Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Late Mothers Day

Well, I know this is about 16 days late but here is my Mothers Day post.

Without mothers none of us would be here today. Our mom's are our first teacher we ever have. We learn a lot from them. They teach us what they know. They do this so we can learn right from wrong. I know I have learned a lot from my mom. She taught me a lot of different things. To make a list of them all I would have a list bigger then what a computer could hold. She taught me how to create, how to love, how to pray, how to read, and how to listen to the holy ghost.

When I was little I lived in a little town called Orland California. While we lived there my dad was a police officer and my mom did nails. One day my sister Mindy who was 10 and I was 4 were left at home for about an hour until my mom could get back home. Well, like most sibling we argued when we were little. We were watching T.V. and it was something my sister liked and I wanted to watch Power Ranger. She did what all bigger siblings do and told me no, because of that I did what all respectable 4 years old who don't get there way would do. I through a fit. I went to my room and climbed on top of my bunk bed. Which was covered in stuff animals and I fell asleep up there. After a little bit my sister tried to find me and couldn't find me. Not being able to find her little brother she called my dad a cop. Who brought the all the cops that were on duty at the time and none of them could find me. Needless to say my mom when she came home from work saw a bunch of cop cars and cops and didn't know why. My mom just walked in and talked to my dad. The first thing my mom did when my dad said I was missing she said "He isn't lost until I can't find him." Next she walked right into my room and found me on top of the bunk bed. This was the story that taught me how moms are always right.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

David and Goliath

Well for all of  those out there that don't know me only as Elder Maloney my name is David, because of my name my favorite story of all time from the Bible is David and Goliath. When I was little I liked this story mostly because it had my name in it. Sense I have been on my mission I reread this story and I found I like it even more then I use too. I have found more then just a person against something impossible and then he succeeds. What I found was a boy with more then courage or faith behind him. David just like Nephi and even Abraham knew that god would provide a way because of that he was able to say this to Goliath (1Samuel 17:45-46)
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 
I know that we all have Goliaths in our lives and I hope we can be like David and know that god is behind us and be able to face them head on. I know that we can do a lot more then we think we can because we all are a lot stronger then we know. I know our daily Goliaths may be big but when we concord them we can look back see how much closer they have brought us to Christ. I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ amen.