I just have to share this quote from Joseph F. Smith:
“Sometimes the Lord expands our vision from this point of view and this side of the veil, that we feel and seem to realize that we can look beyond the thin veil which separates us from that other sphere. . . . [And we would understand that] those who have passed beyond, can see more clearly through the veil back here to us than it is possible for us to see them from our sphere of action. I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separate from them. We begin to realize more and more fully, as we become acquainted with the principles of the Gospel, as they have been revealed anew in this dispensation, that we are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors, to our friends and associates and co-laborers who have preceded us into the spirit world. We can not forget them; we do not cease to love them; we always hold them in our hearts, in memory, and thus are associated and united to them by ties that we cannot break, that we cannot dissolve or free ourselves from. . . . And therefore, I claim that we live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; they can comprehend better than ever before, the weaknesses that are liable to mislead us into dark and forbidden paths. They see the temptations and evils that beset us in life and the proneness of mortal beings to yield to temptation and wrong doing; hence their solicitude for us and their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.” (Joseph F. Smith, in Conference Report, April 1916, 2–3.)
My heart, my soul, and my faith has total belief in this teaching from my LDS Church. If you read my new book, “Visions of Heaven: What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” written by Jane Moe with Suzy Bills, (available EVERYWHERE May 8, 2018) you will see why I LOVE this quote.
I love you,
It is HARD work to be a Mormon!!! I can say say this because I am a convert. I have lived my life without my LDS Church, and I have lived the last 5 years as an active member of ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.’ I remember the minute that my husband, Richard, and I decided to join this Church. I was holding, ‘The Book of Mormon,’ in my hand. So we went into the nearest LDS Church Service (which happened to be in Little Rock, Arkansas), and announced we wanted to be baptized. We had no concept of what this meant, only that we wanted to be ‘Saved’ and join this Church. We went through the lessons taught by the Missionaries and got baptized and confirmed. There, we did it. Now we were going back to our old lives. Say what? We have more to do????? OK. What else do I need to do? When I found out that our new Church was not just a Faith, but a life-style as well, I honestly didn’t know if I could do everything that these ‘Mormons’ did EVERY day. I could make a list, but if you are LDS, you know what I mean. And if you are not LDS, I cannot begin to tell you all the blessings I receive every day!!! Because I work the Church, I don’t let it work me. I read my Scriptures, I pray, I ask for forgiveness, I try my very best to be kind, respectful, not gossip, and to be Christ-like all day. Let me tell you, if all this is new to you, it takes effort every minute of every day. But my Faith is so worth all the work. I know that this time on earth is just a part of my eternity. Can you image? What we do now affects us FOREVER!!!! I wish you happiness, joy, and peace forever. I love you my dear brothers and sisters!!
This past Easter weekend was AMAZING!!!. Not only was it Easter, but it was also General Conference. This LDS event is something I have experienced before. But this General Conference was so spiritual, so full of love, so full of faith, and so full of Jesus Christ, that it was different. This is the first General Conference since my conversion that we set-apart a new Prophet. I watched President Nelson as our Church sustained this amazing man. To me, his face said it all. I felt my very soul sing. President Nelson’s eyes filled with tears and his face transformed before me. I knew this great man had been called from God to lead my church at this time. Words cannot express how my life is changed every day because of my faith in our beloved Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, The Holy Ghost, and the eternity of the Plan of Salvation. Believe in eternal families!!!! Your future is calling you.
Easter Week in History
This week of Easter brings a lot of emotions to me. I am sad and empty because this is the week in history when Jesus was betrayed and beaten. This is the week in history that Heavenly Father knew was coming. Jesus knew it too. The tragedy on Good Friday was pre-ordained and part of Our Father’s Plan of Salvation. My heart weeps for Jesus. My heart also weeps for our Heavenly Father. The Father of us all stood by and watched his first born, his only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, atone for the sins of all the world. Every ‘Good Friday,’ I stand all amazed at the love he has given me. I try to understand, and I cannot. I know that someday I will. But for now, I feel lost in grief.
