Thursday, April 29, 2010

The halfway house...

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Sunday, April 25, 2010


Today in gospel principles we discussed service.
There are two types of service..
The first is service in general,
this is the kind of service that we do, just because someone needs something.
The second is Christlike service.
This type requires love.
We need to serve because of the love we need to have for those around us.
Service has been something I have really been trying to make a part of my life.
Today we talked about how service can be a lifestyle.
I hope someday to be the type of person that service is just a part of who I am.
I am grateful for service and how it impacts each of our lives.
I have had the opportunity to serve and to be served.
Each time a serve I know that I am blessed.
Recently a few of my most favorite people made me a small scrapbook.
Each of them wrote a little note to me.
It was so amazing.
I am so grateful to be around such amazing people.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes on service:
"The road to success is not crowded. Because while most are looking for ways to take, the truly successful people are finding ways to give. With a giving attitude, every situation is an opportunity for success." - Unknown
I believe the Savior is telling us that unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish—and in effect save their lives. - President Thomas S. Monson
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. -Barbara Bush
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. -Helen Keller

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Gandhi
CHALLENGE: This week take a moment to serve someone
It really is the little acts of kindness
that bring us close our Savior.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Just a few thoughts...

This week has been interesting! So many things have happened that have made me so grateful for what I have. I have also been taught a few lessons.
1) We need to surround ourselves with good people. As we associate with good people, we are inclined to become better ourselves. I am so grateful for those good people in my life you lift me up. Many of them I am striving to be better just because of who they are.
2) The next lesson is the importance of testimony. It is a rock that can hold us down with things are thrown at us. I had an experience that happened this week. A few friends and I met this man who told us that the prophet will always lead us astray and that we can't base our thoughts on the church on feelings that we have..
This man was wrong..
I know the prophet is an inspired man, called of God
And will never lead us down a wrong path.
I know that if we obey all he says and follow his teachings we are only following our Savior.
I know that the church is true because I have felt it..
The gospel is perfect.
It's that simple.
The church is absolutely true.
3) Lesson 3.. I have attended a lecture on the constitution the past few weeks..
What an inspired document.
Our Heavenly Father had a huge part in creating it.
This country was made for us!
I am so thankful to be an American.
I am thankful for the freedoms I enjoy.
I love the truths and principles about the constitution that I have been learning
4) God is aware of us.. This past Monday we were supposed to go to Star Valley to Jordan's dad's funeral. Monday morning Michelle's dad called her and begged her and us not to go.
We decided not to go. Then another friend texted me cautioning us to be careful, he too was relieved when we told him we were not going.
I am glad I never found out why we were not supposed to go.
I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who watches out for me.
5) A thought from the confidence lecture: It is not confidence but jealousy that binds us down.
Such a true principle!
When we have the confidence in something it is then we excel, however we we doubt those little jealousies creep in and we live in doubt and not faith.
It is though the faith and confidence we have in ourselves that allow us to grow and better our lives.