Anonymous asked: Could you please explain the 1978 Revelation on the Priesthood and why it took so long to reinstate it to all black male members? Because I know the church did ordained blacks, one in particular by the name of Elijah Abel to the office of a Seventy and this was back in 1839. Now something happened in 1852, 8 yrs. after the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, which caused a revocation of the...
So a while back, I was in the adult class to help out the sweet teacher. He had two copies of the Book of Mormon sitting on the table. My dad turned to me and asked me if I had anybody in mind that I could give a BoM to, and I had been thinking about my econ teacher. So when the teacher asked if anyone would like a copy to give out, I asked for one. It left it on my desk, and I was planning to...
My beloved brethren, our homes have to be places where the Holy Spirit may...– Elder Juan Uceda
The love the Savior described is an active love. It is not manifested through...– M. Russell Ballard
youth-of-the-noble-birthright: lik dis if u cry evertim
Yes, faith is a choice, and it must be sought after and developed. Thus, we are...– Bishop Richard C. Edgley (October 2010 GenCon)
I’m so glad when daddy comes home, glad as I can be. [[MORE]] He wasn’t gone as long as some dads are, such as my uncle who’s in the military, but it’s still sad when he’s on a business trip to London for week. But the times that he’s gone, it makes me appreciate the time he is here more.
One econ test today and I’m basically done with high school. I’d like to thank the academy, my parents, the cute fox that lives in our neighborhood. No but seriously, I couldn’t have gotten through the first week without God’s support. Yesterday taking the Physics AP test I was calmer than usual and I’m thinking I did pretty well.
companioncube76 said: Gwaduwation. Gwaduwation is what bwings us togever today. That dweem within a dweem… Me: I wish Companioncube was in our ward. Katie: Yeah.
Anonymous asked: I learned a lot in Seminary, but the biggest lesson I learned was the value of making the time to study the Gospel every day. The simple act of taking the time to study, even if I wasn't really into the subject at the time or awake enough to really grasp what was said still made every day better. I found the same held true when I went to college and made attending Institute a priority in...
I’m writing my talk for seminary graduation next week. It’s really hard. I have a pit in my stomach. Four years will be wrapped up on Thursday.
This is in reference to this mission call. This is probably the one mission call I really was intrigued where he would go.[[MORE]] This fine young man is often formal in his speech, quite loud, and very opinionated. He is often known as the “Bacon-loving, well-dignified Republican” in our class. You would not want to be on the wrong side of a debate with this guy. He is firm in his...
There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are...– Thomas S. Monson
Elder Tyus has been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California, Rancho Cucamonga mission. He will teach the gospel in the Spanish language. He is to report to the MTC in July.
Elder Larson has been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, Goiânia mission. He will teach the gospel in the Portuguese language. He is to report to the MTC in September.
I don’t reply to replies much anymore, but I need to talk about these. anaxaver said: It will all be ok. get some rest. you have my prayers. Thank you, I read this and didn’t even stop to think about it and went to bed. I really appreciate your help. companioncube76 said: Sleep well. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. You will be fine. Get your mind off of the...
Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down. It is resisting the...– Thomas S. Monson
We have all experienced times when our focus is on what we lack rather than on...– Thomas S. Monson
Seriously considering just going to bed right now (7 PM) because there is no studying going on, just a whole lot of worrying and anxiety. I’m going through free response questions and not getting any points, and it’s freaking me out.
I’d just like to take a brief moment to talk to the young men (and possibly young women) who might read this. In the For Strength of Youth, it says to avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. It can limit the amount of other people you both can meet and get to know better. There are three distinct “couples” in my seminary class, who say that they aren’t in a...
The world will teach our children if we do not, and children are capable of...– Rosemary M. Wixom
It’s probably a fact of life that if you really don’t want something to happen, it will anyway. For example, getting called to the one place you don’t want to go. Or perhaps being asked to speak at seminary graduation.
In mission prep last week we (groups of two) took one of the Christlike attributes from D&C 4 and went deeper. My partner and I chose patience, and after a while, my partner asked Brother Diamond what the difference between temperance and patience, something I had also wondered. Bro Diamond explained that he saw temperance as something short term, patience a bit longer. Temperance is the...
None of us is perfect. I know of no one who would profess to be so. And yet for...– Thomas S. Monson
The substitute for my Sunday School class today is perhaps one of my favorite people ever. He asked this question: What is the most important scripture every person can memorize? Before I give the answer he gave, think about what you would say.[[MORE]] We all thought, “Well there’s not one scripture that’s really more important than all the others.” He said that is true; however, there is an...
this is my glory, this is my joy: I’m currently... →
antodav: theworthofsouls: I’m currently applying to be a videographer at a Christian Camp, figuring it will gain me experience with film as well as other Christians’ beliefs. The Spirit has been strong as I answer questions like “What are your beliefs about alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?” and “What does the resurrection of… You will be treading on dangerous ground while you’re there. Don’t let...
