Thursday, February 7, 2008

LOVE

I was feeling guilty all day because I haven't made any headway on my talk or lessons for this Sunday, so tonight I got online and read a few articles written by Pres. Monson and Pres. Hinckley about LOVE. Each one seemed to speak to me. Not because I didn't already know and understand the concepts, but because I needed to be reminded that I'm just not where I need to be. No more excuses for not being adjusted to my new area and ward and lack of friends......I need to be serving more - and better!!! Love comes from service, just as service comes from love. And, as I read in another article tonight, " Love is the driving force behind faith." Who couldn't use more faith and love in their lives?

5 comments:

Amber said...

Isn't that the truth?!! I just got done creating a Charity matching game for our Beehives last night. I learned a lot myself and was reminded of the same things. My mom ALWAYS said growing up, "If you want to learn to love somebody, serve them." Most of the time it wasn't what I wanted to hear but it is definitely true.

Melissa said...

Yes, we could all use more love and faith. I really believe that you typify what it means to be a woman of charity. It is just who you are. There are always so many ways to improve and do better. But Mandy, don't be too hard on yourself, the last two years have been pretty tough for you. There is a time to heal and a time to reach out and help others heal. For everything there is a time and season.

Rebecca said...

So, how did the talk go?

About cameras, I wouldn't say mine cost an arm and a leg but it was definately a whole hand! I would just google some brands that you know of and see what is out there in your range It all depends on if you want a point and shoot or an SLR (interchangable lenses) because those will cost more. I have a Nikon D40x and I really like it. There are different levels of digital Nikon SLRs so you could always check those out too. Hope I helped some.

deana said...

I think what Melissa said hit it right on. You are a wonderful person and you need to be kind to yourself. I admire your strength and courage. I always remember that when I feel imperfect or insignificant, serving others take my mind off of me.

Mandy said...

Mel, Deana-- thanks for what you said. I miss having that encouragement and I appreciate it more than you know.