Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Use Time Wisely

Of all the articles I have read, none has made me think quite as much as a talk given by Henry B Eyring called, "Children of Promise".  Two things really stand out to me from that talk.

1.  President Wilford Woodruff gave this report in general conference in 1896.
Joseph Smith continued visiting myself and others up to a certain time, and then it stopped. The last time I saw him was in heaven. In the night vision I saw him at the door of the temple in heaven. He came to me and spoke to me. He said he could not stop to talk with me because he was in a hurry. The next man I met was Father Smith; he could not talk with me because he was in a hurry. I met half a dozen brethren who had held high positions on earth, and none of them could stop to talk with me because they were in a hurry. I was much astonished. By and by I saw the Prophet again and I got the privilege of asking him a question.

“Now,” said I, “I want to know why you are in a hurry? I have been in a hurry all my life; but I expected my hurry would be over when I got into the kingdom of heaven, if I ever did.”

Joseph said: “I will tell you, Brother Woodruff. Every dispensation that has had the priesthood on the earth and has gone into the celestial kingdom has had a certain amount of work to do to prepare to go to the earth with the Savior when he goes to reign on the earth. Each dispensation has had ample time to do this work. We have not. We are the last dispensation, and so much work has to be done, and we need to be in a hurry in order to accomplish it.”

Of course, that was satisfactory, but it was new doctrine to me.[Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1946), pp. 288–89]

2. A personal story about Henry B Eyring when he was in his youth.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Never Make the Same Mistake Once

Boyd K Packer

Sometimes we run the risk of making uninspired choices and become fools if we do not incorporate prayer and invite the spirit. I was thinking about how important it is to stay clean so the spirit will strive with me. As I was studying in the Book of Mormon the other day, I realized I was a little out of tune so to speak. It was like I was trying to listen to a radio but I wasn't completely on the right channel. I couldn't figure out what was wrong and why I wasn't feeling the fullness of the spirit. I decided to search my life and make sure there was not anything I needed to repent of that I had not taken to the Lord. I remembered something earlier in the week, not a huge thing, but big enough to block out the spirit because I knew better. I decided to rectify and repent. Upon doing this I thought of the quote I have on my mirror that I look at every day. It is from Boyd K Packer. He said, "never make the same mistake once." I made a mistake and I knew better. I wish I hadn't and I am determined not to make that same mistake again. I want to be able to receive answers to my prayers and I know I can if I keep myself clean and pure.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

No Soliciting Unless...

I have noticed that it is becoming popular to see signs outside of many doors with No Soliciting notices on them.  This has been a trend for many, many years, but more recently I have seen signs with an amendment to the no soliciting sign.  I have seen a lot of different versions of these, but most of them have something that indicates that if you are selling girls scout cookies, you can ring the bell but not if you want to talk about Christ.

In my church we talk a lot about Christ and if you want to come up to my door or write a post on my blog, and talk to me about the Savior, I welcome you with open arms day or night.  In the Book of Mormon there is a scripture that explains why.  It is in 2 Nephi 25:26, it says, 

“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”

I know a lot of my friends who are not of my faith often wonder why we spend so much time trying to share our beliefs with others.  There is an article that explains it so well, called “Come and See,”  If you read this article or watch the video, it will explain why my “No Soliciting Sign” has an exemption to anyone who wants to talk about the Savior. www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/10/come-and-see?lang=eng&media=video#watch=video.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

General Conference Memes 2014

I love the talk given by Boyd K Packer during General Conference.  So much of the time we get caught up on who has wronged us and we want to see them pay a huge price.

Spiritual Light Is A Quest of a Lifetime- Elder Deiter F. Uchtdorf

 When we assist Him in His mission of saving souls, we too will be rescued in the process.

If you want to recognize spiritual truth you must use the right instruments.  Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Planning Out My Menu for Conference

I found this recipe on Pinterest.
Since the weather is getting cooler I start to crave soups and stews.
This is a chicken, mushroom and pumpkin Stew

Easy way to make a fun roll

It is a tradition for us to eat Angel Food Cake while watching conference

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I Have The Best Sister In The World - Humor

I Wonder If My Sister Would Say The Same About Me?

October- Printable Visiting Teaching Message 2014

October Visiting Teaching Message
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