What is your life missing?

Do you find your days a blur of activities, work, eating, going places...and it all feels meaningless?

Words I hear coming from others include these:
worthless days and nights
not going anywhere
getting money but not happy
meaningless relationships
looking for some meaning in life

What about a life that included these words?

Many people think a little more money would make them happy. But, they make a little more, and they aren't happy. So, they think, maybe a little more money would make them happy. The cycle continues and happiness doesn't come.

Others feel that chasing the lottery will bring them happiness because they think riches could make them truly happy and they pray to win. The real truth is that most lottery winners are less happy, with few if any friends, and many are bankrupt within a few years of winning.

Some people want a relationship and feel that quick one-night stands will bring it to them.
Wrong. You can find examples in many people you probably know that prove that never works.

People need real meaning in their life.
People need something to believe in.
People need something more than money and things to make them happy.
People need to be involved with others working toward a higher purpose.

They also need friends and food and fun and exercise and safety and hope and peace.

You need those things.
You may have one or some or many.
You may have all the money you can ever spend and still feel lost and confused and wishing there was something more to life.

There is.
You need to be helping others.

Start somewhere, with someone.
You may take a neighbor a pie you made.
You may say hello to someone who looks down.
You may see someone whose car has broken down and needs a hand.
You may see someone at the grocery store who is short a couple of dollars of having enough to play for their groceries and give it to them.
It might be just waving every day to the old man who sits on his porch every day because he has nothing else in his life.

Get beyond your needs and find something you can do now. It need not be something big. Just do something.
I'm not talking about giving a couple of bucks to a panhandler. I'm talking about giving of yourself.

Anyone can just give money. Give a little of yourself. Give a few minutes to help someone.

What will happen?
The more you help others, the more you will help yourself.

The more you help others, the more you will feel happy.

The more you help others, the less depression you will have.

The more you help others, the more interesting your life will be.

The more you help others, the more peace will come into your life.

You may find, as you start helping others, that the Spirit of the Lord will prompt you as to who needs your help. Follow those promptings, even if you think it is just your own thoughts.

You will find peace, you will find happiness, you will find fulfillment, you will find... yourself.

The Lord will bless your for your actions.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

For truth, and finding the meaning of life, visit mormon.org

Answers to 3 Questions Only Mormons Know

So, what are the questions?

1. Where did we come from?
2. Why are we here?
3. Where are we going after this life is over?

If you already know the answers, you're probably a Mormon. If not, read on.

1. Where did we come from?
We lived with God as his spirit children in a pre-mortal existence. We are all brothers and sisters who lived together there.

2. Why are we here?
As His spirit children, there were limits on what we could learn. We didn't know good from evil because we didn't have any exposure to evil. Our Heavenly Father wanted us to have the chance to learn and grow. He knew to learn and grow, we needed to come to earth and have a chance to learn all life had to teach us. We didn't have bodies which are essential to learning about pleasure and pain, good and evil, right and wrong. He knew that not all of us would choose to keep his commandments and return to live with Him again. He knew all about us. Just like we know what our 2 year old children will do in any type of circumstance.

3. Where are we going after this life is over?
After this life, we will be judged on our obedience to the commandments. Will children be damned who didn't have a chance to hear the gospel? No. Will people who never heard the gospel be damned? No. Those who have not had a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and either accept or reject it will have that chance. They will have the choice to follow or not.

Everyone will be judged according to what they knew and understood. Yes, we are saved by grace. Yes, we will be judged on our works. If God didn't care what we did and all people trashed everyone else and just said they accepted Christ as their Savior and were saved it wouldn't make any sense. So how do grace and works go together? We are saved by the grace of God after all we can do. But, we will be judged on what we do.

As much as I'd like to say, I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior, which I do, and be saved. I realize that God expects us to live according to the Savior's example, not just anyway we want.

Those who followed the Savior, kept the commandments, and lived Christ-like lives, can live with God again.

There is a way to live as families for eternity and not "till death do us part."
There is more, much more.
Visit mormon.org for more truth that only the Mormon's know about.

A Bunch of Reasons to Be Suspicious of Mormons

You have to watch out for Mormons. Their beliefs are scary!

They believe in being honest!
They believe in strong families!
They believe that families can be together forever!
They don't believe babies need to be baptized, because babies can't sin!
They believe that if a child dies it is not going to hell. It returns to live with God.
They believe parents should be strong examples for their children and that they should be teaching their children to be good people and good citizens.
They believe in Jesus Christ.
They believe in a loving Heavenly Father who loves everyone and wants us to return to live with him.
They believe you can't be saved just by saying something. They believe that you have to believe and do something about your beliefs.
They believe in faith, baptism, and keeping the commandments
They believe that a person must have God's authority before being to perform ordinances like baptism. They don't believe that you get that authority from a university or school that never had the authority.
They believe that God didn't quit speaking to us through a prophet. They believe there is a living prophet.
They believe that if you are lonely, looking for meaning in life, wondering why you are even here on this earth, that there are answers to all life's most important questions.

You can find out about some of those questions at mormon.org

I'm one of the weird Mormons to be suspicious of. I believe with all my heart. You can believe too, and find happiness like you've never had.

Do Mormons Kill Animals in their Temples?

That really is what some people try to push off as something that happens in Mormon temples.

Is it true?

There are even people that try to convince everyone that we sneak people into the temples and kill them as sacrifices.
Doesn't happen. Can people really be that dumb to think anyone would do that? I guess they forget that if we were killing people in our temples that the police might notice lots of people coming up missing and might start investigating.

I don't know where they come up with these dumb ideas. Guess they never think about asking a member of the Church.

I suppose they think we would lie and cover up something like that. Come to think of it, if we were sacrificing animals or killing people in the temples, I think I would try to cover it up.

What happens in the temples?
Baptisms by proxy in behalf of those who died without the opportunity. Marriage for eternity. Yep, being with your family forever. Death doesn't have to be the end. We believe that God restored his authority, the priesthood, to the earth and that the Church has God's authority to perform his work. No, we don't believe anyone else in the world has that authority, because it was lost from the earth when Jesus and the apostles died. It had to be brought back.

What else do we do in the temples?
There are instructional meetings where we promise God to be good people, to help others, to follow Jesus Christ and God, and to try to become like the Savior.

Pretty weird. Pretty scary. Sounds like these people could be a threat.

Interested in hearing truth, the whole truth and nothing but truth - the real truth.
Visit mormon.org for more info.