Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leap With Faith!

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them.”
 In my life and I'm sure in yours as well you can look back on life and remember a time when you struggled. When you were weak. When you fell short of the mark. When life was overwhelming, burdensome and difficult. When you thought all was lost, almost to the brink of giving up. We ALL have those moments in our lives. 
What you must understand is that they are part of life! No way around, over, under. The only way is THROUGH them!
We learn from the scriptures that through adversity - trails, troubles, and distress - man can have many experiences that lead to spiritual growth and eternal progress by turning to the Lord. 
"If they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet"  D&C 29:39
"[We] taste the bitter, that [we] may know to prize the good."  Moses 6:55
The gospel of Jesus Christ provides perspective in life. A perspective to realize just for a moment, in the time of your pain, sorrow and suffering that it will all be alright! That someone greater than you, Jesus Christ, went through everything you would experience in life just so he would know how you feel! In doing so He he has provided a way for you to overcome and find success in your trials! Have faith in that! He tells us that,
"All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." D&C 122:5-8 
When we understand and recognize that our trails are for but a small moment and that they will be for our benefit, we look for lessons to be learned and experience to be gained. We no longer look at them as a punishment or torture, but rather an opportunity to learn and gain experience for the future. To rely on our Savior's love and guidance in our lives and to smile in times of hardship :)
If you have time please read this story!


Friday, April 22, 2011

A Time to Rejoice!

The message of the resurrection of Christ brings hope and joy to all in this world! 
That we too may live again as he lives today! 

“In our hour of deepest sorrow, we can receive profound peace from the words of the angel that first Easter morning: ‘He is not here: for he is risen.’” 

“As one of His special witnesses on earth today, this glorious Easter Sunday, I declare that this is true, in His sacred name—even the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior—amen.”
—President Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smile :D

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


 "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
-Mohandas Gandhi
 Serving others is priceless! The joy and happiness that comes from helping others is a feeling that can't be felt in any other way! Find a way to serve someone and lift their burdens today and everyday after too! Everybody needs a little help sometimes :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

We must be like the young jedi (a child of God) and ward off temptation with our lightsaber (our testimony).  Satan is cunning and has many sly tatics to lead us astray and off the path of righteousness! May we BE strong in our knowledge of the saving power of Jesus Christ and DO all we can to strive to follow his commandments and stay clean of temptation and sin!
Stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places!

DO the things that will INSPIRE you to BECOME the person you DESIRE to be!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Joyful Celebration!

 I found out this week my great grandfather passed away :/ With this news it made reflect on all the memories we shared together and his great spirit! It also allowed me to recognize and appreciate the time we have in this life. To take each day like it's your last! Although sad and depressing it may be, I am able to find peace, comfort and joy with the knowledge of the gospel. I am able to joyfully celebrate his life and all that he was able to accomplish :) As Job once asked in the Old Testament, "If a man die, may he live again?" The answer is YES!! Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, He overcame death and was resurrected, for the very purpose and reason that we may live again as Christ lives today and have the opportunity to live with God again! I'm so grateful for what the Savior did for each of us and especially the knowledge of God's plan for each one of us in the plan of salvation. That I know the purpose of this life and what is to come after :) I know for a surety that I will be able to see him again! He is at rest from his worldly cares and in the presence of God! I love you Papa!

"We live to die and die to live AGAIN!"