Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ponder the Message of the Book of Mormon...

Here is a direct message and powerful invitation with a promise- from a Prophet of God. I know it's true and pray we may all do it daily!
Heidi

“My dear associates in the work of the Lord, I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day. As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven’s help in our lives. I so testify with all my heart in the name of Jesus Christ, amen." - Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, August 26, 2017

What Happens When We Die?

I am just one Mormon Mom trying to do good, teach my children right, and Keep the Commandments of God. I study each day in the scriptures and try to do and be better all the time.
Today I share our belief about what happens to us when we die. I know it's an important topic that affects us all. I hope this will bring someone comfort they need. 

My own sweet Mother passed away this past April. I think of her every day and sometimes feel her presence. Even though I miss her tremendously, I am comforted in knowing that we shall all be together again someday; reunited in love as a family and never to be separated again. 

My sweet mother (2nd from left) with her twin sister on their 81st birthday - with some of her 8 children and 30+ grandchildren. Mom passed away this past April - just a few weeks after this photo was taken.

Today I share our Believe on: "What Happens When You Die?"
"Death is the separation of your body from your spirit. Unlike your physical body, which eventually stops functioning and dies, your spirit will continue to exist. After death your spirit will reside in a temporary afterlife while you await resurrection. When you are resurrected, as Jesus Christ was, your spirit will be reunited with your own perfected, immortal body. Then you will be judged by God and live forever according to your eternal reward.  Read MORE HERE:"

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Just returned from a trip to Egypt, Israel and Turkey

My husband and I recently returned from an 18-day trip to Egypt, Israel and Turkey. We were, once again, struck by the thoughts of how blessed we've been to have the gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ in our lives.  The guidance of the Holy Spirit has brought us peace through many years of life challenges and joys.

Egypt, Pyramids

Israel; Dome of the Rock

Turkey; Ephesus


We are still newly married (almost 2 years) after his beloved wife Chris passed away from cancer a few years back. I was grateful to find a good and worthy man who loves the Lord and has tried to serve Him all his life.


After almost 16 years of raising my children alone - we met and married and are now figuring out the next chapters of our lives.

This mortal experience has a way of teaching us things we never thought we'd need (or perhaps want) to learn and yet there is great growth in it and many blessings to be had after the experience.

There is opposition in all things and we've both experienced many of those; joy/pain, grief, despair, loneliness, happiness, hope, love, sadness, sorrow and faith.  We are grateful for the Lord's plan of happiness which allows us eternal progression until we become like Him; from whence all good/blessings come.

We were grateful to experience Egypt, Israel and Turkey, and enjoy the beautiful fruits of the labors of Dr. Michael Wilcox, our guide and teacher. As we traveled from biblical site to biblical site we felt greatly blessed to 'come and see' where past experiences took place. We were taught from on-high about the histories of countries and peoples and the consequences of their either choosing good or evil.

So, my 'lesson' for today is to appreciate what we have; meaning, the gospel of Jesus Christ. With that comes freedom from many of the woes and tribulations of our day. There are many. There is much of poverty, sorrow and suffering in the world.  There is also much of hope and joy as some learn of the goodness of God and His desire for their well-being. The choice is ours. Whom will we choose to follow?  Light or Dark? Goodness or Evil. Poverty or wealth (not just temporal).

Blessings to many of you.
Hope you will find joy in the journey as there is much of it to be found.

Heidi


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

In a Coming Day We Will Meet the Savior

Currently I am seeking to know the Lord, His Life, His mind and will for me, better. To do so I have taken upon myself this personal quest of studying and pondering His words. They are sacred and special to me and I look forward to what I will be learning as I humble myself and seek to learn of Him and His life better. I invite you to ponder on the following beautiful message as one day, each of us will stand in the presence of the Lord and give an accounting of how we lived our mortal life. We pray we may do so in peace and gratitude and that we will be able to stand before Him having done our best, and having repented of all our sins, taken upon us His name, and sought to do His will.
Much love,
Heidi

"...In a coming day, you will present yourself before the Savior. You will be overwhelmed to the point of tears to be in His holy presence. You will struggle to find words to thank Him for paying for your sins, for forgiving you of any unkindness toward others, for healing you from the injuries and injustices of this life.

"You will thank Him for strengthening you to do the impossible, for turning your weaknesses into strengths, and for making it possible for you to live with Him and your family forever. His identity, His Atonement, and His attributes will become personal and real to you.

"But you don’t have to wait until then. Choose to be one of His true disciples now. Be one who truly loves Him, who truly wants to serve and lead as He did. I promise you that if you will study His words, your ability to be more like Him will increase. I know this is true." - Pres. Russell M. Nelson (one of His special witnesses on earth today)

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