On this Memorial Day, with gratitude, I listened to Ronald Regan’s INspiring words.
These are just a couple take-aways that touched my heart:
“The price for this freedom, at times, has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price. Those who say we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”
Martin Treptow went to France in 1917
and served with the famed Rainbow division.
“There on the Western front, he was killed, trying to deliver
a message between batalions under heavy artillary fire.
We’re told, that on his body was found a diary.
On the flyleaf under the heading my pledge, he had written these words,
America must win this war, therefore
I will work.
I will save.
I will sacrifice.
I will endure.
I will fight cheerfully
as if the issue of the whole struggle
depended upon me alone.”
“We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon that our adversaries in today’s world do not have. It is a weapon that we, as Americans, do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and pray upon their neighbors.
As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will not surrender for it, now –or ever. We are Americans.” ~Ronald Regan
All gave some. Some gave all. With Gratitude, HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Food for thought:
I loved hearing about Private Treptow’s Pledge.
How will you take INspired action?
What is your pledge?
Are you keeping a journal?
Henry B. Eyring is an amazing man. He has been an example to me of humble faith and devotion to God and family. He spoke at the Vatican Summit where faith leaders discussed marriage. The points he listed at the end of what he said are possible to achieve if two people are committed to walking together in love. With faith in God and a commitment to one’s spouse, generations of children can be benefitted and blessed.
I am also a witness of how a single parent can press forward in faith and still influence children for good. We still need to know how to be faithful IN family settings and, by listening to his words, we can help our children gain insight and understanding, too. If you are one that has carried heartache and heartbreak–even from childhood–his words may help you make sense, clearly, of what was missing or what went wrong.
Let’s change the trend of destructive thoughts, words and actions that we carry into marriage and relationships. Henry B. Eyring suggests how it is possible. I encourage you to listen to his words.
I’ve included the link to the text under the video.
What is your favorite part of this video (Something John said)?
Mine is, “He did nothing amiss” and “We did not fully comprehend”.
Christ set a meaningful pattern, as well. “He was in great agony. He prayed more earnestly.”
To my fellow travelers on the path of life, I wish you well. May we all continue to TURN our hearts, every particle, to God, our Heavenly Father, and to Jesus Chirst, whom He sent to make the way for us to return to our heavenly home and show us patterns by which we can live more satisfied and fulfilled lives and become clean on the INside, so we can be comfortable in our own skin. He is the way.
“The darkness has passed, and the TRUE LIGHT now shineth.” HE IS RISEN and still lives today.
I loved this. Sometimes it’s the best thing to do to think twice about decisions we make. Our choices can affect generations! Every person’s influence matters!
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Today, as I watched the video below, I was touched by the look in Thomas’ face (near the end) while seeing the wounds in Christ’s hands from the nails driven through them—healed, but remaining as a witness that it was, indeed, Jesus Christ.
I thought that he must be thinking, “But I saw you suffer!” Suffering, then death, then resurrection—so that all the children of mankind may be resurrected and reunited with our Heavenly Father. How glorious. How amazing. How loving. How kind. Glory be to God for His sacrifice and loving kindness unto us all.
Thomas must have been astounded. Seeing Christ die then live again! It was unheard of, beyond comprehension, until the EXPERIENCE changed Thomas life through his experiential understanding.
I’ve learned that spiritual experiences are not only things you see, but witnesses to our hearts through feelings. I’ve learned through countless experiences, especially experiences with suffering, that Christ still lives and loves us all. I know that the God to which he ascended IS our Heavenly Father, and that Heavenly Father DOES hear and answer our prayers. Not only did Jesus provide the resurrection, that someday our own body can reunite with our own spirit, but I humbly and deeply appreciate the price Christ paid to make a way that we might repent of our sins (change our hearts and ways) in order to be reunited someday with Heavenly Father. It’s a great feeling to know we can qualify for blessings instead of punishments (no matter what we’ve done), through the great gift of the Atonement that Christ provides IF we will repent, humbly and sincerely, and ask for his mercy to cleanse us from our sins, so that we will no longer be spiritually separated from God, we will find peace, and comfort and HOPE.
My hope is in Christ. “He paid a price he didn’t owe because we owed a debt we could not pay.” It is in He whom I put my trust.
From the words of Thomas S. Monson: No words in Christendom mean more to me than those spoken by the angel to the weeping Mary Magdalene and the other Mary when, on the first day of the week, they approached the tomb to care for the body of their Lord. Spoke the angel: “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Our Savior lived again. The most glorious, comforting, and reassuring of all events of human history had taken place—the victory over death. The pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary had been wiped away. The salvation of mankind had been secured. The Fall of Adam had been reclaimed.
May this video bring you peace, understanding and reassurance. Happy Easter!
Full commitment to God is in my heart today. I was very moved by this video. I know there’s people in the world whose own lives feel like a recurring 9/11 everyday. They suffer effects from abuse, addiction, divorce, death of a loved one and other mountainous traumas and want to be happy, whole and healed. They are the Generational ChangeMakers I seek at www.FamilyTreeQuest.com. Watch the looks on the faces of those in this video. Do you know someone with the same look in their eyes? Maybe it’s you. JOIN THE QUEST at www.familytreequest.com Help is on its way.
Out of love, a 13-year-old boy in Arizona pushed himself to the limit so that his friend, who has cerebral palsy, could participate with him in a triathlon.
This young man inspires me. Who inspires you?