Monday, November 22, 2010

It's All About Tonight

Recently, I was listening to the radio, and a particular song caught my ear. It’s got a great sound, and I like the singer’s voice; however, its message made me think and then laugh. It celebrated partying and having fun. It said, “It’s all about tonight!”
Hmm. If it is all about tonight, then I need to reexamine things. Let’s see, tonight I have to fix dinner, lasso children to help clean up and do homework, have family home evening- which is always accompanied by weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, get kids ready for and into bed, and so much more.
When it comes down to it, as hard as family life is, it really is all about tonight. It’s about staying calm when children aren’t nice to each other or to me. It’s about TRYING to invite the Spirit into our home. It’s about showing compassion and love to children and spouse when I really want to go hide under my bed and not come out until they’re all asleep. It’s about teaching my children the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as living it. It’s about following the prophet and having FHE when my kids say it is their least favorite time of the week -besides Sunday, of course. It’s about spending the time with my family that they need. It’s about taking time to communicate with my Father in Heaven.
It’s not about partying, meeting a new member of the opposite sex, and living it up. It is about living the commandments, receiving the blessings, and feeling the Spirit. When should we do these things? Right now- this day, this evening, this night. It really is all about tonight.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Doctrine of Christ

I have just listened to a fabulous
CES fireside by Elder Ballard. The Spirit touched my heart, gave me hope, and encouraged me to improve my efforts so that I can grow closer to my Savior. I wanted to share it with you. Let me know your thoughts and feelings about the words of this apostle of Jesus Christ.