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To share what I believe with others. And by sharing come to a higher understanding of what I believe.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

no room?

The search for Jesus.

"Come Follow Me." The Savior said. "But how do we follow him if first we don't find him? And how shall we find him if first we don't seek him? Where and how should be begin this search for Jesus?" -President Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to Perfection (pg. 262)

The way in which we all can find our Savior, even Jesus the Christ, has and always will be the same, says our Prophet, President Monson, "the earnest and sincere prayer of a humble and pure heart" finds Christ.

During this time of year we are reminded of the little Lord Jesus lying in a manger and we remember why he was placed in such a cradle- there was no room in the inn. "No room. No room. No room." (pg. 263) This is the way it has always been.

In our homes we have rooms that serve so many purposes; a room for eating, a room for sleeping, a room to watch TV. Where is a room for our Savior? In our lives we make time for so many things; shopping, sleeping, gaming, working- the list goes on and on. Where is our time for Christ?

We must make room for Jesus in our hearts and time for him in our lives.

Once we find Christ we must be willing to give our whole self to him. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (pg. 214, Matthew 25:40)

This is a season of service. We feel it in the air. We feel it all around us. We hear it in the Christmas tunes playing softly in the background. We see it in our homes as we look at the lights on the tree and glance upon the baby Jesus in our nativity scenes. Let us all make it a point to make room for Christ during this holiday season, and throughout all our life. And let us also help others in their search for Jesus.

(based on "The search for Jesus" and "Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Discourses of President Thomas S. Monson Pathways to Perfection)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

President Thomas S. Monson

Our prophet leads us to truth.

"We learn truth when we associate with truth. We adopt error when we mingle with error." -President Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to Perfection (pg. 34)

to find

-we must first have a desire to know for ourselves
-we must study
-we must pray
-we must do the will of the Father

"and then we will know the truth
and the truth will make us free." (pg. 35)

Is the search for truth really all that important?

...there is a natural feeling that urges mankind towards truth

...finding truth is a responsibility placed on each of us

Jesus was sent on his mission here upon the earth to bear witness of truth.

Joseph Smith asked the question, "What is truth?" He had a desire, he studied, he prayed and he followed the will of the Father- and he found truth.

(based on "In search of truth" Discourses of President Thomas S. Monson Pathways to Perfection)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

becoming fireproof

Lately its made me sad to hear about all the couples that I know that are struggling in their marriages. It's hard for me because I want to help and lots of times I just feel at a loss for words. I just don't know the right advice. Every relationship is so unique and there can be so many problems that clog up a marriage.

It can be hard to know how to love someone in the right way.

The movie Fireproof just amazes me. If you haven't seen it- watch it. No marriage is perfect and this movie shows that no matter how good- or bad your marriage is there is always room to improve.

Along with this movie comes the amazing challenge of The Love Dare. I'm on DAY 5 of this challenge and with each day's new "DARE" the film in front of my eyes becomes thinner and I am coming to understand that I am no where near being a perfect lover towards my husband.

MY GOALS: (so far)

-to let my dear husband be himself (by letting him make his own mistakes and give him even more time than he deserves to fix them)

-to be more patient

-to be less selfish