Sunday, January 27, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 27 January 2013

Priesthood OpeningGod's pattern is to choose prophets at a young age (Samuel, John the baptist, Israel's son Joseph)

Elders QuorumPresident Monson's October 2012 General Conference talk, Consider the Blessings
No request to Heavenly Father goes unheard.
The more we act on the promptings of the spirit, the more that will come and the better we will be able to recognize them.


Sunday SchoolDoctrine and Covenants 84:54-62;3,10; 5,17

The teacher handed out the following:
Key Events Surrounding the Book of Mormon Translation

DateLocationEvent
21 Sep 1823Palmyra NYFirst visit of Angel Moroni
21 Sep 1823Palmyra NYD&C 2 received
18 Jan 1827Bainbridge NYJoseph marries Emma Hale
22 Sep 1827Manchester NYJoseph receives the plates
Dec 1827Harmony PAJoseph moves to Harmony
Feb 1828New York NYMartin Harris visits Prof. Anthon
12 Apr 1828Harmony PATranslation: Martin Harris as scribe
14 Jun 1828Harmony PAMartin Harris takes 116 pages
15 Jun 1828Harmony PAJoseph and Emma's son Alvin born/dies
Jul 1828Palmyra NYLoss of the 116 pages
Jul 1828Palmyra NYJoseph learns of the lost pages
Jul 1828Harmony PAD&C 3 received
Sum 1828Harmony PA D&C 10 received
Feb 1829Harmony PAD&C 4 received
Winter 1829Harmony PASome Translation: Emma Smith as scribe
Mar 1829Harmony PAD&C 5 received
5 Apr 1829Harmony PAOliver Cowdery arrives in Harmony
7 Apr 1829Harmony PATranslation: Oliver Cowdery as scribe
Apr 1829Harmony PAD&C 6, 7, 8, 9 received
15 May 1829Harmony PAAaronic Priesthood restored
15 May 1829Harmony PAD&C 13 received
May 18, 1929Harmony PAMelchizedek Priesthood restored
May 18, 1929Harmony PAD&C 11, 12 received
Jun 1829Fayette NYJoseph moves to Fayette
Jun 1829Fayette NYD&C 14, 15, 16 received
11 Jun 1829Utica NYJoseph applies for BoM copyright
Jun 1829Fayette NYTranslation completed
Jun 1829Fayette NYD&C 17, 18, received
Jun 1829Fayette NYThree Witnesses see the plates
Jun 1829Fayette NYEight Witnesses see the plates
Aug 1829Palmyra NYPrinting begins at E.B. Grandin
Sum 1829Palmyra NYM. Harris's farm is printing collateral
26 Mar 1830Palmyra NYBook of Mormon copies available
Mar 1830Manchester NYD&C 19 received
Apr 1830Fayette NYD&C 20 received
6 Apr 1830Fayette NYChurch of Christ organized
6 Apr 1830Fayette NYD&C 21 received
7 Apr 1831Palmyra NYM. Harris sells 150 acres to pay printer
28 Jan 1832Palmyra NYFinal payment made to printer


Section 84 is directed to elders that are returning from their missions.

The Church was under condemnation for treating the Book of Mormon lightly.

They may have been very heavily entrenched in the bible and were not teaching from or about the book of Mormon.

When Joseph Smith received the first visit from Moroni he was praying expecting a heavenly manifestation, since he had received one before.  In that room while he was praying were sleeping His siblings.

Moroni recites scriptures from the Bible and tells him that those scriptures will be fulfilled through him, Joseph.

Mosiah 4:27
27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.

Don't run faster than you have strength, but run as fast as you are able until the end.  Don't do everything at once, but do everything you can.

Sacrament Service
“There has come to you as your birthright something beautiful and sacred and divine. Never forget that. Your Eternal Father is the great Master of the universe. He rules over all, but He also will listen to your prayers as His daughter and hear you as you speak with Him. He will answer your prayers. He will not leave you alone” (“Stay on the High Road,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 112)

It can sometimes be hard to talk to God, because you know he already knows everything.  There is value in telling him about your day anyway.  He wants to hear you tell him about it and it is good for you to grow your relationship with him by telling him those things.

How can we see heavenly Father's hand in all things?

