I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday Sunshine: Sharing our Talents

Technically is it 12:05am on Monday, but I'm calling this a Sunday Sunshine. 

My mother in law gave me the full DVD of this 'Reflections of Christ' by Mark Mabry. Bryan and I watched it together today and it is a powerful video. Mark is a photographer who has created beautiful images capturing reflections of Christs life. . . The angels are so beautiful and I am pretty sure that is what comforting angels look like. My heart and soul craves the feelings that videos like this one create. I am thankful that Mark is able to share his wonderful talent and love for our Savior with all that desire it.



The Lord, who endows us with these talents, tells us: “I believe you can. I believe you can.” While we are not all equal in experience, aptitude, and strength, we have different opportunities to employ these spiritual gifts, and we will all be accountable for the use of the gifts and opportunities given to us.

Parable of the Talents can be found in  Matthew 24:14-29

I believe we are given talents, each of us have different talents but we ALL have them.  When we share our talents to inspire, bring happiness and goodness and share the love of our savior with others. . .than we will be blessed 10 fold but if we hide them away, bury them then we will lose them. 

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1 comment:

Hanging out with the Riley's said...

I have heard you speak and I know I would have been in tears too! Thank you for the up lifting posts. Miss you tons. This video is very beautiful and makes me want to share all my talents.

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