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The Traveling Teenager

 
Oft as through life’s hoops they jump
Teenagers move full speed ahead
A parent is their speed bump
With a sign that warns, “Use your head!”
 

The Resolution [from the movie COURAGEOUS] Print at Christian Cinema.com

 
Hereby this resolution
Made to God and before all
Is my declaration
That to the home is my call
 
Our Bishop talked about this today. It is beautiful. I want to watch the movie. A father shares with some other men that he wants them to hold him accountable on how he is doing in keeping his resolution. It has such an effect on them that they want to take the resolution as well… These are manly men! Here are some of the resolutions: and you can order the whole thing at this site: The Resolution [from the movie COURAGEOUS] Print at Christian Cinema.com As for me and my hou… more »
 

Focus More

 
Focus more than less
Outside yourself
Be one who does bless
Through the Lord’s help
 

The Natural Man

 
The natural man
Manipulates truth,
Trusts in his own hand,
And of his horn, toots
 

God is the Source and Answer

 
God is the source and answer
For every bit of truth
Line upon line to gather
A witness as the proof
 

For Profit and Learning- The Old Testament

 
The spirit speaks in truth
And manifests plainly
Through the Word to reprove
For our growth and training
 
The spirit speaks in truth
Of all things as we’ve faith
Line upon line there’s proof
God knows all that we face
 
Matthew 16: 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Here are two witnesses of the importance of the Old Testament: 1Nephi 19: 23 And I did read many things unto them which were written in the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord … more »
 

Walk Around and See

 
Walk around and look at people.
Each has the light of Christ within
To help us know good from evil;
And to lead us home to Heaven.
 

The Student Becomes the Master

 
The student becomes the Master
As he puts his big boy pants on
Then, he is saved from disaster
For the Master helps him along
How many times have you heard at church that the speaker remembers when so and so was in the nursery and now is in mutual? Or the same general idea. It is exciting to watch the progress of our youth and how they are in leadership positions while so young.
 

Learn…Act…Share

 
Learn…Act…Share
To progress.
Don’t be scared.
God does bless.
 

The Best Boss in All the Cosmos

 
The best boss in all the cosmos
Compensates us well with angels
We can sense their presence, almost
As a new tongue in us unveils
1. “The Tongue of Angels” – Robert S. Wood https://www.*lds*.org/…/th… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints Nephi declared that the fruit of receiving the Holy Ghost and listening to the promptings of the Spirit is that we may speak with “the tongue of angels” (2 Ne. 32:2).
 

We’re Hastening the Work

 
We’re hastening the work
In gathering lost sheep
As shepherds to the world
We’ve the gospel to preach
 

Submission – Receive the Call

 
How vital submission is
 When receiving new calls
..We’re as bumpy and uneven as
 A sack of doorknobs
 
“Life in the Church means experiencing leaders who are not always wise, mature, and deft. In fact, some of us are as bumpy and uneven as a sackful of old doorknobs. Some of the polishing we experience is a result of grinding against each other. How vital submissiveness is in such circumstances, especially if the lubrication of love is not simply present.” -Neal A. Maxwell
 

Preoccupations

 
Preoccupations take us
On a journey from light
They’ve dominion over us
Thus turn quickly to Christ
 

I Thought We Had Landed

 
I thought we had landed
But we continue to fly
We’re so busy… granted
Working in the temple, is why
The new temple president and his wife spoke. They are so new, they said they haven’t unpacked the four boxes they brought.
 

The Lord’s Emissary

 
As the Lord’s emissary
I hold divine light
It’s His words I carry
To teach with insight
I am always amazed how young missionaries are always prepared to give us a message when we feed them.
 

Focus

 
Focus like a laser
On what you can do
To spread the Word farther
To those before you
Of all the mind boggling uses for lasers beams, if one could send a message of light to a darkening world, it would be the most important.
 

