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What Makes It True?


This morning I read something interesting that reminded me of our world today:

“And it came to pass that he did teach these things so much that many did believe on his words…” Alma 1:5.

Doesn’t that sound exactly like what happens today?  It also reminded me of a quote I heard long ago and have found to be very true:

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” – Alexander Pope.

Things that were abhorrent to even think of in our youth have been taught, displayed, and indoctrinated so much by society that many people have mistaken them for truth and either go along with, or even embrace them.

They wear many disguises, and are flaunted by politicians and media alike.  People start wondering if there might not be a spark of truth to them and find themselves being led down dangerous pathways that can only lead to unhappiness, emptiness, dissatisfaction, and social destruction.

Does that mean that we are at the mercy of flawed, misled, or corrupt individuals, and ideas?

No.  You have the power to find out for yourself what is true and what is not true.

Every individual has a special spark inside, known by many names: your gut, conscience, intuition, etc.  What is it?

“For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil” Moroni 7:16.

As you think about that, notice how it feels inside you.  Things that are true will feel right, comfortable, peaceful.

“Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.” Doctrine and Covenants 8:2.

Your loving Father in Heaven, who created you and this world for you to live on, thought to give you that special spark, the Spirit or Light of Christ, to help guide you throughout life.  He knew there would be many false beliefs, ideas, teachings, and people trying to lead you astray.  This is the one, sure way to know the truth of all things, the truth of anything.

You can develop this great gift from God.  The more you use it the more sensitive you will become to it and soon you will find that you are developing your relationship with your Heavenly Father and turning to Him automatically when something is unsure, when you need help, and when you long for peace.

I have known Him my whole life, and been greatly blessed by seeking the truth and trying to live it.  When I am uncertain, I know that I can turn to my Father in Heaven and ask for His help and guidance.  I know that He has often been there to comfort me and to remind me the right way to live to be happy, bless others, and return to Him.

May you have joy in the journey of seeking, and finding, what is true!  🙂

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Visiting Teaching Waffle


I am so thankful for my Visiting Teaching companion!

This month was moving right along.  Last month we asked each of our sisters what the best ways are to contact them.  So I put a couple of them to use.  One day I was thinking about them, so I called each and left a voice message (I didn’t catch any of them).  And I sent them Halloween cards to brighten their day.

Additionally my Visiting Teaching companion called them and left voice messages asking when a good time to stop by and visit with them would be.  She did reach one sister, had a nice little chat, but found out that there was so much going on that there would not be a good time to visit her in person this month.

My Visiting Teaching companion and I discussed what our availability was to go visit them.  There was one day we could make it, but we hadn’t heard back from them about their availability.  We reviewed what we’d done so far, and I suggested perhaps we had done enough and could not worry about trying to stop by.

My companion hesitated.  I almost ignored it and restated my thought.

But then I stopped and listened to her.  She again brought up that she thought maybe we ought to give it a try and just stop by to see if we can catch them.  I said OK.

The following day as I thought about it I felt great gratitude for my companion.  It would have been so easy to agree and say that we’d done quite a bit and surely that would be good enough this month.  But she wasn’t comfortable with that.  And I knew I shouldn’t be either.

Thank you, my companion!  🙂

Receive Comfort, Hope, and Inspiration!


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English: Thomas S. Monson. Photo by Brian Tibb...

English: Thomas S. Monson. Photo by Brian Tibbets (tibbets.org) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This is a very special weekend!  And you can participate in it.  You can receive comfort, hope, and inspiration!

 

Does that intrigue you?

 

Who wouldn’t like to receive these things?

 

This weekend you have the opportunity to hear from the living prophet and apostles!  Just as Jesus Christ organized His church with prophets and apostles, He has restored His church and given us prophets and apostles to lead us in our day.  The name of His church is  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and He is at its head.

 

He leads this church.  He directs the affairs of this church.  He speaks to us through His prophet, apostles, and other church leaders.  But He also speaks to us directly, in our minds and in our hearts.  This is personal revelation and anyone who desires it may ask for it.  You have probably heard and felt His presence in your life.

 

To be a part of this wonderful, spiritual feast, you can tune in to KBYU on TV, or go to http://www.lds.org and look for General Conference.  Don’t worry, you can’t miss it.  They’ve already got it set up so it’s the main link on the page.

 

Conference is broadcast on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00pm MDT and from 2:00pm-4:00pm MDT, and on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the same times.  These are not repeats of the same conference, but several sessions of the same conference.  Each will have several inspired speakers from among the church leadership, including President Thomas S. Monson, our beloved prophet.

 

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will also be singing during the conferences.  And the Saturday afternoon session usually features a guest choir made up of children, youth, missionaries, or members from the Salt Lake City area.

 

Please, come and feast upon the word of God.  Feel His spirit bring you comfort, hope, and inspiration.  It will be worth any time you choose to give it!

 

Let me know what you think and feel when you participate in this very special event.  🙂