“If you have not yet been to the temple or if you have been but currently do not qualify for a recommend, there is no more important goal for you to work toward than being worthy to go to the temple. Your sacrifice may be bringing your life into compliance with what is required to receive a recommend, perhaps by forsaking long-held habits which disqualify you. It may be having the faith and the discipline to pay your tithing. Whatever it is, qualify to enter the temple of God. Secure a temple recommend and regard it as a precious possession, for such it is.” - Thomas A. Monson
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This scripture came to mind as I was sitting in church today. I was thinking about the low I hit this week. A low I wasn’t sure I would recover from. A low where I put a hole in a wall, told my husband I wanted a divorce because I didn’t feel like I was a good wife, and where I had suicidal thoughts. ♥️
I don’t share this for pity. I don’t share this to sadden those who care about me. I share this because this life was not meant to be easy. ♥️
I forget that. I forget that ease and perfection are not something we are meant to have in this life. If we were meant to have an easy and perfect life, we would not need faith. We would not need to follow Christ. ♥️
In a way I’m grateful for my struggles because they make my faith stronger. I know the gospel is true. I know Heavenly Father loves me. He sent Christ to die for me. Because of Their sacrifice, I am able to change and grow and overcome. ♥️
"Eu não vim à terra só pra brincar,eu vim para muitos ajudar.Não importa o que vão dizer como filha de Deus;vou a minha virtude manter. (Jenny Phillips)#LDSCHURCH
Hello! If you've attended a musical fireside in the past and have been impacted in a positive way, will you please comment below by sharing your story and invite your friends in Toronto to attend tonight?
24 Ferrand Drive (Don Mills and Eglinton), Toronto 7 p.m.
⭐️New challenge!! Read all the way through!⭐️
This week’s challenge is special because It’s celebrates the anniversary of a great man. On June 27, 1844, the prophet Joseph Smith died in Carthage Jail. Nothing describes him more than his scripture, D&C 135:3:
“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!”
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Proof of the Spirit of Prophecy in the Church: these tablet holders have been installed in pews in churches across the world for years before the advent of tablet computers. #LDSChurch #LivingProphets
Hi Group, 2 Nephi 27 compares to Isaiah 29. In V1-5, during the latter days, there would be calamities, rampant sinfulness & apostasy from Christ's church. God's prophets would be rejected, & because of people's iniquity there would be a "deep sleep," (spiritual blindness, apostasy; dark ages). In V6-14, the Lord would send forth the Book of Mormon to bring the world out of darkness. During the restoration of the gospel, a portion of the Book of Mormon would be sealed up, to become available in the Lord's own due time, (when people would be righteous enough to receive it). Three witnesses would behold the Book of Mormon & testify of its truthfulness, & more witnesses would come forth. In V15-18 Isaiah & Nephi saw that some pages of Book of Mormon would be shown to a "learned man," (Charles Anton, who said the B of M was a correct translation, then later recanted his documentation. See JSH 1:63-65). In V19-29, the unlearned man that Isaiah & saw, (Joseph Smith), would be an instrument of God in bringing forth the "marvelous work & wonder;” the restoration of Christ's gospel & the Book of Mormon, which would confound the learned & the "precepts of men" in the latter days. Spiritual darkness & blindness, caused by lack of Holy Ghost, would be removed. In V30-35, when Christ returns, Satan & his followers will be consumed, & all people will have a chance to hear the the fullness of the Gospel. Application today? As Isaiah prophesied, we have the Book of Mormon, & the fullness of Christ's gospel has been restored. And yet, there are individuals all around us who are "slumbering in darkness," waiting to receive the light of the gospel. How may we identify them? Pres Thomas S. Monson stated, “We have the responsibility to see individuals not as they are but rather as they can become." (Oct. 2012). By looking to the divine potential in all individuals, we will be more apt to reach out in Christlike ways & share the light of the gospel without reservation. With love, Dawna
The northeast corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue used to look very different than it does today.
In 1887, this lot was used to build the Meeting House and Amusement Hall/Educational Institute for the newly established LDS 5th Ward. The members lived between 24th & 27th and Quincy & Jefferson.
Sometime before 1960 the two buildings were joined and the west facing facade remodeled. This church served the members of its congregation for almost 9️⃣0️⃣ years. It was demolished in 1975 after being sold to Ogden School District. Today the lot is part of the grounds around James Madison Elementary School.
-LDS online library
-J. Willard Marriott digital library
#webercounty #webercountyhistory #ogden #ogdenut #ogdenhistory #historicogden #madisonavenue #26thstreet #lds #ldschurch #historicchurch #gonebutneverforgotten #5thward @mormonartifacts
Happy Sunday. Grateful for my faith & religion that continues to bless my life. #lds
A few months ago, I got the opportunity to spend the day as a camp counselor. At the time I really detested kids. Like I hated being around small children. During this time I had started tutoring my neighbor and helping her out in school but the thought of being around 30 screaming children didn’t seem all that fun. A few minutes in they started singing this goofy song about the fruits of the spirit ‘the fruit of the spirit isn’t a banana’. That goofy song broke the ice and allowed me to bring myself to that kid level. As they rattled off what the fruits of the spirit were I sat stunned. These little kids learning about this were the most calm collected and kept reminding each other what they should be doing. There I was in all shocked Mormonness feeling the spirit more than ever. I took this lesson back with me to share with my moms young women’s class and I sure as heck put that goofy song on. There is an unmistakable calm and purpose to our lives when we remember to live by the spirit and allow it to be our compass that points us right back to our Heavenly Father. Those few hours really shaped my testimony and gave me the encouragement and inspiration to one day work with kids as a social worker. Sometimes living the gospel is getting out of our own boxes which we have set for ourselves and discovering the similarities with those around us. For those crazy kids back at camp I am truly grateful #lds #latterdays #ldssud #sud #latterdaysaint #latterdaysaints #mormonsud #mormonlife #mormonquote #mormonquotes #lds #ldschurch #mormonsgetit
Fakarava... first island stop. Beauty untouched... amazing diving and snorkeling amongst lots of sharks... biking... and a wonderful surprise to find an LDS church building on such a small island.... 🙌🏼🙌🏼! Island living is my kind of living!