Take a Chance

 
Take a chance
Extend a hand
Help one grasp
The gospel, grand
 

Come Back to the Fold

 
Come back the fold needs you
We are hastening His work
There is so much to do
To prepare all of the world
1. Haste, Hasten, Hasty https://www.*lds*.org/*script*… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints Scriptures … the Lord will hasten it in his time: Isa. 60:22 . … I will hasten my word to perform it: Jer. … let the work of the gathering be not in haste: D&C 58:56 . 2. 3. not in haste
 

How Do You Hear the Voice of the Lord?

 
How do you hear
The voice of the Lord?
Invite Him near
And heed His good word
 

A Friend

 
http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/08/23/righteous-vs-toxic-friendships-guest-blogger-amy-nelson-run-mom-run/ Amy has an inspiring message. It was good for me to think about the friendships that have made an impact on who I am today.
 
A friend gives from the heart
Words and smiles that invite
The spirit to impart
In a bond filled with light
 
A friend misses your face
And asks about your day
A friend’s first to embrace
You when things aren’t okay
 
A friend remembers well
The good times when you grew
True friends are mutual
They serve each other too
 

As a Believing Man

 
As a believing man
Where is your faith today
On a team, trend, or brand?
What would the Savior say?
 

God Made Us Special

 
God made us special,
Unique, and set apart
Each individual
Has a place in His heart
 

Dare to Set a Goal with an Object Lesson

 
Dare to set a goal
Dream to set it high
Let it fill your soul
Through the strength of Christ
1. Philippians 4:7 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/4…. – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints 6 a Be b careful for nothing; but in every thing by c prayer and supplication with d … 13 I can do all things through a Christ which b strengtheneth me. 2. 3. For a visual of this: 4. imagine all the burdens 5. you are asked to bare 6. All the trying hurdles 7. In this balloon, here -put pe… more »
 

Integrity Is

 
Integrity is doing the right thing
Because you should, not because it is seen.
It is knowing just who you are
By following our true North Star.
 

The Complete Story

 
As long as there are truths
Yet to be revealed
Within us an angst moves
Till we’re wholly healed
Then, with the complete story
We truly understand
Along with the history
Was our redeemer’s hand
 

Where’s the Consequence

 
When you lie, cheat, and steal
Where’s the consequence?
The spirit hurt, must heal
It’s called repentance
In consequence Is the word sequence The sequence of repentance is like the 12 step addiction pattern: 1. recognize 2. remorse 3. resolution 4. reliance 5. reconciliation 6. renewal The 12 steps and the 5 R’s | LDS Recovery *ldsr*ecovery.wordpress.com/2006/06/30/the-12-steps-and-the-*5*-r’s/ – – – Jun 30, 2006 – However, it is rare for us to go into any detail regarding how to actually repent once one is caught into an addiction. That said, the five R’s aren’t A… more »

When We Sin

 
When we commit a sin
Who is the first to know?
Christ’s perfect light within
Alerts the face, to show
The chest becomes tight
And it proves so hard to breathe
You want to take flight
But from yourself you can’t leave
The bathe of emotions
Have set an awful course
Then, for a magic potion
Repent with remorse
Do you ever feel your face get hot when you do something wrong? Is there fear? How is this different from anxiety or the flush of embarrassment? How do you get rid of these awful feelings? Do we ever get past feeling and kick against the pricks? Self government requires we ask th… more »
 

Go and Talk it Out

 
Go and talk it out
With Cuddle Bear
He will never shout
Then, say a prayer
Kids go through fight or flight too and need to release their emotions.
 

Set a High Goal

 
Set a high goal
It is reachable
To the Lord, go
And be teachable
I love how the church needs everyone. The young and the old. Having goals is a wonderful thing.
 

