21 August 2014

It Takes Faith

From my notebook 4 August 2013
It takes faith, not money or time, to have children. When the Lord gives us a commandment, multiply and replenish the earth, he will provide a way for us to accomplish the command. See 1 Nephi 3:7. Often we have to exercise faith as Nephi did, "And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do." (1 Nephi 4:6) Babies need love in the form of touch, words and time, rather than fancy furnishings, clothing and toys.
If I could do things over I would exercise more faith and have more children.

12 August 2014

What's Needed

1 January 2013
It's not enough to have a testimony--even Satan and his followers know Jesus Christ. We must be fully converted to and committed to obey Jesus Christ and follow him.

2 March 2013 - From a Regional Conference
Elder Craig C. Christensen said "Conversion is a lifelong process, line upon line. True conversion transforms us as we come to follow the Savior completely. We must feed the fire of testimony." He talked of how Alma 5 is a personal interview.

11 August 2014

Random Thoughts

1 July 2012 - I don't think our Heavenly Parents grieve when we depart our heavenly home to come to mortality; rather they rejoice that we are ready to progress and learn the lessons which we would not be able to learn if we had stayed at home. That is how I feel as my children reach adulthood and leave home. I rejoice that I can let go and see them progress.

From the little notebook I take to church to record thoughts and impressions as I sit through three hours of meetings.