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11 May 2008 @ 06:51 am
Sunday, May 11, 2008
6:06 AM

We went to the Toronto Temple yesterday. This morning I awoke feeling bathed in light. I feel like Moses must have felt after coming down from the mountain. I feel like I’ve been in the presence of God. Everything inside me is different. The light is so powerful and big. I can’t believe this is how I feel after I’ve been to the temple.

It happens every time I go there. I have to go often because it wears off after awhile.

There is a scripture I always think about in times like this, when I want that feeling and brilliant memory to stay with me. It says that this visitation I feel…endureth by diligence unto prayer.

Moro. 8: 26

26 And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God.


I want so much for this feeling to never leave me. I want to always walk bathed in this light, and according to that scripture it endureth by diligence unto prayer.
If I am immersed in prayer, it doesn’t leave. But of course, the cares of the world will return and the light will fade. Sometimes very quickly. So that’s why I have to return to the temple often.
I really don’t think that monthly is enough.
11 May 2008 @ 06:50 am
Sunday, May 11, 2008
6:20 AM

The church has a beautiful new website. http://jesuschrist.lds.org/

I love it, it’s so beautiful. I love the Saviour with all my heart. He is so good to me. I'm so grateful for forgiveness. I'm so grateful for His help in my life.

I'm so grateful that I can ‘come unto him’ and be blessed by such an abundance of His Spirit.
27 January 2008 @ 08:40 pm

President Hinckley

In Loving Memory of the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley

Died: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7pm

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24 August 2006 @ 09:36 am
This is criostai. I changed my journal name. Actually, I deleted the old one and started anew.
15 June 2006 @ 01:55 am
Hi! I'm Erin. I'm 25. And I'm a single mom. Growing up I guess I
could consider myself goth....now I've become more punk then
anything. I have short hair (except I have bangs, dyed red). So I
definately get...stares, at church. I'm not a member yet but will be
baptised soon. Hopefully. My background, spiritually speaking, is
all over the place so I'll try and keep it short as possible. I was
raised Mormon....7th generation. At 18 I left offically and quickly
got into the occult (wicca, then paganism, and ultimately
satanism). When my daughter was born I questioned about God. By
that time I had lost all my faith in anything and was atheist (most
modern satanists ARE atheist anyway so) Anywho, I church shopped and
hopped around alot. Mostly to pentecostal churches at first. I got
baptised in a pentecostal church, and the rebaptised "In Jesus'
Name" in an Apostolic Pentecostal church. That church messed up my
head (no jewelry, no makeup, skirts only, etc). Then I finally got
the courage to leave it and was hopping around again. My parents
pray for their children to listen to the gospel...every night. Last
night I just....started rereading the BoM, again (my 3rd time all
the way through this year). Just holding it I felt like I was on my
way home...and I'd be gone far too long. Like the parable of the
lost son. Yup...that's me. Anyway, that's about it...thanks for
letting me share.

(xposted in other comms)
17 April 2006 @ 02:31 pm
I am confused. Really, I am. I don't understand when Heavenly Father came out and said that cursing was cool. Some of the people that I know at Church have more foul mouths than non-members. It's really disappointing to see. It's something that people are trying so hard to justify, and it is not justifiable. It is never necessary. Never.

I'm not trying to pass judgment, but I truly do not understand where this happened. We are the light on the proverbial hill. If we can't be good examples to the world, who will?


01 April 2006 @ 05:06 pm

Heyy!! My names Renee♥
I was baptised a member 02.26.06. I'm currently listening to General Conference. I'm really wanting to go out on a mission when I'm of age. What do I do to be able to go? Do I have to say something to my Ward? I'm also planning on going to the General Conference in October =)

ANY suggestions appreciated!
27 March 2006 @ 12:45 pm
Ok I just need some help if any of you can offer it!! :)

I need to get some info about Brazilian food (i.e. types of food, how to cook it, popular dishes, etc ... dinners, lunches, desserts, drinks, anything), so if you know anyone who has been on a mission there, if you've served there, or know anyone who lives/lived/has been there that could maybe tell you some stuff, could you please share???

The reason is this: My husband served his mission there '01-03. His 25th birthday is coming up and I have some ideas to throw a cool Brazil-themed sort of party for him. He LOVED his mission and wants to go back SOOOO badly. Since that won't be any time soon, I want to try and bring Brazil to him!!

Any food/decor/party ideas would be greatly appreciated if anyone can oblige. :) THANKS!!
12 March 2006 @ 10:35 pm
Hey everyone... just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Kayla, I was born and raised in the LDS faith. I'm married to a nonmember named Duncan, and we have a 2 1/2 month old son named Elijah.

I'm looking forward to talking with you all!!

By the way, contratulations bestofme_x3x3 on your baptism!!
09 March 2006 @ 04:29 pm
These past 24 hours have indeed strengthened my faith in the power of prayer. Not that anything had really been lacking; it simply made it even that much stronger. The experience, however, is quite long, so if you wish to read it, just click the link. It will take you back to the original post in my journal.