Tag Archive: faith

Young Women Value Posters

I recently saw a post on By Common Consent where a Church member had created some alternate Young Women posters with quotes from a variety of different female leaders.  I liked the idea — a lot — and I appreciated her thoughts on the cute-ifying of YW activities. However, I was disappointed that of the 16 posters, only 5 had quotes from LDS women.  I’m sometimes annoyed when we behave…
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Discipleship Self-Assessment D&C 4

Take this self-assessment to see what qualities you might develop further in your quest to become a better servant of Jesus Christ. Response Key 1 = never 2 = sometimes 3 = often 4 = almost always 5 = always   Faith 1. ____ I believe in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 2. ____ I trust Heavenly Father enough to accept His will and do whatever He asks. 3. ____…
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Belated General Conference Printables – April 2014

It can’t really be the end of June already…can it?? I had so many plans to get these General Conference quotes up during conference weekend. Sigh. Unfortunately, moving across the country with two toddlers consumed my life for the last few months! Oh…

The Truth About Luck

With St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away, I have been thinking a lot about luck and how to teach my children what “luck” really is. Is luck getting the right job at the right time? Is luck happening to win a raffle at a party? Is luck finding money on the ground, right when you need it? I guess each person can interpret these things in their own way, but many of them I feel are blessings that the Lord wants us to have.

“Luckily,” I came across this amazing quote from President Spencer W. Kimball that teaches us the truth about luck:

“Remember also that if you succeed, it isn’t because of luck. Success comes from faith and work and prayer and from constant righteous effort” (read talk here).

I love that in President Kimball’s description of luck, he focuses on us consistently doing the right things. I find that the “luckiest” times of my life are the times I am striving to be consistent in gospel living, which helps me to know even more that I am being blessed for my efforts. I can teach my children to be consistent in righteousness, to pray, and to trust that God will give them what they need as they are striving to live His will.

Despite my lack of strong belief in “luck,” I never hesitate to say, “Good luck!” to friends and family…but I usually add in, “I’m praying for you!” (Hey, can’t hurt to add a little luck and blessing both, eh?)

Happy St. Patrick’s day, my friends!

What are you doing with your family to celebrate St. Patrick’s day?

The Truth About Luck

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Unshakable Faith

I think the Lord works in very mysterious ways sometimes. It seems as if we finally reach a moment where things seem to be going just right, then a trial comes upon us. Have you ever wondered why? I sure have!

Henry B. Eyring gave an amazing talk in General Conference of April 2012 called “Mountains to Climb.” (You should see this powerful Mormon Message made from the talk here.) One thing he said in his talk is: “Now, I wish to encourage those who are in the midst of hard trials, who feel their faith may be fading under the onslaught of troubles. Trouble itself can be your way to strengthen and finally gain unshakable faith.”

I really believe this is true. I believe that hard times give us the opportunity to test our faith. The more we rely on God in these tough times, the more we recognize His hand and feel of His mercy and love. Our faith really does become “unshakable” as we become the benefactors of godly miracles. God knows what He is doing–He is helping us to reach our full, divine potential. He is giving us a chance to think about, turn to, and feel the grace of the atonement of Christ. He is building us to BE godly.

How have trials helped you to gain unshakable faith?

Unshakable Faith
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(Sorry, I originally forgot to make the download public! It should be working fine now. Thanks for all of your support!)

Sunday Session Highlights – General Conference 2013

I took away so many different things from conference this weekend, and I know I have much more to learn as I re-watch and study the messages that were shared. My husband and I sat and talked tonight about what we learned and about how we can improve ou…

Faith

  I used this document during our discussion of Hebrews 11, however, the quotes are great for any lesson on faith. ___________________ Faith “I recognize two kinds of faith. The first is the kind which is apparent in the world. It is the common denominator of most everything that goes on. It is the thing that lets us exist. It is the thing that gives us some hope of getting…
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Come Follow Me: What Does it Mean to Have Faith in Jesus Christ?

  Here are some handouts I have created for March’s “Come Follow Me” curriculum.The following printables are specifically for the lesson outlineWHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST?When I think of having faith in Jesus Christ, I think of an anchor. It is steadfast, it is firm, it is unwavering, even in rough seas.It keeps you from drifting. Just as an anchor holds a ship steady, our faith in…
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