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MI PACIENCIA

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Por Monica Franco

 

En estos últimos días, podría decir que mi paciencia ha sido probada.

Quizás no en la manera usual en las cosas que si podemos controlar, pero en las formas que no puedo controlar.

El clima en el área en cual yo vivo ha sido un poco abrumador en estas ultimas 3 semanas.

Hemos tenido 4 tormentas de nieve muy grandes con una acumulación de aproximadamente 104 pulgadas de nieve.

Tenemos 1 tormenta mas esperada en estos próximos días.

Lo único que me ha venido a mente es donde pondré toda esta nieve?

Como llegare al trabajo?

Y si me caigo y me golpeo severamente?

Y que del dolor físico que tengo que nunca me deja?

Hace algunos años tuve un accidente automovilístico en donde quede herida permanentemente.

Cuando hago demasiado el dolor vuelve y causa debilidad y adormecimiento en mi brazo.

En estos últimos días he estado batallando con este dolor físico.

El palear la nieve no ha ayudado con mi recuperación.

Mi paciencia se ha desgastado y he llegado a la frustración.  Siento que lo único que he hecho es quejarme.

Esta mañana desperté con una nueva perspectiva.  Recordé a Job y la paciencia que el tuvo en sus adversidades.  Recordé la fe que el tuvo en nuestro Padre Celestial.

Yo sé que las cosas no siempre van ha estar bajo nuestro control y que debemos en veces dejarlas ir.  Lo que he venido a realizar son las cosas por las cuales debo estar agradecida.  Cada desafío fortalece mi fe y salgo adelante con la ayuda de mi Padre Celestial.

Estoy agradecida por la madre que me da donde vivir, por el trabajo al cual puedo ir, por ese dolor constante que a diario me recuerda que lo soportare si permanezco firme al lado del Señor.  Mi paciencia se desgasta, pero mi fe se aumenta al recordar todo lo que si tengo.   Agradezco la paciencia de mi Padre Celestial y el sacrificio de Jesucristo por mi.

 

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The Struggle of Patience

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Written By Monica Franco

 

In these past few days I could say my patience has been tried.

Not in the usual ways in things that we can control, but in ways that I cannot.

The weather in the area I live has been pretty overwhelming in the past 3 weeks.

We have had 4 major snowstorms with an accumulation of approximately 104 inches in snow.

We have 1 more storm on the horizon in the next few days.

All I’ve been able to do is think about where will all the snow go?  How will I get to work?  Will I slip and fall and get very hurt?  Will the physical pain I am having ever go away?

I had an injury a few years back in a motor vehicle accident in which I was permanently injured.  When I overdo things the pain resurfaces and causes weakness and numbness in my arm.

I’ve been struggling in the past few days to overcome the pain.   The shoveling of snow has not helped my recovery.  My patience has been worn and I’ve become frustrated.  I feel like all I’ve done is complain.

This morning I woke up with a new outlook.   I thought of Job and all the patience he had in all he had to endure.  I thought of the faith he had in our Heavenly Father.

I know that things will not always be in our control and we need to let things go at times.   What I have come to realize is the things that I need to be grateful for.

Each challenge strengthens my faith and I pull through with Heavenly Father’s help.

I am thankful for having a mother that provides a place t olive, for the job that I have that I can go to, for the pain that constantly reminds me that I will get through it if I stand firm on the Lord’s side.

My patience has been worn, but my faith is increased as I am reminded of all that I do have.  I am grateful for Heavenly Father’s patience and for Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for me.

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Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 170 Years Later

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

AJBuruca-JosephSmith-JosephSmithStatue-TempleSquare-SaltLakeCity-SaltLake-LDS-MormonI know that I am a day late with this post, but I still wanted to write something about Brother Joseph.

At the time of Joseph and Hyrum’s deaths those who opposed the bringing forth of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, believed that they had put an end to it all. Here we are 170 years later and the church is growing strong with over 15.3 million members world wide and 170 temples announced, under construction or operating in the church.

“It was Friday morning, June 28, 1844, and already the summer sun was hot in Illinois. Since about eight o’clock that morning Dr. Willard Richards, Samuel H. Smith, and nine others had plodded along the dusty road between Carthage and Nauvoo, Illinois. Moving along the road with the solemn procession were two wagons heaped with bushes to protect their cargo from the blistering heat of the sun.Laid out on the wagons were the lifeless bodies of Joseph Smith, age thirty-eight, over six feet tall, and Hyrum, his brother, age forty-four, and even larger in stature than Joseph.”
-James E. Faust 
 
“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”
– Joseph Smith Jr.
 

I see the work of the Lord progressing each and every day. As time goes by, I am amazed at what the church has been able to accomplish in the 13 years I have been a member.

 Below is one of my favorite videos on YouTube. I first came across this video in 2006. Each time I watch it, it reminds me about what the gospel really is about.

 Enjoy!

-AJ Buruca

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Church Leaders’ Message Addresses Doctrine, Questions

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

From Mormon Newsroom

SALT LAKE CITY — 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published the following message today from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The message was posted on LDS.org, the Church’s website for its members.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

OFFICE OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY

47 EAST SOUTH TEMPLE STREET, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84150-1200

June 28, 2014

In God’s plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women. Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices. All service in the Church has equal merit in the eyes of God. We express profound gratitude for the millions of Latter-day Saint women and men who willingly and effectively serve God and His children. Because of their faith and service, they have discovered that the Church is a place of spiritual nourishment and growth.

We understand that from time to time Church members will have questions about Church doctrine, history, or practice. Members are always free to ask such questions and earnestly seek greater understanding. We feel special concern, however, for members who distance themselves from Church doctrine or practice and, by advocacy, encourage others to follow them.

Simply asking questions has never constituted apostasy. Apostasy is repeatedly acting in clear, open, and deliberate public opposition to the Church or its faithful leaders, or persisting, after receiving counsel, in teaching false doctrine.

THE COUNCIL OF

THE FIRST PRESIDENCY AND

QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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Para Mi Madre…

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Al acercarse el día de la madre, quiero tomar un momento para reflexionar en lo que una madre es para mí. Conforme se acerca el día, veo más y más comercialización del día. Hay anuncios de que podemos comprarle: flores, cenas, joyeria, ropa, vacaciones, tratamientos de belleza, etc. El enfoque se ha convertido en cuanto gastar y en qué gastarlo.

¿Será que las madres realmente quieren estas cosas en apreciación de ser madres? ¿Qué es lo que las madres realmente desean? ¿Como madre, qué es lo que más quiero o atesoro más? Yo sé que lo que mas valoro y atesoro, no hay cosa material que lo pueda representar…el amor de mis hijos. Un abrazo, un beso, una tarjeta hecha a mano, un sencillo gracias son suficientes para mí y de más valor que cualquier cosa que se pueda comprar.

Para mí, una madre es lo que siempre he tenido en mi vida. Fuí criada por dos mujeres trabajadoras, mi madre y mi abuela. Las dos inculcaron en mí la importancia del trabajo, el respeto y el amor al projimo. Me enseñaron la importancia de acudir a mi Padre Celestial para que me guiara. Ofrecieron un hombro en cual llorar, un abrazo cuando lo necesitaba, ánimo cuando me sentia triste. Ellas fueron mi motivación en momentos de necesidad y me inspiraron a tratar de ser más como ellas.

Como madre, tengo el anhelo que quizás haya inculcado algo de lo que ellas me enseñaron, en mis hijos. Madres pueden ser cualquier figura que las represente, tias, abuelas, hermanas y aun algunos padres. Pienso que el Elder M. Russell Ballard lo dijo mejor:

“Hermanas, nosotros, sus hermanos, no podemos hacer la obra que a ustedes se les ha asignado divinamente desde antes de la fundación del mundo. Podríamos intentarlo, pero nunca podríamos aspirar a reproducir sus exclusivos dones. En este mundo, no hay nada tan personal, tan enriquecedor ni tan decisivo para una vida como la influencia de una mujer recta.

…Amén a su madre, mis jóvenes hermanas; respétenla, escúchenla, confíen en ella; tiene su mejor interés en mente; se preocupa por su seguridad y su felicidad eterna. Por lo tanto, sean amables con ella y sean pacientes con sus imperfecciones, porque las tiene. Todos las tenemos. 

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2010/04/mothers-and-daughters?lang=spa

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