Monday, July 9, 2012

Seeking after Praiseworthy Things

I love reading about or watching inspiring stories.
It's so uplifting
as I see other people
face obstacles
in their own lives
and overcome them
and then go on to help others.

The following is a story about
a 10 time cancer survivor.
His Attitude
and Faith
are amazing.

The news article on his story reads,
"...he pushes on with faith that
God has a reason for afflicting him.
In fact, Travis says
he believes that he is blessed
to have such a 'visual' trial.
People know that he is sick,
and everyone rallies
to support him
and his family."

He knows what his purpose here on earth is.


Sunday, July 8, 2012


"Not a day has gone by that I have not communicated with my Father in Heaven through prayer. It is a relationship I cherish—one I would literally be lost without. If you do not now have such a relationship with your Father in Heaven, I urge you to work toward that goal. As you do so, you will be entitled to His inspiration and guidance in your life."
               —Thomas S. Monson, "Stand in Holy Places", Liahona and Ensign, November 2011
                                                      Topics: Heavenly Father, Prayer

I read this quote the other day
and it went along with something that I
 while my husband was listening to his scriptures on his iphone.
In 2 Nephi 10 : 20
certain words of this scripture stood out to me,
"...let us remember [God],
and lay aside our sins,
and not hang down our heads,
for we are not cast off...."
I've heard it said that we speak to God through
and that many times He speaks to us
when we read our scriptures.
Sometimes before I say my prayers
I feel like I've been a
disappointment to my Heavenly Father.
One more failed night of not going to bed early,
one more wasted day when I've been irritable and depressed, etc.
I know these are just lies from the adversary,
but sometimes I "buy" into them.

I felt like my Heavenly Father 
was telling me to NOT
hang down my head
thinking He was disappointed in me
and that I was cast off.
I love the a-ha moments where
the Holy Ghost
whispers the exact words that I need to hear.

And with that,
I'm going to bed on time tonight!!