Doctrine and Covenants 59:21
21 And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments.


Do good to them that despitefully use you - find scripture

3 Nephi 12:44
 44 But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you;

2 Nephi 5:27
27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Relief Society Enrichment Meeting Ogden Utah 23 January 2013

What's at your core?

Who do you want to become this year?  Why?


The Lord has us on thus to "Become".  It is a process, not an all or nothing proposition.


What are three single words that encapsulate who you want to become?  Define what each word means to you.


Why does your heart beat today?


Heavenly Father how do you see me?


Heavenly Father help me see myself the way you do, so I can see others the way you do.


Heavenly Father, do you approve of my life?


Heavenly Father, what are you trying to teach me right now?


Heavenly Father, help me see the bigger picture that you have for me.


Decide what's important and discard everything else.


Do what you can today.  I don't have to do everything, but I have good something.


What are you doing to feed your mind, body, and soul?


Take 100% ownership of your life.


I will never be happy so long as I am relying on the arm of flesh, so long as I rely on others to make me happy.


A problem you can solve.a fact you can't change.  Learn what you can change and work on it.  Learn what you can't change and learn how to handle it and live.


We are what we repeatedly do.


If I do today over again, what would I do?


If is about being diligent.  It is not about perfection.


What am I grateful for today?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 20 January 2013

Ward CouncilDoctrine and Covenants 6:22-23
22 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.
23 Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?

How often do we receive peace or comfort on a matter and then later go back to worrying about it or get impatient for resolution.
Matthew 5:25 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Handbook 2 Sections 5.3 & 5.3.2
When people come to church they need someone to sit next to.  What a great thing to have someone that wants to be with you.


Elders QuorumChapter 2 - Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow
2 Kings 5:1-19
Naamen wanted Elish to heal him.  He was not prepared to have to be healed in some humble way like bathing in a the dirty Jordan river.

We need to set aside our agendas and how we think things should work.
“... laying aside the traditions, superstitions, and creeds of men, we will look to the word of God...” (From the manual)

John 3:23
23 And John also was baptizing in ├ćnon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
“It says of John [the Baptist] that he baptized at Aenon, because there was much water [see John 3:23]; then if sprinkling had been the mode, we can hardly suppose he would have gone to Aenon, because there was much water at that place, for a very little water, indeed, would have sprinkled all Judea, which he could have obtained without having performed a journey to Aenon. We are told, also, that he baptized in Jordan, and that after the ordinance was administered to our Saviour, he came up out of the water, expressly signifying that he had been down into the water, in order that the ordinance might be administered in a proper manner [see Matthew 3:16]. Again; it speaks of the Eunuch, that he went down into the water with Philip, and then came up out of the water [see Acts 8:26–38]; now it must be acknowledged by every one who makes any pretensions to reason and consistency that had sprinkling a little water on the forehead answered the purpose, then those persons never would have gone into the water to have received the ordinance. Paul, in writing to the saints, gives us a plain testimony in favour of immersion. … That apostle states there that the saints had been buried with Christ by baptism [see Romans 6:4;Colossians 2:12].
It is plainly evident they could not have been buried by baptism without having been entirely overwhelmed or covered in water. An object cannot be said to be buried when any portion of it remains uncovered; so, also, a man is not buried in water by baptism unless his whole person is put into the watery element. This explanation of the apostle upon the mode of baptism very beautifully corresponds with that given by our Saviour, Except ye be born of water, etc. To be born of a thing signifies being placed in that thing; and emerging, or coming forth from it, to be born of water, must also signify being placed in the womb of waters and being brought forth again.” (From the Manual)

