Thursday, May 12, 2011

In A Hole?

Think of a time that you told a little lie to your parents, or some thing else that you knew was wrong. We start digging a hole for ourselves. I have heard of the quote. "The first Law of Holes. Is when in one, stop digging!" These small actions at the time may seem innocent and that it is no big deal. Though some people justify their actions. We need to realize that we often live far below our potential. Though we know we do. How do we correct that and come to the level we are capable of being at? The answer is actually really simple. "For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land..." That is the answer. Is to keep the commandments of God. Then shall we be blessed by the Lord. Now once we know what we must do to get out of the hole. How do we do it?
I believe that we must rely on Christ. Who preformed the Atonement. He suffered for both you and I. He is "The way, The Truth, The Light." Might I add another, He is the ladder that allows us to progress upwards. He is the one who we must look to in our time of need. "No matter how Dark the night, the Dawn is always invincible." Christ is that shining light. Let him help in your time of need. Because He has already been there and suffered that.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pride vs. Humility

             Have you ever completed a great accomplishment and then said. "I did this all by myself?" No need to answer that question, but I can say that i personally I have done and said that. Now when we look at it. It doesn't seem so bad to say. It may not mean much else to other people. But this brings about Pride. Which always end's with. "therefore I am better then you." I can only speak from first hand knowledge and let me tell you the pride of one's heart can destroy him or her. What a terrible thing to fall victim to. All because we had divine help. We seek to say. "Oh look how good I am, look at what I did." Friend's let's stay away from this attitude. Let's look to God in our victories. I purpose that we take the stance of the Savior when He the Only Begotten of the Father said. "...O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." Here He is, the man who rose Jairus' daughter from the grave, He who healed thousands! Yes, here he suffers, for us. He let his Heavenly Father's will. Take the lead. My friend's. I believe the same. Let us take upon us the will of our Father in Heaven. To be teachable and humble is the best way to be in this world of Unknown. I love this quote that I am sure all of you have heard before. "Swallow your pride. It contains NO calories."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shout Out To Mom's Everywhere!

       Oh mother dear. How can we explain just how we feel. About the things you have done to protect and shield us from this world. We remember your warm embrace. What it felt like to be in your loving care. Now we are abroad. Far away from "home". No need to worry because you held us as babies. Our hearts drew close. Now we are far apart, but hearts are ever so close. So thank you for putting up with us, and helping us get on our way. Remember that book. "Oh! The Places You'll Go." I remember the words and how they have rung so true.
Kid, you’ll move mountains!

So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Elder Hepworth or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
I have left on my mission, begun my life. Like so many Young People out there. Trust me Mom, We will be okay. So let's get on our way, because today is our day! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bad Day?

     "Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you're beyond the need of God's grace."    This wonderful quote reminds me a lot a missionary who helped me become who I want to be. 
         It has shown me that no matter how many "bad" days that I have. I need to cherish them all. Because in those moments you see the lord's hand in your life.  What outstanding words that have been uttered. What an amazing insight. That we are never away from God so far that he can't simply reach out and touch our lives. I have seen this over and over again in my life. Also in other's lives. I know and add my witness that God lives and that he loves us. That we are never far away. He is always within reaching distance. I know that Hope is a real thing. 
                     I know that God loves us. And that if he have Hope. 
       All will be okay because we know that there is always another dawn.