I’m currently applying to be a videographer at a Christian Camp, figuring it will gain me experience with film as well as other Christians’ beliefs. The Spirit has been strong as I answer questions like “What are your beliefs about alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?” and “What does the resurrection of Christ mean to you?” All was going well, until I got to a...
5 - Sunday! 8 - AP Calc BC test 12 - Sunday! (Mother’s Day) 13 - AP Physics B test 17 - Last day of Seminary 19 - Sunday!/Seminary Graduation 20 - Last day of school 22 - Graduation practice 24 - Graduation 25 - Parties! 26 - Sunday! 27 - Wallow in the anxiety that is getting a life after high school ??? Profit
Welcome to the 138th session of the senior seminary class of 2013!– Brother Rockwood’s greeting to my best friend when she walked in this morning
Elder Peterson has been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, Santa Maria mission. He will teach the gospel in the Portuguese language. He is to report to the MTC in September.
As I said earlier, I was going to compare D&C 18 and Alma 29. I’ve also added the RM’s additions in here. This is a longer post, so I’ll do a read more break. Although it is long and took me a couple hours to even write, I think this is one of the best, if not the best post I have written. [[MORE]] D&C 18:10 is obviously one of my favorite scriptures. Remember the...
An RM spoke in our ward today, and I wish it was recorded or something, because the way he spoke just really… I don’t know. I’m going to try to explain what I learned in a bit, but the humbleness and the solemnity of his words is something I wish I could express.
missionary poem by elder troy whittle | LDS Poetry... →
sisternotmisses: olivegreenremedy: Take a read at this poem. It will bring you to tears. I thought I could make it through the whole poem without crying. Never have I been more wrong. This was lovely. And I’ll shamelessly admit that comments above ring true about the crying part.
I can’t learn something for someone. I can’t feel something, or grow a testimony, or understand something for anyone. And this is one of my biggest frustrations. Oh how I wish to show everyone how much this gospel will change their lives. I wish I could apply forgiveness for fellow members in place of someone having a hard time seeing past others’ mistakes to the core doctrine....
So, I’ve been debating about changing my username to thisismyjoy (Alma 29:9) but I also don’t want to give up theworthofsouls. So I’m strongly considering making a missionary blog but then I’m not sure how often I’d post on this one. For now I just changed the title on my page to “this is my glory, this is my joy” so we’ll see how it turns out. ...
So I’ve seen this done a few times and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon! BASIC INFO 1. First and middle names: Hannah Kristine 2. Preferred name: anything that doesn’t have to do with bananas or Montana. 3. Post a picture of yourself: (That was one of the senior pictures I liked if it weren’t overexposed) 4a. Year in school: High School Senior 4b. College...
When someone knows when and where they’re going, or explain how close they are, or like today when I see someone waiting for an interview with the Stake President, I get a mix of emotions ranging from overwhelming sadness to massive happiness to a little bit of anxiousness to get out there myself. Right now it’s a little bit more on the sad side.
A wonderful little elderly man in my ward called and left a message asking me the question why God would let the Boston marathon bombings happen, and he wanted to hear my response to use in his lesson. He teaches the adults, so I’m not quite sure why he asked me specifically, but I’m planning on talking to him tomorrow morning (because it’s late right now). Normally I’d...
Elder Wright has been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Los Angeles, California mission. He will teach the gospel in the English language. He is to report to the MTC in June.
Our missionaries transferred out, and they wanted a picture of our family on Sunday but we had the Teacher Appreciation Night thing and so they didn’t get our picture. I’m going to miss them both. The Japanese one was so cute when he said things like “General Conference speaks.” The other said y’all one time and my nine year old sister blurted out “Are you from...
So, a quick little story that I heard a while back. A little over a decade ago, there were three high schools in my city. A, P, and AW. AW had enough kids to establish release time, and it was at that point the stake started to set it up. Around the same time, a fourth school, RV, was built. Half of the kids left AW to go to RV, so release time was no longer a possibility. Brother Rockwood said...
Because of all the snow days, seminary’s been cancelled every other day, and school is so much harder on those days. I’ve come very close to falling asleep in class, and I have been sleeping on my bus ride (which normally doesn’t happen) and it’s just, ugh. Seminary’s my motivation to get out of bed every morning. without it, I just laze around until it’s time...
Anonymous asked: I heard this rumor floating around, and I just wanted to ask you to know it it's true. I've heard it from a couple of people--and based on what I have seen on your site--I'm staring to believe what they have been saying. They have been saying that you are absolutely beautiful and a wonderful person--that you are worth knowing and following--and that you are really nice to your...
Tonight was Teacher Appreciation Night, and like all talks that I give, I wrote ten different versions, and none of them matched what I actually said. But it worked out because although I may have ranted a little bit, I realized that my teacher did much more than teach me math and tell funny stories. He was the one teacher who helped keep my head above water when I lost all confidence, and he was...