Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As if the Savior were sitting there with us...

Because of the Holy Ghost, When we and our children read in the scriptures it is as if the Savior himself were sitting there with us, instructing us. May we read, ponder, and pray about the scriptures. The Savior has said, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/14.26?lang=eng#25 ) Picture Bible Stories by Greg Olsen

Having Children Enriches your Life - Mormon Message

May we all have a reverence for children, and remember what a blessing they are in our lives.  Whether you are a parent, aunt or uncle, or other relation, your contribution to the lives of children is important, and will help enrich your life as you enrich the lives of children.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Anointed one - The Messiah

"Anointed One" comes from Hebrew and means "Messiah." "Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth." (2 Nephi 2:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/2.6?lang=eng#5 ). Picture is "The Anointed One" by Joseph Brickey

Highlights: It's a Miracle - Elder Anderson

Short Highlights from Elder Anderson's talk at Conference.  May we all contribute to the miracle of the Lord's work here on earth.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Shepherd - This is 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. And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world. (3 Nephi 11:6-10 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11.6-10?lang=eng#5 )

Picture is One Shepherd, by Howard Lyon. Used with Permission, Howard Lyon, www.fineart.howardlyon.com

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Our Father in Heaven's Children

May we have a reverence for children, and always remember that we are our Father in Heaven's children, that he loves us, and longs to hold us in his arms again.  May we come to him as a little child in faithful prayer. "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 )

Highlights: Obedience Brings Blessings - President Monson

Highlight from our Prophet's talk at Conference, about the blessings that come from Obedience to God's Laws.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Road to Emmaeus

May we all seek the spirit, and the testimony of the Savior it gives us.  "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?"
Picture is The Road to Emmaeus by Greg Olsen
Scripture is Luke 24:32 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/24.32?lang=eng#31

Highlights: Stand Strong in Holy Places - Elder Hales

Short clip Highlighting Elder Hales Powerful talk at Conference.  May we all stand strong in Holy Places, and feel the sacred peace of the spirit as we do.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Savior Praying

The Savior praying.  May we all pray to our Father in Heaven in the name of Christ, as the Savior did.  The scripture is of him praying for those in the Americas. If the Savior prayed for those in the Americas, how must he pray for us?  Such wonderful things have never been written.  "And when he had said these words, he himself also knelt upon the earth; and behold he prayed unto the Father, and the things which he prayed cannot be written, and the multitude did bear record who heard him.  And after this manner do they bear record: The eye hath never seen, neither hath the ear heard, before, so great and marvelous things as we saw and heard Jesus speak unto the Father; And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father" (3 Nephi 17:15-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17.15-17?lang=eng#14 )

Whosoever Will Lose His Life for My Sake Shall Find it

The newest Bible Video, this short video teaches some of the most supernal blessings available to those who devote their lives to the Lord.  May we all give our lives to the Savior, and gain eternal life.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Angels have returned to Earth in our Day

"With great love and admiration for the many disciples of Jesus Christ who are not members of this Church, we humbly declare that angels have returned to the earth in our day. The Church of Jesus Christ as He established it anciently has been restored, with the power, ordinances, and blessings of heaven. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ."

—Neil L. Andersen, ""What Thinks Christ of Me?"" http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/what-thinks-christ-of-me?lang=eng

Read the Promise of the Book of Mormon online, find out for yourself what it is about, and pray about its truth. http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/10.4-5?lang=eng#3

The Light of the World - For Time and Eternity

In a world seemingly full of turmoil, the Love of the Savior stretches 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 ) Picture is Light of the World, by Howard Lyon.  Used with Permission, Howard Lyon, www.fineart.howardlyon.com

My Brother Hyrum - Newest Mormon Message

The newest Mormon Message, this is a short, touching story about having love for everyone.  Includes a short message from President Monson.  May we all have love for everyone, for each is a spirit son or daughter from God.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Come unto the Savior

The scriptures are full of the blessed invitation of the Savior to Come unto him, and find rest:

"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.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Picture is Come unto Me, by Liz Lemon Swindle

Scripture is Matthew 11:28-30 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/11.28,29,30?lang=eng#27

Marriage is a Gift from God

A meme from Conference, courtesy of This is Nick http://www.thisisnick.com/typography-lds-general-conference-april-2013-edition/

Highlights: Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness - Elder Cook

Short clip of Elder Cook's Talk in General Conference.  May we all have the Peace that comes as the reward of Righteousness.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

He Was The Son Of God

What wonderful words said the Savior to Martha and the strong declaration of Faith she gave to him, that he is The Christ, The Son of God:

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world."

Picture is "He Was The Son Of God" by Liz Lemon Swindle

Scripture is John 11:25-27 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/11.25-27?lang=eng#24

We can receive God's Blessings now.

