Monday, September 10, 2012

The Scriptures: a friend in disguise

My little sister is down to her last days in the MTC. A letter she wrote home a few weeks ago told us how she was preparing for a fireside. She went with an open heart, seeking answers to her questions. Her answer was to memorize scriptures in Spanish.

When, I wrote back to her, I sent her this quote.

"Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change. (2011 October General Conference, The Power of Scripture, Sat. Morning Session - Richard G. Scott)"

Anyway, I continued to think about what Elder Scott said. I need someone that can give me inspiration and comfort all the time. Being a mom is hard and I often wonder what I'm doing. Sometimes I just want a hug and the only one around is the fussy baby. I decided to take Elder Scott's challenge. I'm working on building life long friendships (in English).

I found this awesome app from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It helps you memorize all of the scripture mastery verses and Articles of Faith. I installed "LDS Scripture Mastery" and started using it. Because lets be honest, I definitely don't have these all memorized even though I'm a seminary graduate. And even the ones I did have memorized once upon a time could for sure use a refresher course. My goal is one verse a day!

So here is to creating comfort, finding inspiration and making life long friends.
(And another motivation to memorize is so I can teach Baby Bunny the scriptures better. Win-Win!)

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