Sunday, July 20, 2014

Church Services This Week at Ridge Crest Ward Northridge Stake Layton Utah 20 July 2014

Elders Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith Chapter 15
"Jessie often said of her husband [Joseph Fielding Smith]: ‘He is the kindest man I have ever known. I have never heard him speak an unkind word.’ He would respond, with a smile, ‘I don’t know any unkind words.’”

Would that our spouses could say the same of us.
Even though life is eternal do your best to get to know and glean as much experience and knowledge from older people including our parents and grandparents in this life.  Then we can apply that experience to our life now.
Constantly make deposits in your spouse's love account.  Your quality of life will grow over the years if that account is continually growing.
Sunday School
What strengths can be turned into weakness if we are not watchful?
Solomon was given great wisdom,  but it became a prideful thing for him,  even though it was given by the Lord.
He got to the point where he built a Temple for God and also a spacious mansion for himself.
Sacrament Service
A guy that returned from his mission to Houston,  Texas nine months ago spoke to us.
Doctrine and Covenants 121:7
7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

Life is but a small moment in eternity.  Our trials are generally small moments in our life when compared to the length of life in total.
Genesis 49 talks about the blessings and responsibilities of the tribe of Israel we belong to as defined in our patriarchal blessings define.
"Your patriarchal blessing is yours and yours alone. It may be brief or lengthy, simple or profound. Length and language do not a patriarchal blessing make. It is the Spirit that conveys the true meaning. Your blessing is not to be folded neatly and tucked away. It is not to be framed or published. Rather, it is to be read. It is to be loved. It is to be followed. Your patriarchal blessing will see you through the darkest night. It will guide you through life’s dangers. Unlike the struggling bomber of yesteryear, lost in the desert wastes, the sands and storms of life will not destroy you on your eternal flight. Your patriarchal blessing is to you a personal Liahona to chart your course and guide your way."  -  (President Thomas S Monson,  Your Patriarchal Blessing: A Liahona of Light, General Conference October 1986)

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