Saturday, December 31, 2011

Giving Service

 If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry,
 and satisfy the afflicted soul;
 then shall thy light rise in obscurity,
 and thy darkness be as the noonday:
 and the Lord shall guide thee continually.

Isaiah 58:10-11

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work
Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

Second Counselor in the First Presidency
October Conference, 2011

"Since the beginning of time, our Heavenly Father has spoken with great clarity on this subject: from the gentle plea, “If thou lovest me … thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate of thy properties for their support”;1to the direct command, “Remember in all things the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple”;2 to the forceful warning, “If any man shall take of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his portion, according to the law of my gospel, unto the poor and the needy, he shall, with the wicked, lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment.”3

"Whether we are rich or poor, regardless of where we live on this globe, we all need each other, for it is in sacrificing our time, talents, and resources that our spirits mature and become refined."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christ Was Born

For aGod so bloved the cworld, that he dgave his eonly begotten fSon, that whosoever gbelieveth in him should not perish, but have heverlasting ilife.
For God asent not his Son into the world to bcondemn the world; but that the world through him might be csaved.
John 3:16-17

I testify that 
Christ was born
and that
He lives.

A Joyous Christmas
to you 
and yours.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

He is The Light

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, 
and arise from the dead, 
and Christ shall give thee light.

Ephesians 5:14

For the word of the Lord is truth, 
and whatsoever is truth is light
and whatsoever is light is Spirit, 
even the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

D and C 84:45

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light

 we have fellowship one with another, 
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:7

Behold, I am Jesus Christ
the Son of the living God, who created 
the heavens and the earth, 
light which cannot be hid in darkness;

D and C 14:9

Behold, I am Jesus Christ
the Son of God. 
I am the life and the
light of the world.

D and c 11:28

"He is the Light of Bethlehem, born of Mary, His mortal mother, and His Father, Almighty God.
He is the Light who was baptized by immersion, by John the Baptist, upon whom the Holy Ghost was manifest in the Spirit like a dove descending.
He is the Light in whom His Father was well pleased.
He is the Light at the head of the ancient Church, organized with Twelve Apostles, prophets, and seventies.
He is the Light of the Atonement fulfilled in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Golgotha, who took upon Himself the sins of the world, that all mankind may obtain eternal salvation.
He is the Light of the empty tomb, the resurrected Lord with a glorified body of flesh and bone, who broke the bands of death and gained an everlasting victory over the grave.
He is the Light that ascended into heaven before the eyes of His disciples, with a promise that in like manner He would come again.
He is the Light that appeared with His Father and restored, through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the same Church He established during His ministry on earth.......
He is my Light, my Redeemer, my Savior—and yours."
Robert D. Hales of the Twelve Apostles
April 2002 Conference Talk