Wednesday, October 31, 2012

He Lifted others, may we do the same

"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people" (Matthew 4:23, 9:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/4.23?lang=eng#22 ). May we all, in our own way, do the work of the Savior, and lift others in their daily labors and cares of life.

An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ - Mormon Messages

May we all be grateful for the Savior's Atonement, which makes it possible to lift and comfort us in our trials in life.  He is a perfect, loving, succoring Savior, and will help us in our trials if we turn to him. If you are viewing this by email, click the Title to be taken to where you may view this.

Carry On - Conference

Enjoy this beautiful hymn from Conference, sung by a priesthood choir.  May we all follow the Savior, for he is the way to happiness in this life, and the world to come.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jesus is 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

If The Savior Stood Beside Me - Conference

What would we do if we could see the Savior standing by, watching over us, surely kindly and lovingly?  If you are viewing this by email, please click the title to be taken to where you may view this beautiful song.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Help those in the Hurricane

Please Remember in your prayers those who are in harm's way during and after this devastating Hurricane, which has dumped snow and left many without power. If you would like to donate, you can donate to the church humanitarian fund by clicking the link below and signing in with your LDS Account to the church website. https://vineyard.lds.org/Home/Activity/20

He Is Risen

"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.

Highlights: Of Regrets and Resolutions - Short Clip of President Uchtdorf

May we all follow the example of the Savior, as President Uchtdorf illustrates it for us here in this very short, but powerful clip from last conference. The Savior is our Redeemer, our exemplar, and if we follow him he will lead us and those around us back to our Father in Heaven. If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

To Become as Little Children...

May we all become as little children, and come unto the Savior.  "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them" (Mark 10:14-16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/mark/10.14-16?lang=eng#13 )

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

How dear to our Father in Heaven's Heart are all of his children.  He wants us to have his spirit here, and to return back again to him.  I encourage you to listen to this beautiful hymn to the end, and listen to the words, and reflect on the Love of the Savior, not just for us, but for all of his children, and resolve to be an example of righteousness. If you are viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may watch this.

Friday, October 26, 2012

And Jesus Increased in wisdom and Stature...

"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) May we all increase in favor with God, and make him the center of our lives.  And may we be grateful for a loving, succoring Savior who was an example for us. 

Highlights: Ask the Missionaries! They Can help you! Conference

We Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with the Savior at the head, with a divine mandate to spread the gospel. May we all do that, by example, and in word and deed. May we let our friends know our beliefs, and have them know we believe it by the righteous example that we set. This is how we can show our gratitude to the Lord, by helping in his work, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you may view this.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

And My Soul Hungered...


"And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens. And there came a voice unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed.
And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.
And I said: Lord, how is it done?
And he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before heard nor seen. And many years pass away before he shall manifest himself in the flesh; wherefore, go to, thy faith hath made thee whole" (Enos 1: 4-8 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/enos/1?lang=eng ) May we all have the faith of Enos, so that the Lord may work miracles in our own lives.

Highlights: I know it, I live it, I love it - Conference

May we all live the Gospel and hold fast to the iron rod of scriptures, and feast upon the word. May we strengthen our faith in the Savior and his gospel, for he is at the head of this great work.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you may view this minute long clip

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Saw a Pillar of Light...

Joseph Smith Saw God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Joseph Smith-History 1:16-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1.16-17?lang=eng#15 )

The Only True God and Jesus Christ whom He Has Sent - Mormon Messages

May we all come to know Our Father in Heaven, and Jesus Christ, our Savior.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link and you will be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Will we give all we are to the Lord and his work?

Are we willing to give everything to the Lord, to make our desires his desires, to give all we can to his work, so that when he comes in his Glory, we will be like him? We may never be asked to sell all that we have, like the rich man, but do we devote all we are to the Savior? "Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me" (Luke 18:22 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/18.22?lang=eng#21 )

Hope Ya Know, We had a hard time - Mormon Messages

May we all turn to the Lord when times get hard, for he can lift us, comfort us, and strengthen us when we need it the most. If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you may view this.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Savior appearing in the Kirtland Temple

"The veil was taken from our minds, and the eyes of our understanding were opened. We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber. 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" (Doctrine and Covenants 110:1-4 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/110.1-4?lang=eng#primary )

Families Can Be Together Forever - Mormon Messages

One of the supernal blessings of the Gospel is to know that Families can be together Forever.  We are all a part of the Family of our Heavenly Father.  May we treat each other as the Sons and Daughters of God they are.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to go to where you may view this.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Take my Hand

"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 ).  May we all remember that we are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us

General Conference Highlights: October 2012

Here are some highlights from last conference. May we all follow the counsel given by the Lord's Servants at this last Conference.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you can view this.

Friday, October 19, 2012

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."

