Monday, November 24, 2008

LDS Gems

"Discerning and accepting the will of God in our lives are fundamental elements of asking in faith in meaningful prayer. However, simply saying the words 'Thy will be done' is not enough. Each of us needs God's help in surrendering our will to Him." 'Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other' (Bible Dictionary, "Prayer," 752-53). Humble, earnest, and persistent prayer enables us to recognize and align ourselves with the will of our Heavenly Father. And in this the Savior provided the perfect example as He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, 'saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. . . . And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly' (Luke 22:42, 44)." David A. Bednar, "Ask in Faith," Ensign, May 2008, 96-97
Visiting Teaching Message for March: Defending the Family

D&C 88:119: “Establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.”
President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985): “Home is a haven against the storms and struggles of life. Spirituality is born and nurtured by daily prayer, scripture study, home gospel discussions and related activities, home evenings, family councils, working and playing together, serving each other, and sharing the gospel with those around us. Spirituality is also nurtured in our actions of patience, kindness, and forgiveness toward each other and in our applying gospel principles in the family circle” (“Therefore I Was Taught,” Tambuli, Aug. 1982, 2; Ensign, Jan. 1982, 3).
Please join us for our first quarterly Home Family & Personal Enrichment meeting, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. We will be celebrating Relief Society's Birthday. Please bring your purse into the meeting with you as we will be playing some games.

Book Group:
This month the book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. We will meet at Jenny C's on March 24th at 7:30.

Cooking Group:
Cooking Group, Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 P.M. at Stephanie H's house. The theme this month is Mexican. Kathryn A. is the demonstrator. Bring your favorite mexican dish to share. If you have a question regarding what to bring, please call Kathryn or Stephanie. **NOTE** Please come even if you don't have time to cook or know what to cook. This is the purpose of the class is to share ideas and learn new stuff! Hope to see you there!

Mar.2 Deann A.
Mar.6 Jenny C.
Mar.6 Yvonne D.
Mar.7 Kenna W.
Mar.9 Susan C.
Mar.15 Cynthia P.
March 16 Shauri M.
Mar.20 Jennifer E.
Mar.21 Sarah J.
Mar.23 Michelle L.
Mar.25 Dale N.
Mar.28 Laurine T.