Sunday, May 17, 2015

Blessings of the Temple

This video explains the blessing that we receive in the Temples of The Lord. I look forward to continuing my relationship with my husband and family for all eternity.

Payson Temple

A couple of days ago my husband and I went to the open house for the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Payson, Utah.  This was extra special for me since this is the temple my husband and I will be attending.

Here some photos of the interior of the temple.

The pictures are beautiful, but can't really convey the sense of peace that is there. It is like you have stepped away from all the stresses of the world and are in a place of beauty and love. It reminds you of what life can be like and helps you put your problems into perspective. It gives you the hope and strength to continue on and  to find joy in living. It is a little bit of heaven on earth.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

How Do Mormons Choose a Prophet?

A friend of mine granted that there seems to be a good man presently as the Prophet (we call him President) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her concern was that a person who wasn't as good might be voted prophet in the future. I don't worry because I know that the Lord chooses His Prophets. God always has. Each man has been prepared and tested all his life for his future calling as God's Prophet. Think of the soul wrenching test Abraham was given of offering his son as a sacrifice before he proved his worthiness. Think of the life of Moses, born an Israelite, but raised in the palace of the Pharaoh where he was taught court etiquette, given military experience, and Egyptian education. He was aptly prepared for his special mission to deal with the Egyptian rulers, lead the Israelite people to freedom, and govern them.  This article describes how one modern day Prophet was prepared for his future responsibilities.

When is Humor Funny?

I love humor. A lot of patience sprinkled with humor makes life fun! 

A friend sent me a link to a couple of songs from the Broadway smash hit, the musical Book of Mormon. I had to admit that the tunes were catchy and well sung. I also had to agree with her statement, "I would say that though the jabs were made so funny one had to laugh, it was also insulting if you were a Mormon."

My question is whether it is ever ok to "put down", "jab", or insult other people? Should we embrace entertainment derived from hurting others? Think of all the "Dumb Blond", "Pollock", "Fat", "Jewish", etc, etc. jokes. Are they really funny?