Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bible beats Satan!

When you carry the Bible, satan gets a headache. When you open it, he collapses.When he sees you reading it, he faints. When he sees you are living what you read, he flees!! And when you are about to re-post this message, he will try and discourage you. I defeated him!

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Friday, November 26, 2010


In light of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I wish to take the opportunity to publicly give thanks for all the things I find much gratitude in.  My biggest thanks is to my Heavenly Father for the family He has given me and the great opportunities I have had in my life.  Recently, I have been encouraged to share "my story" publicly and the blessings I have received, so I will.  In order to properly express my gratitude for that, I will be publishing a series of posts that thoroughly details the many things I have to be grateful for in my miraculous life.  This will consist of a total of 3 consecutive posts:  Part 1 - My Orphange Life; Part 2 - My Mom's Adoption Perspective; Final Part - Our Forever Family.  I will start posting after Thanksgiving due to time, so consider it an extension of celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For the time being, I wish to engage in a simple word play activity that expresses my gratitude now:

Monday, November 22, 2010

In Others' Words: Absolutely Essential

In Others' Words: Absolutely Essential:
I apologize for the last post. I'm simplifying. I will return to the real purpose of this blog and minimize my own commentary (soap-boxing) on the quotes I provide. I can't really say it any better anyway.

I am reprimanded by the words of a favorite author of mine, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In his book The Little Prince, the title character so truly teaches (as I have now illustrated):

"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot during WWII. In spite of his involvement on behalf of his country, he despised war and viewed life with the eye of a poet. He wrote much concerning charity, which the prophet Mormon defines as "the pure love of Christ."

The insights of Saint-Exupéry are simple but profound. For fear of saying anything to detract from their greatness, I will refrain from comment, but merely place quotes in a pleasant order.

"Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"If a man say, 'I love God,' and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also."

1 John 4:20-21

"For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Love does not cause suffering; what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Let go. Let God. Without charity, life is meaningless. With it, life is given energy and purpose. In it's pure unadulterated form, Love is the greatest thing in the world and the greatest absolute essential.
As a summation of his philosophy, we can take these words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to heart.

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

MORMON COP: Glory- Campfire Scene (Morgan Freeman's prayer)

MORMON COP: Glory- Campfire Scene (Morgan Freeman's prayer):

In the movie, GLORY, Morgan Freeman admonishes his men to fight, and if necessary, die standing up while facing the enemy. These Civil War soldiers are the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War for their own freedom and the freedom of all American citizens in the future. These soldiers of the 54thRegiment were ready to step up and do their part even if it meant giving their life for the cause of freedom.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Who are these missionaries?

Watch to learn a bit about these Mormon Missionaries.  There's a fun surprise at the end.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Good News: Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

The Good News: Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light:
"I so love this video and its inherent message of Christlike forgiveness. In a world drenched in hate and vindictive habits, may we all reflect upon the One who died for each of us when we were undeserving and 'beggars' ourselves. We, each one of us, rely upon the merits of He who is greater in all things. Let us be mindful this special season, and always, that forgiveness is the greatest gift we have received and the greatest gift we can give. May we all learn to forgive ourselves as well, as we contribute charity, the pure love of Christ, to the world."
Posted by Elder Paden Carlson

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Brainwashed Mormon?

This video reminded me of so many things my parents and the Church has taught me that I had to share it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let Us All Press On!: "If a man die, shall he live again?"

Let Us All Press On!: "If a man die, shall he live again?": "I am so grateful today for the inspired words of our modern prophets. I was reading one talk in particular during church that meant a lot to me. The talk was given by Thomas S. Monson, who is the current prophet today. Below is the video of that talk. The part I'm writing about starts at 2:37 and goes through 4:45, but you can watch the whole thing if you want! :)

"If a man die shall he live again?" (Job 14:14)
It's a good question. For some even a scary question. Many of the people I meet on the street or at doors say something like, "I dunno buddy; I don't like to think about it!"
Well I am here today to say that there is more! There is so much that awaits beyond this mortal life! Today we are here in what we call mortality. We have physical bodies that are subject to pain, suffering, temptation, disease, and other hardships. At some point we may struggle through employment difficulties. We might be betrayed or abandoned by someone close. Many experience depression or anxiety. All those make life challenging, and sometimes seemingly impossible. In those moments where everything seems so insurmountable or even pointless, it is easy to lose perspective.
HOWEVER, if we remember that this life is not the end, then life is much more positive. In the Mormon church, we call that keeping an eternal perspective. Even if we fully believe that there's more to our existance than mortality, it won't help us unless we remember that always. By keeping our eternal perspective on, we can take our blinders off a bit and see that there's more to life than the trials that we're currently experiencing.
If a man die shall he live again? YES!!! The scriptures, the prophets, and the light of Christ in all of us bear witness that this is true! My invitation to all of you is to hold on to that. Keep moving forward. Continue trying. Follow our Heavenly Father's commandments because He has promised if we hold out faithful we "are recieved into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow." (Alma 40:12)
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Saturday, November 6, 2010


"Most people in the world today have questions and concerns about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, thinking whether or not they are Christians?? Well I would like to bear testimony of my Lord and Savior. I testify that Jesus of Nazerath is the very Son of the very God. I know with every feeling in my heart that HE Is the Christ. The very savior of the world. I know that He came to earth to fullfill His Fathers will and that He prepared a way for us to return home to live in peace and happiness for all time and eternity. I know of these truthfull statements because of the teaching from The Bible and The Book of Mormon Another Testiment of Jesus Christ.They both testfiy that Jesus Christ has the power to heal the starving spirits in the world. I know that to be true because my own soul has been stilled and comforted through these eternal truths. I did not gain my witness from a man but I have gained it from my Father in Heaven the Almighty God Himself as He has answered my prayers. I know that God loves His Children, and loved them enough to send his son Jesus Christ. I testify of this in the name of the Prince of Peace even Jesus Christ, Amen."

By Elder Unga
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Let's chat: El Libro de Mormon

Let's chat: El Libro de Mormon: "Hoy quier escribir sobre el Libro de Mormon y hablar de algunas cosas que e aprendido al leerlo. En el libro hay muchas cosas que testifican que es verdad. Por ejemplo Alma 36. Este capitulo demuestra un tipo de poesia Hebrea. Quiasmo... Alma 36 es un gran ejemplo y basicamente cuando lee uno ese capitulo el primer versiculo y el ultimo dice lo mismo. Asi que un ejemple seria asi : A B C C B A Imaginense que la "A" es el primer versiculo. La "B" el dos y "C" el ultimo. Despues lo que sigue es de la "C" a la "A." Creo que la mejor forma de que lo sepan sera que ustedes mismos lean Alma 36!!"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Restoration

This is a great video for sharing the restoration. The title is funny too.