Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Heavy Burden

The Flathead valley and lake are breath taking!  I recently traveled up to and am privileged to live on the Flathead lake.  There is such beauty here.  Tall green trees cover the mountains which reach high into the sky making a wall around the lake.  The Flathead is a foreshadowing of what can be seen in Glacier National Park.  It is places like this that testify to the existence of a supreme creator.  More than a testimony, the vision of such splendor
                                                                                  offers a moment of peace in such a chaotic world.

Knowing what i know now about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, it weighs on my soul when I see others allow apostasy to enter into their lives.  I often see those who face great challenges in their lives.  Tragically, instead of allowing the Atonement of Christ to bring growth and peace, some turn to unknown paths and dark corners where they allow anger, jealousy, and pride destroy them one day at a time.

Like the warmth of a spring and summer sun heal the earth from the cold winter, let us allow the light and truth of the Atonement to heal our hearts and minds.  The Son of man hath descended below them all, and we are not greater than Him.  Jesus Christ is the way, Repentance is the access, and we have the choice.

May the beauty and splendor of this earth open our minds and hearts to accept the creators plan into our lives.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A scary threat!!

In our world to day Satan is working so hard to destroy the family in any way he can.  One of Satan's most effective tools is pornography.  We have been counseled by prophets for over a decade to avoid the stain and addictive grasp of pornography.  This video wraps it up.

Families can be together forever. God intends family relationships to last much longer than just this life.  Let us do our part to be worthy of such a blessing.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What does your banner say??

This is one of my favorite quotes.  May each of us strive to have this be true of us.

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.  The dye has been cast!  I have stepped over the line.  The decision has been make; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.  I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still.   My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.  I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tainted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.  I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity,  I now live by faith, lean on His presence, wait with Patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power.  My face is set, my gait is fast, and my goal is Heaven.  My read is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear!  I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed.  I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.  I won't give up, shut up, or let up, until I have stayed up stored up, and paid up of the cause of Christ.  I must go till He comes, give till I drop, reach till I know, and work till He stops me.  And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear.
                                -Henry B. Eyring