Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I love what was said this month by President Thomas S. Monson, its the first presidencies message

"Your Personal Liahona"

“Your patriarchal blessing is yours and yours alone. It may be brief or lengthy, simple or profound. Length and language do not a patriarchal blessing make.
It is the Spirit that conveys the true meaning.
Your blessing is not to be folded neatly and tucked away.
It is not to be framed or published.
Rather, it is to be read.
It is to be loved. It is to be followed.
Your patriarchal blessing will see you through the darkest night.
It will guide you through life’s dangers.… Your patriarchal blessing is to you, a personal Liahona to chart your course and guide your way. …
“Patience may be required as we watch, wait, and work for a promised blessing to be fulfilled.”

Another quote I love from this month message is

"Learn Lessons of the Past"

“In the search for our best selves, several questions will guide our thinking:

Am I what I want to be?

Am I closer to the Savior today than I was yesterday?

Will I be closer yet tomorrow?

Do I have the courage to change for the better? …

“The years have come and the years have gone, but the need for a testimony of the gospel continues paramount.
"As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past.”

I know that on my quest each day to be a better person (sometimes I fail horribly) I try to look at what lessons I have learned in the past, such as my past mistakes,
What did I learn from it?

I don't want them to be a broken record.
So I look back so I can move forward.
Never dwell on your mistakes, just know that each trial or struggle we went through made us who we are. Take those mistakes & reach for something higher.

another quote I love is this...

"Come unto Him"

“Remember that you do not walk alone. … As you walk through life, always walk toward the light, and the shadows of life will fall behind you. …

“As I [have] turned to the scriptures for inspiration, a particular word [has] stood out time and time again. The word [is] ‘come.’ The Lord said, ‘Come unto me.’ He said, ‘Come learn of me.’ He also said, ‘Come, follow me.’ I like that word, come.

My plea is that we would come to the Lord.”

How simple.

I too love that word.
srsly as I was reading that,
I was thinking about how I could portray an example to my readers (whoever you are)
of how we can "come" unto the lord.


The first thing that popped into my mind was something as simple as,

listening to a little music each day that is uplifting.
I know that I love me some Carrie Underwood most days, but I always try to take a break when I'm around the house & put something a little more quiet on & more spiritual.

let me suggest my favorite cds, they come in a pair and they are amazing.

little by little... step by step...

" For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little;
and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel,
for they shall learn wisdom;
for unto him that receiveth I will give more;
and from them that shall say,
'We have enough,'
from them shall be taken away even that which they have. "
2 nephi 28:30

I love the whole first presidency's message I just want to cut and paste the whole thing, but I'm only going to relate to you what I got out of it.

You can go here to read more.

I highly suggest it.


nate and amy crandell said...

wow you rock! I too loved the first pres. message! thanking for sharing this you have such a sweet testimony :)

Vegan Valerie said...

Jordan and I just read our patriarchal blessings the other day in response to that great First Presidency message. It brought me a lot of joy! That special blessing is truly a personal liahona!