Sunday SchoolThe First Visionhttp://Josephsmithpapers.org has a lot of the early documents of the Church that have been checked through accepted scientific principles and practices for authenticity.
“My mind became seriously impressed with regard to the all important concerns for the welfare of my immortal soul, which led me to searching the scriptures, believing, as I was taught, that they contained the word of God. Thus applying myself to them and my intimate acquaintance with those of different denominations led me to marvel exceedingly, for I discovered that they did not adorn their profession by a holy walk and godly conversation agreeable to what I found contained in that sacred depository. This was a grief to my soul. …" (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph smith, Chapter 1)
As a teen Joseph Smith was concerned about his soul and as he reads and ponders the scriptures he feels repentant.
Many people since Christ and the apostles died recognized that the true church was not on the earth and tried to piece it together from the Bible.
Joseph Smith History 1:9-12
9 My mind at times was greatly excited, the cry and tumult were so great and incessant. The Presbyterians were most decided against the Baptists and Methodists, and used all the powers of both reason and sophistry to prove their errors, or, at least, to make the people think they were in error. On the other hand, the Baptists and Methodists in their turn were equally zealous in endeavoring to establish their own tenets and disprove all others.
10 In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, I often said to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?
11 While I was laboring under the extreme difficulties caused by the contests of these parties of religionists, I was one day reading the Epistle of James, first chapter and fifth verse, which reads: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
12 Never did any passage of scripture come with more power to the heart of man than this did at this time to mine. It seemed to enter with great force into every feeling of my heart. I reflected on it again and again, knowing that if any person needed wisdom from God, I did; for how to act I did not know, and unless I could get more wisdom than I then had, I would never know; for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible.

“This [upper state New York] is where the First Vision occurred. This is the pivotal thing of our story. Every claim that we make concerning divine authority, every truth that we offer concerning the validity of this work, all find their roots in the First Vision of the boy prophet. This was the great curtain-raiser on the dispensation of the fulness of times, when God promised that He would restore all the power, the gifts, the blessings of all previous dispensations in one great summing up, as it were, and we are right here where it occurred. And, I repeat, my beloved brethren and sisters, that becomes the hinge pin on which this whole cause turns.” (President Gordon B Hinckley, Missionary meeting, Rochester, New York, 12 July 1996)

Joseph Smith History 1:18 18 My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.
We learn from the first vision

  • Satan is real.
  • Satan is very aware and watching and actively trying to stop our progress and God's plan.
  • God and Jesus are separate beings.
  • God is a being and something indescribable.
  • Revelation is real.  Anyone can go to the lord and get an answer.
    • If we are asking for revelation we need to be prepared to receive it.
Joseph receives a remission of his sins resolving one of his concerns.
“They told me that all religious denominations were believing in incorrect doctrines, and that none of them was acknowledged of God as His Church and kingdom: and I was expressly commanded ‘to go not after them,’ at the same time receiving a promise that the fullness of the Gospel should at some future time be made known unto me.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Chapter 38)
He was told to not join and church, but members of his family do.  This might mean that he hadn't related the entire experience and conveyed all the data he had received.

“Our entire case as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests on the validity of this glorious First Vision. It was the parting of the curtain to open this, the dispensation of the fulness of times.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley, What Are People Asking about Us?, General Conference October 1998)

Sacrament Service
A missionary that returned from the argentina Rosario mission spoke to us.
"Hope is an abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promises to you.” - Preach My Gospel
Doctrien and Covenants 64:33 33 Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 13 January 2013

Ward Conference
Joint Priesthood Meeting
Saving the Saints
Think of our hands and feet.  Then think of the hands and feet with the nail marks.

What do we think about during the day?

"It is the heart of the activation effort of the Church.

“It is a calling that helps to fulfill the scriptural injunction: ‘Out of small things proceedeth that which is great’ (D&C 64:33).
“There is no greater Church calling than that of a home teacher. There is no greater Church service rendered to our Father in Heaven’s children than the service rendered by a humble, dedicated, committed home teacher." (President Ezra Taft Benson, To the Home Teachers of the Church, April 1987 General Conference)

"I feel that the time has come for each bearer of the priesthood to put on the full armor of Christ with respect to home teaching; to stand up like a man of God and do his duty by visiting the home of every member entrusted to his care, as often as is necessary;" (President Marion G. Romney, The Responsibilities of Home Teachers, Ensign, Mar 1973)

“The home teaching program is a response to modern revelation commissioning those ordained to the priesthood to 'teach, expound, exhort, baptize, and watch over the church . . . and visit the house of each member, and exhort them to pray vocally and in secret and attend to all family duties, . . . to watch over the church always, and be with and strengthen them; and see that there is no iniquity in the church, neither hardness with each other, neither lying, backbiting, nor evil speaking' “ (Teachings of Thomas S. Monson, comp. Lynne F. Cannegieter (2011), 139)

"If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his true friend. “ - Abraham Lincoln

Chapter 1 Teachings of Presidents of the Church, Lorenzo Snow
“...he never lost his thirst for learning. For example, when he was 80 years old and serving as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, he stood before the Saints at the October 1894 general conference. Reflecting on the discourses his less experienced brethren had delivered earlier that day, he said, “Some ideas were advanced that I never thought of before, and they were very profitable.” (“Glory Awaiting the Saints,” Deseret Semi-Weekly News, Oct. 30, 1894, 1)

Doctrine and Covenants 93:36
 36 The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.

