Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspired by Pres. Packer

Yesterday afternoon in between the morning and afternoon general conference sessions, I was working on adding a tag that identified us as being Mormon.  I googled "I am a Mormon tag" and then found one that I liked.  I edited the tag in Gimp (I am finally beginning to understand how to use this!!) because I wanted the background to be transparent but more importantly, I wanted the tag to say "We are Mormon."  This blog is not just I or me but rather us and we.  Right before the afternoon session began, I finished and uploaded our "We are Mormon" tag.

Well... look to the right.  (It is below our Dream Life Buddies.)  It no longer says, "We are Mormon."  Pres. Boyd K. Packer was the first speaker in afternoon session.  He began his talk by identifying the name and why we call it The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is because this really is Christ's church and because of that we are called after His name.  He then said (not exact quote--just what I remember) that it is one thing for others to call us the Mormons but it is entirely different for us to call ourselves the Mormons.  This is not Mormon's church and so the name should not be credited to him.

Needless to say, I changed our tag.  It now says, "We are members of."  I know this isn't a huge deal but I figured it was an easy way for me to support what our modern day leaders are saying.
I found many other tiny gems while I was listening yesterday and am eager to listen again today.  I know my life is blessed when I obey the teachings of the Living Prophets and Apostles.  Before I can follow their teachings, I first have to know what they are saying and what the expectations are.

Also, please note:  for those of you that are reading this post and don't really understand what any of this means, please click on the tag to the right in the sidebar.  It will take you to mormon.org (actual church sponsored website--kind of funny about the name now...) and you can explore our beliefs.  My faith really is everything in my life.  Because of it, I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves me personally.  I know He hears my prayers and answers every single one of them.  I know Jesus Christ suffered and died for my sins so I can be clean.  And I also know that because of the gift of the Atonement, I can live forever.  I am very blessed though because I won't just be living forever, I will be living forever with my best friend.  We are married for time and all eternity--not just till death do us part.  Really, our faith doesn't just mean everything in our lives, it IS our life.
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1 comment:

Lisa said...

BTW: if anyone wants to copy this tag to your own page, you are more than welcome to do so! :D