Jesus Cleanses the Temple - Bible Video

The newest of the church Bible Videos, where the Savior cleanses the Temple.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you can view this. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Be Not Afraid

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" (Joshua 1:9 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/josh/1.9?lang=eng#8 ). May we all trust in the Lord and take his hand, so that he can lead us back to our Heavenly Home.

He Lives: Testimonies of Jesus Christ by Apostles and Prophets - Mormon Messages

Short clips of Apostles and Prophets testifying of Jesus Christ.  May we all be grateful for the Savior and his Atonement, for everything we do hinges on that great and last sacrifice.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title above, and you will be taken to where you may view this.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The House of the Lord "My presence shall be there."

 "And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, 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 ).  What a wonderful promise from the Lord, that we may worthily enter his house, and be able to feel of his presence. 

Daughters of God - Mormon Messages

The newest from Mormon Messages, this is honoring the sisters and what they do and are.  Daughters of a Heavenly Father, and daughters who show that in what they do.  May we all have reverence for the women in our lives, these mighty spiritual giants sent by God with gifts given them from him to benefit those who are around them.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title above, Daughters of God, and you will be taken to where you may view this.

Share! Read the Book of Mormon online and pray about it

Please share this with your friends and bear your testimony. Read the Book online that everyone is talking about. It is another testament of Jesus Christ, and if you read it and pray asking God if it is true, he will answer you with a calm peace in your heart that it is true.  Click the Link to go to it online.  https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

To Virtue add Knowledge

To Virtue add Knowledge. "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;" (2 Peter 1:5 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/2-pet/1.5?lang=eng#4 ). May we all add knowledge to virtue through prayerfully seeking and studying the scriptures, and receiving personal revelation from the Lord.

Prayer - Mormon Messages

May we all have the faith that our Father in Heaven will hear and answer our fervent, heartfelt prayers.  He has power over time and space, and over all things, and has time to listen to the prayers of each of us his children as we pour out our hearts to him.  He has the power to answer them according to his will for us, for his love reaches past the worst pains we could ever experience in this life.  May each of us experience the Love of the Lord flowing into our lives through our prayers, and have faith in his answers.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title Prayer - Mormon Messages to be take to where you may view this.

Marriage Ordained of God, and have Love for those with Same Sex Attraction

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes that marriage is ordained of God, and between 1 man and 1 woman. In this political climate, it is easy to forget that those who have Same Sex attraction, whether practicing or not, are loved by our Father in Heaven. The same spirit of love you feel when you know your Father in Heaven loves you, imagine the same that our Father in Heaven has for those who have the challenge of SSA. We are to treat everyone with the Love the Master would have us show. Here is a video with the church's response to the HRC on how we treat those with SSA.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to go to where you can view the page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Liahona - The Scriptures by the Spirit

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the pointers which were in the ball, that they did work according to the faith and diligence and heed which we did give unto them" (1 Nephi 16:28) May we all give faith, diligence, and heed to the scriptures, and also allow to spirit to guide us, and to lead us closer to our Father in Heaven, and Savior, Jesus Christ

Have I Done Any Good in the World Today - Mormon Messages

As our Prophet teaches, Have we given service in our daily lives. The more we do, the more we will have the spirit with us, and the more we become like our Father in Heaven, and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link and you will be taken to where you can view this.  

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Light of the World

Light of the World, by Howard Lyon. 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 the hearts of the children of men, and prepare them 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 in him.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Savior of the World - Jesus Christ - Article



An Excerpt from the article (click the picture or the link to go there).   "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."

Precious in His Sight

Precious in his sight, by Greg Olsen. May we have reverence for these mighty spirits who come down to us as gifts from Heaven. "Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 19:14 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/19.14?lang=eng#13 )

The Tender Mercies of the Lord - Mormon Messages

May we all be grateful for the tender mercies and spiritual gifts the Lord has given to us.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title and it will link to where you may view this. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Divine Redeemer - "He Lives, for we saw him..."


Divine Redeemer by Simon Dewey. “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 th

Seminary Can Change Lives - Mormon Messages for Youth

This is for the youth. Please share it. You will not find the answers to the questions you have in the world. The answers are not there. It is in prayerful seeking our Father in Heaven through scriptures and prayer, and Seminary can truly help change your lives. I know it and the friends I had there influenced mine for the better. Please go to seminary, and feel of the spirit there as you learn of the savior, and learn lessons that will help you in your young lives. You will learn things that will help you for the rest of your lives there.  If viewing this by email, click the title to be taken to where you may view this.

Come What May & Love It - Mormon Messages

From someone who knew a lot about adversity through experience, Elder Wirthlin teaches us about how we should face adversity, and have it be for our good.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you can view this.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Testament of Jesus Christ - Free Book of Mormon

A link to share with your friends by email or message.  The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and testifies of him and his Gospel.  It's purpose is "to the convincing of Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself to all nations" (Taken from the Title Page of the Book of Mormon).    http://mormon.org/free-book-of-mormon.