Having the Gospel

 
Having the gospel is like
Living by a continual stream
Where we hope for eternal life
And branch out with celestial esteem
I love these words and ponder them… especially when I felt like a tree with one leaf, barely holding on. Psalms 1: 1 Blessed *is* the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight *is* in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his… more »
 

Life is a Pilgrimage

 
Life is a pilgrimage
 A search for love and faith
 It advances as we age
As more towards heaven we face
 Pilgrimage – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*Pilgrimage* – – – Wikipedia A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and … ‎Christian pilgrimage – ‎Hindu pilgrimage sites – ‎Buddhist pilgrimage
 

Climb Your Own Ladder

 
Climb your own ladder
At an even pace
Study each matter
There’s no second place
Looking for excellence at work? Where should you put your attention and effort? At what point do you need to worry about the efforts of others? The bottom line is living with yourself and your efforts while being an example and helping support the ladders of others.

Does God Exist 

 
What is absent in your life?
We know darkness, without light
That God is bad is a lie
When we seek Him, we’re made bright
 

NO Longer Half Hearted

 
No longer half hearted
I seek for the best
My doubts have departed
And I have been blessed
 

More than Anything

 
I want more than anything
God’s love in my heart
Humbly, I am offering
My all to do my part
 

Hindsight for Blessings

 
As the darkness parted
I saw how I’d been blessed
I, though once weak hearted
Had been put through a test
hind·sight ˈhīn(d)ˌsīt/ *noun* 1. understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. “*with hindsight*, I should never have gone”
 

Burst of Hope

 
From a warm desire
Comes a burst of hope
Flowing to inspire
From our Heavenly home
 

The Heart Begins to Pound

 
The heart begins to pound
Fully alive again!
The spirit, here is found
And leads just like a friend
 

The Strength of Priesthood Power

 
The strength of priesthood power
Can bless us every hour
And improve our very lives
As we trust in Jesus Christ
Power in the Priesthood – Neil L. Andersen https://www.*lds*.org/…/*po*… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints by Neil L. Andersen – A courageous mother raising five children listened attentively to the second verse: “Mine is a home where [every] hour is blessed by the strength of priesthood
 

Happiness is Found

 
Satan seeks to control
Our minds and actions
To confuse our roles
And create distractions
Happiness is found
When we’re free of despair
When we’ve light around
And we feel the Lord’s care

 

Close Your Eyes

 
Close your eyes and remember
How it feels to be clean
Rekindle that warm ember
That helps you live life’s dream
 

How Great Shall Be Your Joy

 
How great shall be your joy
When you bring new souls to me
That your heart will rejoice
From the beauty soon to see
1. How Great Shall Be Your Joy – Liahona Feb. 2011 – liahona https://www.*lds*.org/…/ho… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints by Henry B. Eyring – “And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many …
 

The Hebrew Love Story

 
Why would a devout Jew become Mormon?
Because it connects heaven and earth for them
With covenants, oaths, and laws to obey
The Hebrew love story continues today
 

The Greatest Pioneer Known

 
Turn life’s pages unto the past
To the greatest pioneer known
And upon Jesus you would cast
As He marked our path alone
 

Good Things are Created Twice

 
Good things are created twice
Through the light of Jesus Christ
First in the thoughts that arise
Until, then, it springs to life
Now let us start with you
And with the end in mind
What do you want to do?
You’ve gifts inside to find
God’s power behind you
Is greater than what’s ahead
You have a work to do
Seek the spirit to be led
“We don’t invent our mission; we detect it.” Victor Frankl
 

The World is Changing Fast

 
The world is changing fast
With darkness settling in
Make covenants that will last
You’ll shine aglow within
 

Like a Baby Chick

 
Like a baby chick
Breaking from its shell
Life’s test, long and thick
Is one to live and tell
Each to find alone
Midst surroundings hard to bear
That the Lord did atone
And suffer because He cared
The promise of new life
Is how we keep going
Past darkness into light
For seeing and growing
 

Greater Courage is Called For

 
Greater courage is called for
When you stumble and fall
Be humble unto the Lord
You’re not alone, at all
 

It Takes Courage

 
It takes courage to weather the storm
But you don’t have to do it alone
Our father has a listening ear
Out of the darkness light can appear
The clouds will break
The sun will show
You need not quake
Seek the rainbow
 

Temples Dot the Earth

 
Today temples dot the earth
As sacred places to make
Covenants of eternal worth
That light in us awakes
 

Soar

 
Soar on eagles’ wings
Uplifted with new faith
Sail where freedom reigns
And where hope never fades
 

Love Conquers Fear

 
I will not fear
What man can do
The Lord is near
And His love, too!
 

Patience is Required

 
Patience is required
At every turn
We unhinge when tired
Rest, prove you’ve learned I
t is so hard to be patient with myself and others. Balancing expectations with allowing others to self-govern…
 

Life Can be Sweet

 
In the midst of paradise
There stands the tree of life
It is bright before the eyes
With fruit as white as light
Some walk all the way around
Others reach to partake
Here the purest love is found
Which is sweet to the taste
Some ignore it, determined
That they have much to eat
What can we do for that friend?
Show how life can be sweet
 

How relevant is Religion?

 
How relevant is religion
For our country we must ask
Is it a cause for division
Or a help to every task?
 

President Thomas S. Monson Display – Deseret Book Store – SLC Utah

 
May warm fuzzies abound
From kind things that we do
That your wishes be found
Happy Birthday to you
Well he can add to his timeline another birthday! Happy Birthday President Monson!
 

Ye Are No More Strangers

 
We are strangers no more
Nor are we foreigners
But fellow saints in Christ
Filled with His peace and light
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; fellowship our fellow citizens

 

Fill Your Bucket

 
Fill your bucket
with joy and service.
Family, love it-
your highest purpose.
 

Social Media and the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Sweep The Earth As With A F…

 
Let us sweep the whole earth
with God’s light, as a flood .
What is sweetly of worth?
Let us praise it as good!
 

Through the Eyes of Faith

 
Through the eyes of faith
Look beyond *current* pain
Each trial you face
Comes with blessings to gain
My dad is having neck surgery this morning to prevent him from becoming a quadriplegic . I called to check on him (is he awake to get to the hospital?) because i cant be there i am in training for a new job. My mom told me my sister who lives in Oakhurst is waiting out a fire near by with a possible evacuation for the second time this summer! So these thoughts were going on in my head as I thought of this talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Grateful in Any Circumstances”. Our tria… more »
 

Fear God

 
For Heavenly Father have fear
Which really means hold and revere
All that He is, His gospel, and laws
As oft, in gratitude, we should pause
Fear – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fear can have two meanings: (1) to fear God is to feel reverence and awe for him and to obey his commandments; (2) to fear man, mortal dangers, pain, and evil … Fear of God – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Surely the fear of God is not in this place: Gen. 20:11 … Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: Deut. 6:13 . … God require of thee, but to fear the Lord: Deut. 10:12 . …more »
 

“Lean Not unto Thine Own Understanding” by Gary E. Stevenson

 
As sure as the Lord lives
We can expect
His hand in our lives
To lead and direct
Raise your sights to heaven
And pray unto God
Inspiration’s given
When through faith it’s sought
Trust not in the arm of the flesh
Where only obsessions you will find.
Lest all that you gain, then, does test
Let wisdom come to your heart and mind
Temper worldly desires
For prestige, power, and fame
Focus on what inspires
On what God would have you gain
If faithful, we have the same expectations of blessings from God as in times of old, to be prospered and to accomplish what He would have us do. Be sole… more »
 

Giving Smiles

 
Comic relief given
Brings a smile
And eases your own pain,
All the while
 
#RobinWilliams He was an adorable person. Here is a hymn to share/ Lord I Would Follow Thee 1. 1. Savior, may I learn to love thee, Walk the path that thou hast shown, Pause to help and lift another, Finding strength beyond my own. Savior, may I learn to love thee– 2. (Chorus) Lord, I would follow thee. 3. 2. Who am I to judge another When I walk imperfectly? In the quiet heart is hidden Sorrow that the eye can’t see. Who am I to judge another? 4. 3. I would be my brother’… more »
 

Truth Be Known

 
What you turn to
When left alone
Measures virtue
The truth be known
Bishop Gary E. Stevenson Be Valiant in Courage, Strength, and Activity Ensign, Oct 2012 #truthbeknown Be courageous! Be strong! “Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved.”6 Young men, I promise the Lord will empower you. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power.”7 He will reward you for your courage and righteous behavior—with happiness and joy. Such courage will be a byproduct of your faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, your prayers, and your obedience to commandments.
 