We all can receive God's blessings now, we don't have to wait to feel of our Father in Heaven's love.  He is a prayer away.  Image courtesy of Deseret Book http://pinterest.com/deseretbook/

Highlights: Come unto Me - President Eyring

Short clip of Highlights from President Eyring's Talk at Conference.  May we all come to the Savior, and find rest.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Promise of the Book of Mormon - Find out for yourself

Please share this with your friends.  If you are receiving this by email, you can just forward it to them.  Read the promise of the Book of Mormon Online here https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/10.4-5?lang=eng#3 The Book of Mormon is the inspired Word of God as is the Bible. From the title page, it is "to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations" Prophets were told by God what to include in the book for us in our day. Moroni says "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." From the Prophet Joseph Smith “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." Read the Book of Mormon online here https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng, and Mormon 8:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.35?lang=eng#34 )

Learn of Me...


"learn of me, and be meek and lowly of heart"  May we all be as little children, and learn of the Savior, trusting him and placing our faith solely in him.  

Picture is "No Shoes" by Del Parson.  

(Doctrine and Covenants 32:1 http://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/32.1 )

Highlights: We are Daughters of our Heavenly Father - Sister Dalton

A short quote from Sister Dalton's talk at General conference.  May we all realize that the women in our lives are spiritual daughters of our Father in Heaven.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thread of Faith - A Story of Faith

This is a wonderful story of the healing power of the Savior, of his kindness and mercy, and of the remarkable faith of a woman.  To her the Savior declared "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace."  

From the new testament:  "And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace."


Picture is Thread of Faith by Howard Lyon.  Used with Permission, Howard Lyon, www.fineart.howardlyon.com

Scripture is Luke 8:43-48 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/8.43-48?lang=eng#42


Highlights: These things I know - Elder Packer

Short video, about a minute long with Highlights from Elder Packer's talk at Conference.  May we all follow the words of our leaders at conference, and draw closer to 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.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What Manner of Man

The Savior created the earth, and all things in them, and they obey him.  What miracles can he do for us if we ask in faith?  "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?  And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Picture is What Manner of Man by Del Parson

Scripture is Mark 4:39-41 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/mark/4.39-41?lang=eng#38

Put on the Whole Armor of God

From Elder Hales, may we all take on the whole armor of God. Picture courtesy of All things bright and beautiful http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/04/general-conference-saturday-session.html 

Highlights: Peace at Home - Elder Scott

Short video with Highlights from Elder Scott's Talk at General Conference about Peace at Home.  May we all seek out the Savior, and have peace in our homes.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Son is Given

From such humble beginnings came the Savior of the World.  "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty gGod, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." - (Isaiah 9:6 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/9.6?lang=eng#5 )
Picture is A Son is Given by Howard Lyon.  Used with Permission, Howard Lyon, www.fineart.howardlyon.com

Highlights: Followers of Christ

Short clip from Elder Oaks talk from General conference, Followers of Christ.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Son of Man hath descended below them all...

If you are in the middle of trials, or even in good times, pour your hearts out to our Father in Heaven, in the name of Christ, and through the power of the Atonement, he can and will lift you.

The Savior is there to comfort and lift us.  In the horrible trial Liberty Jail, the Lord comforted the prophet Joseph by saying

"know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

The Son of Man hath descended below them all.  Art thou greater than he?"

The Greatest of all will never let us suffer more than we are able, but will lift us and comfort us.  May we ever be grateful for that. 

Picture is Son of Man, by Joseph Brickey.  Used with permission. 

Scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 122:7-8 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/122.8?lang=eng#7

Belief - by Elder Holland


A Wonderful Quote from Elder Holland at Conference.  Courtesy of LDS Living - http://www.ldsliving.com/story/72230-favorite-general-conference-memes

Highlights: Redemption

Highlights from Elder Christofferson's talk at General Conference.  May we follow and be nourished by the word of God given by his apostles and prophets.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

  

Monday, April 15, 2013

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 )

Highlights: Obedience to Law is Liberty - Elder Parry

Highlights from Elder Parry's talk on obedience.  May we all be obedient and be able to have the spirit with us in abundance.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Gentle Christ

May we all come to know the love of the Savior, and find 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:29-30 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/11.29-30?lang=eng#28 )

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Blessings of the Gospel endures forever

"The power and authority of the higher, or Melchizedek Priesthood, is to hold the keys of all the spiritual blessings of the church—"

What a blessing it is to have the power and authority of the Savior on this earth, so that we, and all the peoples of the earth, and all who ever have lived upon it,  may be blessed.  It stretches from before the beginning of time into  the eternities and beyond, and has the power to touch and change the hearts of the children of men, one by one and heart by heart, and endure with them forever.  

