Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today's Thought

"I am converted to the thought that the way to peace and happiness in life is by giving service. Service is the true key, I believe, to happiness, because when we perform labors like missionary work, all the rest of our lives we can look back upon our accomplishments in the mission field. When we preform any acts of kindness, they bring a feeling of satisfaction and pleasure into our hearts, while ordinary amusements pass away" (Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards, p. 187).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stake Labor Day Picnic

Join us on Monday, September 6th for a Labor Day Picnic!

It'll be held at Harbin Park in Fairfield, in Shelters 1-4.
There will be soccer tournaments at 10:45 and 1:00, a Family Fun Run at 10:45 (starts at Shelter 1) and Cornhole and other fun activities for the kids from 1:00-2:30.

Food will be served at Noon.

Please bring a large dish to share based on your last name:
A-N Side dish or Salad
O-Z Dessert

Please invite friends, family and neighbors!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Today's Thought

“No man is at peace with himself or his God who is untrue to his better self, who transgresses the law of right either in dealing with himself by indulging in passion, in appetite, yielding to temptations against his accusing conscience, or in dealing with his fellowmen, being untrue to their trust. Peace does not come to the transgressor of law; peace comes by obedience to law, and it is that message which Jesus would have us proclaim among men.”
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, 205

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stake Conference

This weekend is Stake Conference.
The adult session will be on Saturday at 7pm at the Liberty Building.
The general session will be on Sunday at 9am at the Montgomery Building.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today's Quote

"Let us follow the Son of God in all ways and in all walks of life. Let us make him our exemplar and our guide. We should at every opportunity ask ourselves, 'What would Jesus do?' and then be more courageous to act upon the answer. We must follow Christ, in the best sense of the word. We must be about his work as he was about his Father's. We should try to be like him, even as the Primary children sing, 'Try try, try.' (Children's Songbook, 55.) To the extent that our mortal powers permit, we should make every effort to become like Christ---the one perfect and sinless example this world has ever seen" (Howard W. Hunter, That We Might Have Joy, p. 4).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Inspirational Message

"It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future. It is good to look upon the virtues of those who have gone before, to gain strength for whatever lies ahead. It is good to reflect upon the work of those who labored so hard and gained so little in this world, but out of whose dreams and early plans, so well nurtured, has come a great harvest of which we are the beneficiaries. Their tremendous example can become a compelling motivation for us all, for each of us is a pioneer in his own life, often in his own family, and many of us pioneer daily in trying to establish a gospel foothold in distant parts of the world. . . . "In the environment in which many of us live, there is need for reminders of lessons learned in the past. In our times of abundance, it is good occasionally to be taken back to earlier days, to have our minds refocused on the struggles of the early Latter-day Saints, to remind us of the necessity for labor if the earth is to be made to yield, of the importance of faith in God if there is to be lasting achievement, and of the need to recognize that many of the so-called old values are worthy of present application."Oh, how much is faith needed in each of our lives---faith in ourselves, faith in our associates, and faith in the living God" (The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 446-447).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Today's Thought

"All that we possess is the gift of God. We should acknowledge him in all things. We sometimes talk about men having this right and the other right. We have no rights, only such as God gives us. . . . Our safety and happiness and our wealth depend upon our obedience to God and his laws, and our exaltation in time and eternity depends upon the same thing" (John Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, p. 248).

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today's Quote

"The skill of building up and establishing the Zion of our God on the earth is to take the people and teach them how to take care of themselves and that which the Lord has entrusted to their care . . . to take what we have and divide amongst or give to people, without teaching them how to earn and produce, would be no more nor less than to introduce the means of reducing them to a state of poverty. I do not wish for one moment to recognize the idea that in order to establish the United Order our property has to be divided equally" (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 18:353-354, as quoted in Working Toward Zion, p. 95).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inspirational Quote

“We all need love in our souls, all the time: first, for God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all good—love which encompasses our souls, our thoughts, our hearts, our minds, our strength, insomuch that we would willingly, if he required, give our lives as well as our time, talents, and substance in this world to the service of the living God who gives us all that we have. … We [should] have that love in our hearts, so much that we will love God more than business, more than money, more than earthly pleasures; that is, enjoy greater pleasure in the worship and love of God than we have in any other thing in the world.”
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, 416

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Today's Thought

“I hope that we welcome and love all of God’s children, including those who might dress, look, speak, or just do things differently. It is not good to make others feel as though they are deficient. Let us lift those around us. Let us extend a welcoming hand. Let us bestow upon our brothers and sisters in the Church a special measure of humanity, compassion, and charity so that they feel, at long last, they have finally found home.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "You Are My Hands," Ensign, May 2010, 68-69

Friday, August 6, 2010

Today's Thought

“How fragile life, how certain death. We do not know when we will be required to leave this mortal existence. And so I ask, ‘What are we doing with today?’ If we live only for tomorrow, we’ll have a lot of empty yesterdays today.” Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, Jan 2002, 68–71

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Inspirational Message

"Be grateful. How thankful we ought to be. How comfortably we live. How very easy is life compared to what it once was. . . . We have it so easy, so pleasant, so delightful. We ride in cars that are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. . . . [We have] the miracles of medicine, the miracles of science, the miracles of communication, transportation, education---what a wonderful time in which to live. Of all of these wondrous, challenging things with which we live, I hope you regard it a blessing to be alive in this great age of the world. . . . I hope you walk with gratitude in your hearts, really. Grateful people are respectful people. Grateful people are courteous people. Grateful people are kindly people. Be grateful" (The Teachings of Gordon B.Hinckley, p. 250).

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today's Thought

“Keep in mind the challenging fact that your aim is not to get ahead of others, but to surpass yourself; to begin today to be the person you want to be.”
Hugh B. Brown, Conference Report, April 1968