14 October 2010

"Anxiously Engaged"


Adam & Sally
I love this picture of my brother Adam and his soon to be wife Sally. Here's a favorite quote about marriage.
"Marriage is sanctified
when it is cherished
and honored in holiness.
That union is not
merely between husband and wife;
it embraces a partnership with God. "
~Russell M. Nelson

12 October 2010

Line Upon Line

I loved general conference and was touched by each and every speaker but my favorites were: Elder Holland, Bishop Edgley, President Uchtdorf (priesthood session) President Packer, and Elder Lawrence. I truly thank God for our prophet and general authorities in the church. Here are a few of my favorite quotes.

"Missionary service is a priesthood duty."
~Thomas S. Monson
"I am grateful for all the women of the church who in my life have been as strong as Mount Sinai and as compassionate as the Mount of Beatitudes."
~Jeffrey R. Holland
"The world will teach our children if we do not..."
~Rosemary M. Wixom
"The living prophet is receiving specific revelations for us.
~Claudio R.M. Costas
"A teacher's attitude is not taught; it's caught.
~David M. McConkie
"...honor is the rich soil in which the seed of faith thrives."
~D. Todd Christopherson
"There comes a time where milestones can become millstones and amibitions, albatrosses around our necks."
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
"Whenever we disobey, we spiritually paint ourselves into a corner and are captive to our choices.
~Robert D. Hale
"...honesty can play a significant role in establishing light and truth and improving society..."
~Quentin L. Cook
"I have never witnessed the removal of an actual mountain. But because of faith, I have seen a mountain of doubt and despair removed and replaced with hope and optimism."
~Richard C. Edgley
"Surely, one of the crowning blessings of membership in the church is the blessing of being led by living prophets of God."
~Kevin R. Duncan
"Infinite and eternal, only our Savior's Atonement transcends time and space to swallow up death, anger, bitterness, unfairness, loneliness and heartbreak."
~Gerrit W. Gong
"If we are not watchful, our injured, childlike spirit will retreat back into the cold, dark crust of our former bloated ego, leaving behind the warm, healing light of the Savior."
~Neil L. Andersen
"We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become..."
~Richard G. Scott
"Whether full-time missionaries or members, we should be good examples of the believers in Jesus Christ."
~Russel M. Nelson
"We find healing and relief only when we bring ourselves to the feet of the Great Physician, our Savior, Jesus Christ."
~Patrick Kearon
"Our homes have to be a place where the Holy Spirit dwells."
~Juan Uceda
"Pride is the great sin of self-elevation. It is for so many, a personal Rameumptom, a holy stand that justifies envy, greed and vanity.
~Dieter F. Uchdorf
"We cultivate spiritual gifts by keeping the commandments and trying to live a blameless life."
~Henry B. Eyring
"Decisions determine destiny."
~Thomas S. Monson
"God knows you each individually. He sends messages of encouragement, correction and direction fitted to you and your needs."
~Henry B. Eyring
"...moral standards cannot be changed by battle and cannot be changed by ballot."
~Boyd K. Packer
"The things of the Spirit are sacred and hard to express."
~Elder Jay E. Jensen
"Covenant keepers strive to be obedient at all times...and in all places."
~Mary N. Cook
"If personal religious practice relies too much on the priesthood line, individual growth suffers."
~Dallin H. Oaks
"We can lift ourselves and others as well as we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thoughts and cultivate within our hearts, an attitude of gratitude."
~Thomas S. Monson
"The priesthood you bear is a special gift, for the giver is the Lord Himself. Use it, magnify it and live worthy of it."
~L. Tom Perry
"Receiving the Holy Ghost starts with our sincere, constant desire for His companionship in our lives."
~David A. Bednar
"There are no perfect parents and no easy answers but there are principles of truth that we can rely on."
~Larry R. Lawrence
"Faith in Jesus Christ and following his teachings gives us a firm hope and this hope becomes a solid anchor to our souls."
~Per G. Malm
"What may appear to be of little importance, such as going to bed late, not praying for a day, skipping fasting or breaking the Sabbath--such little slips--will make us lose sensitivity, little by little, allowing us to do worse things."
~Jairo Mazzagardi
"...our kind, wise Heavenly Father has given us commandments not to restrict us, as the adversary would have us believe, but to bless our lives and to protect our good name and our legacy for future generations."
~Mervyn B. Arnold
"...there is hope for the addicted and this hope comes through the Lord Jesus Christ..."
~M. Russel Ballard
"We live in a troubled world, a world of many challenges. We are here on this earth to deal with our many challenges to the best of our ability, to learn from them, and to overcome them."
~Thomas S. Monson