The Road to Emmaeus

The Road to Emmaeus by Greg Olsen. "And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" (Luke 24:32 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/24.32?lang=eng#31 )

Inspired by "The Coat"

May we all give Christlike service wherever and whenever we can, in whatever way we can.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title to go to the video.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates...

The first time Moroni appeared 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 )

Highlights: See Others As They May Become - Conference

In this minute long clip, Our Prophet urges us to see others as they may become, not as they are.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you will be taken to where you can view this.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Come unto Me, all ye that Labor and are Heavy Laden...

In the Savior, we can find rest through the spirit. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." (Matthew 11:28-29 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/11.28-29?lang=eng#27 )

I am a Child of God - Mormon Messages

May we all know that we are children of a Loving Father in Heaven who sent the Savior so that we could return to live with him again. May we express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven as we pour out our hearts to him.  If you are viewing this in email click on the title and you will be brought to where you can view it.

The Savior of the World - Article

Click on the Link to go to an article about the Savior, Jesus Christ, and about the ongoing work of the Savior of the World. 
http://www.squidoo.com/the-savior-of-the-world-jesus-christ
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in him is the fulness of Salvation. He came in the meridian of time, lived a perfect life and wrought out a perfect atonement, and rose again from the dead. 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.

Live Like You Believe

A beautiful song by Jenny Phillips. May we all Live like we Believe.  May we all live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title of this post to go to where you can view this video

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jesus is the Living Christ

Jesus Christ is at the head of this Church, and this great Latter-Day Work on both sides of the veil. "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 )

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Seek ye First the Kingdom of God...Sermon on the Mount

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 (Matthew 6:33-34 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/6.33?lang=eng#32)

General Conference

conference starts again tomorrow morning. Please watch or attend these sessions as you are able to.   

Friday, October 5, 2012

God shall wipe away our Tears

God shall wipe away our tears. May we all be able to feel the comfort of the spirit as we pour out our hearts to our Father in Heaven in prayer. "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 )

Highlights: Willing and Worthy to Serve - Pres. Monsen

From Last conference, a minute long clip of President Monson urging us to be ready, worthy, and willing to serve.  May we all be prepared and willing to serve in whatever capacity or place we may be in.  If you are viewing from email, click the title and you will be able to view the clip.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

King Benjamin - One of the First Conferences

One of the first Conferences. King Benjamin Addresses his people. "...the people gathered themselves together throughout all the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them...And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:1,17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/2?lang=eng )

Highlights: Thanks be to God

A short (1 minute long) expression of Gratitude to our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ. From last conference. May we all prepare to listen to our leaders in a couple of days.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title and you can view this.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Prepare for General Conference

Since the beginning of the Church there have been General Conferences. As we come to this conference, may we follow the counsel of the Brethren and bring questions to the conference sessions, and have faith that through the talks and through the spirit we may find answers to our righteous questions. May we also sustain the servants of the Lord there. As it says in Doctrine and Covenants, "And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference" (D & C 124:144 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/124.144?lang=eng#143 )

Come Listen to Living Prophets - General Conference

As General Conference approaches, may we prepare for the testimonies that will be given of the Savior. May we prepare questions we may have and let the spirit teach us as we seek for those answers.  If seeing this by email, click the title of the entry and you will be able to see the short video.

Gethsemane - The Atonement of Jesus Christ

This is a slideshow about the Atonement of the Savior. It follows him through Gethsemane, Calvary, and to his triumphant resurrection and victory over sin and death. You will have a greater appreciation for the Savior and the atonement as you watch this to the end.  If you are seeing this by email, click the title and you will go to where you can watch.

General Conference Highlights

As we and the Brethren prepare for conference, may we remember the timeless advice given to us last conference. These highlights are short clips from Apostles and Prophets Last Conference.  If you are following by email, click on the title of this post, which is a link, and you will be able to view the highlights. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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)

What Thinks Christ of Me - Conference Highlight

Here is a minute long clip from last conference by Elder Anderson with the poignant question "What thinks Christ of Me?" May we all ponder that important question and change our lives so that they may be in accordance with what Christ would have us do.

Monday, October 1, 2012

What the Savior has Done for Each of us

As we remember times when we have prayed and felt the Love of God through the spirit, May we know and be grateful for the Atonement which makes that and all things possible. For the spirit we feel, for the resurrection, and the promise of being able to return back to our Father in Heaven and Savior again.  As we come to know that if there was only one person to save from sin, the Savior would have willingly gone through what he did just for that one, just for us. How wonderful that he has done that for everyone who will come unto him. "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 )

Power of God - Mormon Messages

The Priesthood is the Power to act in the name of the Savior. It's power stems from the Atonement, and reaches from before the beginnings of this earth to beyond death and into the eternities. May we as priesthood holders live worthy to exercise this Sacred power, on earth to bless others as the Savior would if he were here.