The Time Shall Come

21 11 2011

Saturday Morning
Elder L. Whitney Clayton

This post is mostly talking about how the gospel is spreading to all of the world.  When the church was first brought back to the earth, it started with 14 people, now, you can find the church almost anywhere you go.

Gordon B. Hinckley said, “It was said that at one time the sun never set on the British Empire.  That empire has now been diminished.  But it is true that the sun never sets on this work of the Lord as it is touching the lives of people across the earth.”

Elder Clayton said, “Our most important message, which we are both divinely commissioned and commanded to take everywhere in the world, is that there is a Savior.  He lived in the meridian of time.  He atoned for our sins, was crucified, and was resurrected.  That matchless message, which we proclaim with authority from God, is the real reason this church grows as it does.”

I remember that I almost served a mission.    However, I felt like I wasn’t supposed to.  I was meant to be here and keep working in school.  Two months before I would have returned was when I met Jared.  One of my visiting teaching girls once said, “You are either serving a mission for the church, or a mission for love.”  Even though I am getting married I am no less of a person.  I will be responsible for raising any future children in the gospel.  I hope that some day I can be a good mom and a good friend so when those that know me think of mormonism, they can think that I am a positive example.





Gratitude

21 11 2011

I have decided that this will be a weekly post.  Thanksgiving is this week.  However, I need to live every day in Thanksgiving.

I have had a really tough weekend.  I won’t go into details.  However, I hoping that as I turn my life to learning to grateful for the small things, I may learn to not be as hard on myself during the down times.

I am grateful for home teachers who are willing to serve in a moment’s notice.

I am grateful for an amazing roommate who I can talk to openly about everything I have on my plate.

I am grateful for having a coworker becoming a friend and confidant.

(and something a little bit sillier)  I am grateful for pintrest and the new recipes I have found.  I have made a couple successful meals already.





What’s the most delicious meal you can get for under ten bucks?

19 11 2011

WordPress offered this prompt.

If I had to choose a favorite meal for under $10, I would choose something that is very Utah.  Cafe Rio is a local chain and is absolutely amazing.  My only complaints would be crowdedness and hard of hearing because of the noise from a large crowd.

This would be my order

Chicken Breast Burrito

Pinto Beans

Rice

Mild

Enchilada Style

a water cup

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This all together would be around $8 and it is enough food for two meals most of the time.
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Less Than 50 Days Now

17 11 2011

I am getting married in less than 50 days, 49 to be exact.  I still have a lot to do.  This week I will finish figuring out announcements.  I promise.  I need to get everything to my cousin like ASAP.  Sorry to be quick but I gotta work on wedding stuff.

Ps.  We might be getting an apartment soon.  I also have my last dress fitting on Monday.





Gratitude

14 11 2011

I want to learn to be more grateful.  Sometimes I feel like  I just complain, when in reality I need to find the small things in life to be happy about.

1. Head Guard meeting today went well.  I really thought it would turn sour, however it was great and we are all united in doing a good job.

2. I had a day off.  I slept in, worked out, got yarn to make myself a new scarf, made potato soup in the crockpot, rolls, and homemade reeses peanut butter cups.  I surprised my roommates by feeding them dinner.  They would walk into the apartment and I simply told them that dinner was on the counter and to help themselves.  It was great.

3. I got approval for my internship last week.  All I have left to do is apply for graduation in April and I will be done.  Yay!!!

 





Personal Revelation and Testimony

13 11 2011

Revelation is communication from God to His children.  We each individually have access to receive revelation for ourselves.  These are some tidbits from a talk given by Barbara Thompson, second counselor of the General Relief Society Presidency.

 Have ye inquired of the Lord?

5 steps to receiving revelation

1. desire to receive revelation

2. not harden our heats

3. Ask in Faith

4. Truly believe that we will receive an answer

5. Diligently keep the commandments of of God

  • Following this pattern does not mean that every time we ask a question of God, the answer will immediately appear with every detail of what to do.  However, it does mean that if we diligently keep the commandments and ask in faith answers will come in the Lord’s own way and in His time.
  • Our testimonies fortify us and strengthen us as we face challenges in our daily lives
  • Elder David A. Bednar has taught us.  “As you appropriately seek for and apply unto the spirit of revelation.  I promise you will walk in the light of the Lord.”
  •  Sometimes the spirit of revelation will operate immediately and intensely, other times subtly and gradually, and often so delicately you may not ever consciously recognize it.






The Power of Scripture

6 11 2011

Richard G. Scott
Saturday Morning October 2011

I know that throughout my life, I have heard a lot about the importance of the scriptures.  However, I still haven’t made the habit of reading them daily. Especially the book of mormon.  One of the most remembered points made by Elder Scott is the following. . .

Great power can come from memorizing scriptures.  To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship.

It is amazing to see how much a simple verse can be used in times of doubt or need.  I believe that hymns are another source of  comfort when memorized.  “Be Still My Soul” is a favorite of mine.

1. Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to they God to order and provide;
In ev’ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul:  Thy best, they heav’nly Friend
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2. Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul:  The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

3.  Be still, my soul:  The hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul:  When change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Another quote by Elder Scott. . .

Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost.  Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence to one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life.

My favorite scripture of all time is a hard one to pin-point.  It really is a toss up between Mathew 11:28-30, or John 14:27

Mathew 11

28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29. 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.

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

John 14

27. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Both of those scriptures have given me so much comfort when I have been in need of them.

I know I need to be more consistent in reading my scriptures.  I feel like writing these blogs will also help me because I am taken modern prophets and learning what I can to develop my own testimony on each subject.  I know the scriptures are the word of God and they are important despite their age.  Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of this day and I know he is a man of God.  The church is true.








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