Don’t Take it Personally

There are way too many people on online social media to ever want to take other’s comments personally. Where one might take it as a personal attack, another might take it as word of encouragement. Either way, one can really never know for sure the intentions of another’s heart so it’s better to savor the good if there is any in it.



“Where there is no vision, the people perish, Solomon proclaimed (Prov 29.18). And perhaps nothing is more vital to our spiritual survival than a vision of who we are and what we can become, of our intrinsic value to the Lord, and of the unparalleled role we must play in these latter days.

Sheri L Dew

The Lord’s Confidence

“Having confidence in others is having confidence in the Lord”

“Let us from this time forth live so as to create confidence in all men with whom we deal and come in contact; and treasure up each particle of confidence we obtain as one of the most precious possessions mortals can possibly possess.”

(Brigham Young…Developing Christ-like Attitudes toward Others)

Missionary Testimonies

Testimonies from my missionary friends taken from my journal

“The gospel of Jesus Christ, is the most important message in the world.” – Sister Trimble

“I speak for us all when I say the gospel of Jesus Christ is true” – Elder Buttrey

“Take these words of advise from our prophet…”Every man & woman has a part to play.” God give us the strength and will to play it always in His way.” – Elder Mauga

“…I know God has a plan for us and purpose, and part of that is to be in His service right now…. – Sister Jenks

“If it were not for our Saviour, we could not be truely happy.” – Elder Desmond

“The question is often raised if Christ was to appear before you what would you ask him? I believe it was Thomas S. Monson who said he would say nothing, he woud listen.” – Elder Grubb

Quoted: Have I done any good in the world today? “Of course!!” – Sister Smith

“We must free ourselves to be filled by God, because even God cannot fill what is full of something else.” – Elder Tosh

“I know our Savior lives, he loves, he guides. He is our eldest brother, our friend, Our companion, Our helper, and greatest of all, our redeemer.” – Elder Dooley

Australia Brisbane Mission 1997 – 1998

Families Can Be Together Forever

I’ve had this hymn on my mind lately, and it reminds me every time I look at my daughter how much responsibility I have to be good to her so that she would want to share her life with me through eternity. Also, I realize that this doesn’t mean without challenges, but through a process of learning to follow Christ’s way, overcoming and moving forward.

“I have a family here on earth. They are so good to me. I want to share my life with them through all eternity.
Families can be together forever through Heav’nly Father’s plan. I always want to be with my own family, And the Lord has shown me how I can. The Lord has shown me how I can.”

(Hymn 300, D&C 138:47-48, Alma 37:35)