Monday, February 15, 2010

No Offense, Guard against Wolves, Float Your Boat

Sacrament Meeting

-Alice L - consider your words and your actions. Choose not to offend nor to be offended. Ask yourself if you would do or say what you are doing or saying if the Lord was in the room. Do we not desire to have His Spirit with us always?

Former Bishop Young gets to sing in choir now. New Bishop Adair does not.

Bob E - Satan has been trying to destroy the family forever. He tries to drive a wedge between you and your family like wolves separating a deer from the herd. Brigham Young said our families are not ours yet. The Lord is giving us a chance to see how we treat them. - The gospel is about change and love. If we want to become like God, we must learn to change and to love.

Family Home Evening is one tool to strengthen and defend our family.

Concerned that he didn't have much time, Bob gave us the condensed outline for successful family home evenings:  OP,OS,L,FSS, CS, CP, G, R

Opening prayer
Opening song
Family scripture study time
Closing song
Closing prayer
Minutes - MIT most important thing that happened - different family members may think different things were MIT
Journals -journal sharing time?
Grandfather's coloring book - find or make pictures from family history and making coloring pictures
Family Service - each other, neighbors, singles , elderly, sick, Bishop'sStorehouse etc etc

You may see bored faces, however they are listening but don't want to admit it. They are getting more out of Than you think. They are certainly getting more out of it than if you didn't have Family Home Evening.

Sunday School
- Elder W. Don Ladd: "When it starts raining, it is too late to begin building the ark. ... We ... need to listen to the Lord's spokesmen.  We need to calmly continue to move ahead and prepare for what will surely come. We need not panic or fear, for if we are prepared, spiritually and temporally, we and our families will survive any flood.  Our arks will float on a sea of faith if our works have been steadily and surely preparing for the future."  Conference Oct 1994
- When Noah built the ark "his warnings were considered irrational. ... How foolish to build an ark on dry ground with the sun shining and life moving forward as usual! But time ran out. The ark was finished.  The floods came. The disobedient and rebellious were drowned.  The miracle of the ark followed the faith manifested in its building." (Spencer W. Kimball 'Faith Precedes the Miracle')
- blessings may cone more from obedience than from 'successful' gardening

-- Lots for me to work on!

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