Here’s what watching general conference is like for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members around the world – LDS Church News

Church members living in New Zealand, India and hurricane-impacted North Carolina respond to the question, “What is general conference like where you live?”
— Read on www.ldschurchnews.com/living-faith/2018-09-30/heres-what-watching-general-conference-is-like-for-church-members-around-the-world-48080

It just amazes me how the Lord is bringing the world together through technology.

Facebook, Instagram and Church web pages are bringing the gospel to people around the world.

The Lord I know is also bringing the members of the church around the world together too.

As we get to know each other through Facebook and other social media the borders of our countries go down, we become one nation the Lords nation through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I love all the members I have met in China, India, Pakistan, Mexico, Germany, Africa, Philippines, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, and the USA. They are now and forever part of our family.❤️

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Positive Attitude

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Positive Attitude
Having a positive attitude means being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations. Be positive in your thoughts and words. Be cheerful. Look for the bright side of all situations. Keep a good sense of humor. Be optimistic..

Think good thoughts. Believe in yourself. Trust your friends, family, and teammates.

”We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort.”
Jesse Owens

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Faith

“If we have faith as small as a mustard seed, the Lord can help us remove the mountains of discouragement and doubt in the tasks ahead of us as we serve with God’s children, including family members, Church members, and those who are not yet members of the Church.
“Brothers and sisters, life can be filled with faith, joy, happiness, hope, and love when we exercise the smallest amount of real faith in Christ—even a mustard seed of faith.”
– M. Russell Ballard, “Precious Gifts from God,” General Conference April 2018


He Knows

Someone shared this and it hit me hard. It’s one of the most beautiful quotes Ive heard. Take a few minutes and read this, it’s a beautiful perspective. He knows, and He loves us…unconditionally.

“It’s our faith that He experienced everything- absolutely everything. Sometimes we don’t think through the implications of that belief. We talk in great generalities about the sins of all humankind, about the suffering of the entire human family. But we don’t experience pain in generalities. We experience it individually.

That means He knows what it felt like when your mother died of cancer — how it was for your mother, how it still is for you. He knows what it felt like to lose the student body election. He knows that moment when the brakes locked and the car started to skid. He experienced the slave ship sailing from Ghana toward Virginia. He experienced the gas chambers at Dachau. He experienced Napalm in Vietnam. He knows about drug addiction and alcoholism.

Let me go further. There is nothing you have experienced … that He does not also know and recognize. He understands about rape and infertility and abortion. His last recorded words to his disciples were, “And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” He understands your mother-pain when your five-year-old leaves for kindergarten, when a bully picks on your fifth-grader, when your daughter calls to say that the new baby has Down Syndrome. He knows your mother-rage when a trusted babysitter sexually abuses your two-year-old, when someone gives your thirteen-year-old drugs, when someone seduces your seventeen-year-old. He knows the pain you live with when you come home to a quiet apartment where the only children are visitors, when you hear that your former husband and his new wife were sealed in the temple last week, when your fiftieth wedding anniversary rolls around and your husband has been dead for two years. He knows all that. He’s been there. He’s been lower than all that. He’s not waiting for us to be perfect. Perfect people don’t need a Savior. He came to save his people in their imperfections. He is the Lord of the living, and the living make mistakes. He’s not embarrassed by us, angry at us, or shocked. He wants us in our brokenness, in our unhappiness, in our guilt and our grief.” Chieko N. Okazaki

Prayer

A friend shared this with me today so I thought I would share too.

In truth, God doesn’t need our prayers. As an all-knowing Being, He already knows the thoughts, feelings and desires of our hearts and minds. So why do we pray? It clearly is not for Him, but for us. It is what prayer does for us. In verbalizing to God the things that trouble us, the feelings of gratitude in our hearts, and our petitions for heavenly help, we recognize who God is and who we are in relation to Him. You can know something, like that someone loves you, but it’s sometimes nice to hear the words spoken anyways. Is it any different with God? He is our Father. He desires to hear from us. He yearns to be with us as we are separated from Him for a season. May our prayers be a gift of communion and closeness to our Heavenly Father who has given us everything. May they reflect our desire to express love for Him, even though He may already know. #NationalDayOfPrayer

Face to Face

“What a wonderful experience I had watching this broadcast––I may not be a young single adult, but the messages are for all of us.

