Posts tagged jesus christ
Posts tagged jesus christ
“Looking at my own life, much of the good I have accomplished has been due to the balancing of these two forces, and ultimately learning to submit to faith. My commitment to help others came out of it, as did many of the habits I learned as a missionary and serving in the Church. So did my love of people, writing this blog, and a hundred other things in my life - all held in place because of two very real truths - through living the gospel I can find peace and hope, and my life is sometimes not peaceful or hopeful. Which means that with each passing day, I strive to find ways to better live by the principles that I believe…”
This is part of the reason why I’m a democrat. I grew up in a poor family based on how many siblings I had. My dad worked as a programmer and my mom made a good sum of money as a nurse, but she kept it to herself ([hopefully] due to her mental illness + addictions). If I were an only child, we’d have probably lived like middle or maybe even upper class families, but… you know.
I don’t ever see myself voting as republican. I think there is a stereotype that a lot of christians are automatically republican, but I’m not.
There is a facebook group devoted to this, actually: The Christian Left.
Something I needed to hear:
“Having faith in Jesus Christ means relying completely on Him and trusting in His infinite power, intelligence, and love. It includes believing His teachings. It means believing that even though we do not understand all things, He does. Because He has experienced all our pains, afflictions, and infirmities, He knows how to help us rise above our daily difficulties (see Alma 7:11–13).
This truth gives me so much hope for the future. It also confirms the strength I have been feeling since my father passed away. One day, I saw a little boy and girl run up to their dad and give him a big hug. My heart dropped. I wanted my dad so badly. At that moment I wanted to give up and cry forever.
After I pondered this for quite some time, my heart was turned to someone for comfort: Jesus Christ. I had to learn to have faith in Jesus, rely on Him, know that He has suffered, and know that He helps me if I allow Him to. I exercised faith by remembering that He knows how to help me, and I need to do everything I can to be closer to Him so I can more fully feel of His love. The only way to true happiness is having faith in Him and knowing that He will never leave you (see John 16:33).”
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
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Video: Gercacn on YouTube
This is the first time I’m considering that maybe my experiences at home has ‘traumatized’ me. I’m not unable feel love certainly, but I do have extreme fears, trust problems, and shame/guilt…
How do you recover from the long-term effects of child neglect/abandonment? Is this something I should take to the bishop or do I need to see a therapist? Or… is this something I can’t ever change and I just need to keep it to myself? Something that I’ll just have to live with for the rest of my life and hope for those moments of peace. Hope that one day, it won’t kill me.
I feel dangerous. Some days, it hurts so much that I become concerned with passwords, loans and who will have my sketchbooks when I die. I think about the way they’d find my body and I wonder if it’s better I hide somewhere and leave flight plans and travel research on my computer so they think I just ran off to another country. Among all the thought-out scenarios, reasons and effects, I usually come to the conclusion that suicide is pointless and causes more problems than it solves. I know it’s true.
If I’m going to be so suicidal one of these days that I actually do it, I can’t really do much to stop it. So I think I might as well do as much with life as I can; Learn as much from the gospel as possible, draw as many pictures, see as many movies, listen to as much music, talk to and have fun with as many good people as I can. And of course, help as many people as possible in hopes that maybe somebody else’s day could become just a little easier… Especially if they’re like me. Then at least I would have tried my hardest to be happy and make my human experience as worthy as possible.
I guess my biggest question for right now is…
Is it really true that Jesus Christ can heal all wounds?
A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. - IMDB; Life in A Day
Who is Joseph Smith?
If there is any fast way to understand the origin, the history, and the passionate membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (otherwise known as the ‘Mormon Church’)… it is through this short film starting with a 14 year old boy in 1820.