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Doctrine & Covenants 130

18 Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.

19 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

Our Relief Society lesson today was about continuing to learn as we go through our lives. Comments were made that the older we get, the harder it is to recall what we have learned in the past. Not only that, but as our lives get busier our minds are filled with so much, we forget things.

I feel very confident in putting the effort into learning and gaining ore knowledge if I know that it will be something I can eventually have readily available in my memory.

When I am resurrected I will have a perfect body. My spirit and body with be reunited forever. Because of our Savior and His resurrection, we will all be resurrected.

What a blessing to know these things.

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

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“May the real meaning of the gospel distill into our hearts that we may realize that our lives, given us by God our Father, are to be used in the service of others.

If we will give such service, our days will be filled with joy and gladness. More important, they will be consecrated to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to the blessing of all whose lives we touch.”-Gordon B. Hinckley

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

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“What does it mean to be of good cheer? It means having hope, not getting discouraged, not losing faith, and living life joyfully. “Men are, that they might have joy.” It means facing life with confidence. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the strength and the eternal perspective to face what is coming with good cheer.” -Adhemar Damiani

We cannot always control what happens in our life, but we can always do our best to be hopeful, and have faith that our loving Father in Heaven is aware of us and will help us and bless us as we go through our life.

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

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Today is Relief Society we talked about marriage.

It is such a wonderful topic and I’m always so grateful for my marriage!

I shared this cute clip from the Pixar movie “Up”. Watching it always make me smile and tear up. Carl and Ellie are the cute couple in the movie. They are so typical of most the marriages I know. They start out with so much hope and expectations for their adventure in life, but things don’t always go the way we think or want them to go. It seems the best way to be married is to love each other and just keep moving forward with love and faith in each other and God.

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Every marriage is subject to occasional stormy weather. But with patience, mutual respect, and a spirit of forbearance, we can weather these storms. Where mistakes have been made, there can be apology, repentance, and forgiveness. But there must be willingness to do so on the part of both parties. …

I have learned that the real essence of happiness in marriage lies … in an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion. Thinking of self alone and of the gratification of personal desires will build neither trust, love, nor happiness. Only when there is unselfishness will love, with its concomitant qualities, flourish and blossom.

-Gordon B. Hinckley

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I have learned in my marriage that men and women are different and complimentary. My sweetheart is my best match. I have strengths, and so does he. When I am overwhelmed with something, he is there to support and handle the situation. When a decision needs to be made, we discuss it and I am usually the one who follows through with the decision.

We couldn’t do as well as we have in our marriage without our Father in Heaven, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to bless us, and to help us be our best selves in our relationship. They want us to have a successful marriage, too!

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy

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“God will take you as you are at this very moment and begin to work with you. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to believe, and trust in the Lord.”

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Our Father in Heaven is so patient with us. He is always there for us, waiting for us to come to Him. I am learning, or relearning, that I need Him more everyday. I can’t do life without the help of Heavenly Father. I am so grateful that He is there for me. I love Him.

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love. Joy

Eight is Great!

Today it has been eight years since I started my blog. 

As I read through the blog, I am so happy that I have been able to share these stories and experiences with everyone!

I am so thankful that I have written them down.

They are a treasure to me.

My life and all that I have experienced is wonderful. Even the challenges have taught me so much. Some of the best things I’ve learned in the last eight years are:

1-Family is everything. I can’t imagine my life with out my family. Both the one I grew up in and the one I have with my Darlin. I feel blessed to have a sweet husband, wonderful children, and I am in love with my beautiful grandchildren. I’m thankful I have a blog full of memories of my family.

2-A knowledge of God and my Savior, Jesus Christ is a blessing in my life everyday. The gospel gives me direction, and hope for my life. 

3-I am so thankful for my ancestors. The family who came before me, and who paved the way so that life would be better for me. They left homes they knew, for the unknown. They gave up comfort for the challenge of a journey to a new life. I can’t imagine what they went through, but I am so thankful. I love them!

