i saw you from across the room
Saturday, March 31, 2012
I didn't write down all of the speakers names -- but I wrote their words, or my impressions of them as I listened.
Things I hope to work on from this first session:
There is nothing like this church in all the world, with the selfless service and sacrifice of the leaders. (I know this as my children and family are so blessed by people who involve themselves in encouraging and influencing our children. It is abundant!)
- deepen our love for diety. understand who they are as three beings and know them, and follow their guidance in our lives for happiness.
- focus on ordinances and covenants. fully depend on the sacrament and use it. be converted! be regurlarly changed by its cleansing power, people do not take advantage of this weekly power in their lives because of the lack of reverence for its sacred ordinance.
- seek learning. (search, ponder, pray, live) UNITE the GOSPEL with the CHURCH.
President Kimball was asked what to do in a boring Sacrament meeting and he replied that he had never been in one.
Life was never meant to be easy....or fair!
I hope to be judged as good a man as my Father.
Before being greated by my Heavenly Father I hope to be greeted by my earthly Father.
be devoted to, and LOVE, each precious little one
God does know and love us.
His arms are constantly extended to us.
Live the patterns of the gospel and we will be drawn towards Him.
Only way to have Spiritual Safety
is by way of living the gospel in daily doses.
Prepare to go to the temple: no sacrafice is to great, no price to heavy, no struggle to difficult to work toward temple blessings for the ones you love.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
This past Wednesday we had the privilege as a family to join Clarissa for New Beginnings.
i LOVE the young women's program!
i LOVE the idea that we can start anew!
a NEW beginning. Each year, strive to do a little better.
I wanted to remember this, and to share this video with you all. For the program the boys joined the girls this year. WOW. What an honor and beautiful thing; to see these Young Men be a part of the Young Women's program. I loved that the leaders were inspired to invite the Young Men. To see the boys dressed up, and to watch them listen to these Young Women speak of their values and the accomplishments that they are striving to make.
Clarissa had to speak on Choice and Accountability, she did a wonderful work. It was so thoughtful to see the Young Men there to hear these Young Women speak of the things that are important to them. That they as Young Men can respect and honor these ladies even more-so, what an inspirational evening.
At the end of the evening the Youth* all stood together and sang this medley from EFY. The video was their accompaniment and it was surely a privileged moment. What a choir!!!!
These things simply are my WHY!!! Reason enough to hang on even in the most difficult parts of life. It's worth it and it works if you work it! Enjoy!
Oh...and the THEME for the Youth this year is ARISE AND SHINE.
Really perfect.....Arise and Shine!