The visiting teaching message for February 2016 is “Marriage is Ordained of God.”
Here is a portion of the lesson:
Prophets, apostles, and leaders continue to “solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that thefamily is central to the Creator’s plan.”1
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “A family built on the marriage of a man and woman supplies the best setting for God’s plan to thrive. …
“… Neither we nor any other mortal can alter this divine order of matrimony.”2
Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, said: “Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation. If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!”3
Elder Christofferson continued: “Some of you are denied the blessing of marriage for reasons including a lack of viable prospects, same-sex attraction, physical or mental impairments, or simply a fear of failure. … Or you may have married, but that marriage ended. … Some of you who are married cannot bear children. …
“Even so, … everyone can contribute to the unfolding of the divine plan in each generation.”4
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Spring is in the air! I love this time of year. Despite all the achoo-ing and bless you (darn you allegories!), the flowers are in full bloom. Right now there’s a trend to photograph macaroons and flowers together. And I’m in love! Delicate blossoms complement the delicious desserts. The pastels colours—pinks and lavenders and sunny yellows—add that special sense of spring. It looks so yummy!
Thank you for reading! Comment below on your favorite spring-y thing!
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I experimented by photographing various shots of the same magnolia tree. I hoped to create different moods with different photographs. Love how the first one turned out!
Photography can capture so many different, complicated emotions. Real life love and relationships are also complicated and various. How did you feel when you fell love? Is it different now? How has it changed? 😀
Hope you are all having a beautiful spring! ❤
Why is it that spring helps me hope?
Why do you love spring weather? Please comment below. 🙂 I’d love to hear your reasons!
Peel away the layers
One petal at a time
Tic, toc. . .
Slowly it can come
Feel the Change within