Sunday, October 31, 2010


My lesson in Relief Society this month is on faith. Faith is a hope for things which are not seen, which are true. (Hebrews 11:1) We do so many things as a routine. We forget that everything we do is based on faith. We get up in the morning because we have a hope of accomplishing something that day. We go to work because of our hope that we will be able to do something that will benefit ourselves and others. We plant a garden with the hope of being able to harvest it in the fall. We begin each new task with the hope that by the end we will reap the benefits of that task.

Imagine how hard it must have been for Noah and his family to build an ark. It was not raining the day he began building that ark. It was not raining the day he finished building the ark. It might not have been raining as the animals were entering the ark. If there was a seasonal rain I am sure the people danced and laughed. I bet people ridiculed him even after the floods began. But as the rain began to lift that ark off the ground I bet there were some who were wishing they had built an ark.

Our faith moves us to action.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I have been trying to decide which talk I enjoyed the most but there were so many good talks.

I enjoyed the talk by Jairo Mazzagardi (hope I spelt that right) He talked about the fence post that was over taken by a tree. The tree eventually grew around the post and pulled it right out of the ground. Sin sneaks slowly into our lives over time until it overtakes us. It is making me take a look at my live and seeing the sins I need to weed out of my live before they become full blown trees making them impossible to get out without a great deal of help.

I will enjoy listening to the talks again while I am working after school this week.