A Sunday Moment: HAPPINESS

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I was preparing the YW Newsletter for June, and I usually find a quote to put in there. I came across this quote from Pres. Uchtdorf’s address that he gave at the YW’s General Broadcast of this year. Can I just say that ——- I. LOVE. THIS. QUOTE!

This quote spoke volumes to me. A lot of times, especially me, I always think, if I can just get to this goal, I will be happy, all will be well, my life will be perfect, yadda, yadda, yadda. Sometimes, it takes a while to get to the goal, or the goal may never happen till the next life. Until then, we live an unhappy life because we think we can ONLY be happy when we get to our destiny.

I guess it’s like going on a road trip to Disneyland. We know that Disneyland is where we want to be. We know that we are going to have fun when we get there. The journey there it going to take a while, especially if you’re driving from AZ. Its a good 6 hour drive. How miserable would it be if the whole trip there, we spent angry and upset because we were not at Disneyland.

That would be the WORST. TRIP. EVER!

The same applies in life. In Pres. Uchtdorf’s talk, he said,

“Look for the HAPPINESS your Heavenly Father has prepared for you in EVERY step of the journey.”

Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. He wants us to enjoy the journey while we are here. I have decided that I am going to stop focussing so much on the destination, not that it’s not important, but I need to make the journey a happy ride.

A Sunday Moment: OBEDIENCE

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It’s no secret that General Conference is one of my most favorite times of the year. I love to hear the inspired messages that our church leaders share with us. This year, I tried to be a little more prepared than I usually am. While on break at work, I wrote down a list of things I have been struggling with and tried to remember to pray for Heavenly Father’s help to have my ears opened to the messages that would be shared.

Almost every talk that I listened to, I felt was for me. It had a message in there that I needed to hear. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but nevertheless, I definitely felt uplifted.

In our family, we try to base our FHE lessons on the talks that were given, to help us remember what was said and taught, that way we don’t forget the messages. Reality check! It doesn’t always happen, but we do try. I’m starting a series on my blog and I’m calling it “A Sunday Moment”. Every Sunday, I will post a quote from one of the talks that was heard during this most recent conference. The hope is that it will be a good reminder, an inspiration, a topic for a FHE lesson, or just something to uplift you every Sunday.

This Sunday I chose this quote from President Monson for two reasons: 1) It rings so true with everything that I’ve read in the Book of Mormon  and 2) I have to give a talk next Sunday about BLESSINGS.

Song: KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS

Scripture: 1 Nephi 17: 3 “And thus we see that the commandments of God must be fulfilled. And if it so be that the children of men keep the commandments of God he doth nourish them and strengthen them . . .”

Here’s my small nugget of knowledge that I’ve learned about OBEDIENCE. Yes it brings BLESSINGS, but first it requires FAITH and a lot of HUMILITY.

 

A. LOT. OF. HUMILITY!

 

I could say more, but then you probably won’t come to church next week to listen to me. So if you’re in the area next Sunday, feel free to stop by and hear more.

 

For more inspiration, listen to President Monson’s talk HERE.

 

 

Aloha,

The Busy Coconut.

Legos: The FHE Edition

Everyone has a part when it comes to FHE in our family. The job of ACTIVITIES is always tricky sometimes. It can either be different, or the same-old, same-old ‘hide-n-go-seek’. While I was pregnant with this last baby, I put a temporary stop by week 30 of my pregnancy on the “hide-n-go-seek” activities. I wasn’t about to try and hide my humangus belly in some nook of this 1200 square foot house, (BTW, it is currently still on hold). With that said, my hubby found an idea online for coconut #4 to do an activity with his legos. It was a charades-meets-pictionary idea. We were to construct a scene from the scriptures using legos, and the rest of the family had to guess who in the scriptures was being portrayed in the scene.

You ready to guess from the ones we did? Here goes. Answers will be at the bottom.

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How’d you do? Ok, so here are the answers:

1) Jonah swallowed by the whale.

2) King Benjamen preaching from the tower.

3) Ammon after cutting off the robbers’ arms (my personal favorite).

4) Noah on his ark (kinda hard to tell from this angle).

This may be an activity that you want to do with your family, you know, unless you really do want to hide-n-go-seek, again ; )