Don’t hold on to your burden – we are not meant to do this alone. 

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

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Why struggle & hold on to everything? God is standing right next to you, waiting to assist you. Give him some of your luggage.

 We are not here on the Earth to do everything alone. That’s why God gave us families. We are here to guide each other to the Celestial kingdom

Even to small day to day tasks, if someone offers you help, let them help you. Don’t try to do everything on your own. When it comes to the bigger problems, still let people help you, especially God. 

Jesus Christ has felt all of our feelings. He is the one who understands. 

Sometimes we may say “you don’t understand” but maybe God put that person in your life to help you. Maybe that person went thru exactly what you’re going thru. We’ll never know, so let’s make a goal to not assume someone’s history. Everyone has their ups & downs. 

Here is a story I would like to share…about God offering help, but the man did not take it. 

-Autumn 

Unity: The True Meaning

Unity- The state of being united into one, or a whole of something.

Unity means all united. All together. Every challenge and trial take together.

“21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21)

When I think of Unity, one thing that pops into my mind is the Three musketeers. When I was younger, having two little sisters, we loved watching the Barbie versions of things. One of our favorite movies was the Barbie Musketeers. I loved how they worked together. They didn’t always get along, but in the end, with the help of teamwork, they were able to save\do their job. I remember being so interested in their chant, which they often said many times during the movie.  “All for one, and one for all!” In other words, that means that whatever one went through, they all went through, and helped. This last year in Literature, I heard my classmates talking about a book, they all had different views, but one that struck me the most was a boy who said,  “It’s just a book, not like it’s real or anything.” This wasn’t the most positive thing, but it made me feel sort of sad for the boy. He was so caught up with his life, he wasn’t really stopping and notice things. He had read the book for school, finding no enjoyment, in the wonderful meaning of the book.  Later in the week, while I was at church, I thought, “why not change it just a bit?”

“All for Christ, and Christ for all!”

I thought, well, that means all the actions we do are for Christ, to help spread Him and His word.

That is an example of unity. Another thing I think of is a Temple, because when I think of unity, I think of the color white, and Temple sealings. When you are sealed together as a family, or as a couple, you are united forever. Just like the saying I loved as a kid, “Family is Forever. Forever Constant, Forever Near, and Forever Dear.” It means family will be together forever, no matter what. That is another way of unity.

-Madie Grace 

Scripture Challenge!

You know when you get busy, you sometimes forget to read the scriptures? Well, don’t think you’re alone because we all have this problem. 

I have a challenge…A scripture challenge 

Since Easter is coming up I courage all of us to read the whole book of Esther from the Bible. Yes, I know it may be too much, but if we set our minds to it, nothing can be impossible! 😉  

P.S (Esther has 10 chapters, read 3 or 2 every night and you’ll be done by Easter!) 


Let’ s all get reading!

-Madie Grace

James 1:5-6 |The meaning behind these words…

James 1:5-6 //2017 Youth Theme

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Okay, what can we get out of this scripture? Well, for me, a bunch of things…

Foremost, I am going to break it down for us.

Lack Wisdom: To some extent or another, we all lack the kind of wisdom that only God can give us. (1 Corinthians 2:11)

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

That’s why we all need to ask of Him.

Liberally: The greek word this is translated from is denotes, which means simplicity.

lib·er·al·ly
ˈlib(ə)rəlē/
adverb
 1. in large or generous amounts.
  1. “she quotes liberally from the Bible”
    2. in a way that is not precise or strictly literal; loosely.
    “the law is interpreted liberally”

Upbraideth Not: God will answer and will now upbraid you for humbly asking Him for an answer of a heartfelt question.

up·braid
ˌəpˈbrād
verb
 1. find fault with (someone); scold.

Giveth to all men: 2 Nephi 26:33

33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.

Nothing Wavering: To me, that reminds me of a small sapling. When the wind blows in different directions but when it is not firm, it will bend with the wind.

We cannot let the rest of the world sway us in our beliefs and decay, or take away our faith in God.

Ask of God: We all ask faithfully, with a true intent of good, then God will answer our prayers. We ask for blessings, and what we can do to help others…

-Madie Grace