I find joy, comfort, love, and faith in the day of Easter. I have a personal testimony that in Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us. Our beloved Lord knew that He would return to rescue us. 3 days after Jesus died, He triumphantly returned in body and soul to testify of His Glory. Jesus is a fully resurrected spirit, His Body and Soul rejoined as one. The Scriptures testify of this truth.
Please love your neighbors as you love yourself. This is the 2nd greatest commandment of all.
We know satan. The devil himself. He is around…waiting for his chance to tempt us to do his bidding…..make a mistake, commit a sin, use profanity, use pornography, you name it, if it’s bad; he want you to do it, We are stronger and smarter than satan, He can easily be defeated. How? Prayer. Scriptures. A contrite heart that asks for forgiveness. You’ve got this. www.janemoe.com
No one is perfect. We all fumble. I make dumb mistakes. However, that’s where Christ’s Atonement comes in. He is the only way we could possibly live with Him and Heavenly Father again. Through His Atonement and Resurrection, we’ll not only live again but we can be made clean so that we can dwell eternally in heaven. However, for us to get there we must repent. We show our desire to repent and be made clean by agreeing to be baptized. And then after that, we need to repent whenever we make a mistake. For me, that means repenting not just monthly or weekly but every day. Maybe I was impatient with someone or didn’t follow a prompting from the Holy Ghost to serve someone. Sure, those aren’t big things, but even they need to be repented of if we want to be completely clean. Don’t delay repentance. Not only will repenting bring you peace but it will also mean that you’re prepared to meet God whenever He decides it’s your time.
Do you ask yourself this question? I have. However I have found the answers within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I KNOW Heavenly Father loves me. I have read His Scriptures, and The Holy Ghost has confirmed His Gospel. What do I mean by Holy Ghost? Jesus has taught us that there is a third member to our beloved Godhead: Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost (also known as the Holy Spirit). Jesus promised that He would not leave us “comfortless.” And He has kept that promise. We have the ability to hear or feel a “small, still voice” that arises in our bodies when we are feeling the truthfulness of His Word. For example: when I first read The Book of Mormon and I pondered its truthfulness a feeling of peace, wonderment, goosebumps, and a warmth in my chest, came over me. At that time, I was not an LDS member. I had no idea what I was feeling. I asked the LDS missionaries that were giving lessons to me and my husband. They explained that this ‘feeling’ was Heavenly Father’s way of testifying that this is His Word. That I can trust and believe in what I was reading and feeling. Since then, I have also prayed to Heavenly Father asking Him questions. When I get this ‘spiritual’ feeling that makes me warm with goosebumps, this is His truthfulness. When I attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I feel His presence and warmth. I know that Heavenly Father is real, that He answers my prayers, and that He loves me.
My LDS faith and my near-death experience taught me that we will see our dearly departed again.
We all know we must die some day. When we die, the loved ones we leave behind are sad, full of pain, and miss the dearly departed. These poor relatives and friends feel lost and lonely with their loss. Often times I hear these mourners say, “If only I could speak or talk to that person just one more time.” You can, You loved ones are still nearby, they are living in a spirit world. They can hear you and see you, You just cannot see or hear them until YOU die.
Feel free to talk to those who have gone before you. Isn’t that exciting to know? Your loved ones are in a spirit world. They can see you and hear you. So please talk to your loved ones you have lost. There is only a thin veil you which Heavenly Father created for reasons we will learn some day. If you accept this truth, it will help you during your mourning. Learn to talk out loud when you are alone with your loved ones. Tell them what you wished you had told them before they died. Make it a habit every day to tell them you know they are there. Tell them about your day and share your feelings, fears, hopes, and anything else you normally would if they were alive. Now don’t you feel excited. Soon you will have a “feeling” that they heard you. They have. I know this, and I use it every day. Have you ever had “a feeling” you should or shouldn’t do something. The Holy Ghost can share these answers with you.
Your departed members are still concerned about you. In my new book, coming out in May, 1, 2018, “VISIONS OF HEAVEN, What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” I share many examples of how our loved ones who have passed have helped myself and my husband and I know you will come to understand and accept what I know is true.