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 5 of 5 – Mormonism

 
As the founder of a cause
How would you lead? at what cost?
Would you be willing to die?
Who would take your place? and why?
 

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 4 of 5 – Mormonism

 
Sometimes all you have
Is your faith to hold on to
And the hope that perhaps
All your family will be true
 

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 2 of 5 – Mormonism

 
Amidst a war of words
How can you know what’s right?
Let your questions be heard
For wisdom, seek God’s light
 

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 3 of 5 – Mormonism

 
A witness can’t be denied
Forgotten or ignored
As, from it you cannot hide
For it came from the Lord
 

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 2 of 5 – Mormonism

 
Scriptures come with power
Unto the heart of man
Teaching any hour
Heaven remains open
 

The Gift of the Atonement

 
How do you show appreciation
For gifts of sacrifice?
Use them at every occasion
And give thanks for the price
 

David Archuleta sings “Be Still My Soul” to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

 
Keep your favorite hymn
In your heart, like a prayer
Let your troubles soften
Under our Father’s care
 

Life is a Four Minute Race

 
Life is a four minute race
Marked with preparation
Do not hang back. Embrace
Christ’s own invitation
Dreams dash in but a moment
Let the Holy Ghost be your guide
Live a life of deep devotion
Accept the Savior by your side
 

Recovering Porn Addict: Porn Is No Match for Real Love

 
Love conquers life’s boredom, fears, and stress
Not strangers seen in a state of undress
With my heart turned towards God I have found
That that is when things start to turn around
 
Porn is no match For love grown deep As one might snatch The other, keeps Recovering Porn Addict: Porn Is No Match for Real Love Now a mentor, Aujero sees that same void in other porn addicted men. He described, “There’s a lot of reasons why guys look at porn and there’s boredom and there’s stress, but there’s something deeper there when I work with guys and there’s this deeper love and guys, we want to br… more »
 

Enjoy the sky and Nature

 
Enjoy the sky and nature
Put beauty in your yard
The things of God bring pleasure
Even when life is hard
Do you think the dragonfly is a blur? He must have thought I was too! I just rescued him from the pool and put him on a rose. He kept wiping his eyes, all 30,000 facets! It’s not every day that you get to hold a dragonfly.
 

There is a God

 
There is a God
And He listens
He’s over all
Pray…and witness!
A miracle in the desert. The clouds gathered just above our neighborhood circle. There are blue skies in the distance all the way around. hummm. I love the God of Heaven and Earth. He listens to prayers in remarkable ways. Just a few hours before, I had said to my husband, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all these puffy clouds gathered right over our house and we had some rain?”
 

The Appointed Hour

 
The night was lit by the full moon
Which cast the temple’s shadow where
It added to the cloak of gloom
As the group walked away off there
Descending the city, weary
They crossed by a little brook
And soon passed the cemetery
On a path they often took
The grass was tall. It soaked each hem
In the garden where trees were budding
As they walked the wind howled, driven
Adding to the sense of foreboding
Christ’s clothes grew heavy as did His heart
It became laborious to step
From the disciples, He turned to part
The appointed hour must be kept…
How many times had He been present
When th… more »
 

Pose a New Question

 
Pose a new question
And see where it goes
Gather suggestions
Until Christ’s Light glows
“What Kinda Car” Joshua Creek (Story Last) I am going to teach at American Heritage. We prepare lessons that all point back to Christ- the Master Teacher.
 

