Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I believe God wants us to know, each of us, individually...

....that you are loved on this day for all the wonder that

you bring to your world with the gift of being you.


Hard to believe, isn't it, that you are that special in the

eyes of Heavenly Father? Yet you are--and not because of what

you have done, but because of who you are. You are

God's own creation, an expression of Divinity in human



The fastest way to experience this is to be the vehicle

through which others sees it in themselves. Each person

is walking his or her path and doing his or her best. God

knows this and that is just one reason why He loves us all.


Further The Kingdom said...

Here’s a million dollar question – If you were to die right now, would you qualify for the celestial kingdom? If you’re like many Mormons, you’re not sure. You try hard to be as good as possible, but you still don’t know if you’ve done enough. If the Book of Mormon is really scripture, this hope will always elude you. Alma 11:37 says God cannot save you in your sins. Are all of your sins forgiven? Moroni 10:32 says you must be perfected in Christ, which can only be done by denying yourself of “all ungodliness”. Have you done that? Do you repent on a regular basis? Is so, then it is clear that you sin on a regular basis, since only those who break the commandments need to repent. 1 Nephi 3:7 states that you are able to keep His commandments. In fact according to D&C 25:15, you are required to keep them continually! Since you haven’t done this so far, why assume you will in the future? Of course, we should all try to be holy; but if you think that sinning less will qualify you to live in God’s presence, you are mistaken (Gal 3:1-11). The assumption that good works are required for forgiveness only cheapens Christ’s atonement, making it nothing more than a partial payment. God chooses to justify us by faith. Jesus alone does the “perfecting” (Heb 10:14). God gives peace to those who trust in Him alone. If you don’t have this peace, it’s probably because at least a part of you trusts in yourself. Questions? Visit us at

suzannpappan said...

I appreciate your intention, however Jesus Christ died for my sin and His blood covers them.
May He bless you.

Anonymous said...

Suzann, I wondered if you could help me find a blog or somewhere on the web where I could find solace and comfort and answers for a mom who just found out her 19 year old daughter is expecting? She's engaged, but both are about as mature as my 10 year old granddaughter. I know it's not the end of the world, but I wish I knew what "etiquette for mormon mothers with pregnant teen daughter" was.
I just don't know how to act, what to feel, what to think, what to do, etc. etc. etc. Any ideas?

suzannpappan said...

The "etiquette" for Mormon Mom's is ~ "Be proud of your daughter no matter what, pray for her and Dad and the baby and give the rest to Heavenly Father. Love her! Love her!"
Celebrate that you have a new little Spirit coming to your family. They don't always show up when we want them to or the way we would have preferred. There is One in charge here...Don't forget that and look forward to the blessings this little miracle will bring to your family.
Heavenly Father has a plan for us all individually and remember we all knew what was coming and agreed to the challenge before we got here.
Be Happy! Praise Jesus for His Atonement and sing a new song.
It will be wonderful... every challenge that doesn't kill us makes us better!
Blessings to you. Contact me if you would like, by clicking on the little pencil on the blog..