May we be grateful for the many blessings, too numerous to count, that have come to this earth since that time. 

Scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 107:18 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/107.18?lang=eng#17

Highlights: The Hope of God's Light - President Uchtdorf

A Highlight from Conference about God's Light, a wonderful talk from Pres. Uchtdorf.  May we all seek to have God's light in our lives.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Catch the Wave of Missionary Work

May we all "Catch the Wave" of missionary work. Meme courtesy of LDS Living http://www.ldsliving.com/story/72230-favorite-general-conference-memes

Friday, April 12, 2013

In His Light

"Little children seem to have an inborn goodness; a simple faith and natural desire to be taught and to walk in His light. The light of Christ is given to each and it shines in their faces. It is a light that shines in a helpful conscience that teaches of right and wrong. It is a light that illuminates their path when the way grows dark. It is a light that warms their hearts and lets them know that they are loved and always in His sight."  Quote by Greg Olsen.  "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 ). In His Light by Greg Olsen.

Don't let your Faith Dim

Wonderful Quote from Conference, courtesy of LDS Living http://www.ldsliving.com/story/72230-favorite-general-conference-memes.  

Highlights from General Conference April 2013

All of the Highlights from General Conference in one video.  May we all heed the words of Apostles, Prophets, and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, for they have been called by him, and are able to receive revelation for our benefit.  


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Man of Galilee

The Savior truly loves and understands us. "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: ...Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows..." (Isaiah 53:3-4 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/53.3-4?lang=eng#2 ) Picture Man of Galilee, by Joseph Brickey

Highlights: Obedience brings Blessings - President Monson

Highlights from President Monson's talk about Obedience.  May we all follow the Lord in everything and be able to feel of his spirit more strongly in our lives.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Great Mediator

Can you imagine the Savior praying to the Father for you, to forgive your sins by the power of the Atonement?  Lehi spoke to his sons of looking to the Savior, the Great Mediator. 

"And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit; "

May we all look to the Great Mediator, even Christ, who makes intercession for us with the Father, and so gain eternal life again with him. 

Picture is The Great Mediator, by Joseph Brickey.

Lord, I believe - Highlights

Highlights from Elder Holland's talk at General Conference.  May we all take his words to heart.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

For The Blessings of Liberty - Captain Moroni

Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty.  May we each take a stand for Freedom, Liberty, and Worshipping God.  What a powerful passage of scripture this is.  "And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—" (Alma 46:12-13 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/46.12-13?lang=eng#11 ).  Picture is For The Blessings of Liberty by Scott Snow. 

Highlights: Catch the Wave

About a minute and a half, Highlights from Elder Nelson's talk in Conference.  May we all "Catch the Wave" If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sharing the Promise of the Book of Mormon

Make this a day to share the Promise of the Book of Mormon. Click to forward this, and send it to your friends along with your testimony.   Read the promise of the Book of Mormon Online here https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/10.4-5?lang=eng#3 The Book of Mormon is the inspired Word of God as is the Bible. From the title page, it is "to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations" Prophets were told by God what to include in the book for us in our day. Moroni says "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." From the Prophet Joseph Smith “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." Read the Book of Mormon online here https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng, and Mormon 8:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.35?lang=eng#34 )

Let the FCC know you oppose nudity on TV

I don't normally post action forms, but this is important.  The FCC is thinking to change the TV regulations to allow vulgar language and nudity.  Click the link, read the instructions, and it will tell you how you can contact the FCC and let them know you are opposed to the changes.  Please click the link and take action.   Here is a quote about this from the American Family Association "Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening."  Click the link to be taken to where you may make your voice heard.  http://action.afa.net/item.aspx?id=2147534194 

Thanks for making your voice heard.  

Mike
LDS Principles

Closing Remarks from Conference and Invoking the Blessings of Heaven

These are President Monson's closing remarks from this last conference.  He gave sound counsel, and invoked the blessings of heaven upon each of us.  May we ever be grateful to the Lord for his gospel, and for our leaders on this earth, who have the authority to bless our lives.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Declaration of General Conference - That Jesus is the Christ

One of the first Conferences, in the Book of Mormon.  What a blessing they are today.  From Elder Holland "a general conference of the Church is a declaration to all the world that Jesus is the Christ, that He and His Father, the God and Father of us all, appeared to the boy prophet Joseph Smith in fulfillment of that ancient promise that the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth would again restore His Church on earth and again “come in like manner as [those Judean Saints had] seen him [ascend] into heaven.” 9 This conference and every other conference like it is a declaration that He condescended to come to earth in poverty and humility, to face sorrow and rejection, disappointment and death in order that we might be saved from those very fates as our eternity unfolds, that “with his stripes we are healed.”  This conference proclaims to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people the loving Messianic promise that “his mercy endureth for ever.” (Prophets in the Land again, October 2006 General Conference).  Watch General Conference online by clicking here https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch?lang=eng )

General Conference Live Online

Click here to watch Conference Online http://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch?lang=eng

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Redeemer Lives

From the painter. "I wanted to capture that first Easter morning as the Lord sat in the quiet stillness of the garden. He must have known that Mary would come seeking Him, but for a moment He was alone to ponder on all that had happened. He must have felt unspeakable joy in knowing that by doing His Father will He had made it possible for each of us to return to live with God.

