have been.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A House of God

May we all make it a goal to go to the House of the Lord, and often if possible to feel the spirit and to Feel of the Lord's Presence. "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God" (Doctrine and Covenants 109:8 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/109.8?lang=eng#7 )

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Temples are the House of He whose Birth we Celebrate

These are the houses of He whose Birth we celebrate this month. "And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord...my glory shall rest upon it; Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God" (D & C 97:15-16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/97.15-16?lang=eng#14 )

An Angel Foretells Christ's Birth to Mary

One of the Bible Videos, of the angel coming to Mary to foretell of the Savior's Birth.  May we all be grateful for the hosts of heaven and earth that had part in the birth of the Savior.  If you are viewing this by email, click the link below to be taken to where you may view this.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Silent Night - Christmas


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace



Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

Lyrics By Joseph Mohr

A Gift to the World - Christmas

At this time of buying presents, may we all remember our Father in Heaven's gift to us.  The Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, into the World, born to Save mankind from the effects of sin and death, and to give an example for us to follow.  This is a true Gift to the World, the Life of the Savior, given for us.  As we pour out our hearts to our Father in Heaven, may we give thanks for the Gift of his Beloved Son into the World.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title Link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Seek the Lord in Prayer

May we all seek out the Lord, to pour out our hearts to him in prayer (Mosiah 24:12). May we ask in Faith, and may our Father in Heaven answer our Righteous prayers. For, "your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." (Matthew 6:8) "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive" (Matthew 21:22). "For the Prayers of the Faithful shall be heard" (2 Nephi 26:15)

In The Spirit of Thanksgiving

What are you Grateful for?  May we all be grateful for the Life of the Savior and his Restored Gospel.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Encircled in the Arms of his Love

"I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" (2 Nephi 1:15 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/1.15?lang=eng#14 ). May we all be "eternally encircled in the arms of his love."

Nurtured by the Word - Give God Thanks

May we give thanks, and be nurtured by the spirit ourselves by feasting on the Word of God and feeling of the spirit that attends that. "He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks" (Romans 14:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/rom/14.6?lang=eng#5 )

The Road Ahead

When we are beyond the limits of what our body and mind can handle, when we are tested beyond what we can experience, may we take comfort in knowing there is a perfect, caring, loving Savior who can comfort us and lift us; He knows the road ahead, because he has travelled it. Both in his life, and through the Atonement. He overcame it, and because he did, if we pour out our hearts to him in faith, he will lift us and help us.

Thanksgiving Daily - Mormon Messages

Not just at this time of year, but may we all live in Thanksgiving Daily, pouring our hearts out in thanks for the blessings we have in our lives, most especially for the Savior and his restored Gospel. If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I am the Bread of Life

At this time of Thanksgiving, may we be grateful to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the bread of life. "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" (John 6:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/6.35?lang=eng#34 )

President Monson on Gratitude

At this time of year, here is a talk by our Beloved Prophet, President Monson, on Gratitude.  May we ever be grateful for our Father in Heaven's gift of our Loving Elder Brother and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the blessings of the Restored Gospel in our lives.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.  


Thanks be to God

At this time of Thanksgiving, may we be grateful for the Blessings we have, and Give thanks to our Father in Heaven, who Thanksgiving was created for.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Read the Book of Mormon Online



Please share and give your testimony of the Book of Mormon. Click the link below to read the Book of Mormon Online. It is another testament of Jesus Christ, and testifies of his divinity.  If you are viewing this by email, please forward thishttp://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng

"I Ascend unto my Father, and your Father...

The Savior had compassion and attended to a sorrowing Mary with some of the most wonderful words ever spoken. "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God" (John 20:14-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/20.17?lang=eng#16 ). May we all be grateful for the Resurrection of the Savior, and his triumph over sin and death, so that we may return to him and our Father in Heaven again

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Risen Lord


The Lord did show himself unto the people of the Book of Mormon, after he was resurrected. "And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto them saying: Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world. And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come. And when they had all gone forth and had witnessed for themselves, they did cry out with one accord, saying: Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him" (3 Nephi 11:13-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11.13-17?lang=eng#12 )

I am a Child of God - Mormon Messages

May we all know that we are children of a Father in Heaven who loves us and will always be there for us, in good times and hard times. His only purpose is for us to be able to feel of his spirit here, and to return to him at the end of it.

Friday, November 16, 2012

For God So Loved the World - Please watch

Please take the time in your day to watch thisIt is a beautiful video, about 5 minutes long, just out by the church. It is about the birth, life, ministry, atonement, death, and resurrection of the Savior. May it inspire you and most importantly help you to feel of the Love our Savior has for youIf you are viewing this by email, please click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Behold, My Beloved Son...

"And behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard; and it said unto them: Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him. And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them" (3 Nephi 11:6-8 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11.6-8?lang=eng#5)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Believe in God...

"Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them" (Mosiah 4:9-10 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/4.9-10?lang=eng#8 )

Highlights: Consider the Blessings - President Monsen at General Conference

a one minute clip from our prophet.  May we all be grateful for the Blessings we receive from the Lord.  He is there. If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Living Christ...

"Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come" (The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/testimonies-of-him/articles/the-living-christ-the-testimony-of-the-apostles-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints )

Voice of the Spirit - Mormon Messages

May we each learn to be attuned to the voice of the spirit, for it will lead us back to our Heavenly Father, and Savior, Jesus Christ.  They love us and have given us the spirit so that we may have joy in this life and eternal life in the world to come.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 
 

The Bread of Life

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" (John 6:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/6.35?lang=eng#34 )