Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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A Tribute to Nephi!

Nephi was a man of honor, faith, integrity, obedience, love, and determination to follow God and keep his commandments. We can learn a great deal from the lessons he's taught us through his example of an extraordinary life.
As a man of great faith and obedience we learn of his gratitude towards his parents, his desire to do as the Lord commands, his example of righteousness and faith, his determination to share his testimony with others, his understanding of his nothingness before God, and many more things that he wrote and testified of in the first two books of The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi.
1 Nephi 1:1
1 I, Nephi, having been aborn of bgoodly cparents, therefore I was dtaught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many eafflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a frecord of my proceedings in my days.

1 Nephi 3:7
7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I awill go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no bcommandments unto the children of men, save he shall cprepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

15 Wherefore, I, Nephi, did strive to keep the acommandments of the Lord, and I did bexhort my brethren to faithfulness and diligence.

1 Nephi 17:49
49 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto them that they should murmur no more against their father; neither should they withhold their labor from me, for God had commanded me that I should abuild a ship.

These are just a few of the many great scriptures that Nephi has given us! His words are a blessing to all who will read, accept, and apply! ~Blessings C.J.P.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Remember WHO you are!

Here is an early Valentine's dedication to my wife! We went to the Broadway play "Lion King" this past summer in New York City. We both really loved all the music and costumes.
"He" Lives in a song that we have talked about ever since and we discovered its symbolism and deeper meaning during the show.

As children of a loving Heavenly Father we all have access to "Him;" He is standing with open arms to lift us and give us hope in a world of confusion and turmoil!

lives within each of us! We each are sent here by divine design and have a mission to accomplish. What's your mission in life? Have you discovered it?

You may need to pause my music player to watch the short film from the Lion King. Hopefully this gives your day a new twist and enlightens you to smile more and to go out of your way and lift another! Remember WHO you are!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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One Year Anniversary!

This is a picture of our local temple in Rexburg, Idaho. It is simply beautiful with a magnificent design!

This post is dedicated to the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Rexburg, Idaho temple! It was dedicated by our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson on February 10, 2008. It is very beautiful and is the Lord's house. On the front, as with all LDS temples, it states, Holiness to the Lord, The House of the Lord. I am especially grateful for this beautiful edifice that sits upon the hill in Rexburg. It is a light to the world which is symbolic of Jesus Christ himself.

Here are a couple of scriptures: one from the Holy Bible and one from The Book of Mormon:

  1. 14 Ye are the alight of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
  2. 14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

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Christ's Gospel Restored!

This is a great testament of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ that occurred in the early 1800's in Palmyra, New York.

Take a look for yourself. This is what happened right before The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored back to the earth.
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

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The Three Fold Mission of the Church!

Three Fold Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

5 ¶ aTrust in the Lord with all thine bheart; and lean not unto thine cown dunderstanding.
6 In all thy ways aacknowledge him, and he shall bdirect thy cpaths.
~Proverbs 3:5-6

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is very unique in many ways! If you're a member reading this I encourage you to be an active participant in fulfilling your duties as such. And if you're a non-member of the Church, I invite you to come back, read more, but especially to investigate further by clicking on the Church sponsored websites listed on the right column of my blog! Happy READING!
I am very grateful for the LDS Church and what it stands for! It is a vehicle set up for each of us to come and learn of Christ, to partake in His goodness, and receive His word along with all the saving ordinances of salvation. The Church and its members has a Three Fold Mission as it moves forward to cover the earth.

~DANIEL 2:44-45

44 And in the adays of these bkings shall the God of heaven cset up a dkingdom, which shall never be edestroyed: and the fkingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall gbreak in pieces and hconsume all these ikingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the astone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made bknown to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Here are the 3 MISSIONS:

1. To perfect the Saints~I believe this is to strengthen each member in his/her testimony and to be an active participant in gospel learning/living.

2. To proclaim the gospel to world~Missionaries have been sent two by two since the Restoration of the Church in this dispensation in 1830.

3. To redeem our kindred dead~Beautiful temples are being built throughout the earth to accomplish these purposes for the Lord.This makes for a beautiful whole! Service of the Master in these various works is sure to help keep one steadfast in the faith of Christ and help accomplish HIS divine mission and purposes.

So, again I invite you to ponder these things in your heart and mind and learn of them:

  1. 2 Yea, behold, I will atell you in your mind and in your bheart, by the cHoly Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.
Ok there you have it for another beautiful Sabbath Day!
Have a great week!

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