Posted by: monsonmadness | May 6, 2013

Just do your best

Yesterday, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a living *Apostle, came to our church and spoke in our sacrament meeting. I was really glad that he hadn’t come the week before when Michael and I had speaking assignments! His wife sat in front of us, and I was hoping that our kids weren’t going to go wild!

Elder Holland is an amazing, inspiring man. He spoke to our ward about how we are not perfect, we are not expected to be perfect, but how we must keep trying and do our best.

Each week we have the opportunity to partake of the sacrament, to remember the sacrifice that Christ made for us, and to renew our covenants to keep the commandments. He reminded us that we need to come to church each week with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, accepting our imperfections, and allowing the Savior’s grace to make up for what we lack.

He wanted us to know that we were each individually known by God, and that he understands our sorrows and concerns. We can take our worries to Him, and He will bear us up.

I feel so blessed to know that we are not on our own to muddle through life’s trials. We can turn to God for strength and He will help us.

Just felt like sharing that 🙂

(* Both anciently in Jesus’ time, and in the restored church today, Apostles were chosen to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ in all the world to testify of his divinity and of his resurrection from the dead. To read Elder Holland’s latest general conference talk, click here: “Lord, I believe”)



  1. That’s awesome that he came to your sacrament meeting! Great message- it’s sometimes a hard one to remember.

  2. Thanks for sharing Helen. I needed that today!

  3. Thank you Helen, I needed that reminder at this moment in time.

  4. Like a some others, I needed to hear that today. Missing my mum.

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