Monday, June 19, 2017
Pic via: my old-new bedroom floor. We are living with my parents this summer, so I'm back in my bedroom from the good ol' high school days. Emmy, my DOLLY (I'm obsessed with her), had just finished a diaper change, and since the other girls were occupied and I had 10 minutes before needing to dash to church, I grabbed my scriptures and read as sincerely as I could, knowing that I had such a short amount of time.

Little punches of power. Most of my studying these days is so short, but so sincere, because the time I can give is "now or never." How grateful I am to still feel a strong connection to Heavenly Father via shorter study sessions. I think He's grateful for any time that we pause to genuinely give.
Entry from Thursday, June 15*
"Our Good Shepherd" and 3 Nephi 27:14-15

"Surely the Savior did not condone adultery. But he also did not condemn the woman [that was caught in adultery and brought to Christ by the people for disciplinary action]. He encouraged her to reform her life. She was motivated to change because of His compassion and mercy." 

That piece is as good as gold for me as I raise the girls and have to discipline them. They will not follow me if I do not have the greatest compassion and love for them. "The Savior's compassion, love, and mercy draw us toward Him," not any withdrawal of love, harshness, and anger.

3 Nephi 27:14-15 "After that I had been lifted upon the cross I might draw men unto me...For this cause have I been lifted up."

He endured the Garden of Gethsemane and His crucifixion, giving Him perfect empathy. Empathy begets compassion. Compassion promotes change.

Grateful for this lesson and Christ's example. I will go and do!

*Half of my scripture study came from the April 2017 General Conference talk, "Our Good Shepherd," from the apostle, Elder Dale G. Renlund, which is why I found and included that quote up there.  :)


  1. Good to know about the things that you have mentioned. These words are like inspiration for me to move forward in life and have best things.
    Emma Charlotte
    The Academic Papers

    1. You're so sweet. Thanks for your kind comment, Emma Charlotte! So glad to have helped a little. XO!


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