Beep...beep...The timer goes off, and the pizza is finished. Elder Barrett pulls the pizza out and the peperoni's are just sizzling. The pizza needs to cool for 5 minutes or so, to pass the time we decided to go and check the mail.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This lesson has help me make the connection with my Father in heaven. Romans 8:16 says, "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" I know that God is much more than just some powerful being up in the sky. God is my loving Heavenly Father. His and mine relationship works in a similar fashion as my dad's and mine. Each time I kneel and pray I know He is always listening and will answer. Sometimes His answer maybe stern, but each time I stand up I know He loves me.
To all the great dads out there, ENJOY YOUR FATHERS Day! I love you dad!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
As I have met and talked with all sorts of people I have learned lots, and heard a lot of interesting stories. Amazes me how some are so open to share their life story, but others instantly slam a door in my face. But you still gotta love them all just the same. No matter how far off or different we may be we all still need our Heavenly Father. For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God.
Is it natural for us? Are we all just programmed to do so? Do we do it out of fear of the unknown? I have asked myself this question countless times in the pass few days....I feel the cause of these judgements is from lack of love, or simply forgetting who the people around us really are. Our minds operate in a manner of stereotyping and trying to arrange and categorize life as it comes towards us. As I remind myself of who these people are, " my brothers and my sisters", the walls of judgement begin to fall. My love for those around me regains strength and becomes and outward flow towards them.
This is one of my favorite pictures, which teaches this lesson to me over and over again. When a woman caught in serious sin was brought before Christ, he was not quick to judge, but instead taught us all a lesson with a simple statement... "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." We are all on the same playing field. None of us are above another. We must drop our stones of judgement, and love our fellow brother!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Here is a passage from Acts that puts the decision of when to follow Christ into a good perspective for us all...
37¶Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
The moment they felt something in their hearts they desided to change. Not only did they think to, but they immediately did. Words or a desire can only take us so far, life does not change or improve until we act. Christ and his teachings become a reality as we live them. I know this to be true. Choose Christ now, don't wait for tomorrow, or put it off for another day, but make the choice and act!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Ray's comment stuck in the forefront of my mind. Ray was a confident man, seemed rather well to do, and was not afraid to admit he was a momma's boy. What an example to all of us. Just by Ray's smile and demeanor you could tell how much he appreciated and loved his mom. Every one's momma should come next to God. Without our moms' we would be nothing, literally.
There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
Friday, April 29, 2011
As we walked away the man was still no closer to letting us in his home than when we had first knocked on it, but the door was not a failure. I learned about faith, and we gave the man a chance to testify of his faith in Jesus Christ.
As I apply the simple A,B,C's of faith to my origin question of where my faith should lye the answer is rather easy. We alone can not make it through this life, or overcome/fix the mistakes or sins we commit, but as we act on our belief in the saving power of Christ with confidence we can overcome the obstacles in life. Our faith must be in Christ. Without Christ the end result is failure, we can not accomplish this alone!