Doctrine and Covenants 130:18
 18 Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.

We are apprentices to God.  We need to learn everything to be like him and the more we push ourselves here, the further ahead we will be after this life.

Reading a chapter a day is a good goal, but often we may need to spend our study session on a verse or even a sentence.  We need to make an effort to understand and not just get through it.
“...we may read a few lines or pages of scripture every day and hope that will be enough.
“But reading, studying, and pondering are not the same. We read words and we may get ideas. We study and we may discover patterns and connections in scripture. But when we ponder, we invite revelation by the Spirit. Pondering, to me, is the thinking and the praying I do after reading and studying in the scriptures carefully.” (President Henry B Eyring, SERVE WITH THE SPIRIT, OCTOBER 2010 General Conference)


Sunday SchoolThis week - The Doctrine and Covenants witness of Christ
Next week . the first vision, JS.H 1:1-26, our heritage chapter 1
Bible Dictionary Covenant.  The word is sometimes rendered testament.
Publishing was a huge deal in 1830.  Time consuming and expensive.
Martin Harris was the only one Joseph Smith knew that had access to money.  Martin ends up mortgaging part of his farm to pay for the printing of the book of Mormon.
Doctrine and Covenants 18:10
 10 Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;

The church at first had conference a lot more frequently than six months.  This is likely because stakes and wards hadn't been fully established, so perhaps they had general conference as often as we have ward and stake and general conference all combined.  Also, the church was still being instructed on the very basics of how it needed to organize itself.


Sacrament ServiceMy daughter talked about the Personal Progress program and her completing it.
The bishop talked about last year’s and this year’s goals.
Stand in holy places was one of the goals last year.  Are our homes holier places than they were a year ago.
We had a goal to visit every temple in Utah while the Ogden temple is closed.  May we have a greater appreciation for the Ogden temple when it is rededicated.
Goals for 2013

  • Doctrine and Covenants 88:119-121
     119 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
     120 That your incomings may be in the name of the Lord; that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord; that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands unto the Most High.
     121 Therefore, cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings.
  • “We counsel parents and children to give highest priority to family prayer, family home evening, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities.” The First Presidency: Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust (letter, 11 Feb. 1999; printed in the Ensign, June 1999, 80)
  • Increase your food storage monthly.
  • Have a family budget.
  • Minister to one another through home and visiting teaching every month.
  • Invite a neighbor to a ward activity.
"A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. The thoughts we think, the deeds we do, the lives we live not only influence the success of our earthly journey, they also mark the way to our eternal goals.”  (President Thomas S Monson, Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting: Supporting the Family, Heavenly Homes, Forever Families)

A member of the state presidency spoke.
2 Nephi 25:26
26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.


Alma 40:23
 23 The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be restored to their proper and perfect frame.


“God the Eternal Father did not give that first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration.
“No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!
“For what we love determines what we seek.
“What we seek determines what we think and do.
“What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become.” (President Dieter F Uchtdorf, The Love of God)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 6 January 2013

Ward CouncilDoctrine and Covenants 88:63-64
63 Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

64 Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you;

The best way to do missionary work is to incorporate nonmembers and members that are not active at church into our normal family activities (fhe, meals, etc). Also we should all know our neighbors a block on either side of us.

“Can we fold our arms in peace and cry ‘all is peace in Zion,’ when, so far as we have the power of the priesthood resting upon us, we can see the condition of the world? Can we imagine that our garments will be clean without lifting our voice before our fellow men and warning them of the things that are at their doors? No, we cannot. There never was a set of men since God made the world under a stronger responsibility to warn this generation, to lift up our voices long and loud, day and night so far as we have the opportunity and declare the words of God unto this generation. We are required to do this. This is our calling. It is our duty. It is our business” (in Journal of Discourses, 21:122).

