Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quite Possibly My Favorite Video Ever

I love this video so much!!!  It makes me cry every time I watch it.  Even though it is so sad to lose someone, Heavenly Father has a plan.  The Plan of Salvation, or The Plan of Happiness.We know that we will see loved ones again in Heaven if we live righteously. And, we know that if we pray in faith, that Heavenly Father does answer our prayers. So we should be happy.  After all, it is called the Plan of  Happiness..

I know this to be true with all off my heart.  It is my desperate wish for others to come to know of the truthfulness of Heavenly Father's love for us too.

If you want more information about The Plan of Salvation click here.

I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Scripture for thisThursday

The scripture for this Thursday is John 3:16.  I know that this scripture is used a lot, but there are some specific things that I would like to point out.

 16  For aGod so bloved the cworld, that he dgave his eonly begotten fSon, that whosoever gbelieveth in him should not perish, but have heverlasting ilife.

God watched His Son as He suffered more than anybody ever could.  He watched as His Son was beaten and mocked.  And, He also watched as His Son was resurrected and people rejoiced to see Him again.

Some people believe that God and Jesus are the same being.  We believe that God is our Heavenly Father, the Father of our spirits.  Jesus is God's Son, as this verse plainly states.  Because God is our Father and Jesus is God's Son, Jesus is our brother.  Both love us with more love than we can fathom.

In the Mormon religion, we have what are called the Thirteen Articles of Faith, which are basic declarations of some aspects of our religion.  The First Article of Faith states:

We abelieve in bGod, the Eternal Father, and in His cSon, Jesus Christ, and in the dHoly Ghost.

To see the rest of the Articles of Faith, click here.

I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gratitude Tuesdays

Every Tuesday I will post about something I'm thankful for.  And, I'm going to try to think of things to be grateful for that I've never thought of before.  In the Doctrine and Covenants (for those who don't know, the Doctrine and Cvenants is a book of scripture that is filled with revelations recieved by Joseph Smith from God.) chapter 78, verse 19 it says:

19  And he who receiveth all things with athankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an bhundred fold, yea, more.

 This is such a great promise.  It says that if we are grateful for the things that we are given, we will be made glorious, and we will recieve many blessings.  

This week I'm grateful for my body.  We know that God created our bodies in His image.  In Genesis 1: 27 it says:

27  So God created man in his own aimage, in the image of God created he him; male and bfemale created he them.

I have recently started doing yoga, and it is really amazing what our bodies can do.  They are so perfectoy crafted that it is impossible to think that we could be a coincidence.  Our bodies can heal themselves, they can eat, process food, be active, and so much more.  We can gradually build physical endurance in the activities we do.  It is all so perfect.  Only a perfect being could create such masterpieces.

Some may argue that our bodies can't be from God because they can get sick, or have disabilities, and can die.  But, our Heavenly Father lets us temporarily be imperfect for a reason.  We have these trials to gain experience.  It stinks.  I know.  But, I also know that God is perfect, and He knows everything.  He will not give us a trial that we cannot handle.  In the Book of Mormon, 1st Nephi 3:7 says:

7And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I awill go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no bcommandments unto the children of men, save he shall cprepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

I once heard a story about a woman.  She had heard an analogy that compared people to precious metal.  Intrigued, she went to a silversmith to learn more about his work.  So, the man showed her how he worked with metals to turn them into pure silver.   The process was long, she learned.  The man had to heat the metal to extremly high temperatures.  He then would let it cool.  Then heat it again, and so on.  After a while, the woman asked the silversmith how he knew the metal was done.  He replied  "This precious metal is done when I can see my reflection in it."
Jesus is like the silversmith, and we are like the metal.  All of our trials, aches, pains, and sorrows, and tribulations are our refining fire.  In the end, if we can withstand the refining, which melts away our impurities, God will be able to see His light in our countenances. 

I know that our bodies are sacred gifts from God.  They are temples, and we need to treat them as such.

I say these thing sin the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My favorite scripture...

Every Thursday, I will post a scripture.  I will explain why I chose it, and why it applies to me and you. Today, I will post my favorite scripture.  This scripture comes from the Doctrine and Covenants. For those who don't know, The Doctrine and Covenants is a book of scripture that contains revelations from God that were received by Joseph Smith.
Here's the scripture:
Doctrine and Covenants 84:88
And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.

 I love this scripture, because it promises that Heavenly Father can be with us always. And, I know this to be true.  It is so reassuring to know that no matter what trial you may be facing, that His Spirit can be with you. 

To break it down:
"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also..." means wherever you go, Heavenly Father will be there too. If someone receives you, they are hosting you.  
"...for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left..."  means that Heavenly Father will be everywhere.  He will be wherever you are. 
"...and my Spirit shall be in your hearts..."  means just that.  This means that the Holy Ghost will be in your heart to give you peace, guidance, and comfort.  For those who don't know, the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit, is the third member of the Godhead.  For more information about the Holy Ghost, click here
"...and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."  also means that exactly. Anywhere we go that is good, and is in line with the teachings of Christ, there are literally angels around.  We cannot see them, but they are there.  His angels can protect and comfort us.  

 I know these things to be true, and I say them in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This is a great video explaining some aspects of why we build temples.  And, it shows some of the sacred rooms inside.  I love to go to the temple because it brings me so much peace in an ever-changing world.  I can definitely feel closer to my Savior there.  And, I learn more about myself, and gain a clearer understanding of my divine nature.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Babysitting info

I just found a great file with tons of great info on babysitting.  There's a checklist, rules, ideas and everything.  This packet is very thouruogh, and is a great resource for someone who is starting out, or has been sitting for years.  Here's the link.

Hope it helps!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Love this vid!!!!    It is so great.

Great Vid

I love this vid.  It is so empowering.  I really recommend watching it!!!!!!!!!  It is all about how humans were created to be creatures of creation.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Girls Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to Girls Camp last week!!!!  It was a blast. I went for the first time!!!  I met tons of new people, and became friends with virtually every young woman in my stake!!!  It was so great!!  I had two favorite parts.My first fav was our photo shoot.  Yes.  You are now probably wondering how we could  possibly had a photo shoot at Girls Camp.  I'll tell you.  :)  We all showered.  And we wore our regular clothes.  Our YW president had sewn two beautiful dresses that were all white.  They were open in the back and tied, so that they could fit any girl.  Then, we wore a real silver tiara and a Young Women's Medallion.  The dress was long, the sleeves went to the arms, and the neckline was high to cover our t shorts.  then we sat on a stool in front of  a green screen.  A sister from the stake came and took our pictures.  She is going to replace the green screen with a picture of the temple.  I'm so excited to receive my picture.  I had taken my journal to the photo shoot thinking that i would catch up on journal writing, but I couldn't tear my eyes away from each beautiful daughter of God.  Everybody looked so beautiful and pure.  And everyone had the light of Christ in their eyes.  All the people in the room whispered, and the spirit was so strong.  I'm so grateful for this experience!
My other fav part of girls camp was the testimony at the end.  I felt the spirit very strongly there as well.  Most every girl went up and shared their testimonies of Christ, the atonement, girls camp, temples, their own divinity, or something else that really mattered to them.  When I bore my testimony, I could barely speak through that sobs that were wracking my body.  That was how much I felt the spirit and Christ's love for me.  And, i also was able to feel such a deep love for my friends that night.  It was so apparent and so overwhelming.  It's hard to imagine taking that strong love and multiplying it endlessly.  That is how much my Heavenly Father loves me.  And you.
I'm so grateful for my leaders and the girls and to my Heavenly Father who made it all possible.

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