From our home to yours! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
During my scripture study today I focused on who Christ is.
I thought: “What is He like?”
“How does He help and minister to others?”
“How does He interact and treat others?”
I read somewhere that in order to become like who you want to become, you notice their actions and imitate what they do.
If you want to be a happy, cheerful person- be happy and cheerful.
Even if you don’t feel like it.
If you want to be a generous, selfless person- be generous and selfless with your time and your money.
With time and consistent effort, you will become who you would like to be.
And so, I decided to study Christ.
I want to be like Him.
And this is what I discovered:
- Christ is Kind.
- He is generous.
- He is loving.
- He is Patient.
- He is understanding.
- He knows God’s plan & accepts it.
I am excited to learn more of Him this next year and to try and become more like Him. It is a lofty goal, but I am going to shoot for it! Let’s all shoot for it!
-Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to you all!
Things I learned on my mission to Spain.
I learned to be fluent in Spanish while on a 18 month mission for my Church- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I was 21 at the time so this was almost 29 years ago. I went because of my love of The Book of Mormon & my desire to share it with all the world.
While I was there, we had a tough time sharing our message with the Spanish people. We did find other Hispanic people and African people who embraced the gospel with open arms.
I learned the beauty of service, of the power of losing one self in a work bigger than your own and how to live with another person- my companion.
At one point I had gained 30 lbs. The food was so fresh and good there and I had a habit of eating when I was stressed. I also had a companion whose goal was to eat a pastry a day. 😮 One day we were talking to someone on the street and the button flew off of my skirt. In the street! Um, yeah.
When my companion left, I kicked things into gear and lost some of the weight.
If you have seen This is Us, there is a scene where Kate is at a weight loss camp and she has a turning point/realization in her head as she is doing a rhythm dance.
I had that too on my mission. It wasn’t just one single lightbulb moment but several. I realized/felt that God loved me. So completely and so purely that I was struck by it’s Grandeur.
After that I felt that I didn’t need to eat a lot to feel comfort or to face my fears or to be distracted. I knew God had my back.
And I had His.