Elders Quorum
The lesson was base on President Uchtdof’s October 2012 General Conference talk,
Of Regrets and Resolutions
This life is not easy, but it is worth it.  The Lord doesn't tell us to pray and read our scriptures for nothing.  It is essential to get the most out of this life.

Relief Society
Doctrine and Covenants 88:11
11 And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;

The light that shineth and giveth you light is through him.  What are you doing to let his light shineth through you?  What are you doing that keeps his light from shining through you?

This same light also quickeneth your understanding.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:13
13 The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.

This same light giveth life to all thing and the law by which all things are governed.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:38
38 And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:69

69 Remember the great and last promise which I have made unto you; cast away your idle thoughts and your excess of laughter far from you.

Alma 12:14

  • Our words will condemn us.
  • Our works will condemn us.
  • Our thoughts will condemn us.

Matthew 12:36
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:77
77 And I give unto you a commandment that you shall teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:118
118 And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.

Not good books or better books, but the best books.

Doctrine and Covenants 88:119
Prepare a house of:
  • Prayer
  • fasting
  • faith
  • learning
  • glory
  • order
  • God

Doctrine and Covenants 88:121
Cease from:
  • All your light speech
  • All laughter associated with light speech
  • All your lustful desires
  • All your pride and light-mindedness
  • All your wicked doings
Doctrine and Covenants 88:124
Cease to:
  • Be Idle
  • Be unclean
  • Find fault one with another.  Retire to bed early that you are not weary and arise early that your minds and bodies are invigorated.

During trials and hard times, it is possible to have peace.

Do my choices match what matters most?

Sunday School
Doctrine and Covenants introduction, Section 1, and Our Heritage introduction

How do covenant disciples in the dispensation of the fulness of times faithfully live, administer, and receive the blessings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ?

"The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of divine revelations and inspired declarations given for the establishment and regulation of the kingdom of God on the earth in the last days.” (Doctrine and Covenants:Introduction)
Unique things about the Doctrine and Covenants
-We have the original text.  Some are published online at JosephSmithpapers.org
-If we want to know what the people in the dnc look like we have photographs.
-It is not a translation of an ancient document.  It is of modern origin and was given of God through his chosen prophets.  What would it have been like to have been the ancient people and have been reading the Old or New Testaments or the Book of Mormon.

The book is of great value due to the testimony that it gives of Christ.


The Lord wants us to prepare for his coming, for his wrath will fall upon the wicked.  The word prepare is found 90 times in the Doctrine and Covenants.  The Lord always gives us time to prepare.  That time is ample, but finite.  Will we use the time we have been given.

Give your kids time to prepare (“You have five more minutes then you have to clean up.”  “We are leaving in fifteen minutes.  You need to have your shoes on and so forth.”

Some of the purposes of the Doctrine and Covenants are:
-Bear testimony of Christ.
-Teach men wisdom.
-Help men to repent.
-Give men knowledge.
-Make men humble and strong.


Do we have flawed characters in church history?  Of course.  Do we have flawed characters sitting in the same room with us at church?  Do we have character flaws within ourselves?

Why do we need to read the Doctrine and Covenants?  The things contained in there are going to happen.  "shall all be fulfilled" - Doctrine and Covenants 1:37

"we would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most. " (President Dieter F Uchtdorf, Of Things That Matter Most, General Conference 2010)

Testament is another word for covenant.  So the parts of our scriptures could be referred to as the Old Covenant, the New Covenant, Another Covenant, and the Doctrine and Covenants.

We will be judged the same way we judge others.

Sacrament Service
Slow down and see what is needful.

Always be prepared.  You never know when the Lord will call on you to...

We are given the tools (prayer scriptures, talents, people around us) we need, be ready to see them and use them.

Use what happens in your life to strengthen your testimony.

Pray for a plan and follow it.

Repentance is always available to us.

Pray always and not just when things are needed.

Listen to and do the counsels of the Lord.


If you have a spouse, you do not have to do it alone.  Work on spiritual goals together.


What does the gospel mean to you?


You need your family.  Don’t shut them out.


You will be shown the truth when your heart is ready.  Pray and do and make it ready.