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Alma 26 is one of my all time favorite chapters in the entire Book of Mormon. I just love it!
If you’re not familiar with Alma 26, “Ammon glories in the Lord..” (taken from the chapter heading) Ammon is seriously giving God credit for everything! He is praising our wonderful merciful God!
I wish I could pick my favorite verse in this chapter but there are seriously SO MANY good ones! Let me share one verse:
16 Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.
Don’t you just love it? Our God is an all powerful, all knowing God! & The fact that He loves each of us individually is AMAZING! Let’s “praise his name forever.” (v.12) & “sing to his praise” (v. 8)
I highly recommend going and reading this chapter. It does wonders for my spirits and I know it will do the same for you!
What is your favorite chapter or book in the Book of Mormon? Why do you like it so much?
(I know, I should have blogged about this weeks ago, but better late then never right?)
I love girls camp! It’s absolutely a life changing experience. There’s nothing like being with 100+ girls who all believe the same thing you do. So if your debating on whether or not to go — GO. You will come back with a stronger testimony of this wonderful gospel + you’ll be able to sing “Mormon boys.” 😉
I was so sad this was my last year but I am grateful to have all the girls camp memories I have. I meant sorta sad, I mean I won’t have to sleep in a sleeping bag ever again sooo ya know.
I just want everyone to know that our lovely cabin had a fabulous dance party at 2 am. I promise you’ve never heard Blank Space sung so loud in your life. Us Mormon girls know how to sing T-Swift. Sorry, you missed out, I’ll invite you next time.
sometimes (okay, pretty much all the time) when I watch the news it’s hard not to get depressed and worried about the world we all live in. BUT, it’s important to remember that most of the time all you see on the news is negative. they don’t tell about all of the wonderful things going on in the world.
we need to decide what kind of person we want to be. we need to decide wether or not we will stand out and be a light or if we just want to blend in with all of the “dark.”
since your reading this I am guessing that you are choosing to be a light. i am guessing that you are making the choice to be a light. to be a beacon of hope. to be hope. i wish everyone would make it their job everyday to shine and only put goodness out there.
everything we do impacts others. let your actions impact others for the better. let them lift others. let your actions inspire others to be a light too.
“l e t y o u r l i g h t s o s h i n e
before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” matthew 5:16
CHALLENGE: be a light. smile. be happy. choose goodness. be grateful.
My definition of CHANGE: an opportunity, that sometimes is hard but well worth it, to grow and become the person God wants us to become.
Now I want you to think of your definition of change. No, seriously look away from this post and think about it. Then come back here.
Your definition might be, “scary, hard, horrible.” or it might be “hard but worth it.” But let me say this: Your definition of that word will influence how you see and react to change.
But I am here to tell you that if you change (there it is again..) your mindset to see change in a good, positive way it will be okay. It will all be okay. Say it with me: It will all be OKAY.
Sometimes change is required to become who God wants us to become. It’s just part of being a diamond in rough. Just think of what a better person you will be because of it.
I know that it can be hard to move or go to a new school or change anything in general but YOU CAN DO IT! And you will be a better person because of it. So EMBRACE it.
CHALLENGE: Think back to a time when there was a change in your life and think of how you are a better person today because of that change.
HAPPY MONDAY! I am so excited to be on this new blog and am so happy to announce that Monday Pep Talks are going to be here for while. 😉 (without skipping weeks at a time…)
Today’s topic is the Power of Being YOU because I feel like being yourself is SOO important and sometimes we could all use a little reminder.
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It feels so good to be back blogging. I am going to make a special effort to post more frequently on this new blog. I want this site to be full of thoughts to inspire & motivate. (my blog tag line if you didn’t already know)
I know I usually don’t have a very long list of favorites so this month in order to make sure I am keeping up with the goal I just mentioned of posting more frequently I made an extra effort to write down my favorite things right when I think of them…because we all know that I don’t write it down I’ll probably forget.