Sunday, July 24, 2016

[the scriptures will lift you higher]

This is the theme for my Sunday School class. My goal is to have all the class members studying their scriptures every week and then sharing experiences how those particular scriptures helped them that week. Today we'll talk about "ponderizing" (Elder Durrant's talk in October 2015 General Conference) and also about keeping scripture study journals. These are some quotes I will be sharing with my class.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

[scripture coloring page]

I teach adult Sunday School at church and part of this week's lesson will be to challenge the members to start a scripture study journal of some kind. This is my example for them how we can remember the things that stand out for us. I picked my favorites from the chapters we are studying and made this coloring page. Who says scripture study needs to be boring? 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

[positive attitude]

The best thing about living a Christ-centered life, however, is how it makes you feel—inside. It’s hard to have a negative attitude about things if and when your life is focused on the Prince of Peace. There will still be problems. Everyone has them. But faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is a power to be reckoned with in the universe and in individual lives. It can be a causative force through which miracles are wrought. It can also be a source of inner strength through which we find self-esteem, peace of mind, contentment, and the courage to cope. I have seen marriages saved, families strengthened, tragedies overcome, careers energized, and the will to go on living rekindled as people humble themselves before the Lord and accept His will in their lives. Heartache, tragedy, and trauma of all kinds can be focused and managed when the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are understood and applied.  

(M. Russell Ballard, Our Search for Happiness,[Deseret Book, 1993], 15.)