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Friday, November 26, 2010

Unwavering Faith

"Lorenzo Snow was a great early missionary. He had been a member of the Church for less than a year when he set out on his first mission in 1837. He tells about his first experiences preaching the gospel in the following words:" 'I . . . traveled about thirty miles, and just as the sun was setting I made my first call for a night's lodging, as a "Mormon" Elder, and was refused; then another, and so on, until the eighth call, when I was admitted to a night's lodging—going to bed supperless, and leaving in the morning, minus a breakfast." 'The first meeting I held was in the neighborhood of my uncle, by the name of Goddard, near the county seat of Medina County, Ohio. The people were notified and a respectable congregation assembled. It was a sore trial to face that audience in the capacity of a preacher, but I believed and felt an assurance that a Spirit of inspiration would prompt and give me utterance . . . [it did, for he] baptized and confirmed into the Church my uncle, aunt and several of my cousins' (quoted in Eliza R. Snow Smith, Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1884, p. 16)."Brothers and sisters, we need to learn that early members of the Church succeeded in the face of all opposition because they had the unwavering faith to open their mouths and declare the truth and because they took with them the mighty sword of the Lord's Spirit (see D&C 27:16–18). They remembered their baptismal covenant 'to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places . . . even until death' (Mosiah 18:9)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Anchored by Faith and Commitment," Ensign, July 1995, 16

Topics: Faith, Missionary Work

Gratitude for church callings | Mormon Times

Since we are in the Season of Thanksgiving i thought i would link this story to my blog for everyone to enjoy!!

Gratitude for church callings | Mormon Times

RMs in the FBS | Mormon Times

Something interesting

RMs in the FBS | Mormon Times

Thursday, November 25, 2010

15 Things I am greatful for...

Since today is thanksgiving i thought i would create a Top 100 list of what i am thankful for. I hope in the process i do not put any of you to sleep. Or become obnoxious or anything. With that said here is some of what i am grestful for.

1. To live in a country where i am allowed and free to express my feelings, freedom of religion etc.
2.A Father who has the preisthood and lives and honors it
3.A Brother who has the preisthood and live and honors it
4.Both a father and brother who works real hard to provide for and takes such good care of their families
5. A warm home to live in
6. A Warm bed to sleep in
7. FRIENDS- They are so special and important to me (You all know who you are- I love you all)!!!
8. FAMILY- who i love and who i know loves me (Immediate and extended family) I love all of you.
9. My Health
10.Beautiful Music playing on the radio right now (Christmas music) and the freedom to choose what i listen to and watch
11. My Awesome Sister in law
12. My Nieces and Nephew (Kayla, Dakota, and Ashlee- Aunt Heidi loves you very much)
13. The Gospel
14. My membership in the only true church (The LDS Church)
15. all my friends and relatives who have served a LDS mission (you all know who you are- immediate and extended family)

Always Faithful Obedience

"At times we may rationalize that the Lord will understand our disobedience because our special circumstances make adherence to His laws difficult, embarrassing, or even painful. However, faithful obedience, regardless of the apparent size of the task, will bring the Lord's guidance, assistance, and peace."
Bruce A. Carlson, "When the Lord Commands," Ensign, May 2010, 39

Topics: Obedience, Faith, Courage

Happy Thanksgiving.....

On this Thanksgiving day i wanted to take a couple of minutes to write and wish everyone a very happy and safe and healthy Thanksgiving! i hope everyone is able to be with Friends and Family and or somewhere safe and warm on this day. That there is no lonliness or sadness. And that we all are able to reflect on what we are greatful for and our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No Way to Extract Himself

"A few years after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, a young man took an ox team up Millcreek Canyon on a cold winter day to get logs to build a house. It was extremely cold, and the snow was deep. His sled held five large logs. After he loaded the first one, he turned around to load another. In that instant, the log already on the sled—22 feet long and about 10 inches in diameter—slipped off the sled and rolled down on him, striking him in the hollow of his legs. He was thrown face-forward across the four logs still on the ground and pinned there, alone, with no way to extract himself. He knew he would freeze to death and die alone in the mountains."The next thing this young pioneer remembered was waking up, sitting on a load of five logs nicely bound on his sled with his oxen pulling the load down the canyon. In his personal history he wrote, 'Who it was that extricated me from under the log, loaded my sled, hitched my oxen to it, and placed me on it, I cannot say' (Marriner Wood Merrill, in Jeaneen Merrill Anderson, "Pinned to the Ground," Church News, Sept. 6, 1997, 16). Thirty-three years later, that young pioneer, Marriner Wood Merrill, was ordained an Apostle.
Dallin H. Oaks, Miracles, Ensign, June 2001, 10

