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No Time

Have you ever felt as if there is not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that you need and want to? It seems that there are the necessary things such as sleep, work, & eating. Then there are the things that we want to do to feel part of society. Too often in this rush we forget to take care of the most important thing, our spiritual side.

Nourishing our spiritual side is just as important as nourishing our physical bodies. When our spiritual side starves it affects every aspect of our lives. I have learned through experience that when I make time to study my scriptures and to communicate with my Heavenly Father, that my life is better. I have more hope and a clearer view of what is happening. When I have neglected these small and simple things my view gets distorted and my outlook on life is bleak.

The reason these small and simple things are so important is that they connect us to Christ. It is only when we have this connection that we can have hope, which then lightens our lives. Too often we get so busy that we forget this and try to make it through life without light. I know when I have slacked in nourishing my spiritual side, it is then that life gets hard for me.

When I make time to read my scriptures and to pray, I am really making time for Christ to enter my life. It is then that I can accomplish great things. It is only then that I have direction and guidance. If your life is getting a little dark or not quite clear, figure out if you have made time to allow the nourishing power of the scriptures in your life. As we make time our spiritual sides will be nourished and our physical bodies will thrive.

February 15, 2012 at 12:15 am Leave a comment

To Be Whole

During the Savior’s mortal ministry,he did many things. Among those things was healing he was constantly healing people. Most of the healing was for those who could not be healed by earthly means. Either there was no cure or no technology to correctly take care of the malady. To heal them he said “thou art made whole”(John 5:14). They were always cured.

In so many ways we have a malady, not physical but spiritual. We are sick in some way. We are not whole. In order to be whole we need to hear the command of the Savior, he makes us whole. He made others whole in the New Testament and today he still makes us whole.

Those in the New Testament were made whole by hearing the command of the Savior. How do we hear his command today? There are so many ways. We study the words which testify of him. We study the words that He said. Then we ask.  Each of those who he healed, in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon, in some way asked to be healed. The Savior never denied, he always healed them.

None of us are whole. We all have holes that can only be filled by the Savior.The Savior is always feeling my holes in and making me whole. Will we let him make us whole?

To learn more about Jesus Christ, visit Mormon.org

March 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Best of Books

I love to read. I have quite likely, without exaggerating, read from every genre. I love books and everything about books. For me books take me to another place. Whenever I read I become so absorb that the world around me disappears and I read for hours at a time. 

Now I am on a mission. When we choose to serve a mission there is a few rules you live by. One of those is a limited library.  I have a very small selection of reading material, none of it fiction-my favorite. So why in the world would I willingly give up reading books for 18 months? I gave it all up for the best book.

You may ask how can one book, among all the books I have read, inspire me to forsake all the other books in the world for 18 months? It is because in this one book I have found Christ and he has “the words of eternal life”(John 6:68). This book is the Book of Mormon-Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon has changed my life. And since I know the power that it has to change lives, I have chosen to share that knowledge for 18 months and give up all the other books in the world. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it has the power to change your life. I am forever thankful that this book is a part of my life and that I have let it change my life.

To learn more about the Book of Mormon go to Mormon.org

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January 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

A Second Witness

In the New Testament Christ said, “that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established”(Matthew 18:16). The Bible is the first  witness that Jesus is the Christ. The Book of Mormon is the second witness that Jesus is the Christ.

What is the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ. It in no ways takes away from or competes with the Bible. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are complimentary to another and work together as witnesses of Christ. The Bible is set in Jerusalem and records God’s dealings with his children there. The Book of Mormon is set in the ancient Americas (North and South America) and a group of people known as the Nephites and Lamanites. The Book of Mormon is their records of God and his association with them.

How the Book of Mormon came to be

The Book of Mormon is a record of the people who lived in the ancient Americas. They originally came from Jerusalem. They had knowledge of God and worshipped him. As in the Bible, they also had prophets that testified of Christ.  The Book of Mormon covers more than 1,000 years of history. It covers their history, but more importantly their knowledge of who God is.

At the close of those 1,000 years, the majority of the people had become wicked. The last surviving righteous man, a prophet, hid the records. He hid the records with the knowledge that at some future time the world would be prepared to receive his testimony of Christ, along with many other testimonies. Until that time, he trusted in God to protect them.

In 1827 the world was prepared to receive the second witness of Christ. The ancient records were given into the care of Joseph Smith. Through the gift and power of God, Joseph Smith was able to translate the plates into English and what is known today as The Book of Mormon.(Introduction to the Book of Mormon)

In speaking of Joseph Smith and the translation of the Book of Mormon, Emma Smith said, “Joseph Smith could neither write nor dictate a coherent and well-worded letter, let alone dictate a book like the Book of Mormon”. 

Why we need the Book of Mormon

We need the Book of Mormon for many reasons, but the primary reason is that it restores lost truths. Truths that were lost from the world since Christ’s time are restored through the Book of Mormon.

Another important purpose of the Book of Mormon is to invite all men to come unto Christ(1 Nephi 13:40). Without the added witness of the Book of Mormon important truths about who God is and what our purpose on earth would not be found on this earth. We need the Book of Mormon in addition to the Bible.

The Book of Mormon is the word of God and contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The invitation to read the Book of Mormon extends to all people. It is now published in 107 languages, so that the full power of the Book of Mormon can be felt by people of all nations and all tongues.

To learn more visit Mormon.org

Watch this video “Testimony of the Book of Mormon

 

June 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment


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