"The most important covenant we prepare for is being sealed in the temple"

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Busy? Who Said Anything About Being Busy?

Do you ever complain about being busy and then someone tells you "Oh, wait; it will get worse."?
I have people telling me this day in and day out. 
I can't possibly imagine my life getting busier then it is this semester. 
I am a full time college student taking 21 units, Working part time, dating someone seriously and on the Linger Longer (food) Committee for my singles ward.
How do I do it without driving myself completely insane?
The answer is simple: I make time for the Lord.
Being busy is never a bad thing unless you start to forget what matters most. 
Throughout this semester I have learned that as we put the Lord first everything else falls into place. 
How can we put the Lord first in our busy lives?
Here are a few suggestions: Attend the Temple weekly, Read the Scriptures Daily, Magnify your calling, hourly, Pray both morning and night and Serve Frequently. 
Last but not least, PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gilbert Temple

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go through the Gilbert temple open house. It is such a beautiful building from the inside out. The spirit I felt there was so strong. I love the temples. I love what they symbolize and I love the things that are done inside of them. Families are Forever. Now is the time to PREPARE to enter those doors with the person I am meant to spend forever with. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Worth of my Soul

"You cannot sink farther than the light and sweeping intelligence of Jesus Christ can reach. As long as there is one spark of the will to repent and to reach out, he is there. He did not just descend to your condition; he descended below it." -Truman G. Madsen

Why is the Worth of my soul great?

*It has the ability to be crowned with Glory and Honor
* My redemption is precious (according to the Savior) 
*More precious the fine gold
*Christ comes to save me when I get lost
*Christ gave his life for me
*The Heavenly hosts rejoice when I repent because I am loved.
*God loves me so much he gave his only begotten son, so that I may have everlasting life. 
*I am given knowledge 
*Angels are sent to help me 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Discipleship and Dating

"Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, in married life and eternity? Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Later-day Saint. Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does. You separate dating from discipleship at your peril. Jesus Christ, the light of the world, is the only lamp by which you can successfully see the path of love and happiness. How should I love thee? As he does, for that way 'never failtheth' (1 Corinthians 13:8, Moroni 7:46)" -Jeffery R. Holland 

Dating isn't always as fun as it is cracked up to be, but it's through these experiences that we come to know what our heart truly desires. 

Recent Discovery: Someone can have all the qualities you could possibly want in an Eternal Companion and still not be right for you. Sometimes you just don't feel it. AND THAT IS OKAY. Last night I went on a date with a guy who seems to have everything going for him and has all these qualities that are great, but I just wasn't feeling it and all is well. 
Dating is so important for the reason of experiencing all the different kinds of people that are out there so that you can discover the perfect person FOR you.  

In the February 2014 Ensign is an article titled Discipleship and Dating
The article gives four ways to ensure a positive dating experience. If you haven't already read it, I suggest that you do. 

The four suggestions they give are:
*Uplifting Speech 

To read the article just click the link above. 


"If we are ever tempted to be less than our best selves with those we date, let us remember that righteous behavior in dating forms the foundation for successful relationships and marriage, both in this work and in the eternities."  -Jared Whitley