Monday, August 31, 2009

Opportunities in Differences

"God will help us see a difference in someone else not as a source of irritation but as a contribution. The Lord can help you see and value what another person brings which you lack. More than once the Lord has helped me see His kindness in giving me association with someone whose difference from me was just the help I needed. That has been the Lord’s way of adding something I lacked to serve Him better."
Henry B. Eyring
“Our Hearts Knit as One,” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 70–71

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spiritual Preparation for the Day

"There may be things in our character, in our behavior, or concerning our spiritual growth about which we need to counsel with Heavenly Father in morning prayer. After expressing appropriate thanks for blessings received, we plead for understanding, direction, and help to do the things we cannot do in our own strength alone."
David A. Bednar
"Pray Always, Ensign," Nov. 2008, 41

Monday, August 17, 2009

Prayers are Linked

"Morning and evening prayers—and all of the prayers in between—are not unrelated, discrete events; rather, they are linked together each day and across days, weeks, months, and even years."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Never Alone

"I testify of angels, both the heavenly and the mortal kind. In doing so I am testifying that God never leaves us alone, never leaves us unaided in the challenges that we face."
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Angelic Mortals

“We are reminded that not all angels are from the other side of the veil. Some of them we walk with and talk with—here, now, every day. Some of them reside in our own neighborhoods. Some of them gave birth to us. . . . Heaven never seems closer than when we see the love of God manifested in the kindness and devotion of people so good and so pure that angelic is the only word that comes to mind."
Jeffrey R. Holland
"The Ministry of Angels, Ensign," Nov. 2008, 30

Monday, August 3, 2009

Express Thanks

"The most meaningful and spiritual prayers I have experienced contained many expressions of thanks and few, if any, requests. As I am blessed now to pray with apostles and prophets, I find among these modern-day leaders of the Savior's Church the same characteristic that describes Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon: these are men whose hearts swell with thanksgiving to God for the many privileges and blessings which He bestows upon His people (see Alma 48:12)."
Elder David A. Bednar

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Scripture Thought
D&C 101:90 -

"And in his hot displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time, will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites, and unbelievers;"

Our responsibilities as stewards over that which God has appointed are very important! This scripture promted me ask myself these questions: 'Am I a wicked, unfaithful, or unjust steward? What are my stewardship responsibilities? Am I faithful in some and not others? What does it mean to be a wicked steward? an unjust steward? How can I be sure to never to fit under these three categories in my stewardships?'
I hope to figure out all the answers to these questions and share them here.