4-Grandbabies are the best!!! I am completely in love with them! They are my reward for not killing my kids. Haha. But seriously, how wonderful it is to have these sweet little people who I get to love, and spoil, and then send them home. It is the best!

Thank you for your visit to my blog!

I love to have you come. 

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I belong to the greatest women’s organization on the earth!

It has been 175 years since it’s organization. It is called the

Relief Society

of

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It was organized in 1842, and since then the women of the Relief Society have done so much to bless the lives of others. In this organization we call each other sister.

Linda K. Burton who is the President of the Relief Society today said, ““The First Presidency has told us who we are: beloved daughters of Heavenly Father and dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ who are part of a great worldwide sisterhood, there are almost 7 million Relief Society members in 185 different countries. We are sisters.”

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All adult women in the Church are members of Relief Society. The Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society on March 17, 1842. He taught that the Relief Society was organized for “the relief of the poor, the destitute, the widow and the orphan, and for the exercise of all benevolent purposes.” In addition, he taught that the Relief Society was “not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.” The larger part of the work of Relief Society today is “to look after the spiritual welfare and salvation … of all the female members of the Church.” The Relief Society was “divinely made, divinely authorized, divinely instituted, divinely ordained of God.” It operates under the direction of priesthood leaders. (See Handbook 2, 9.1.2.)


When I think of the blessings I have received in my life from being a part of the Relief Society organization I am so grateful for it. I have not only been blessed by the service of my sisters in the Relief Society, but I have had the opportunity to bless other sisters with my service. It is such a blessing to be part of such a wonderful organization!

Happy Birthday Relief Society!!!

Hope your Sunday was the Best!!! Love, Joy

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      “If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right.” -Howard W. Hunter 

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

A Baby Changes Everything!

At this wonderful time of year I am reflecting each day on the gift that the babe who was born in a manger gave to this world.

It is overwhelming to think about.

God’s own Son, His first born and beloved Son condescended to come to earth in the most humble circumstances and become an example, teacher, prophet and to atone for the sins of all mankind. How could He do it?

Love.

Love is the answer. It always has been and it is what makes life have purpose and lead us back to God, our Father.

When that Baby was born everything changed. When that Baby was born nothing would ever be the same again, and I am so grateful to Him and for Him.

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Luke 2:11

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:

for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth…”

Romans 1:16

The most important thing in my life is my relationship with God.

Everything else is made better because of that relationship.

I believe in God our Eternal Father. He is a loving Father who blesses my life always. Sometimes the blessings I receive, I am not thankful for at first. When I realize the blessing is not going to be fun, but a learning experience, I try extra hard to live in a way that Heavenly Father will help me through it. How does He help me through it? Sometimes an undeniable miracle takes place and I believe He had a hand in helping me. Sometimes, He sends the Comforter, the Holy Ghost to help me feel peace and a feeling that it will all be ok in the end. Sometimes, I get a prompting to try something I haven’t thought of, and that is the answer to making it through the blessing. I know that Father in Heaven wants me to have success and happiness in my life. I trust Him.

I believe in His Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He came to earth and atoned for the sins of all, including me. We would all be lost without Him. Because of Him we can repent, and be better. How many times will He forgive us? As many times as needed. He paid for all of our sins. He understands our struggles, because he felt them. I am amazed that He could do it. He felt all our pain, sins, sadness, sorrows. I feel sometimes I can’t handle my own, let alone what others are experiencing. He is our example. He was baptized. He led a perfect life, and was obedient to our Father. He wants us to be obedient to our Father too. I know that my Savior wants me to have success and happiness in my life. I believe Him.

I believe in the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost. He is my true eternal friend. He comforts me when I’m sad. He teaches me things I need to learn about life. He brings things to my remembrance, like: that I am important- just like everyone, we are all children of God, that I have a purpose in life, and that I can do what I came to earth to do. I am never alone, and neither are you! I feel Him.

I am so grateful I have a relationship with Heavenly Father, my Brother Jesus and the Holy Ghost. If I struggle, without hope, it is because I am not putting God first in my life. I know that having a life centered on God will bless you too.

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy