Lovin' the Little Things

Lovin' the Little Things

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Acts of the Apostles Part 2

Attributes members have been counseled to improve on:
  • Love for all mankind
  • Abstain from fornication
  • Study
  • Keep to your own business and work
  • Be sober and put on love, faith, hope, and salvation
  • Edify one another
  • Support the weak and be patient
  • Rejoice evermore
  • Pray
  • Give thanks
  • Quench not the spirit
  • Despise not prophecies
  • Hold fast to that which is good
  • Abstain from the appearance of evil
  1. I plan on improving in my study. I will accomplish this goal by properly preparing for this religion course, preparing for church lessons in advance, and continue my study of personal topics I have questions on. I will devote at least one hour a day to these tasks.
  2. I will improve on my patience. I know that as I make this a goal, opportunities will abound, thats what happens when you ask for patience. It becomes acquired as I recognize what trials I am facing, and take a step back and breath as I overcome them.
  3. The last virtue I will focus on is edifying one another. My husband had to drop this class for some personal reasons but I plan on teaching him the things he would have learned. This is important because as we talk about the gospel together, we can become enlightened together as well.

The Acts of the Apostles

I am taking a New Testament course at school and for a weekly assignment I will be writing some posts about what I am learning.

1.     1. Acts emphasizes many different things throughout the book. Here is a list of some of those things:
·         Missionary work by spreading God’s word
·         The future of Christ’s church
·         Saints are enriched by the words of Christ
·         Miracles are worked through the power of God
·         People are baptized
·         Gospel is taught by witnesses
·         Repentance is granted unto the Gentiles
·         The name “Christians” is used to describe disciples
·         The church grows!

2. Peter's happenings in Acts 2-5 and 8-10:
·         Testifies of Jesus’ resurrection
·         Preaches about salvation
·         Talks about the Holy Ghost
·         He and John heal a man who is lame
·         Preaches about repentance
·         Talks of the restoration of the gospel and the Second Coming
·         He and John are arrested
·         Testifies that salvation comes through Christ
·         He and John are arrested again and an angel rescues them
·         Testifies of Christ
·         He and John give the laying on  of hands so that the Holy Ghost might be received
·         Peter rebukes Simon for trying to buy the gift of the Holy Ghost
·         He heals Aeneas and raises Dorcas from the dead
·         He sees a vision and is commanded to take the gospel to the Gentiles
·         He gets freed from prison again by an angel

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Fun!

Hunter and I started out our summer semester while I was on tour in Texas for Dance Alliance. It was a fun experience and I got to meet alot of really great people, while eating my weight in "good 'ole Texas barbeque".

The worst part was that it was over our 1 year Anniversary! How sad! So when I got back we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to celebrate!

We had so much fun walking through all of the shops and eating a fun places. We ate at The Blue Lion and Hunter had the most delicious steak ever made! We had such a great time!

In May,  Heidi, Lauren, and I went to the greatest concert ever...Mindy Gledhill! :) We sat in the 3rd row and loved every minute of it, well Heidi and I did anyway haha...

Also in May, Cody and Anna got engaged! So, Anna and I had a girls day out and went wedding dress shopping!

June was filled with school, school, and more school! We have been having fun and trying to make it through the end of the semester.

July has brought us a Carlson Family 4th of July weekend so far, with the all-day grilling of a 30 pound pig! (Hunter's dream come true!) We are looking forward to the end of the semester so we can be outdoors more and soak up the summer sun!