Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In a day of concern over our net worth in monetary terms, it is well that a Latter-day Apostle reminds us that our net worth before God is considered in more that mere monetary terms, and that it is "great." - Grandpa Wal

If you would like to read the entire talk by Elder Neal A. Maxwell on how we can consecrate our lives and performance to God please go to the link: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=98352f9318fcd110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ, and like Him they too give us encouragement to live better the precious lives we have been given as a gift from God. - Grandpa Wal

If you wish to read the entire talk by Elder Marvin J. Ashton on the subject of carrying the cross of Jesus daily and with joy, please see Ensign February 1988, p69 or click the link: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=86d8d7630a27b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It is not uncommon for each of us to think that our humble lives are insignificant in regard to influencing others. But, in that judgment we may well be wrong, for have we not seen simple lives touch others for good, and have we not been recipients ourselves of the happiness and joy that is often found in those whom we may consider simple? - Grandpa Wal

Friday, December 12, 2008

A song we used to sing in the “good old days” when individual peace and happiness were threatened by all kinds of calamity was, “There’s no place like home.” This little song reminded us that no matter what state the world was in, we could count on finding happiness in our homes. Then, the world got busy and we found little time for home, because we thought we could gain fame and fortune, before happiness. But, a Prophet of God reminded us that no success can compensate for failure in the home, and he was right. - Grandpa Wal

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It's teachings are Christ centered and it's history is about "Other sheep which I have that are not of this fold" meaning the people in the land where He ministered in New Testament times.
What's in a name, some might say, but the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says it all. The practices of the Church are Christ centered and the lives of its members are set in the direction of the Sinless One, Jesus Christ. Thus they qualify as Christians, just as the followers of Christ were named Christians in Antioch [See Acts 11:26].
Not infrequently some people claim that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a Christian Church. The best response to this question is found in the answer Jesus gave to those who were skeptical about His own teachings: "Come and see!" Something else to consider: Jesus also taught, "By their fruits ye shall know them." - Just a thought, from Grandpa Wal