Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Conferencia General Abril 2014

President Monson (Message of Love)

We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey.

May we begin now, this very day, to express love to all of God’s children, whether they be our family members, our friends, mere acquaintances, or total strangers. As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.

Love is expressed in many recognizable ways: a smile, a wave, a kind comment, a compliment. Other expressions may be more subtle, such as showing interest in another’s activities, teaching a principle with kindness and patience, visiting one who is ill or homebound. These words and actions and many others can communicate love.

Forgiveness should go hand in hand with love. In our families, as well as with our friends, there can be hurt feelings and disagreements. Again, it doesn’t really matter how small the issue was. It cannot and should not be left to canker, to fester, and ultimately to destroy. Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.

I would hope that we would strive always to be considerate and to be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings and circumstances of those around us. Let us not demean or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person’s confidence through careless words or actions.

some of our greatest opportunities to demonstrate our love will be within the walls of our own homes. Love should be the very heart of family life, and yet sometimes it is not.

“Charity is the pure love of Christ, … and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.”

Every day of our lives we are given opportunities to show love and kindness to those around us. Said President Spencer W. Kimball: “We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters."

Usually our love will be shown in our day-to-day interactions one with another. All important will be our ability to recognize someone’s need and then to respond. I have always cherished the sentiment expressed in the short poem:
I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind.5
There are many attributes which are manifestations of love, such as kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding, and forgiveness. In all our associations, these and other such attributes will help make evident the love in our hearts.
love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved. At the end the angry mob took His life. And yet there rings from Golgotha’s hill the words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”4—a crowning expression in mortality of compassion and love.

Grateful in Any Circumstances


Everyone’s situation is different, and the details of each life are unique. Nevertheless, I have learned that there is something that would take away the bitterness that may come into our lives. There is one thing we can do to make life sweeter, more joyful, even glorious.
We can be grateful!

All of His commandments are given to make blessings available to us. Commandments are opportunities to exercise our agency and to receive blessings. Our loving Heavenly Father knows that choosing to develop a spirit of gratitude will bring us true joy and great happiness.

I’m suggesting that instead of being thankful for things, we focus on being thankful in our circumstances—whatever they may be.

We can choose to be grateful, no matter what.

This type of gratitude transcends whatever is happening around us. It surpasses disappointment, discouragement, and despair. It blooms just as beautifully in the icy landscape of winter as it does in the pleasant warmth of summer.

When we are grateful to God in our circumstances, we can experience gentle peace in the midst of tribulation. In grief, we can still lift up our hearts in praise. In pain, we can glory in Christ’s Atonement. In the cold of bitter sorrow, we can experience the closeness and warmth of heaven’s embrace.


Being grateful in times of distress does not mean that we are pleased with our circumstances. It does mean that through the eyes of faith we look beyond our present-day challenges.

True gratitude is an expression of hope and testimony. It comes from acknowledging that we do not always understand the trials of life but trusting that one day we will.

The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.
How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings.
 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

San Valentin

My little ones loving making Valentines boxes
Isaac made the perfect Minecraft Creeper

Glitter hearts for the classmates
my little Belle loves her Bad Minion. So easy to make, all you need a empty can of oatmeal, purple, and black tissue paper and a lid of a can.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

LDS BAPTISM IDEAS


There are three events that I love the most and they are Baby Blessings, Baptism and Weddings. I had the opportunity to help with the baptism of two of my dear friends' kids. As mothers we love to  celebrate these special occasions and let them know how much we love them.  I would like to share some of my ideas that might help you plan for one of these special days.

Here are some of the pictures that I took of my son Isaac for his Baptism invitation. I always love the temple, and even more when taking the little ones to show them that one day they will be able to enter there.
My little "Elder" Wright at the beautiful San Diego Temple. Christopher Isaac

Here are the pictures that I took for Emma, the daughter of a close friend, for her baptism.



I love this beautiful girl and her mama! I am so grateful to live so close to the beautiful Salt Lake temple.
You can always go to http://www.etsy.com/search?q=lds%20baptism%20invitation&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US&ref=auto1 for a great Baptism Invite.


Banners are beautiful for any baptism or any special event. I love making those for my kids birthdays as well.
My talented friend Natalia made this amazing CTR cake. maxandnatalia@yahoo.com



 The Book of Mormon Cake made by Cecilia Rea.  You can send her an email and order this cake or choose from many others at cecirea26@yahoo.com
 I love making these cookies "I love to see the Temple" and "Choose the Right." These cookies are great for baptisms. If you would like me to make some, please order two weeks prior to the event at theperuvianmom@outlook.com


Para pedidos de pasteles, bocaditos,  galletas de bautizo o decoraciones mandar un correo electronico a theperuvianmom@outlook.com.