Topics: Miracles, Faith

Offering Spiritual Help Invites All to Come to Christ

"The Lord's work and glory truly is 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' (Moses 1:39). Many around us need spiritual help. As we offer a saving hand to less-active members, to part-member families, and to those not of our faith, we invite all to 'come unto Christ.' "
Koichi Aoyagi, "Helping Hands, Saving Hands," Ensign, May 2010, 36

Topics: Jesus Christ, Fellowship

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Truth Is Mormonism

"From Church history we read:" 'Certain residents of Hiram, Ohio, vented their personal feelings with mob action directed against the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon. Stimulated by whiskey and hidden behind blackened faces, a gang of more than two dozen men dragged Joseph from his bed during the night of March 24, 1832. Choking him into submission, they stripped him naked, scratched his skin with their fingernails, tore his hair, then smeared his body with tar and feathers. A vial of nitric acid forced against his teeth splashed on his face; a front tooth was broken. Meanwhile other members of the mob dragged Rigdon by the heels from his home, bumping his head on the frozen ground, which left him delirious for days. The Prophet's friends spent the night removing the tar to help him keep a Sunday morning preaching appointment. He addressed a congregation that included Simonds Ryder, organizer of the mob' (James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992, p. 81)."Ryder was a convert who turned away because the Prophet Joseph had misspelled his name, apparently concluding that a prophet was one who had to be a perfect speller."Later, the Saints in Missouri found out in a tragic manner how the armies of the enemy may assemble.. . . "In the midst of all these trials, Joseph said: 'Hell may pour forth its rage like the burning lava of Mount Vesuvius, or of Etna, or of the most terrible of the burning mountains; and yet shall "Mormonism" stand. Water, fire, truth and God are all realities. Truth is "Mormonism." God is the author of it. He is our shield' (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 139)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Anchored by Faith and Commitment," Ensign, July 1995, 15–16

Topics: Opposition

A Way to Escape Temptation

"Whenever temptation comes, remember the wise counsel of the Apostle Paul, who declared, 'There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it' (1 Corinthians 10:13)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66

Topics: Choice and Accountability, Temptation

Monday, November 22, 2010

YSA Thanksgiving Dinner- Granger West YSA Ward

Tonight for FHE was the Thanksgiving dinner in my YSA Ward that i like to hang out with (my friends). The food was delicious. I made yummy cookies for a silent auction to help 5 families with christmas this year. I love this time of year when we all can get together and express in someway what we are greatful for.

Here are pictures in a slide show that i took. ENJOY!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Annual Davis Aunts and Cousin's Christmas lunch

Today was a very special day in my family. Well my extended family. Today was the
16th Annual Aunts and Cousin's Christmas lunch. It all started back in 1994 (approx) when 2 of my wonderful great aunts had the idea to get all the ladies in the family together at a resturaunt and celebrate the Holiday's. The very first one was at The Olive Garden at Layton Hills Mall in Layton, Utah and we have been going strong since. It's the high light of the holiday season and something we all look forward to every year. We eat, visit, have fun and exchange gifts. And just get to know each other more. Thank you so much Aunt Dorotha and Family for the wonderful job you and your wonderful family does every year planning and making this get together possible. I know all the ladies who have gone on before including Great Grandma Davis would love this. I love my family!!

Here is a Slide show to enjoy the high lights.

"To cease sinning is to begin living."

Neal A. Maxwell

This quote is compliments of Mormon.org - this is not mine. I do not own it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

ksl.com - Hundreds of Utahns line up for Bush book signing

I wish i could have been there to shake hands with our former commander in chief and president George Bush. In my books he is my president and commander in chief and always has and will.

ksl.com - Hundreds of Utahns line up for Bush book signing

Faith Is the Teacher

"It is a marvelous and wonderful thing that thousands are touched by the miracle of the Holy Spirit, that they believe and accept and become members. They are baptized. Their lives are forever touched for good. Miracles occur. A seed of faith comes into their hearts. It enlarges as they learn. And they accept principle upon principle, until they have every one of the marvelous blessings that come to those who walk with faith in this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."It is faith that is the converter. It is faith that is the teacher."Thus it has been from the beginning."I marvel at the quality of the men and women who accepted Joseph Smith's testimony and came into the Church. They included such men as Brigham Young, the Pratt brothers, Willard Richards, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, the wives of these men, and a host of others. They were people of substance. Many of them were well educated. They were blessed of the Lord with the faith to accept the story which they heard. When they received the message, when the gift of faith touched their lives, they were baptized. The brethren gladly gave up what they had been doing and, with the support of their families, responded to calls to go across the sea to teach that which they had accepted on faith."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Miracle of Faith," Ensign, May 2001, 68

