Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book of Mormon reading challenge

At our December Stake Conference (click here for information on what members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe), we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon three times in three months. To do this, you need to read at least 18 pages a day. While reading, we are to focus on and highlight one thing each time through:
  • 1st time: God dealing/interacting directly with His children
  • 2nd time: Each time Christ is mentioned
  • 3rd time: Anything that is directly applicable to you
Mr. Perfect and Most Happy Girl started the challenge Sunday morning. Yes, we know that if we'd started when the challenge was given that we'd be almost through the first time by now. Nothing we can do about that; we'll just have to move forward from here (from The Procrastinator's creed).

Mr. Perfect went to the Distribution Center for lunch one day and picked up several "missionary" editions (you know, the soft, small, blue paperback ones) for us to mark. He also got some really fun Crayola® colored pencils. LOVE THEM! So far, my copy is looking very orange (the color I went with first).

I love reading the Book of Mormon. I love the spirit I feel as I read it. I love the feeling in our home as we read together. It amazes me how much the love of God flows through these pages. To know that He loves all of His children enough to speak to them. I'm grateful to Joseph Smith for his acceptance of his calling so we can have more of God's word. I am grateful to the people of the Book of Mormon and all that they went through, and their willingness to write it down so we may have it. And I am most of all grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for His willing sacrifice that carries with it all of God's love.


Janiece said...

It sounds like your stake leaders were very intune. I like how each time you read you look for a differnt topic.

chelsea said...

Just came across your blog.
Nice topics!

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