Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
On my private blog this summer, I had a run of "Christin-ism's." A "Christin-ism" by definition is: a hilarious saying or statement by LB that is noteworthy of remembering. My little sister Christin is hilarious and sometimes her quotes are so classic! This one took place last night. I went home to get part 2 of 3 of the root canal taken care of (picture of x-ray to prove it!). When I got home last night, it was the first time I'd seen my Dad at home for a while because he's been having some health concerns and has been in the hospital. Needless to say, he's still recovering and is rather melancholy. Moving slowly and whatever you do, don't make him cough!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
There is power in truth. This point was well articulated in relief society today. We can learn truth a variety of ways but the only way for truth to have a real impact on us is when we obtain that truth by the Holy Ghost.
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more (see Proverbs 3:11–12 ). He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain” (in Conference Report, Sept.–Oct. 1995, 18; or Ensign, Nov. 1995, 16–17 ).
Elder Robert D. Hales: “The basic requirements for enduring to the end include knowing who we are-children of God with a desire to return to His presence after mortality; understanding the purpose of life-to endure to the end and obtain eternal life; and living obediently with a desire and a determination to endure all things, having eternal vision. Eternal vision allows us to overcome opposition in our temporal state and ultimately achieve the promised rewards and blessings of eternal life” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1998, 100; or Ensign, May 1998, 76–77 ).
■ Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin: “As you build your lives in obedience to the gospel and strive to achieve your goals, do not become discouraged by temporary setbacks and disappointments. Remember that ‘it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things’ [ 2 Nephi 2:11 ]. You will grow and learn by overcoming obstacles. The Lord has admonished all of us to ‘keep [His] commandments and endure to the end’ [ D&C 14:7 ]” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1994, 54; or Ensign, May 1994, 40 ).
■ Elder Neal A. Maxwell: “Part of enduring well consists of being meek enough amid our suffering to learn from our relevant experiences. Rather than simply passing through these things, they must pass through us-in ways which sanctify all these experiences for our good. Likewise, our empathy is enriched everlastingly as we comfort and assist those in the midst of ‘all these things’ which can give us experiences for our good. ( D&C 122:7 .)” ( The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book , 101).
■ Elder Richard G. Scott: “Oh, how I would encourage you to weave deeply into the fabric of your soul the recognition that your life now is a part of a much bigger plan the Lord has for you. You lived part of it in the premortal existence. You were valiant there and came here because you wanted to grow and enjoy greater happiness. What you decide to do now will affect how well you fulfill that divine, personal plan He has for you” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1999, 112; or Ensign, Nov. 1999, 87 ).
■ Elder Richard G. Scott: “I promise you that through your obedience and continuing faith in Jesus Christ and your understanding of the whole plan of happiness, even if important parts of it aren’t fulfilled in your life now, they will be yours in the Lord’s due time. I also promise you that you can have significant growth and happiness now in your present circumstances. As a daughter or son of God, live whatever portion of the plan you can to the best of your ability” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1996, 102; or Ensign, Nov. 1996, 75 ).