Topics: Conversion

What to Do When Wronged

"If you feel you have been wronged—by anyone (a family member, a friend, another member of the Church, a Church leader, a business associate) or by anything (the death of a loved one, health problems, a financial reverse, abuse, addictions)—deal with the matter directly and with all the strength you have. 'Hold on thy way' (D&C 122:9); giving up is not an option. And without delay, turn to the Lord."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 80

Topics: Enduring to the End, Adversity, Forgiving Others

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Midst of the Rocky Mountains

"The pioneer exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, began 4 February 1846. Nearly four years earlier, in August of 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith shared his foreknowledge of the trek west: 'I prophesied that the Saints would continue to suffer much affliction and would be driven to the Rocky Mountains, many would apostatize, others would be put to death by our persecutors or lose their lives in consequence of exposure or disease, and some [would live to] build cities and see the Saints become a mighty people in the midst of the Rocky Mountains' (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 255)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Faith in Every Footstep," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 24

Topics: Joseph Smith

The Miracle of Forgiveness

"Don't put your eternal life at risk. Keep the commandments of God. If you have sinned, the sooner you begin to make your way back, the sooner you will find the sweet peace and joy that come with the miracle of forgiveness. Happiness comes from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66–67

Topics: Peace, Exaltation, Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Out of Touch with Modern Life

"Not all will follow the map [Heavenly Father has given us]. They may look at it. They may think it is reasonable, perhaps even true. But they do not follow the divine directions. Many believe that any road will take them to a 'happily ever after.' Some may even become angry when others who know the way try to help and tell them. They suppose that such advice is outdated, irrelevant, out of touch with modern life."Sisters, they suppose wrong."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After," Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Enduring to the End, Plan of Salvation

Friday, November 12, 2010

Carried Her to This Valley

"The Winter Quarters Temple property adjoins the burial ground of many who gave their lives for this cause which they regarded as more precious than life itself. Their journey to the valley of the Great Salt Lake is an epic without parallel. The suffering they endured, the sacrifices they made, became the cost of what they believed."I have in my office a small statue of my own pioneer grandfather burying beside the trail his wife and her brother who died on the same day. He then picked up his infant child and carried her to this valley."Faith? There can be no doubt about it. When doubts arose, when tragedies struck, the quiet voice of faith was heard in the stillness of the night as certain and reassuring as was the place of the polar star in the heavens above."It was this mysterious and wonderful manifestation of faith that brought reassurance, that spoke with certainty, that came as a gift from God concerning this great latter-day work. Countless, literally countless, are the stories of its expression in the pioneer period of the Church. But it does not stop there."As it was then, so it is today. This precious and marvelous gift of faith, this gift from God our Eternal Father, is still the strength of this work and the quiet vibrancy of its message. Faith underlies it all. Faith is the substance of it all. Whether it be going into the mission field, living the Word of Wisdom, paying one's tithing, it is all the same. It is the faith within us that is evidenced in all we do."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Miracle of Faith," Ensign, May 2001, 68

Topics: Faith, Missionary Work

Be Strong and of Good Courage

"Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After," Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Youth, Womanhood, Children of God

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You DAD...

With today being Veteran's day i also want to reflect and thank my father who also served this country and served us all well. He was in the Navy along with his very close, best and dear friend who is like a Brother to him. Dad and "Uncle Bob!" were both in the Navy and served and was stationed on the island of Guam. My dad was a radioman (i am pretty sure they do not have those anymore- either that or they are called something else). Anyhow his unselfishness and willingness to go out as a young man and serve his country. The country he loves so very much so we can enjoy the freedom's we enjoy. I am truly greatful and appreciative.
Thanks so much dad! Love you lot's!

Can't find a Navy picture of him on the computer. But, if that changes i will edit and add the picture to this post.

Thank You Grandpa....