I Dance When

 
I dance when I hear music
That uplifts my mood.
And, I enjoy the lyrics.
Then, oh, life is good
What song can get you excited to go back to school? Add your words to twitter: #IDanceWhen
 

Confidence of God’s Love

 
Confidence of God’s love
Comes through our thoughtfulness
Which opens doors thereof
To the gospel’s sweet fullness
The light you have embraced
Has taught you so many things
Share of what you’ve faced
And give of your well-being
I Have Given You an Example “Giving [others] confidence in your love can help them develop faith in God’s love. Then through your loving, thoughtful communication, their lives will be blessed by your sharing lessons you have learned, experiences you have had, and principles you have followed to find solutions to your own struggles. Show your sincere interest i… more »
 

Humanitarian Aid

 
Almost overnight
We can bring relief
Offering Christ’s light
For hope to believe
http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/humanitarian-aid-welfare-services-breakdown-donations-costs-resources earthquakes, tsunamis Typhoons, high winds When there comes a need We spread forth God’s wings Thousands of professionals and volunteers give freely of their time and means to those in need, with no expectation of praise, publicity or reward… While the Church’s emergency response to major disasters draws more media attention, Latter-day Saints engage in many other less visible initiatives. In a… more »
 

We Are the Offspring of God

 
*Feel after the Lord*
For in Him we live
We, His offspring
Hope in all things
Articles of Faith 13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
 

An Experiment in Words

 
Use your best words /not the worst
There is nothing more beautiful
Than recognizing worth
Positive words are wonderful 
 

Reclaimed

 
All the trash of your past
Can be replaced with light
Be reclaimed and upon Christ cast
Your sins unto new life
 

My Bucket’s Gone Dry

 
My bucket’s gone dry
From the holes therein
As life’s critics try
It wear me out, thin
 

Upon the Land

 
When charity is no longer shown
The burden of the owner is known
As there’s no trust, none borrow or lend
This, then, is a curse upon the land
 
When the love of God cannot be found
Diverse diseases and plagues abound
Fear and despair takes you by the hand
This, then, is a scourge upon the land
 
Let each land become more filled with prayer
To protect the freedoms we all share
That prosperity might then return
As we show forth kindness and concern
Clarity | Define Clarity at Dictionary.com dictionary.reference.com/browse/*clarity* – – – Dictionary.com clearness or lucidity as t… more »
 

By Design they Pierced His Side

 
With the third cup, by design
He mixed the water with the wine
As a sign of things yet to come
When they would pierce Him, though the Son
During the last supper, the disciples were given four cups of wine. Each have a purpose which varies a little as you search online. They are based on the four promises in Exodus 6 1.I will bring you out. slavery (The blessing is said and the host washes his hands) The Cup of Blessing or sanctification/ (out of the world and out of spiritual slavery of sin and the fear of death.)- the *Kiddush*, which means sanctification 2. I will rid you o… more »
 

Among the Wheat and Tares

 
Among all the wheat and tares
Who is putting on false airs?
How can you know who is right?
The good fruit grows in God’s Light
 

The Hope of God’s Light

 
Line upon line,
A glimpse at a time
God’s light can be found
As we seek it around
 

Even Then

The Son, even on the cross,
Showed the way for all to see
That our souls need not be lost
He is light, love, and mercy
He sees the bigger picture
Beyond every sorrow and pain
He calls to hearts to assure
The repentant have peace to gain
In His intense suffering
He paid the price for sin
He leads the way offering 
Eternal life with Him
mercy
: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.
 

Watchmen On Tower Doctrine and Covenants LDS Sunday School

 
From the watchtower’s height
The warning cries begin
The prophets lead aright
And counsel us from sin
They see what lies ahead
Subtle traps that await
They keep us spiritually led
Within the hedged up gate
 

The Watchman on the Tower by Earl C. Tingey

 
Look for the watchman on the tower
Who sees far beyond the hedge
Awake to him at that hour
When he warns what lies ahead
nobleman- the Lord olive tree- people watchman- prophet hedge- For the Strength of Youth/ standards/cautions/counsel servants- covenant people tower- revelation Choice land- zion vineyard- familes, the world enemy- Satan
 

The Jerusalem Conference

 
There ought not to be differences
Among the purified
Let us go through great distances
To be more unified
 

Be Still and Look Up

 
Be still, soul, and look up.
Have faith in God and trust.
He gave us every star
And lights us from afar
 

Love Me

 
 Love me for who I am,
Who I can and want to be
There’s nothing better than
Having you believe in me
Heavenly Father wants us to have confidence in potential.
 

