Monday, January 26, 2015


I am sending this out early in the week so you will have time to prepare for the lesson this coming Sunday.  Please take time to read Chapter 7 from “Daughters in My Kingdomand consider the following and be prepared to share.

1.  How have you been able to become friends with those you Visit Teach?

2.  What do you do to prepare spiritually for this sacred calling?

3.  In what ways have you been able to show love to those you visit above the “once a month visit”?

4.  Have you been able to be creative and make lessons memorable?  How?

5.  Are you keeping track of important dates in their lives?  What might they include?  What do you do?

Thanks in advance for your willingness to participate and bringing your whole selves to our meeting.  It truly makes all the difference.

Love to all,
Sister Armstrong

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence"

Elder Klebingat said "Yours is the privilege, if you want it, to come to know for yourself, today or soon, that you are pleasing God in spite of your shortcomings...By applying the atonement of Jesus Christ, you can begin increasing your spiritual confident today if you are willing to listen and act."

I would encourage each of you to reread this talk and ponder the following questions:

  1. Do you have a personal witness that your current offering as a Latter-day Saint is sufficient to inherit eternal life?
  2. What specific blessings would increased spiritual confidence bring into your personal life?
  3. Which of the six suggestions stand out to you as something you could incorporate ingot your life on a regular basis?
I look forward to engaging in a spiritual discussing with each of you on Sunday and hope you will come with thoughts in mind to share.  I testify that your life will be blessed as you read and ponder this inspired message.

Claira Wilson

Saturday, January 17, 2015

President Ezra Taft Benson Chapter 2 -- Pray Always

President Benson said, "I would humbly urge all...to keep in close touch with our Father in heaven through prayer.  Never in this dispensation has there been a greater need for prayer."

As you read this chapter you may ask yourself the following:

1. What events in President Benson's life illustrate his reliance on the power of prayer?
2. What suggestions does President Benson give to improve our communication with our Heavenly Father?
3. What will I do to act upon the teachings of President Benson on prayer?

I look forward to discussing this lesson with you on Sunday.

Alison Thorsen

Thursday, January 8, 2015

President Ezra Taft Benson & Chapter 1: The Great Commandment -- Love the Lord

Sister Sheri Dew taught, "Studying the life of a prophet is more, much more, than simply recounting events.  It is an opportunity to see the hand of the Lord in action as He prepares and tutors a man to be ready when the moment comes that He anoints him as His mouthpiece on the earth."

This year we have the exciting opportunity to study and learn about President Ezra Taft Benson.  As I have studied and learned about his life this week, I have developed such a love for him and his teachings.  I encourage each of you to take some time to learn about President Benson's life from the following links:

This week we will also be discussing Chapter 1:  The Great Commandment -- Love the Lord.  I love President Benson's teaching, "To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing.  It is no lukewarm endeavor.  It is total commitment to our very being -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually -- to a love of the Lord.  The breadth, depth, and height of this love of God extend into every facet of one's life."  Please come to Relief Society prepared to discuss what this means to you and one thing you can do to be more fully committed to a love of the Lord.  See you then!

Stephanie Johnson