Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Joy of Living a Christ Centered Life

Dear Sisters,

I am looking forward to seeing all of you Sunday. Let's be ready to bear our personal witness to these two conference talks: "The Joy of Living a Christ Centered Life" by Elder Richard J. Maynes (yes, I remember Sister Grant did a wonderful job teaching this talk, I want to add an additional concept to this talk. Also, "What Lack I Yet?" By Elder Larry Lawrence. I see us making Christ the center of our life, changing our selves to make this possible and being humble enough to seek what changes we need to make.

With Love,
Shirlee Chaillet

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"Yielding Our Hearts to God"

This Sunday's lesson is from Sister Neill F. Marriott's conference talk, "Yielding Our Hearts to God". When we offer our broken hearts to Jesus Christ, He accepts our offering. He takes us back. No matter what losses, wounds, and rejection we have suffered. His grace and healing are mightier than all.

Thanks, Launa Turley

Friday, December 18, 2015

"A Christ-Centered Life"

December seems to be about all things Christmas. So, it is fortuitous that the lesson this week for Relief Society is - "A Christ-Centered Life" - Teachings of the Prophet Ezra Taft Benson, Lesson 24. He highlights his thoughts with this quote "The best measure of true greatness is how Christlike we are".

Much has happened in our ward and to our ward in this last week. It is a time to reach for GREATNESS. It is a time to remember and emulate CHRIST.

We will spend time on Sunday reminding ourselves, through the words of President Benson, how to put Christ in the CENTER of our Dallas 4th Ward family; in the CENTER of our Christmas celebration; and in the CENTER of our lives!

 MUCH affection, Jeanne Grant

Friday, December 4, 2015

"The Season of Gifts"

The lesson is on the Savior and the gifts He has given us. Be thinking about the teachings of Jesus and what has had meaning for you and impacted your life. Also what does Christmas mean to you?

We give at Christmas not only because of tradition but also because it makes us feel good. This giving represents something elemental in our concept of the Christ’s life and virtue. It is an expression of our esteem for his self-denial, and his benevolence. Our giving, petty as it may be in comparison with his, serves to keep alive in men a virtue which is essential in the whole Christian philosophy. Perhaps every Christmas we should review the gifts of the Savior to humanity.

-Karen Armstrong