Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let Your Light So Shine...

I have a really amazing friend who is really great about giving me spiritual advice. I appreciate his point of view and his worthiness to be called upon when needed. I called upon him this past Sunday for a blessing, which was followed by a long discussion that brought on a memory.

The memory was of my Papaw Howard and something he said to me while I was in high school. Papaw was a good Pentecostal man, who loved the Lord and served Him in every way. He raised my father to be a hard worker and a God fearing man, and he did a very good job at it. The memory was this.... He told me "I am pleased with your special spirit, I am not sure you realize the light you radiate, you are like a lighthouse to those around you."

Do you realize the purpose of a lighthouse? Wiki Answers says: " steer mariners in dense fog and dark nights, away from cliffs. land and shorelines, coral reefs and other potentially hazardous areas....Lighthouses also need to be visable during the day to perform similar function of warning against reefs and rocks."

The light I radiated in high school was like a lighthouse...????.... I think it was actually true then.... I think I've lost a lot of that light over the past few years though....

I sat down this morning with a question in my heart and opened my scriptes to read from 3 Nephi 12 my eyes were drawn to versis 15 and 16. they read:
15 " Behold do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house"
16 "Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorigy your Father who is in heaven."

It made me remember last Sunday, and Brad and my discussion. It made me remember my desire to find that light again.... SO here we go!

Monday, May 24, 2010

"That Ye May Be Filled With Love" Alma 38:12

I've chosen to spend some time today studying the Law of Chastity. One of my favoriet quotes on the subject is as follows...

"Bridle is the word that wise father Alma used in counseling his son Shiblon, and the promise he attached is the key to understanding. 'Bridle your passions, that ye may be filled with love.' BRIDLING increases strength, increases power, increases love. There are absolutely two ways you can controll a horse. One is to kills it; the other is to bridle it. Alma never said kill your passions. The implication is not that passions are evil, that we shouldn't have them. On the contrary, we bridle something we love, who's power we respect. A horse is stronger then a man, so a man bridles it thus controlling it's power and using that power for good. Passions are stronger then we are, so we bridle them thus controlling their power and using that power to strengthen a marriage and forge it into eternity. REMEMBER, a physical relationship is simply to beautiful to squander, to wonderful to waste. It is the sterling silver to PRECIOUS to tarnish before the beauty of the banquet." Paul H. Dunn

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Heart of Life....

ANYONE who knows me know I LOVE JOHN MAYER!!!!! There is something about his music that mellows me out and makes me feel better. Today, the song holding me grounded is THE HEART OF LIFE.

I hate to see you cry
Lying there in that position
There's things you need to hear
So turn off your tears
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it wont all go the way it should
But I know the heart of life is good
You know, it's nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
But then, the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No, it wont all go the way it should
But I know the heart of life is good
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who's misunderstood
But I know the heart of life is good