Saturday, April 7, 2018

[washed clean]




A poem called Washed Clean,
written by President Boyd K. Packer
(from April 1997 General Conference)

In ancient times the cry “Unclean!”
Would warn of lepers near.
“Unclean! Unclean!” the words rang out;
Then all drew back in fear,

Lest by the touch of lepers’ hands
They, too, would lepers be.
There was no cure in ancient times,
Just hopeless agony.

No soap, no balm, no medicine
Could stay disease or pain.
There was no salve, no cleansing bath,
To make them well again.

But there was One, the record shows,
Whose touch could make them pure;
Could ease their awful suffering,
Their rotting flesh restore.

His coming long had been foretold.
Signs would precede His birth.
A Son of God to woman born,
With power to cleanse the earth.

The day He made ten lepers whole,
The day He made them clean,
Well symbolized His ministry
And what His life would mean.

However great that miracle,
This was not why He came.
He came to rescue every soul
From death, from sin, from shame.

For greater miracles, He said,
His servants yet would do,
To rescue every living soul,
Not just heal up the few.

Though we’re redeemed from mortal death,
We still can’t enter in
Unless we’re clean, cleansed every whit,
From every mortal sin.

What must be done to make us clean
We cannot do alone.
The law, to be a law, requires
A pure one must atone.

He taught that justice will be stayed
Till mercy’s claim be heard
If we repent and are baptized
And live by every word. …

If we could only understand
All we have heard and seen,
We’d know there is no greater gift
Than those two words—“Washed clean!”

Friday, April 6, 2018

[we must]


https://www.ksl.com/?sid=6660347 (When President Nelson and his wife Wendy and two other couples were attacked by armed men in Mozambique.)

http://www.ldsliving.com/When-Angels-Saved-President-Russell-M-Nelson-s-Life-What-We-Know-About-Heavenly-Messengers/s/80645 (President Nelson testified that angels saved them during that attack.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[I am with you]


Sharing my favorite art of Jesus Christ (painted by Minerva Teichert) and some of my favorite scriptures of Him with my Sunday School class. All of these scriptures testify that the Savior is with us, in our midst. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

[October 2017 General Conference quotes]









I was asked to do one of the bulletin boards in the church hallway long time ago. I finally got around switching the quotes. Need to do it more often. I think it's important that those who are in the hallway for one reason or another (noisy kids...) have something uplifting to read. 


Thursday, October 26, 2017

[comparison is a thief of joy]


Comparison is a thief of joy. We tend to compare our weaknesses and have nots to others' strengths and haves. Need to remember that people choose what they post online and usually it's not their trials/weaknesses. We don't know what struggles people have even though their lives seem perfect.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

[beetles]


Nature is one of my favorite things. I don't know how anyone wouldn't believe in God who learns about the universe and nature.
This quote is from the book Understanding Temple Symbols by Jack M. Lyon. Of course I had to start collecting beetles on Pinterest as a result of reading this. :)