One of the messages here is dear to my heart. I worked as a hairstylist for over 27 years, and I owned my own salon. Then, I was diagnosed with a severe form of asthma. So, I went back to school. For those who know me, math is not my friend: I was scared of failing the math class I had to take. I prayed hard for the Lord to help figure out questions such as, “why do I need to know what X means?” Well, my answer came in a BYU devotional broadcast during which President Gordon B. Hinckley promised the students that if they would read their scriptures before they did their studies, and would never study on Sunday, they would be blessed in so many ways. In this broadcast, Elder Dallin H. Oaks shared his experience of not doing his studies on Sunday. Please take the time to watch his experience: it’s amazing, just as mine was. I got an A in that math class, and while your experience might not be like mine, I can promise you that you will be blessed if you make the Sabbath Day the Lord’s day.”

https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/face-to-face/oaks-ballard?lang=eng

Never Apologize 

For those who know me I am a very emotional person. If someone is hurting my water works start coming. As a kid my dad would say “stop wearing your feelings” so I would try to keep them to myself.  Now that I am older I know that my feelings and how I show them do make me stronger and who I am. 

“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” –Brigitte Nicole

Not Every day is Perfect 

Not every day is going to be perfect, bad things may happen but if you focus on the past, the future will never be as bright as it could be. Don’t let things get you down, rise above it and tell yourself that the grass is greener on the other side and think positively. Everybody has their bad days but the key is to just be positive and see the bright side of everything. Everybody is perfect in their own way and life is a miracle, don’t take it for granted because you never know what’s around the corner.

#Positivewords

Take My Hand and Walk With Me

When I read this poem I could relate because this is me. Living with ADHD isn’t easy especially when you don’t understand what it is or how the person who has it feels. So take my hand and walk with me.❤️

Take my hand and come with me

I want to teach you about ADHD

I need you to know, I want to explain,

I have a very different brain

Sights sounds and thoughts collide

What to do first? I can’t decide

Please understand I’m not to blame

I just can’t process things the same
Take my hand and walk with me

Let me show you about ADHD

I try to behave, I want to be good

But I sometimes forget to do as I should

Walk with me and wear my shoes

You’ll see its not the way I’d choose

I do know what I’m supposed to do

But my brain is slow getting the message through
Take my hand and talk with me

I want to tell you about ADHD

I rarely think before I talk

I often run when I should walk

It’s hard to get my school work done

My thoughts are outside having fun

I never know just where to start

I think with my feelings and see with my heart
Take my hand and stand by me

I need you to know about ADHD

It’s hard to explain but I want you to know

I can’t help letting my feelings show

Sometimes I’m angry, jealous or sad

I feel overwhelmed, frustrated and mad

I can’t concentrate and I loose all my stuff

I try really hard but it’s never enough
Take my hand and learn with me

We need to know more about ADHD

I worry a lot about getting things wrong

everything I do takes twice as long

everyday is exhausting for me

Looking through the fog of ADHD

I’m often so misunderstood

I would change in a heartbeat if I could
Take my hand and listen to me

I want to share a secret about ADHD

I want you to know there is more to me

I’m not defined by it you see

I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun

I’m blamed for things I haven’t done

I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know

I just need a chance to let it show
Take my hand and look at me

Just forget about the ADHD

I have real feelings just like you

The love in my heart is just as true

I may have a brain that can never rest

But please understand I’m trying my best

I want you to know, I need you to see

I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!
By Andrea Chesterman-Smith

Believe 

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

” I mention a signal which is basic and essential: BELIEVE. Believe that you are a son or daughter of Heavenly Father, that He loves you, and that you are here for a glorious purpose—–to gain your eternal salvation. Believe that remaining strong and faithful to the truths of the gospel is of utmost importance. I testify that it is!” Thomas S. Monson

I do believe that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father that loves me. I believe that when I am afraid he is there for me. I believe that if I stay strong and faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ I will be blessed in everything I do. 

I want to shout it to the World I BELIEVE!