Jesus Acclaims John the Baptist / Come Unto Me

 
Imagine what the Lord
Would want for you to see
Search for Him and His word
Start with, “Come unto me.”
 

WARNING: THIS STORY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 
Let yourself imagine a different place and time
When with your whole family everything is fine
Let it make a difference to who you are, who you’ll be
And be a happier person from that memory
 

Patient Care

 
Upon the wings of wisdom
From days gone, he thought to share
The past to his son with him
And taught him of patient care
 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

 
One size fits all
Isn’t the way
Love’s miracle
Makes a kids day
 

The Chat

 
Nothing you have to confess
Could make Jesus love you less
He knows where your heart is at
And awaits a little chat
 

Marching Orders

 
Our marching orders are given
At every general conference
We should study from and live them
Their cautions make all the difference
 
What do you recall from conference?
 

Savor

 
Savor the things which come of God
Let them be a part of you
Be the salt of the Earth for all
Through the good works that you do
Salt of the Earth: Savor of Men and Saviors of Men – general *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/sal… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints In the New Testament the Savior referred to his disciples as the “salt of the earth,” and charged them to retain their savor (Matt. 5:13).
 

Steadfast

 
As the Jewish plots to take His life
Fermented beneath the surface
Jesus continued to testify
And bear fruit through selfless service
steadfast resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. “steadfast loyalty” synonyms: loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable,steady, true, constant, staunch, solid, trusty More
 

How Deep

 
How deep His love and compassion is
As He bore the dark depths of Hell
To know every side of injustice
That perfect mercy might prevail
1. Mercy – Merriam-Webster Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/*mercy* – – – Merriam‑Webster kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly. : kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation. : a good or …
 

Ecstasy for All

 
The enclosing agony for one
Has opened the door of ecstasy for all
We’ll resurrect because of the Son
Mercifully He has atoned us from the fall
Jesus did what He did out of love
That we might return to God’s presence
And dwell with him in Heaven above
The narrow way truly is precious!
This takes the following phrase to a whole new level… 1. What Does All for One and One for All Mean? – Ask.com http://www.ask.com › Q&A › Reference › Biographies and Quotations – – – The phrase 'all for one and one for all' speaks for unity. If one person experiences some kind o… more »
 

A Knowing Heart

 
With a knowing heart
As one who bore it all
Strength He does impart
Through faith’s prayers, large or small
 

The Bitter Cup

 
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In Gethsemane
He found the bitterest cup
And to the last dregs
Jesus drank it up
Bitter with anguish, dark with despair
He swallowed it all to show
He does care
The will of the Son was “swallowed up in the will of the Father.” Mosiah 15:7 despair the complete loss or absence of hope. “*driven to despair*, he throws himself under a train” synonyms:hopelessness, disheartenment, discouragement, desperation, distress,anguish, unhappiness; More anguish severe mental or physical pain or suffering. “she shut her eyes *in an… more »
 

By Divine Decree

 
By divine decree
The great redemption began
In Gethsemane
Christ received the pains of man
 

Truth is a Living Light

 
All truth is a living light
Which shines before our eyes
And radiates what is right
For growth to improve lives
 

Lukewarm

 
Lukewarm and wavering
I am unable to choose
What am I favoring?
As I discern the news
1. Revelation 3:16 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/3…. 16 So then because thou art a lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will b spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am a rich, and increased with …

Great Are Your Eyes

 
Great are your eyes
To help you see
What is of light
And happily
 

Motivation

 
Don’t just sit back
And let the day fly on
Love, serve, and bask
In the Light of the Son
 

Hold the Memory

 
Those with eyes that see
Hold the memory
Of blessings in life
That are filled with Light
 

Bonds of Trust

 
Broken ties
Come through lies
Bonds of trust
Are honest

 

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