Be PatientThe Lord has told us in D&C 24:8
"Be patient in thine afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days."
Often it is very difficult to be patient, especially now with the unemployment rates being so high, the inability to get a job, or if you have one or two or three, to earn enough to put food on the table and keep a roof over your head and the heads of your family as well as keep them healthy.
Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the seventy opens his talk "Strength during Struggles" with
"Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain. Many people will suffer in personal struggles, while others will suffer as they watch their loved ones in pain."
Frequently we pray for those who are in need without realizing that the Lord needs to work through others to
Like a phoenixI was listening to a Christian radio station today and words to one of the songs made me think of a phoenix.Like a phoenix2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you think of a phoenix, you think of a magnificent bird who is beautiful. You think of an animal that can live forever because never really dies; it is just born again from its ashes. You think of a magical being who can heal with its tears. You think of a mythical creature that doesn't really exist (though it would be cool if it did).
But if it doesn't exist, how did this mythical creature be thought into being?
What if we think of a phoenix from the perspective of the topic that first brought it to my mind: Christ. I've always heard the saying 'All things testify of Christ.' So, how is a phoenix like Christ? It is a magnificent being. It can be born again. It has the power of flight, which is often related to Christ.
The phoenix dies again and again. Dying can by synonymous
Life before EarthLife before Earth3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stand in the quiet,
But I feel him coming.
I begin to run,
As fast as my little legs can carry me.
I can see him now,
as he bends down,
preparing to catch me in his arms,
and lift me to the sky.
His gentle face has a smile.
His warm arms surround me in an embrace.
I'm finally home.
I'm finally safe.
He'll never let go,
He is my protector,
and he has given me so much,
for which I am eternally grateful.
My joy over whelms me,
As I sit on my Father's lap,
As he sits on the throne.
I am a child of God.
So are you.
And he didn't just do this to me,
He did this for you too.
The Premortal and Mortal SaviorHello! I hope no one minds but I'll be posting blogs every now and then for my New Testament class! One of our choice assignments included the choice of blogging, and I thought I could do so here! I apologize if the first few blogs seem scatterbrained though. I've never done this before!The Premortal and Mortal Savior2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Premortal and Mortal Savior
John 1:1-14; 17:1-5
In the book of John, it is said that the Lord is the light and the life of the world. He is our creator and is our Savior. It is important to recognize him as such and to believe in his words and his teachings; it is important to follow his example. Through him, we can gain eternal life, because he gave us the gift of repentance and redemption through his sacrifice. Christ suffered and died for our sins to give us this great gift. It's important that we know him as well as believe in him. Even John the Baptist knew him and bared witness of him. If we could follow in Christ's example, then we too, can be glorified in heaven as he was.