Sunday, October 30, 2016

Being a peacemaker

Had an interesting thought from Sunday School today. 

3 Nephi 12:9
9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Amos 8:11-12
 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

Ephesians 4:13-14
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

**To be a peacemaker is to share the gospel. We bring peace to the lives of those that we are missionaries with. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Who are you again?

I haven't posted since May - but it doesn't mean I have stopped recording my life (literally) for those that for some odd reason want to know the going ons of this storyteller - I have decided to be a little better with my YouTube postings and you can find the happening happs right here - 
I do want to continue posting on my blog - even if it is just for me. I have done a few blog worthy crafting projects over the year but obviously haven't posted them. I also enjoy posting my Goals for the new year on here as well - I think mostly to force myself to think about it and write it out - but also to commit myself to the universe I guess.
Normally, I start by reviewing the last years goals and then pick a theme, scripture, and a General Conference talk to help shape my goals. I enjoy the format of categories - Spiritual, Financial, Physical etc. and then breaking it down by year, month, week, and day (See 2015 and 2014).

I decided to do something a little different this year. I have three categories -
Reaching Outward
Reaching Inward
Reaching Upward

These categories came to my mind as I read several talks and teachings while preparing a lesson on fellowship and ministering a few weeks ago. This phrase continues to come into my mind. I have smaller more simple goals under each of those with varying aspects, but I feel energized with this focus.
My theme this year is COURAGE
Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 128:22
I normally only choose one talk from General Conference but this year I have chosen a recent one from Elder Robert D. Hales and one President Thomas S. Monson gave back in 1999.