Hello My Reading Friends!
Can you believe it is Friday already? So happy for the weekend. We have my husband's brother and his family staying with us until Monday. I am so grateful for family. What a blessing it is to get together. Tomorrow we are going to play some tennis in the morning. So fun! This afternoon I got a call from my 6 year old's 1st grade teacher and apparently he had stuck a rock in his ear. My husband picked him up and took him to our dr's office. They were able to get it out no problem but what a way to end the 2nd week of school! LOL! Here is a picture of him on the way home from the doctors. I bet he was so happy to get that rock out!
On another note, my big sister got her Master's degree today! She is the first one out of all my siblings that has graduated from college with a Bachelors and a Masters. I am so proud of her! She has been through so much these past years being a single mom of 4 kids, working full time, AND going to school full time. What a great example she is to me. Way to go Sis!!
I loved today's reading! There are so many verses that I have highlighted. How about you? Have you highlighted your favorites in these chapters? I love all of the many miracles that happened to the Lamanites after the Gospel of Jesus Christ was taught to them. Here are some of my favorite scriptures…
"Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel."
I looooove that verse! It is so true! "Who can glory too much in the Lord?" None of us can.
Here is the entire talk given by Sheri L. Dew. Hope you enjoy it!
I also not only highlighted, but underlined the following scriptures…
"Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing -- unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance."
"Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success."
That is such a comforting promise that is for us as well. We can liken all scriptures unto us as these are words for our day as well as in the days of old.
The following is a GREAT discussion/ talk about dealing with trials in our lives. I hope it touches your hearts.
I want to close today by sharing a song by Hilary Weeks about our Savior. I am so grateful that I have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who atoned for my sins. I am far from perfect but I know that I can be perfect in him. Love to you all! Have a wonderful night!