I love music. So, I was very excited when I heard that our upcoming ward activity was to attend Music and The Spoken Word up in Salt Lake City, one Sunday Morning. We would have to meet early in order to arrive in time, and then afterwards, we planned to eat lunch at the tables in between Temple Square and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, before returning back to Orem for Church.
Filed under: Finding a Happier You, So Now You're An Adult
Years ago, as I was preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, I was told a story that had a powerful influence upon not only my mission, but also the rest of my life.
As I was sitting in the temple, the other night, I saw a copy of The Book of Mormon on the table next to me. I picked it up and randomly began to read. I had opened to the Book of Alma. Captain Moroni had just torn his coat and written upon it the famous Title of Liberty:
A few days ago I was attending a luncheon with a handful of my blogging sisters. Near the end of the luncheon one of the women asked my mother and me how we felt about my little sister’s marriage. Now this is not the first time we have been asked this question. This is probably due to how unique my sister, and her husband’s story are.
During my time serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was sent to an area where many of the saints were struggling. This area hadn’t had missionaries for almost a year before my companion (the missionary I was assigned to serve with)and I arrived. The stress was high. To make matters worse, we both had hard experiences with previous companions.
Relief Society Class on Sunday is a favorite time for me. It is in Relief Society that we study the gospel as sisters and discuss how it applies to our life. Right now we are in the process of learning from The Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith. However, on the first Sunday of every month the lesson is on whatever the Relief Society Presidency feels the sisters in our ward need to be taught, and discuss.
I have come to the realization that I am not as young as I used to be. Now this is not a bad thing, far from it. I have grown in knowledge, experience and maturity over the years (I hope). I have earned every one of my 25½ years and wouldn’t trade in a single one of them.
I have heard many of my single adult friends complain about their parents seeming interfere with their life. Indeed I have heard the comments, “Why can’t my parents just leave me alone?”, or “Why can’t they acknowledge that I am an adult?”, or “If only they would stay out of my life.”
A number of years ago when I first joined my stake singles ward, I had a Relief Society Lesson that changed my life. I no longer recall all the details of the lesson, but there is one part that I will never forget.