With today being Veteran's day i wanted to write and honor my Grandfather Wayne L Jensen. he served our country and did very well. He served in the Navy. He was on the USS The Sullivan's back in the 40's and when the war got over he actually was in San Fransisco with some friends and they went to see a movie or something and they came out and heard in the streets that the war was over. He was a very honorable man and i wish i had more of his info such as stories in front of me. So i can say more.
Thanks grandpa for your service to this country. We love and miss you!

P.s. Sorry this post is LAME!!!

ksl.com - Family wants answers in shooting that left man dead

ksl.com - Family wants answers in shooting that left man dead

A Way Back

"If any has stumbled in his journey, there is a way back. The process is called repentance. Our Savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift. Though the path is difficult, the promise is real: 'Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow' (Isaiah 1:18)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66

Topics: Repentance, Forgiveness, Atonement

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hearts Open to Conviction

"Spirituality—being in tune with the Spirit of the Lord—is the greatest need we all have. We should strive for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost all the days of our lives. When we have the Spirit, we will love to serve, we will love the Lord, and we will love those with whom we serve, and those whom we serve."Several years after Joseph Smith was martyred, he appeared to President Brigham Young. Hear his message:" 'Tell the people to be humble and faithful, and be sure to keep the spirit of the Lord and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach you what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. Tell the brethren to keep their hearts open to conviction, so that when the Holy Ghost comes to them, their hearts will be ready to receive it.' (Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 23 Feb. 1847, 2 vols., ed. Elden Jay Watson, Salt Lake City: Elden J. Watson, 1968, 1971, 2:529.)"The Lord has prospered this work and will continue to do so. He is close to His servants, even within whispering distance."This latter-day work is spiritual. It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love it, and to discern it. Therefore, seek the Spirit in all you do. Keep it with you continually. That is our challenge."
Ezra Taft Benson, "Seek the Spirit of the Lord," Ensign, Apr. 1988, 5

Topics: Faith, Holy Ghost

Passing through Our Trials

"As we pass through the trials of life, let us keep an eternal perspective, let us not complain, let us become even more prayerful, let us serve others, and let us forgive one another. As we do this, 'all things [will] work together for good to [us] that love God' (Romans 8:28)."
James B. Martino, "All Things Work Together for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 103

Topics: Prayer, Forgiving Others, Service

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa Jensen

Today is my Grandma and Grandpa Jensen's anniversary. Grandma and Grandpa were married on November 9th, 1949. If they were still here with us on this earth they would have been celebrating 61 years of marriage. What a milestone! i am sure there is a celebration and some kind of observance going on up in heaven "on the other side."
I have been thinking about them today and i miss them a whole lot. Wayne and Wilma Jensen (Grandma and Grandpa Jensen) are the proud and loving parents of three wonderful and awesome children. Marilyn (my mom), Uncle Larry, and Uncle Paul
7 Grandchildren (one who is in heaven with them) & 3 Grandchildren in law- soon to be four., and 7 great grandchildren.

Thank you grandma and grandpa for a leaving a wonderful legacy and raising a beautiful family.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Joy and Opposition

" 'Men are, that they might have joy' (2 Nephi 2:25) and 'for it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things' (2 Nephi 2:11) are not contradictory; they are complementary."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 79

Topics: Joy, Purpose of Mortality, Adversity

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving- Letter

Happy Thanksgiving

I can’t believe it’s that time of year. The time of year when the color of leaves change color, leaves are falling from the trees and Last but not least the time of year when we give THANKS for all our freedom’s we are priviledged and blessed to have. That time is Thanksgiving.

I hope this letter finds you and yours all in wonderful health and blessed.

It’s been quite a long time since the last letter. A lot has happened in that time.
Here is a update and “run down” on the whole Richhart family and how we all are doing.

Ashlee- turned 1 this last April and she is now walking and enjoying life. She loves her mommy and daddy and big brother and sister and loves being with all her family. She is the light of everyone’s life. We love you Ashlee.

Kayla- turned 3 years old this year. She is just as sweet as ever. We all love her so much. Kayla loves Dora, Tinkerbell, anything princess. She also loves being with her Big Brother and misses him when he goes to school. She also loves playing with cousin’s, and family and doing everything her big brother and everyone else does. She is very tender-hearted, caring and very very loving.

Dakota- turned 5 this year!!! YAY!! And with turning 5 came a couple of milestones. He first graduated and finished preschool. His preschool had a fun little ceremony and program. He then in the Fall started Kindergarten. And he loves it. He get’s to ride the “Big School Bus!” and he is such a good helper to the bus driver and is really a real awesome student to have in class. He also really loves sitting in the front of the bus. And is just SMART as can be. We are so proud of him.

Jared & Lindsay- Jared and Lindsay have been married about 4 ½ years. They still live in West Valley with the 3 kids. Kayla- Dakota and Ashlee. Lindsay is at home taking care of the kids. Jared still works for the LDS Church at the Distribution center. He has about 8 years of service working full time in his current position. They love their family.

Eric & Marilyn- mom and dad are doing well. They will be celebrating 33 years of eternal marriage on January 12, 2011. Dad was unemployed from his last position of almost 5 years at NPS. But, I’m happy to report that in May 2010- he was hired as a flex officer/security officer for Wakenhut security now known as G4S security. They are doing well. Mom and Dad will be turning the “BIG 60!!” Next year. What a wonderful milestone.

Heidi- I turned 29 this year and will of course be turning the “BIG 30!!” next June. I am looking for a job and also in the process of meeting with financial aid and doing testing to go back to school. Hope to have that all completed and have it done by the new year. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayer’s.

We love all of you so very much and hope you are doing well.

Please do not hesitate to keep in contact and also if your ever in the area don’t be stranger’s and call us and come and visit.

“Mi Casa is Su Casa!”

Eric, Marilyn and Heidi Richhart – 801-250-7733 (home) and 801-633-7805 (Dad’s- Eric’s cell phone) & 801-834-7872 (Marilyn’s- Mom’s cell phone).

Please find a copy of this letter on (Heidi’s blog) @

Eric and Marilyn’s Blog @ http://ericandmarilynrichhart.blogspot.com/

Love, The Richhart’s

Forgot to mention

I was at Smith's on i think it was Thursday. Anyhow Toy Story 3 came out this week or last week. Can't keep track anymore. Anyways they had a sweet special running for the movie.

The deal is as follows:

When you purchase the Toy Story 3 dvd or blue ray combo pack you get a 5 pack of Kraft Mac and Cheese and a 10 count package of Capri Sun for FREE (Which is equivilent to $6 off). **Note to get the savings you have to use your fresh values card (either scan your card or keytag) or enter your phone number on the credit/debit card machine or touch the alternate id button on the screen at u-scan.

So we bought the Blue Ray combo pack for $29.99 - $6.00 off (I.E. Free Mac and Cheese and Capri Sun), - another $8.00 off (i scored a coupon for this movie off the internet) = getting the DVD COMBO PACK, MAC AND CHEESE, AND CAPRI SUN for a total of $ 17.00


Daily Gems: One source of peace | Mormon Times

Love this talk!! wanted to share. Please click on the link below.

Daily Gems: One source of peace | Mormon Times

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Today i woke up sick. I think i am coming down with the Flu. Anyhow i went to the store to get some medicine and something to eat. Here is what i came out with.

Today was also Smiths' Customer appreciation/ holiday open house. They have them every year around this time year.
This week i had also recieved my fresh value rewards check for the last cycle. I had earned $16.00 due to all my awesome shopping over the last 3 months. We recieved triple bonus points if we brought our holiday open house postcard in with attached coupon to it. I got in on the 10 item mega deal with gives a instant $5 off for every ten participating item purchase, they have a special of if you purchase 2 Sarah lee or Mrs Fields pumpkin pie you get a free cool whip and other deals. So the result is we got $40 worth of groceries minus coupons, the 10 item mega deal savings, and our fresh values rewards certificate etc. we paid for all our items only $7.48 and in the process recieved a fuel rewards certificate that was loaded to our fresh values card., and the bottom reciept indicated savings of $50.91 - not to bad eh ?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wonderful News

"Solomon [Chamberlain] was a spiritual man and had spent many hours in prayer, seeking for the remission of his sins and pleading with Heavenly Father to lead him to the truth. Sometime around 1816, Solomon was promised in a vision that he would live to see the day when the Church of Christ would be organized after the apostolic order was established once again on the earth."Years later Solomon was traveling by boat toward Canada when his vessel stopped in the small town of Palmyra, New York. There he felt a compelling force urging him to disembark. Not knowing why he was there, he began speaking with the townspeople. It wasn't long before he heard talk of a 'gold Bible.' He said those two words sent 'a power like electricity [that] went from the top of my head to the end of my toes.'"His inquiries led him to the Smith home, where he spoke with those present about the wonderful news of the restored gospel. After spending two days there and receiving a testimony of the truth, Solomon resumed his journey to Canada, taking with him 64 newly printed, unbound pages of the Book of Mormon. Everywhere he went, he taught the people, 'both high and low, rich and poor, . . . to prepare for the great work of God that was now about to come forth' ("A Short Sketch of the Life of Solomon Chamberlain," typescript, Church History Library)."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "A Great Work of God," Ensign, Apr. 2010, 4

Topics: Missionary Work, Book of Mormon

The Whole Duty of Man

"In the Holy Bible are these inspired words: 'Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man' (Ecclesiastes 12:13; emphasis added)."The duty of which I speak is what we are expected to do and to be."
Keith B. McMullin, "Our Path of Duty," Ensign, May 2010, 13

Topics: Duty, Commandments

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Faith and Devotion to the Gospel

"Thank you, my brothers and sisters, for your faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for all that you do in your wards and branches, in your stakes and districts. You serve willingly and well and accomplish great good. May the Lord bless you as you strive to follow Him and to obey His commandments."
Thomas S. Monson, "Welcome to Conference," Ensign, May 2010, 4

Topics: Obedience, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Serving Others

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fast Offerings

"The concept of fast offerings appears as early as the time of Isaiah when, speaking of the true fast, he encouraged people to fast and 'to deal thy bread to the hungry, and . . . bring the poor that are cast out to thy house' (Isaiah 58:7). The Prophet Joseph instituted the practice of collecting fast offerings for the poor in Kirtland, Ohio; and later at Nauvoo, Illinois, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sent a general letter to the Church defining 'the principle of fasts,' stating: 'Let this be an ensample to all saints, and there will never be any lack for bread: When the poor are starving, let those who have, fast one day and give what they otherwise would have eaten to the bishops for the poor, and every one will abound for a long time; and this is one great and important principle of fasts approved of the Lord. And so long as the saints will all live to this principle with glad hearts and cheerful countenances they will always have an abundance' (History of the Church, 7:413)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Be Thou an Example," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 45–46

Topics: Fasting, Obedience

Priesthood Power as a Shield

"Now, fathers, I would remind you of the sacred nature of your calling. You have the power of the priesthood directly from the Lord to protect your home. There will be times when all that stands as a shield between your family and the adversary's mischief will be that power. You will receive direction from the Lord by way of the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Boyd K. Packer, "The Power of the Priesthood," Ensign, May 2010, 9

Topics: Fatherhood, Gift of the Holy Ghost, Family

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let Him Share Your Burden

"Turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 80

Topics: Grace, Jesus Christ, Adversity

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary James and Wendy- 20 years!!!

I have to give a Big Shout out to two very special people. James and Wendy Richhart-

James is one of my Richhart cousin's like my 2nd cousin!!- He married Wendy 20 years ago TODAY- November 2, 1990! I was only about 9 years old when they got married. I remember i was so excited they were getting married and excited to go to their wedding reception. I remember them asking me to be a server and my Brother Jared a gift taker. Well i actually got to be a present taker as well. With two of Wendy's brother's Aaron and Troy.

I was such a nerd at the time i must have asked Wendy 5 times when the cake was going to be cut! What a nerd i was. HA! HA! Oh Well..

In that 20 years they have raised a beautiful family which includes 5 children. Kambree their oldest is now in College. They live in Murray and what a wonderful family they are. I am greatful for the fact they got married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple. They are such a example to me. Congratulations you two! Here's to forever!

Word of Wisdom

"The early history of the Church records that during the winter of 1833, the Lord directed that a school of the prophets was to be organized 'for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them' (D&C 88:127). It was to be held on the second floor of the Newel K. Whitney store. The brethren would come to the school to be instructed by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Some had acquired the habit of chewing and smoking tobacco. It became difficult for the Prophet to teach spiritual things in a temporal environment filled with smoke. Joseph Smith was troubled with the physical surroundings and inquired of the Lord if such conditions were proper for the brethren. In answer to his petition, he received a revelation known to us as the Word of Wisdom."The Word of Wisdom contains some very positive aspects. It encourages us to use grains, particularly wheat, and to use fruits and vegetables and the sparing use of meat. It is also noted for its prohibition—absolute prohibition—against the use of alcohol, tobacco, tea, and coffee. Added to this has been the counsel of the Church leaders to abstain from the use of such drugs as marijuana, cocaine, etc., and the abusive use of prescription drugs."
L. Tom Perry, "Run and Not Be Weary," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 36

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