Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hear and Obey the Voice of the Spirit

I simply love the book Following the Light of Christ into His Presence by John Pontius. This quote really stuck out to me the other day and I wanted to make it into a picture quote. I have really been working hard at hearing the voice of the Lord to me personally and then acting on those promptings. I will commit to improving, will you?

I decided to add to this post. I was in the shower pondering the Spirit and hearing and obeying and the question came to me, is there really anything else? As I pondered that I felt the spirit rest upon me. There really isn't much more than that. 

Abraham 3:25
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;

Inorder for us to obey all things the Lord commands us, we must first hear the commands. Our conscience, which is the Light of Christ in its simplest form, speaks to us constantly. This is the voice of Christ to us personally and we must learn to hear it and then obey.

I thought about all the prophets in the scriptures and realized that they are all nearly without exception about hearing the voice of the Lord to them and then obeying that command. It is really amazing. I am excited for this added knowledge and am committing today to do much better.

Background image by: Hilton Chen

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Heart of the Widow - By Elder O. Vincent Haleck

The Heart of the Widow - By Elder O. Vincent Haleck Highlights

Reading The Heart of the Widow - By Elder O. Vincent Haleck in Voice Dream

It has occurred to me that these Saints have much in common with the widow whom the Savior observed while He “sat … and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Even though her two mites were a meager contribution, to the Savior her gift was of supreme value, because she gave everything. In that moment, the Savior fully knew the widow, for her gift showed Him her heart. The quality and depth of her love and faith were such that she gave knowing that her “want” would be supplied.

The heart of the widow who gave her two mites is a heart that will give all by making sacrifices; by enduring hardship, persecution, and rejection; and by bearing burdens of many kinds. The heart of the widow is a heart that senses, feels, and knows the light of truth and will give anything to embrace that truth. It also helps others to see that same light and come to the same measure of eternal happiness and joy. Finally, the heart of the widow is defined by a willingness to give all for building up the kingdom of God on the earth.

My prayer for each of us is a plea to have the heart to bear our burdens, make necessary sacrifices, and have the will to do and to give. I promise that the Lord will not leave you wanting. The heart of the widow is filled with thanksgiving that the Savior was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” so that we would not need to taste the “bitter cup.”

Monday, March 12, 2018

Of whom shall I be afraid

This is my 16 yr old, Lacie's, first picture quote. I helped her like I helped each of my kids on their first. I think it is absolutely stunning. She texted me this scripture in Church on Sunday and said that she wanted to make a picture quote out of it. 

When we put our trust in the Lord, there is no trial too great or enemy too strong. 

Background image by: Aaron Rigsby

Monday, March 5, 2018

God's Plan of Salvation

What is God's Plan of Salvation? This video explains the main components with scriptures and quotes from Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 


There was an actual Adam and Eve who fell from an actual Eden.

Jeffrey R. Holland

The great Atonement was the supreme act of forgiveness.  

Gordon B. Hinckley

The greatest is the atonement of Jesus Christ. Because of what he did, sins can be washed away in the waters of baptism. Henry B Eyring

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Faith - Work for it - Live for it

"Whether it is talents you desire to develop or gospel standards you want to live, I believe you have to develop this kind of faith in order to be successful. It’s something more than just saying you have faith. You have to work for it. You have to live for it. You have to do all you can, as the little boy did when the bull was after him. He ran as hard as he could. You have to be worthy of it and then develop that eye of faith. It has to be firmly planted in your mind. You must know what you want to do, and how you will do it."

I simply love this. Faith - Work for it - Live for it

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lightning Bolts of Truth

In Stake Conference last week one of the speakers said that his Bishop often used, lightning bolts of truth, as revelation from reading the scriptures, and I loved it. When was the last time you had a lightning bolt of truth hit you from your scripture study? If it has been a while, it might be time to start taking the scriptures more seriously. The scriptures should speak to us daily. Let's reactivate our love and passion for the scriptures and we while start having lightning bolts of truth hit us more often. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Scripture Power

My little man, who is 6 yrs old, wanted to make another picture quote, and this is what we came up with. Let us never get too busy to gain power from the scriptures everyday. I love to get up and play the scriptures as I make lunches for my kids and get dressed for work. I truly get lost in the scriptures on many days and do not want to turn them off. Let us all reignite the flame of our love of the scriptures and feast from them daily. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

By Divine Design - By Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Reading By Divine Design - By Elder Ronald A. Rasband in Voice Dream

By Divine Design - By Elder Ronald A. Rasband Highlights

Elder Neal A. Maxwell once explained: “None of us ever fully utilizes the people-opportunities allocated to us within our circles of friendship. You and I may call these intersectings ‘coincidence.’ This word is understandable for mortals to use, but coincidence is not an appropriate word to describe the workings of an omniscient God. He does not do things by ‘coincidence’ but … by ‘divine design.’”

Our lives are like a chessboard, and the Lord moves us from one place to another—if we are responsive to spiritual promptings. Looking back, we can see His hand in our lives.

Background image by: Hilton Chen

No trial or calamity can derail God’s plan of happiness. Indeed, by “divine design,” “joy cometh in the morning.” “I came into the world to do the will of [the] Father,” Jesus taught. Dear brothers and sisters, so have we.

allow Him to make more of you than you can make of yourself on your own.

Now, where does our agency fit in a “divine design”? We have a choice to follow or to not follow our Savior and His chosen leaders.

By “divine design,” He is in the small details of your life as well as the major milestones. 

Background image by: Jan Wallin

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Don't Give Up

I was trying to decide what to post all day today and then at the Adult Session of Stake Conference this statement was said, and I knew that was my post. So don't ever give up!!