Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Great FHE

Every once in a while, usually once a month or so we have a nice Fuller Family home evening. I always love them! My dad is usually the one who gives the lessons and they are usually on Zion. Building Zion, being a Zion family- he's got a whole discorse on it, he's amazing. But last night my mom gave the lesson.

The point of the lesson was to study you scriptures or other church material with a purpose. And when you study you get more from it, and you become better. Your family grows closer, your marriage gets better, the home is happier, etc. It was an awesome lesson. But something in the lesson really hit me hard, and it didn't really even have much to do with what we were talking about at all.

In a few months we are going on a cruise as a family. My mom was telling us that when ever they (my parents) go on vacation they always have the opportunity to share the gospel. That most places they go they have given someone a Book of Mormon. That every where they go they either tell someone about themselves or people recognize they are different and they ask them why. My mom was then saying that we should strive to stand out. That when we are on the cruise (but really, everyday) we should yearn for people to ask us why we are different. There will be 11 adults on the cruise and we will all dress nicely, not drink, you know the usual stuff, having good clean sober fun... and hopeully we will be noticed for that. It just hit me though.. I hope I am truly different, in a good way. I hope that people around me... weather its my neighbors, other kids parents that Lacy plays with, our own friends, etc... I hope they notice Christ's light shining through my countenance.

Its a good thing to strive for... I've been thinking about it all morning, so I thought I would share.

7 comments:

Heward said...

That is a great post you do so well at keeping up to date on everything. So I do not lknow how to reply to my own post so I am just leaving you a comment. My lay out was just copied from a web site. Shelly helped me do it. I forgot the web site so ask her. There are directions there on how to do it. It is soo easy!!

Nunes Family said...

Jenny, I used to love to come to your guys home for FHE! I love your post. Its a great reminder for all of us thank you. PS. I don't have to be on bed rest anymore and can have my baby. So now I just wait. Thanks

Reed n' Sara Jarman said...

Jenny- that is such a good thought.
I loved it! Now I feel like I learned from your mothers lesson too. Thanks to you and her.

YOur the Best Babe!

Banana said...

Hi Jenny! It is anna. I just read this and thought that it was great...I know I am not Mormon, but it still rings true! We should always strive to be the best we can be and let Christ shine through us. :) Your post made me smile. And I believe that you are doing just that! I enjoy reading about you and your family!

Jeff & Sonnet Boulton said...

Awesome! hey, I went private on our blog, send me your email address so I can invite you to read ok.

Clarissa Jo Baxter said...

i have been thinking about the same thing! how crazy. i was thinking that i would going to bring a few book of mormons to give out. how sweet you are. i lvoe the new backround btw!

Susan (Mommy) said...

Very nice comments on the lesson, but, you kids are the best job I have ever done. You're great.