Sunday, December 6, 2009


So Tuesday night I was just really stressed out about school and basketball and everything else in my life. I litterally had a mental break down at 11:15 and just cried for 20 minutes. I remembered that in Young Womens we recieved a poem called "The Race" and I got that out and read it and its about a boy running a race and falling and and each time he heard "get up and win the race" from his father. Finally after falling 3 times and coming in about last he recieved the greatest applause from the crowd due to the fact that he didn't give up and kept going. This made me feel a little bit better but I decided what I really needed to do was pray. So I prayed to Heavenly Father asking him for comfort, the ability to find peace, and most of all to stay awake in seminary because I was extremely exhausted. After I finished praying I was calmed down enough to go to bed. Wednesday morning during seminary we were discussing Mosiah 26 I believe it was and how God answers prays when you need them most and I felt that was directed straight at me. It was exactly what I needed to hear after my late night. So don't be afraid to ask Heavenly Father for things because he is always there and ready to bless you with what you need to get up and "win the race."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Service to Others

Scripture Mastery
Mosiah 2:17
"And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow being ye are only in the service of your God."

Application to My Life:
When I help others I am helping God. Heavenly Father want me to serve others whenever possible not only to be for my benefit but for the benefit of those that I help.

Kingdom of God Before Riches

Scripture Mastery
Jacob 2:18-19
"But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted."

Application to My Life:
There are things far more important in life than seeking for riches. I need to draw close to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ first. Then if i wish to seek riches I can as long as I intend to help others with it.

Pray Always

Scripture Mastery
2 Nephi 32:8-9
"And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance may be for the welfare of they soul."

Application to My Life:
The Spirit never leads me astray it will always point me in the right direction. Also, I always need to remember to pray to my Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. I shouldn't just pray when I need something but all the time to thank him for the blessings in my life.

Feasting Upon the Words of Christ

Scripture Mastery
2 Nephi 32:3
"Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do."

Application to my Life:
If I am ever in need of advice, I can always turn to the scriptures because they are the words of Christ. The scriptures can help guide me through my life if I study them diligently.

Views of the World

Scripture Mastery
2 Nephi 28:7-8
"Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us. And there shall also be many which shall say:Eat, drink and be merry; nevertheles, fear God--he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God."

Application to My Life:
The world has different standards than I do for myself. I need to keep my standards high and not fall to the lower standards of the world.


Scripture Mastery
2 Nephi 9:28-29
"O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. Andy they shall perish. But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God."

Application to My Life:
Although I may have a lot of knowledge, it is nothing compared to the knowledge that our Heavenly Father has. Therefore, I can not turn my back on Him and think I can make it through my life on my own because the truth is that I can't.