Thursday, February 19, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
ever since i started attending church this year i feel like ive become a different person(maybe im just getting old). lol or maybe because i have two beautiful children whose eternal salvation is my responsibility(yes janet im all growns up). which brings me to my family. i look at the relationship i have with my kids and the relationship they have with each other theres so much love, understanding and forgiveness. my biggest fear is all that love will turn into hate and all the understanding and forgiveness will turn into contention and anger
i came across a quote from Pres. Ezra Taft Benson that opened my eyes and made me realize how much i love my family and the family i was born into...
"Remember, the family is one of God’s greatest fortresses against the evils of our day. Help keep your family strong and close and worthy of our Father in Heaven’s blessings. As you do, you will receive faith and strength which will bless your lives forever."
because of this ive decided this year i will be working on my family relationships(*hint *hint) i know were not all perfect and we all have things we need to work on. i know it wont be easy but with God all things are possible! if this isnt convincing Pres. Ezra Taft Benson also said....
"Your most important friendships should be with YOUR OWN brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters. Help carry their load so you can say, like the lyrics of that song, “He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother."
"...the family unit is forever, and you should do everything in your power to strengthen that unit."
contention does not live in the kingdom of heaven. love you all!!!