Sunday, June 23, 2013

Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness

President John Taylor taught that peace is not only desirable, but "it is the gift of God."

The peace to which I am referring is not just a temporary tranquility.  It is an abiding deep happiness and spiritual contentment.

President Heber J. Grant described the Savior's peace this way:  "His peace will ease our suffering, bind up our broken hearts, blot out our hates, engender in our breasts a love of fellow men that will suffuse our souls with calm and happiness."

We all long for peace.  Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence, conflict, and contention.  Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows who we are and knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep His commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and tragedies.

Lesson Taken from April 2013 General Conference.  Talk by Elder Quentin L. Cook, Saturday Afternoon Session, pg. 32 in the May 2013 Ensign.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tithing, a Law for Our Protection and Advancement

"The Law of Tithing is one of the most important ever revealed to man. . .. Through obeying this law the blessings of prosperity and success will be given unto the Saints.

If we will keep that law . . . the land will be sanctified, and we shall be counted worthy to receive the blessings of the Lord and to be sustained and supported in our financial affairs and in everything we do, temporal as well as spiritual."

Lesson taken from Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 12.  Taught by Cheryl Demke.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Seek Not Mine Own Will, but the Will of the Father

"There is a course for every person to pursue in which there will be no failure.  It will apply to temporal as well as spiritual matters.  . . Now what we want is to have that spirit in every act of our lives and in every undertaking, whether temporal or spiritual, and not think of self.  We should try to ascertain how we should spend the money and the information that God has given us.  The answer is simple - for the glory of God."

"Thus let us devote ourselves to righteousness, help each and all to be better and happier; do good to all and evil to none; honor God and obey His Priesthood; cultivate and preserve an enlightened conscience and follow the Holy Spirit; faint not, hold fast to what is good, endure to the end, and your cup of joy shall be full even to overflowing, for great shall be your reward for your trials and your sufferings under temptations, your fiery ordeals, your heart yearnings and tears; yea, our God will give you a crown of unfading glory."

Taken from the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 11.  Taught by Kristy Bateman.

Come to the Temple

Sisters, the Someday is . . . . 

Thursday, June 20th
6pm Session
If you'd like to carpool, meet at the 
Greenbluff Building at 5pm.

See you there!

Monday, June 3, 2013


8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You Before you get to Heaven

  1. Mighty Scripture Study
  2. Mighty Prayer - come to the throne of Grace, daily (Hebrews 4:16)
  3. Mighty Faith  - look forward with an eye of faith (Alma 5:15).  Instead of moving along the lazy river, move your arms! (proverb by Juli)
  4. Mighty Repentance - It is the Lord's Celestial system for making things right.
  5. How to Get and Receive the Spirit.  Have a desire, be obedient, and learn to love living with it so that you'll never want to be without it.
  6. Obedience - strict obedience brings blessings.
  7. Humility - "Man wrapped up in self make mighty small package." (Old Chinese Proverb)
  8. LOVE  - read this obituary and be inspired.

Lesson Based on the Book, 8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You Before you get to Heaven by D. Kelly Ogden.  Lesson given by Juli Shogan.