28 May 2014

Mormon Messages

Here are two Mormon Messages from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, both have very sweet messages that made a difference in my life. The first video made me realize how much my parents mean to me and the second one reminded me much of a cousin who has autism. My cousin is one of the most coolest guys I know because he is very creative and great at drawing! I just love my family because we keep trying to be our best, despite being imperfect human-beings. Thank you!

28 April 2014

What if sin had a smell?

So in my seminary class recently, my teacher told our class an analogy about forgiveness and repentance from sin. I really enjoy my religions class because there is something so new to learn to help me in life. So my teacher told our class that our choices have good and bad consequences. Just like from Harry Potter, Sirius said that we all have good and evil in us and the choice remains with ourselves to choose what we do with that.

"What if sin had a smell?" My seminary teacher asked. "How terrible would this room smell right now? You would also know who did what--like this kid may have told a lie or that kid bullied someone. Luckily, there is Christ who atoned for our sins."

With this thought, I want to share that we can all come to Christ and find the light to take the darkness away.

Have a good day!

21 April 2014

Friendship

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Easter weekend! As Easter wrapped up yesterday, I was just thinking about friendship and how it always brings new hopes. Easter is about the resurrection of Christ and how that is also a hope always found. Here are just some fantastic quotes of friendship that I happen to cross upon:

Love is blind, but a friendship of love has its eyes open.

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend," Albert Camus

"True friends stab you in the front," Oscar Wilde

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down," Arnold H. Glasow

"A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world," Leo Buscaglia

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom," Marcel Proust.

"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeable," William Penn.

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence," George Washington.

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light," Helen Keller.

Finally, there was a quote which I do not recall who said it, but the thought still stays and it went like this:

If you see someone without a smile upon their face, give them one. 
Friendship is powerful: it can change people. I know that the world always seem to say that people don't change, except they do. I change all the time for the better and that is the best about change. The only fault with change is when one decides to spiral down for the worst; a good reason why to be friend: to keep that one person standing. Be a friend today! Make new ones and still cherish the ones already have.

08 April 2014

2014 My Favorite General Conference Talks

It is that time again where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or 'Mormons') had a General Conference! I love watching the inspirational messages given and the great talks given. Here are the two of the talks from this recent one that I would like to share:

Here is an excerpt from Brother Uchtdorf's talk titled: A Firmly Set Anchor.

"Why We Need Anchors

The purpose of an anchor is to keep a ship safe and secure at a desired location or to help control the ship during bad weather. However, to accomplish these vital purposes, just having an anchor is not enough. The anchor must be solid, dependable, and used properly at the right time and place.
Individuals and families need anchors as well.
Adversity can come as a great storm to blow us off course and threaten to cast us against the rocks. But sometimes we are also in danger when everything appears to be safe—the winds soft and the waters smooth. In fact, we can be in the greatest danger when we are drifting and movement is so slight that we scarcely notice it...
Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold—no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves...
Life is beautiful and worth living. Wind, storm, and prevailing currents may tempt us to drift into dangers seen or unseen, but the gospel message and its divine power will keep us on our path back to the safe harbor of our Heavenly Father." 
I love the message of holding on firmly to our beliefs so we do not forget who we are in this life. Life is rough if we make it. Most of the problems in this world today were man-made, but it can fixed with the help from a loving Heavenly Father and through Christ's atonement.

Here is another excerpt from President Monson's (head of the church) talk on Sunday:

07 April 2014

Modest is Hottest Dad

http://www.christianpost.com/news/dad-wears-short-shorts-to-teach-daughter-modest-is-hottest-104493/

Who remembers this sweet story from last year about a caring father and his daughter? Mrs. Macintosh, the father's wife, was a seminary substitute in my religion class. Check out the full story in the link above, meanwhile, here is an excerpt:

When asked to change out of her short shorts, a teen daughter refused, prompting her father to put on a pair of his own short shorts to teach his daughter a lesson.

29 March 2014

Motherhood

Motherhood always meant something great to me. In a modern world, women are always expected to do certain things and to stop working certain jobs. In this "modern" world, women are not required to have children, marry, or to be a mom. However, without women, there would not be any children. Being a mother is awesome! They are richer than any millionaire. My mom is a stay-at-home mom and I really love it because she is always there for me and I do not feel any loneliness. Good mothers are truly amazing--their hard work goes a long ways. So for girls who are planning on being a wife and mother, start now on working to be that wonderful mom, although life still happens to the best of us.

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” ~ C. JoyBell C.
The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl's highest calling. I hope I am ready.”  ~ Nancy E. Turner
Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.”  ~Howard W. Hunter

21 March 2014

Angels in the Outfeild: 20 Years

In 1994, a Disney film released the classical (a must-watch) film Angels in the Outfield. The plot is about a young boy named Roger and his best friend, JP. Roger had lost his mother and lives in a Foster home with JP with Maggie, the Foster mother. Later, Roger meets up with his father would may raise him if the baseball team, The Angels, win. So when Roger and JP go the the game, Roger witnesses real angels from Heaven helping the baseball team win. I highly suggest watching this wonderful film.


10 March 2014

Make Someone Happy...Today

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~Dalai Lama

Our own actions decide our happiness. Others can contribute to that, although that choice comes down to our own self. Yet a kind act to make someone's day better is one of the best actions of happiness.