Thursday, January 27, 2011

REMEMBER Is one of my favorite words. It became important to me when I taught seminary a few years ago. I decided that when the word REMEMBER was in a scripture it must be important.
And when it says REMEMBER, REMEMBER together we should really pay attention. Here are a few scriptures that are important to me.

Helaman 5:12
….. REMEMBER, REMEMBER that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

Doctrine and Covenants 18:10
REMEMBER the worth of souls is great in the sight of God

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Doctrine and Covenants 3:3
REMEMBER, REMEMBER that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men

How many times do we get upset because of something someone said or did and blame it on the church. Remember, the Gospel is perfect, not the people. We are trying but we have a long way to go to reach perfection

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Home IS Where the Heart Is

The house that we live in does not make a home. We can live in the mansion on the hill or in the little mud hut in the valley, it makes no difference what the structure of our home is, what really counts is the love that is felt.

Home IS Where the Heart Is

What kind of heart do you have in your home?
Is it a soft pliable heart one that expresses love? Is your home a place where you feel safe – secure – Where the Spirit can dwell? Is your heart a humble heart willing to listen and obey the promptings of the Spirit?
Or do you feel a hard heart, is it unmovable, is it a place where things are dealt with harshness – firmness – where agency is taken away?

Is there joy felt in your home how about peace and happiness?

Joseph Smith said
Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it;

As we learn to live these principles we will have happiness in our lives and in our homes.