Sunday, September 29, 2013

sweet sundaes

This week has been sweet and I have to say Sundays {or sundaes} are the sweetest. This week is the week in preparation for conference weekend. For those of you who don't know much about conference weekend, prepare for an explosion of awesomeness from the Mormons. I personally can't wait. I mean, a chance to watch church on TV in your pajamas while you eat food? Not to mention the fact that we get to listen to the prophets of God and learn what God wants us to know and do in our lives. Pretty cool right?




So pretty much conference=happiness. Yup that just about sums everything up! I could end with that, but I do have a few things I want to share.

For starters, I invite you all {regardless of weather you are a "relief society" person or not} to listen to this talk given yesterday by President Monson during the General Relief Society Meeting. It was a great talk.



 One thing that stuck out to me in this talk was when he said

          "although [our challenges]   
are different to each,         
       they are common to all." 

I liked this because it made me remember that everyone on earth is fighting a hard fight. And I think that if we can remember that everyone is fighting a hard fight we would do better to treat people in a way that will help them fight that fight, rather than bring them down. We are all on the same team and we would do well to remember that we are only each others team mates, not each others opponents, and that if we fight together the game will be so much easier to win.

A second quote from President Thomas S. Monson that stuck out to me was when he said.

"The words of truth and inspiration,     
   found in our four standard works, 
are prized possessions to me."      

Anyone who knows me very well knows that I almost always carry my journal around with me. It's something I learned from my dad who always has his notebook out ready to take notes in whatever church meeting he may be in. For me you may not see it, but I always have it with me in my backpack, purse, or gym bag. I carry it with me everywhere because you never know when you are going to hear an amazing quote, or receive an answer to a prayers. For me having this journal with me allows me to record these gems of truth so I don't forget them. The things in this journal are "words of truth and inspiration" that help aid in my understanding of the standard works and they are "prized possessions to me." This journal is also where all of my ideas for blog posts come from and I never write without it open in front of me. (I just realized that I only have 10 pages left....ah guess its time to buy a new journal!)

Flipping through my scribblings from Church today I am reminded of something said during our 5th Sunday combined lesson taught by the bishopric. Our bishop said,

       "as soon as you take the patience to       
       observe individual stars,              
               you will begin to                 
    observe constellations."          

The same concepts is true with scripture study. As we begin to have patience to understand what individual verses are saying, we will begin to see the big picture and realize how these versus apply to us. It is only then that we begin to receive revaluation for ourselves. It is only then that we are able to taste just how sweet the gospel is.

I love this gospel and I know just how much sweetness it has brought to me and my life. I hope you all take the opportunity to stick your tong out and taste it for yourself.



feel my sunlight



p.s. This week for Young Womens we filled our bishops office with creepy dolls and funny sayings. He loved it. My ward is so awesome.



       

6 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for General Conference, too. :D And thanks for putting my button on your blog! Do you have a button for your blog I could share on mine?

    I love the title of this post {yay for ice cream sundaes!} and of course, the beautiful message of what you said. I especially love what you said about stars, constellations, and scriptures study! That is such an awesome point!

    Thanks for sharing your sunlight! Hugs!

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    1. You are so welcome! I have buttons under my "my buttons!" page at the top of my blog. Thanks for your comment! :)
      -WhitneySue

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    2. Holy Popcorn Batman, how unobservant can I be? I can't believe I didn't notice that page before. haha :) I just added your button! Thanks so much!

      :D Sarah

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    3. haha your awesome thanks! :)

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  2. Your so cute. I love this :)
    koopandlace@blogspot.com

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