True Meaning of Christmas Day 5: Joseph and Mary Travel to Bethlehem

There isn’t a lot in the scriptures about Joseph and Mary’s travel to Bethlehem. What it does say is that there went out a decree (or notice) from Caesar Augustus that his empire will be taxed every one in their own cities.  I found it interesting that it doesn’t just mean being taxed with money.  It also means that they will be enrolled or registered as part of the being taxed. Meaning they take a record of who lives in what city like a Census.  I found this beautiful video that gives us a little insight into their travel.  I feel this is a good representation of their travel without dramatizing it too much. Let’s take a look! Insights of video: Joseph gave great attention to Mary as they were traveling. He made sure that she had water to drink. Also, I don’t know if you noticed but he made […]

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Gratitude

Today was one of those days at church where you just don’t want to leave because the spirit was so strong there and you want to hold on to that feeling forever.  Every testimony, lesson, and song, was what I needed to hear and spoke right to my heart.  Our ward is so amazing and they have some of the strongest testimonies I have heard or felt. I have really grown to love these woman more than they will know. Today in Relief Society the teacher gave the lesson from a talk given by Thomas S. Monson titled, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude.”  He mentions in his talk: “Regardless of our circumstances, each of us has much for which to be grateful if we will but pause and contemplate our blessings. This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world […]

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