Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanks...then Giving!

"Many of us will be going home over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Let us take with us the spirit of giving and engender it into our family circles. During Thanksgiving... may we truly give thanks to the Lord for His blessings, and then may we give our time and talents in service to others. King Benjamin counseled,

"... When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. (Mosiah. 2:17.)

"In this way our Thanksgiving will be first thanks, then giving."

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John H. Vandenberg, November 23, 1965, "BYU Speeches of the Year," 1965, p.8

5 comments:

Andrea said...

I really like that. Thanks for sharing it!

Tracy said...

thanks for visiting my blog (Mormon Blog Stalker)! I have the Women Doing More button on the side under other sites to stalk.

I'm glad you recommended it cuz I got to check out your blog, too, and add it to my blog list! Love your blog!!!

Tracy said...

LOL! You're cracking me up!!!

Thanks for adding my button, too! :D

Tracy said...

oh yeah - that's me in the comment above. It's just another blog account. :) My main blogs are www.wevebeenmarriedhowlong.blogspot.com and www.mormonblogstalker.blogspot.com.

Sorry for the confusion. :)

Sandra said...

AMEN! :) Love your blog too!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?