Satan wants to make us miserable. God wants us to be happy. Read that again. Satan wants us to lose our freedom. The best way he accomplishes that is by enticing temptations that we choose to indulge in and lose the Spirit of God. On the other hand, God wants us to use our choices to be happy by freely living under His law and bounds.Continue reading
When I was younger, I thought plans were restrictive. Why divide life up by plans? Plans that if not achieved only led to disappointment and frustration. What a naive girl I was back then.Continue reading
This is difficult to use an object lesson because you don’t want to hurt or cause discomfort to anyone. But maybe a little discomfort is okay?
Find some annoying sound (used to be able to do fingers down a chalkboard but how many chalkboards are out there?) like a balloon being rubbed or static from the radio. Something that will cause most class members to lose focus on the teacher and concentrate on the annoying sound. As this is happening, tell a short story. At the end, quiz the class on details and see how many paid attention to the story and how many focused on the annoyance. Continue reading
There’s that word again: happiness. Have you noticed how many talks have been devoted to the topic of finding or having happiness and joy? Even in our day when all things are in commotion? It is possible and it can happen for each of us. That is the important thing to remember. Continue reading
by President Dallin H. Oaks
and Brian K. Ashton
I have thought a lot about truth and specifically how two opposing forces can both lay claim to it. Shouldn’t there only be one victor? How can two opposite sides claim truth? Is there even such a thing as truth? How can I make sure I’m leaning on truth and not popular opinion?
Despite my many ponderings on the subject I don’t have an answer for you.
But President Oaks does. Continue reading
by Elder M. Russell Ballard
In short, keep holding on. Don’t be deceived. Keep your focus on Christ. Continue reading
by Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Here’s another pep talk for you if you need it – and who doesn’t need encouragement every now and then? Continue reading
by Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Continuing with one of the prominent themes of conference (at least for me anyway), Elder Oaks ties in the Plan of Salvation with the knowledge of God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Continue reading
by Weatherford T. Clayton
A prevalent theme from conference I noticed was the emphasis on the Plan of Salvation. Last week’s post is closely related. Continue reading
by Carlos A. Godoy
There is a plan.