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.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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. :)
Monday, October 9, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
From my Facebook page:
This quote is resonating with me big time right now. I have experienced bigotry because of my faith. Somehow we have to get past each other's differences and see that kindness and love is always the right way to go. It's a great idea to search our hearts every once in awhile to see if any bigotry or hatred lives there. If we find any, then we can sweep it out and life will be much brighter and sunnier as a result. And yes, this is a quote by an Apostle in my Church. It shouldn't matter that he is a Latter-Day Saint (a "Mormon"). You can learn wisdom from many sources. I have been reading a book in which Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu share their thoughts on the topic of joy. I don't need to be a Buddhist or an Anglican to appreciate their wisdom and to learn from them. Let's not be scared of each other's differences. Let's cherish good in any culture or faith. The more we learn about people who are different from us, the less scared we are of them. True tolerance will then flourish.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Preparing a Sunday School lesson and reading Elder Oaks' talk "Worship Through Music" from October 1994 General Conference.
Sacred music is so powerful! So grateful to have such beautiful music to uplift and edify us. Music can touch our hearts so powerfully. Here's an experience from Elder Oaks' life:
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Sorry, my neglected spiritual blog. Just not enough time for everything I want to do. Life is busy, busy.
I have always loved this scripture and decided to make a handout of it for my lesson.
So often people wonder if they have the Spirit or not. The answer is simple: if you enjoy these sweet, fresh "fruits" in your life, you have the Spirit. If you have the opposite of these, you might want to repent and get back to enjoying these fruits again.