Here is something to share with your family today. What do you do in your family to teach your children to feel the music of the gospel? Feel free to leave a comment below.
In a blog post titled Sabbath Worship Drop by Drop on lds.org, writer Ariel Szuch made a wonderful comparison worthy of pondering in our Sabbath day observance. She said, “I have found it helpful to think of my Sabbath day worship as filling a lamp—one that needs oil to burn, like in the parable of the ten virgins. Drops of holiness, if you will, that accumulate week after week and year after year…. Drops of holiness are small, simple things that fuel the flame of my faith in Jesus Christ and my desire to turn my heart toward Him on the Sabbath day, and every effort counts.”
The Stake Presidency in the Woodbridge Virginia Stake has asked the Public Affairs Council to make Sabbath worship part of our emphasis. They would like our stake members to be more involved in sharing how the Sabbath is sacred to them. Please consider being a part of this conversation on this blog. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share what drops you fill your Sabbath lamps with. Share a photo. Share your ideas. Share your feelings about Sacred Sundays.
“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.”
“To all of our mothers everywhere, past, present, or future, I say, “Thank you. Thank you for giving birth, for shaping souls, for forming character, and for demonstrating the pure love of Christ.” To Mother Eve, to Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel, to Mary of Nazareth, and to a Mother in Heaven, I say, “Thank you for your crucial role in fulfilling the purposes of eternity.” To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. In fact, you are saviors on Mount Zion, and like the Master you follow, your love ‘never faileth.’” I can pay no higher tribute to anyone.”
From Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “Behold Thy Mother” October 2015 General Conference
The Kerr family from the Quantico Ward likes to watch church videos on lds.org. They also enjoy playing the piano or the violin. What brings the Spirit into your Sunday?
How do you keep your Sunday sacred?
The Walburger family in the Quantico Ward loves to spend time on Sundays looking at family scrapbooks and watching “Sunday” movies.
What do you do on Sunday to help it be different from the other days of the week? Send a photo with your name and ward to email@example.com and we’ll share how your Sunday is sacred.