Moroni 10:23 And Christ truly said unto our fathers: If ye have faith ye can do all things which are expedient unto me. He truly said that. And it’s really true.
1 Nephi 6:6 Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men. There is value in all scripture, not just our favorite parts. Every single verse is given to us for a reason.
Personal Progress Materials ≠ Preach My Gospel
Last Sunday when I talked to President Decker about Personal Progress he said he would have to look into it and so we’d meet again this week. So we did. He called me into his office after third hour. (Combined third hour on fifth Sunday is always awesome, not that I don’t love Relief Society.) We sat down and he pulled out the church leadership manual to start looking into it....
That awkward moment when you decide to go to a 24 hour cafe to study and then realize that it’s already after 10 pm on Saturday. *sigh* Mormon problems.
Pondering is more than reading words; it is searching for meanings that will...– Anne G Wirthlin (via myjoyisfull)
Excuses The difference in this situation [forgiving others], and the one in which you are asking God’s forgiveness is this. In our own case, we except excuses too easily, in other people’s we do not except them easily enough. As regards my own sins it is a safe bet (though not a certainty) that the excuses are not really so good as I think; as regards other men’s sins against me it is a safe bet...
Moroni 7:12-13 12 Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually. 13 But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth...
Doctrine and Covenants 88:119 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.
John 13:34-35 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
I talked to my branch president.
It’s a little bit more complicated for me because we don’t have a Young Women program, which I forgot to mention earlier. But he’s going to look into all the details and meet with me again next week so I can start. :D
I’ve heard rumors that you can complete Personal Progress even if you’re not a Young Woman anymore (especially if you’re a convert). That’s kind of not what the manual says though. Is it something like you can do it but it won’t be official and you probably don’t get the medallion? Or has anyone here straight up done it as a YSA? Personal insight, anyone? ...
It's going to be a dark Sunday...
BOTH of the lights in my room have blown out now and I refuse to break the Sabbath to go buy new ones. *sigh*
I got a Deseret Book catalog in the mail this...
It made me feel some weird kind of Mormon pride. I don’t even know how I got on the mailing list but it’s awesome. I’m so excited about it. <3
2 Nephi 33:6 I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell.
Self-Esteem [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,”] wants to kill their animal self-love as soon as possible; but it is His long-term policy, I fear, to restore them to a new kind of self-love, charity and gratitude for all selves, including their own; when they have really learned to love their neighbors as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbors. The...
preceptuponprecept: YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT TOO!
“Raise your standards and you will rise along with them.” “You aren’t being punished, you’re being taught. Chillax.” -The Daily Love
Seeking God Looking for God—or Heaven—by exploring space is like reading or seeing all Shakespeare’s plays in hopes that you will find him as one of the characters. I never had the experience of looking for God. It was the other way round; He was the hunter (or so it seemed to me) and I was the deer. He stalked me like a redskin, took unerring aim, and fired. And I am very thankful that that is...
What should I feed the Elders for dinner tonight?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
I’m only going to post about it once. I was thinking about this a lot during Elder Uchtdorf’s talk about forgiveness during General Conference. Trigger warning. [[MORE]] I did not report because I cannot bear the thought of my mother knowing what happened to me (or the rest of my family for that matter). I did not report because his mother does not deserve to have to watch her son...
The Lord’s Prayer “Thy will be done.” But a great deal of it is to be done by God’s creatures; including me. The petition, then, is not merely that I may patiently suffer God’s will but also that I may vigorously do it. I must be an agent as well as a patient. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer