Sunday, October 12, 2014

Super Sunday

1.  I so enjoyed watching conference last weekend.  My favorite quote was, "Become really, really good at forgiving. “I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men” (D&C 64:10). Forgive everyone, everything, all the time, or at least strive to do so, thus allowing forgiveness into your own life. Don’t hold grudges, don’t be easily offended, forgive and forget quickly, and don’t ever think that you are exempt from this commandment. Spiritual confidence increases when you know that the Lord knows that you bear no ill feelings toward another soul.  I think I'm pretty good at this, but I can always be better.
 Accept trials, setbacks, and “surprises” as part of your mortal experience. Remember that you are here to be proved and tested, “to see if [you] will do all things whatsoever the Lord [your] God shall command [you]” (Abraham 3:25)—and may I just add, “under all circumstances.” Millions of your brothers and sisters have been or are being thus tested, so why would you be exempt? Some trials come through your own disobedience or negligence. Other trials come because of the negligence of others or simply because this is a fallen world. When these trials come, the adversary’s minions begin broadcasting that you did something wrong, that this is a punishment, a sign that Heavenly Father does not love you. Ignore that! Instead, try to force a smile, gaze heavenward, and say, “I understand, Lord. I know what this is. A time to prove myself, isn’t it?” Then partner with Him to endure well to the end. Spiritual confidence increases when you accept that “often trials and tribulations are allowed to come into [your life] because of what [you] are doing right”" You can find the entire talk here.
2.  Saturday night I watched BSU play a very intense football game against the rival Nevada.  I am happy to report BSU won!
3.  Sunday Deborah and Laura and their families came for dinner.  The best part of the night was doing gourmet caramel apples.  They tasted and looked great!
4.  Wednesday I got help with the VIP tours at the Phoenix Temple Open House.  It was so neat.  I went with a group that had one of the artists.  There are so many pictures in the temple.  My favorite being a black women dressed in a white dress and praying.  I met some great gals there too.  It was nice and cool this day.  It rained all around us but only had a few sprinkles at the temple.  It was pretty amazing.  It is pretty cool that they have a photo booth that you can have your picture taken in!  These are some of the girls I served with.
5. Deborah came over Wednesday.  We had a nice visit, ate dinner and watched The Mysteries Of Laura, one of my new favorite shows on TV.  Thursday morning before work Deborah and I lifted weights together.  It was fun to spend time with her.
6.  I did tours at the temple Friday night.  It was such a sweet experience.  Each time I would walk into the Celestial Room I would feel such a strong spirit and as I would leave the room that feeling would lesson.
7.  This week I have spoken to both Hawaii and a job here in Phoenix working for the same company I worked for and loved in CLT.  I am being very prayerful with this decision and know that in the next few weeks when I need to make a decision that Heavenly Father will guide me.
8.  Today at church I saw the Little A's for the first time since being here.  Little girl A would hardly let go of me.  She is so sweet.  It was fun seeing them and how they have grown in just 4 months.  As for Mr. J, well he paid me no feelings right now will be held back except that I think he is a coward.
9.  I'm so in love with this song.  It reminds me that I have a purpose in this vast universe, that I'm a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and that it is important for me to help other's realize they are Glorious!  Hope you enjoy this beautiful video Glorious.

1 comment:

  1. Those caramel apples were as good as they were beautiful!! Deborah says she's never seen anyone work out as hard as you do!! The temple is so amazing how blessed we are to have it so close!!