Nativity display at Oklahoma City church is expansive (The Oklahoman)

“We wanted to do something that would demonstrate our belief in the Savior. We do a lot of stuff as a church and this is a way to reach out to other faiths and have them enjoy the season with us.” Zeke Campfield visits with Paul Baclawski and the Church in Northwest Oklahoma City.


THOUGHT: Walk In Faith

“Those who walk in faith will feel their lives encompassed with the light and blessings of heaven. They will understand and know things that others cannot.”

–Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, Nov. 2002, 84

THOUGHT: We Have Control Over Our Temptations

“No temptation, no pressure, no enticing can overcome us unless we allow such. If we make the wrong choice, we have no one to blame but ourselves. President Brigham Young once expressed this truth by relating it to himself. Said he: “If Brother Brigham shall take a wrong track, and be shut out of the Kingdom of heaven, no person will be to blame but Brother Brigham. I am the only being in heaven, earth, or hell, that can be blamed.” He continued: “This will equally apply to every Latter-day Saint. Salvation is an individual operation.”

–Thomas S. Monson, “The Three Rs of Choice”, Ensign, Nov. 2010, 67–70

THOUGHT: Heavenly Father and Flaws

“Oh, it is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us-even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will. We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won’t, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming.”

–Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Great Commandment”, October 2007 General Conference