Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"There never can come to the world...peace and love"

"There never can come to the world that spirit of peace and love... until mankind will receive God's truth and God's message..., and acknowledge His power and authority which is divine."

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor (2001), 151

"Many Search for Peace in worldly ways, which never have and never will succeed. Peace is not found by attaining great wealth, power, or prominence. Peace is not found in pursuit of pleasure, entertainment, or leisure. None of these can, even when attained in abundance, create any lasting happiness of peace."

Elder Quentin L. Cook
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness
General Conference 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"He descended below all things,..." Visions of Glory

"He descended below all things, so that He could overcome all things. And when He overcame all things, then He was prepared to take us by the hand and lift us above all things."

You are never alone in your sorrows and afflictions. There is someone who understands everything that you have ever gone through and will ever go through. Faith in this knowledge will help you endure all things in this life. Trust in the teaching of Christ, have faith that when we obey Him we will have the strength to endure all things. 

"He gave His life to not only provide the path to these glorious things, but also to bestow upon us the empowerment of His grace, so that we are sanctified by Christ. Then He changes us to be like Him, not because we deserve it, but because He loves us and has empowered us to triumph when we obey Him"

Visions of Glory

Search, Ponder and Pray to know if these things are true

Sunday, August 11, 2013

 “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.”

D&C 64:33

In our lives sometimes we feel as though most of what we are doing does not really matter. Our lives seem uneventful and mundane. Our simple acts of kindness go unnoticed, our sacrifices unrewarded, and our service to others is unappreciated. In D&C 64:33 the Lord tells us that out of these small acts great things will come. Sometimes we can't see the outcome, but know that when you are doing the Lords work, and His will, great things will come, for it too is His work and His glory. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Family is our Top Priority

"Sometimes in our busy, over-scheduled world, we have to remind ourselves what really matters. Most people say family is their highest priority, but in the pressure of day-to-day demands, it is challenging to put family first and think about the needs of spouses and children ahead of all the other needs and craziness we deal with every day."

"As our literal spirit brothers and sisters, children are worthy of our respect and diligent care, and parents are their stewards rather than their creators — stewards who should do their best to discover who and what each of their children already is and to raise all of them accordingly. In this context, praying for help in understanding and raising our children is a direct appeal to the real Parent, who knows them (and us) perfectly."

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"Women of God can never be like women of the world."

“Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

This has been my favorite quote since I was 18. I heard it in a Mission Prep class and had a handout that I kept on one of my binders. I had lost it and had no idea who said it or where to look. Well I just found it and it wasn't hard to find. Sometimes truth is easier to find than we think.

"...Walking away from...man."

"Holiness means walking away from the philosophies of man.  It means looking to prophets for spiritual counsel, not celebrities or experts, who may be appealing but who all come packing personal motives and an arsenal of half-truths.  It is deadly to take counsel from anyone whose primary motive is to build his or her own kingdom."

Author unknown...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"...Faithful prayers of a righteous mother."

"There are few things more powerful than the 
Faithful prayers of a righteous mother."
Boyd K. Paker

Heavenly Father is so mindful of all his children. Mothers have been given the sacred responsibility of raising their children in love and righteousness. "Children are an heritage of the Lord." (Psalm 127:3)
The Lord has trusted us with His children, not only to teach them but to be taught by them. This life is a test, a test to see if we can through trials and persecution follow the teachings of Christ. Children will test and try our patience, if in these moments we can be patient and turn to the ultimate parent for help our prayers will be answered. Our children will learn to love the Lord and to turn to Him when they have trials.