a NEW Thursday thought

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I thought this quote was good to pair with this Australian sunrise photo I took on our recent trip there.  I hope to always remember to make a concerted effort to lift others whenever I can – because there are certainly many people who have lifted me through the years!

Have a great day. Do something NEW!

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I love it when I actually have my camera in my car when I see such beauty as this sunrise. I was on my way to work and just had to pull over to get this pic. I agree that “God is the best artist”!

For today’s short sermon, I’ll simple paste a few items from THIS excellent speech by President Deiter F. Uchtdorf:

The Bottom Line

This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following:  Stop it!

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Is this difficult to do?

Yes, of course.

How is it done? Through the love of God.

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My dear brothers and sisters, consider the following questions as a self-test:

Do you harbor a grudge against someone else?

Do you gossip, even when what you say may be true?

Do you exclude, push away, or punish others because of something they have done?

Do you secretly envy another?

Do you wish to cause harm to someone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to apply the two-word sermon from earlier: stop it!

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I thought this quote paired terrifically with this sunrise I captured last Sunday morning.  What good advice!  I am SO far from perfect at doing this…maybe I’d better print this out and post it somewhere very prominent – and work at it!

I also thought this series of videos ‘Patterns of Light: Discerning Light’ went well with my photo.  The videos are about how to recognize divine light and discern it from our own thoughts.   Elder Bednar is such an excellent teacher!

Have a terrific day!  Do or learn something NEW!

 

 

a NEW Thursday Thought

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Happy Thursday!  You’ll notice this photo is lacking snow and ice.  Yup, I’m tired of the snow and ice…so I browsed through my archives for today’s Thursday Thought post.  This photo was taken in Nauvoo, Illinois this past summer at about 6am one fine morning.

Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW…and remember to forget the mistakes, headaches and heartaches of yesterday and start again…because today is a brand NEW day!