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Painting. I can’t stop looking at this face. It feels like I’ve seen it in a dream. The impossible has started to become possible. This whole amazing journey into the art world has been guided by God. I see his hand in so many details. My whole life, I have been supported by amazing, strong women. But as I look back on this year journey, for the first time in my life there is a line of men who have helped me. First is my husband @samrthorley
who sacrifices so much and is so loving. Next is @jeff.bunker
who gave me the encouragement and support when I was so unsure of myself. @jkirkrichards
Has been so kind and uplifting. Being a part of his show in August is a huge gift. Both Jeff and Kirk truly live by the sentiment “because I have been given much, I too must give.” It’s amazing to see first hand. And last but not least is Martin. Even though he is sometimes in pain, he makes beautiful frames for my art and is a great example of endurance. All these men have a great desire to live and be like Jesus. I didn’t know men like this existed as a child. As a adult I’m so grateful for their kindness and the impact their goodness has had on my life. #imtryingtobelikejesus #Jesuschrist #ldschurch #lds #sud #mormon
It has been said that every frame should be a continuation of the art it houses. For months now I have been so stressed out because I could not find frames that even came close to being the right fit. God truly sent Martin into my life. He is a man very aquatinted with sorrow but continues to look for the good and for God. I’m so excited for everyone to meet him! He is from Mexico and he and his wife Elisa share my passion and pride of our heritage and our church🇲🇽. I can’t wait to show you the beautiful frames he is hand carving for my art.🙌🙏😭💖 A huge thank you to @_just_meg_
Kaleb for helping us both with his amazing frame making skills. Sometimes making it through life is a huge effort and I’m grateful for all the help ❤️ #workinprogress #blessed #handcarvedframes #lds #ldschurch #mormon #sud #ldsartists #latinoartists
I've been in denial for my whole life that I was going to serve a mission... That was until I had a spiritual two by four. When my sister came back from her mission, I had a feeling that I should go but I was really unsure. One day when I was cleaning up clean up my dust drawer I discovered a story in my drawer about this kid in the premortal existence. In this story, Heavenly Father talked to him and told him about life on earth and what his life is like. In the end, he said, "I give you this mission." I felt at that time I needed to just go for it and serve out a mission. This story was especially impactful for me since my patriarchal blessing talked about having flashbacks of my premortal existence. I'm so glad I came on this mission, I would advise everyone to read their patriarchal blessing and clean out your drawers!
My trainer taught me how to really speak to people and communicate my thoughts and testify when during lessons. The MTC was really fun, I tried everything including the orange juice! One elder always made a mixer of juices which was really fun and made it look like a rainbow! I had a really good time at the MTC, my companion was Sister John who's not used to city life or technology since she grew up on the Navajo Reserve. Despite being at the MTC for 3 weeks, It just felt like one week, I guess time flys when you're having fun!
I love swimming hiking, being outdoors, I also play the piano a little bit but recently I've been doing my learning to sight read. At home, I occasionally play for others during church.
So far, I've been out on my mission for one-month but, I really want to speak and share my testimony with others, when I do. I feel closer to god. I hope to inspire others to develop and share their own testimony on my mission. When you share your testimony, it adds more value and is a lot more meaningful to you.
Sister Simonson (Edworthy Park YSA)
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"Si vous consacrez constamment votre esprit et votre cœur à Dieu, il vous aidera à avoir une vie riche et abondante, quoi qu’il arrive dans le monde qui vous entoure." --Richard G. Scott #lesmormons #mormons #mormon #lds #ldschurch #christ
Remember that one time we started a blog last year? Yeah it's been a hot minute since I've added to it. I guess I've just needed time. Here's what the Lord has been teaching me lately. I share with you guys our WHOLE story/journey because I felt strongly today that I needed to. Please share with anyone who may be struggling to feel like God's promises aren't coming true in their lives. The scriptures are such a powerful tool when we liken them unto ourselves! -
"Okay. So before we go on, at this point I’m thinking, “God, you commanded these guys to go get the plates in Jerusalem and they have been faithful. Especially Nephi and Sam! Why aren’t you blessing them with what you promised? Nephi just taught us that if you command us to do something you will provide a way for us to accomplish it! (1 Nephi 3:7) Why aren’t you helping them accomplish it?” -
Then my thoughts keep rolling, “Why have them try 3 TIMES to get the plates? It is your commandment. Bless them please! Why didn’t you bless them with the plates after their first try? Wasn’t the 180 mile journey enough?”
Then the thoughts turn into, “Why have us try so many times to get a baby? It is your commandment. Bless us please! Why didn’t you bless us with a baby after our first try? Wasn’t our obedience enough? Isn’t this heart-breaking journey enough?”
Then the Spirit illuminates my mind and heart. My hardened heart begins to soften. Things become a little clearer. Just because God has commanded us to do something doesn’t mean it will be easy."
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