We are each faced with a similar choice. Will we follow our own will, or the will of our Father? May we live to say as the Lord said, “I came… not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” – John 6:38"  Picture is My Redeemer Lives, by Liz Lemon Swindle

Thou Art The Christ

The newest Bible video, where Peter declares, after a prompting by the spirit, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  At this conference time, May we all be grateful for Our Father in Heaven, and the Sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ, and his gospel.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to watch this short video.


Come Listen to Living Prophets

One to share.  May we all listen to the counsel of God's Prophets and Apostles and Leaders on this earth.  Each of them has prayed for guidance, and if we will prayerfully listen to conference, we may have some of our prayers answered.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this invitation to Conference. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Be Not Afraid

May we all trust in the Lord as little children and take his hand, so that he can lead us through the storms of life back to our Heavenly Home. "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 ). Thanks to Greg Olsen for the picture, Be Not Afraid

Extraordinary Gift

This is a wonderful story about using your Gifts.  May each of us find our unique gifts from our Father in Heaven, and use them to bless and lift others.   If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

May we do the work of the Savior

"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.

General Conference

"There are messages in each General Conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Standing in Holy Places

Originally a Mormon Message for Youth, a good reminder to stand in holy places.  May we all be grateful for the Temple, and the strength we receive when going to the Lord's House.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jesus once was a little Child

The Picture is called Jesus once was a little child. The description for this picture comes from the artist, Liz Lemon Swindle. The read is just as wonderful as the picture is.

"The Bible contains a single verse describing the Savior´s childhood, "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him." - Luke 2:40

I could imagine Mary looking on while her Son played with his brothers and sisters (Matt. 13:55-56). I could see Joseph smiling while Jesus laughed and played with friends and family. I wanted to capture that magical innocence of childhood, which blesses our lives for such a short moment and then leaves us longing for the sound of little feet and the laughter of little children.

I am reminded of a song I learned as little girl:

Jesus once was a little child,
A little child like me;
And he was pure and meek and mild,
As a little child should be.

So, little children,
Let’s you and I
Try to be like him,
Try, try, try."

Finding Faith in Christ - The Movie on YouTube

The half hour movie of Finding Faith in Christ, about the life of the Savior is now available on YouTube.  May we all be grateful for the Savior, for his life, mission, atonement, and resurrection, so that we can return to our Father in Heaven again.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hope for Holland

Be inspired by this article-just take a moment to read this, and have your faith increased by people who are facing trials and increasing their own faith and that of others. My wife and I used to teach little Holland in Nursery, and she is a wonderful little girl, and her parents are some of the best people you could ever meet. Here is a quote from the article, from her father on the opportunities these challenges give them, specifically that God is over all, that he has a plan, and he loves his children. “I now know that if the Lord had healed her … we never would have had the opportunity to share the knowledge of the power of the Atonement with as many as people as we have,” Bryan Young said." If you wish, there is a link at the bottom of the article where you may donate.  The Link is Here http://universe.byu.edu/beta/2013/03/28/hope-for-holland-5k-for-provo-child-battling-brain-cancer/

What Thinks Christ of Me?

"I witness that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He suffered and died for our sins and rose the third day. He is resurrected. In a future day, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is the Christ. On that day, our concern will not be, 'Do others consider me Christian?' At that time, our eyes will be fixed on Him, and our souls will be riveted on the question, 'What thinks Christ of me?'"

—Neil L. Andersen, "What Thinks Christ of Me?", Liahona and Ensign, May 2012. (https://www.lds.org/ensign/2012/05/what-thinks-christ-of-me?lang=eng ). Picture by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Having Children in Faith - New Mormon Message

As Parents or otherwise, may we all be grateful for the children in our lives.  They are precious spirits sent from the presence of our Father in Heaven, and the more we realize that, the more we will cherish them.  For any who can't or don't have children, the Lord knows your righteous desires for them, and if not in this life, in the next all will be made up, and no blessing will be witheld from you.  If you are viewing this by email, click the title link to be taken to where you may view this wonderful video.