Monday, November 23, 2009

Moral Discipline

Sorry its a little late this week girl! Monday snuck up on me!

Its time we return to an Apostle. This week, we'll be reading Elder D. Todd Christoferson's talk, "Moral Discipline." This talk was at the least intriguing, and certainly inspired. We're taught in D&C 101 that the Lord sets watchmen on the tower, men who can see the enemy coming from far away. Our prohpet and apostles are these watchmen. Elder Christoferson sees, a way off, that the decline of our civilization is coming. He warns that a lack of discipline has created a need for more law. If we can't govern ourselves, we turn to the government to do it for us. On an individual note, when we fail to govern ourselves, we allow Satan to govern us, and trust me, he does not have our best interest at heart.

Looking forward to see what you have to say!

Monday, November 16, 2009

That Your Burdens May be Light

"Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?" It wouldn't be a good hymn if it didn't speak to all of us, would it? This week's talk comes from Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy. I hope we can all find a little something to make the load a little less heavy to bear.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Week 5: Hold On

We have been hearing a lot lately about how we are living in "difficult times," as if preceding times were a cake walk, or were somehow easier than the times before now. I know it seems like there is mounting pressure, opposition, and hardship, but our times are about as challenging as they were for our parents, and their parents, and their parents, and so on down to Adam! Life is challenging. That's why I so appreciated Ann M. Dibbs' talk, "Hold On." I love righteous women of God; they are so inspiring to me! I've looked on the Church's website for a brief bio on Sister Dibbs, but haven't found one. What I know of her is that she is President Monson's only daughter, that she was four when he was called as a mission president in Canada, and 11 when her father was called as an Apostle. Surely she has been well taught in the gospel!
I hope we can gain some strenth from her words. When we're done reading, lets take a little time and make ourselves a reminder to "Get a Grip!"

Monday, November 2, 2009

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A big THANKS to Gwen for designing our header! Isn't she awesome?

Week 4: Seeking to Know God, Our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ

It's time to get back to the Apostles, sisters! We haven't read an apostle since week one--I figure if we do two a month, we should get through all of them by April. This week we'll read Elder Robert D. Hales' talk, "Seeking to Know God, Our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ." Elder Hales speaks simply but compellingly of our need to really know and build a relationship with both our Father and His Son. He seems to echo the concerns of Elder Oaks, fearing that a new and stronger spirit of secularism is penetrating our culture, and that this spirit threatens our religious freedom and, in conjunction, our freedom of speech. Remember sisters, these men are watchmen on the tower--they see danger coming from far off. We can be prepared for the enemy by heeding their words.
Have a good week!