Sunday, June 9, 2013

Confirmed


  1. The pivotal moment is here
    You have been baptized and washed clean
    Once confirmed, truth will be more clear
    As through the Holy Ghost, light is seen

    Any minute of any hour
    You can know truth for yourself
    As you keep your covenants, blessings shower
    Have faith, the Lord will help

    You will find who you really are
    You will hear the Spirit's voice
    On life's journey, you've a guiding star
    To seek for each brighter choice

  2. confirmed - definition of confirmed by the Free Online Dictionary ...

    www.thefreedictionary.com/confirmed
    Being firmly settled in habit; inveterate. See Synonyms at chronic. 2. Having been ratified; verified. 3. Having received the rite of confirmation.
  3. Confirmation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation
    Confirmation is a rite of initiation in Christian churches, normally carried out through anointing, the laying on of hands, and prayer, for the purpose of bestowing ...
  4. Confirmed - Merriam-Webster Online

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confirmed
    a : marked by long continuance and likely to persist confirmed habit>. b : fixed in habit and unlikely to change confirmed do-gooder>. 2. : having received ...
  • Confirmed | Define Confirmed at Dictionary.com

    dictionary.reference.com/browse/confirmed
    made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.: confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed reservations on the three o'clock flight to ...
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    The Captain of the Soul- Invictus/ The Soul's Captain by Elder Orson F. Whitney

    Invictus by William E. Henley
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.
    In the fell clutch of circumstance,
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.
    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    The Soul's Captain [The Answer]
    by Elder Orson F. Whitney
    of the Quorum of the Twelve
    Art thou in truth? Then what of him
    Who bought thee with his blood?
    Who plunged into devouring seas
    And snatched thee from the flood?
    Who bore for all our fallen race
    What none but him could bear.
    The God who died that man might live,
    And endless glory share?
    Of what avail thy vaunted strength,
    Apart from his vast might?
    Pray that his Light may pierce the gloom,
    That thou mayest see aright.
    Men are as bubbles on the wave,
    As leaves upon the tree.
    Thou, captain of thy soul, forsooth
    Who gave that place to thee?
    Free will is thine — free agency
    To wield for right or wrong;
    But thou must answer unto him
    To whom all souls belong.
    Bend to the dust that head "unbowed,"
    Small part of Life's great whole!
    And see in him, and him alone,
    The Captain of thy soul

    He's Been There Before

    He's Been There Before by Elder Troy Whittle
    The alarm bell rings at 6:30, I stumble to my feet
    I grab my companions bedding and pull off his sheets
    A groan fills the room, is it already time to arise?
    It seems like just a second ago I was able to shut my eyes

    The morning activities follow- study, prayer and such
    When it's time to leave the apartment, you feel you haven't accomplished much
    "We have a super day planned," My comp. says with a grin
    I lowly utter a faithless breath, "Yeah, if anyone lets us in."

    With the word of God and my faithful Schwinn, we ride off in the street prepared to
    Face another day of humidity and heat
    It's 9:30 in the evening, the day is almost through
    My champion and I are riding home not accomplishing what we thought to do

    We ride up to the mailbox, hoping to receive a lot
    Only to look inside and hear my echo reverberate "air Box"
    We go up to our apartment, the day is now complete
    The only thing to show for our work is a case of blistery feet

    It's past 10:30 p.m. My companion is fast asleep,
    Silence engulfs me all about and I begin to weep
    In the midst of sadness, I kneel down to pray
    I need to talk to father, but I'm not sure what to say

    "Oh, Father" I begin, "What happened to us today?
    I thought we'd teach somebody, but everyone was away
    My hands, my aching hands- worn, hurt and beat;
    If our area was any smaller, we'd have knocked every street"

    "Why on missions are the days so much alike?
    The only difference about today was the flat tire on my bike
    Will you send some cooler weather? The heat is killing me
    I sweat so bad, it gets in my eyes, it's very hard to see"

    "Why do I have to wear a helmet, isn't your protection enough?
    People always laugh at me, and call me stupid stuff
    Please send us investigators so I may give them what they lack
    I want to give them Books of Mormon, the weight of them hurts my back"

    "And what about my family: They don't have much to say
    I'm sick of not hearing from home day after day after day
    Oh Father, Why am I here am I just wasting time?
    Sometimes I just want to go home, I'm sorry but that's on my mind"

    "My companion, Heavenly Father, what are you giving me?
    "The way he rides his bicycle, I don't think he can see
    Now you have it, I can't go on, I don't know what to do
    That, my Father in Heaven, is the prayer I have for you"

    My prayer now finished, I stand up, then jump right into bed
    I need my rest for tomorrow, we have another long day ahead
    Sleep start to overtake me, I seem to drift away
    Then it seems a vision takes me to another time in another day

    I'm standing alone on the hill. The view is very nice
    A man walks to wards me and says, "My name is Jesus Christ"
    Tears of joy well up inside, I fall down to His feet
    "Arise," He states, "Follow me to the shade. You and I need to speak"

    My attention's towards my Savior, total and complete
    He says, "Your mission is similar of what happened to me
    I understand how you feel, I know what you're going through
    In fact, it would be fair to say I've felt the same as you"

    "I even know how you felt when no one listened to you
    At times I felt not quite sure what else I could do
    I know you don't like to ride a bicycle, for you a car would be sweet
    Just remember the donkey I rode wasn't equipped with 21 speeds"

    "I understand you don't like sweating, in fact it's something you hate
    I remember when I sweat blood from ev’ry pore, oh the agony was great!
    I see you don't like your companion- you'd rather have someone else-
    I once had a companion named Judas who sold my life for wealth"

    "It's hard to wear a helmet and have people make fun of you
    I remember when they put thorns on my head and called me King of the Jews
    So you feel burdened down by the weight of your pack
    I recall how heavy the cross was when they slammed it on my back"


    "Your hands hurt from tracting and knocking on doors all day
    I guess when they pounded nails into mine, I ached in a similar way
    It's hard not to hear from home when your family's not there to see
    I lost communication on the cross and cried, "Father, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

    "We have a lot in common, but there's a difference between us you see
    I endured to the end and finished my mission, so follow and do like me"
    He embraced me with His arms and His light filled me with His love
    With tears in my eyes I watched as He went back to the Father above

    I stood with awe and wonder when a beep rang in my head
    I listened and heard the alarm, then realized I was in my bed
    My companion let out a groan, "6:30 already, no way!"
    I sat up and said, "Come on, I'll even carry your scriptures today!"

    No matter what we go through, when we feel we can't take more
    Just stop and think about Jesus Christ, He's been there before
    By Elder Troy Whittle
    Texas Houston Mission

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    These poems are my own thoughts and impressions as I study the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints

    I encourage you to read from the Book of Mormon and the standard works, and listen to modern day prophets, also, that your mind and heart might be touched.

    Kelly Miller

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