Monday, September 27, 2010

Relief Society Woman's Broadcast

It was a wonderful evening watching the Woman's Broadcast Saturday evening. There were so many things said that touched my heart and opened my eyes to sacred truths. I always love hearing Sister Julie Beck and her inspiring messages and what a wonderful blessing to hear from our beloved Prophet Thomas S. Monson. You can review their talks here.

Sister Beck said this meeting is a gift, and as I have thought about this I realize how true that statement is. We are not asked to do anything that does not bless our lives eternally. The meetings that we attend strength us to do better, teach us ways to become better, why then is it so hard to cast of the things of the world (TV-Fun to do things-Reading a Novel, to name a few) and do the things of the Lord like attending our Relief Society Meetings, spending time getting to know and serving our neighbors and actually going to Sunday School Class rather than visiting in the hall. We need to take the time to look at our lives as a gift, this world we live in as a gift, our families, our jobs, all that we have are gifts from a loving Heavenly Father and the greatest gift of all our Lord and Savior and His great atonement. Thank you Sister Beck for opening up my eyes once again to the blessings that I have and enjoy each day of my life and giving me a greater desire to serve and love with a heart like his.

Friday, September 24, 2010


By Elder Robert D. Hales

Modesty is at the center of being pure and chaste, both in thought and deed. Thus, because it guides and influences our thoughts, behavior, and decisions, modesty is at the core of our character. Our clothing is more than just covering for our bodies; it reflects who we are and what we want to be, both here in mortality and in the eternities that will follow.
If you want to read the rest of the talk go here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Who are we and what are our responsibilities

I just read an amazing talk by Julie B. Beck that she gave at BYU Womans's Conference this year. Here is a quote from that amazing talk. You can find the whole talk here

“ I feel a great urgency for the daughters of God to do all they need to do to strengthen and lift not only themselves, their families, sisters who are in their wards, but also the world. I feel that the sisters in this Church who know and understand their covenants will be a significant force in helping this world, which seems to have lost its moral moorings.”

If you want to know what needs to be done to acomplish your mission as a Daughter of Israel read the rest of her talk.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sabbath Day Observence

Exodus 20:8
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
This is a commandment from God.
God created the Sabbath Day.

From his example we are taught the importance of the Sabbath day.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Gen. 2:1–3.)

To sanctify is to make holy, an act of becoming purified; the act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose and the only way we can do that is to remove our self from the wickedness and sins of the world. Thus, the purpose of the Sabbath Day.

“In our society many sacred values have been eroded in the name of freedom of expression. The vulgar and the obscene are protected in the name of freedom of speech. The mainstream of society has become more tolerant, even accepting, of conduct that Jesus, Moses, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and other prophets have warned against since the beginning of human history.
In a world where we and our families are threatened by evil on every side, let us remember President Hinckley’s counsel: “If our people could only learn to keep the sabbath day holy, everything else would take care of itself.”( James E. Faust, “‘Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart’)

Observance of the Sabbath is not a restriction but a source of strength and protection.

Why do we need the Sabbath day? Here are four reasons we need the Sabbath.
1. Physical rest
The Lord knew and understood our need to be rejuvenated from the stress of daily pressures
2. Rest from worldly influences
We need a day each week to be separated from all influences of the world, a day we can focus on our spiritual needs, a day of renewal, a day where we have the opportunity to listen to and feel the Spirit.
3. Rest – from the scriptural meaning – rest in God
Time to know God to learn of Him
Time to serve God
Time to become like Him
4. Show our obedience and love to God the Father and the Son.

How you observe the Sabbath Day is between you and the Lord. But, it is important that we teach those we love the importance of setting one day a week apart from the rest of the week and spend time getting to know Our Lord and Savior and trying to become like Him. What a blessing this can be to each of us as we put the Lord first in all we do and in all we say even if it is just for one day a week.