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Showing posts from January 8, 2012

all of us have problems (Hinckley)

All of us have problems.  We face them every day.  How grateful I am that we have difficult things to wrestle with.  They keep us young, if that is possible.  They keep us alive.  They keep us going.  They keep us humble.  They pull us down to our knees to ask the God of Heaven for help in solving them.  Be grateful for your problems, and know that somehow there will come a solution. President Gordon B. Hinckley, CES Training, February 7, 2003

comfort, peace and direction from the Holy Ghost during difficult times (Hales)

How important it is during troubled times, when we are tested, that we do not do anything to lose the Holy Ghost's gentle persuasions, comfort, peace, and direction.  This peace will give us assurance to make correct choices in life in order to weather the storms and bring us closer to God's ways. Elder Robert D. Hales, Address to CES Religious Educators, February 1, 2002

more good counsel from Brigham Young

My faith is, when we have done all we can, then then Lord is under obligation, and will not disappoint the faithful; He will perform the rest. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 4:91 I cannot save you.  I can tell you how to save yourselves, but you must do the will of God. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:317 Seek diligently to know the will of God.  How can you know it?  In matters pertaining to yourselves as individuals, you can obtain it directly from the Lord; but in matters pertaining to public affairs, his will is ascertained through the proper channel, and may be known by the general counsel that is given you from the proper source.   Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 1:78

a frequent housecleaning (Kimball)

“Would a frequent housecleaning be in order for all of us? “I may not be able to eliminate pornographic trash, but my family and I need not buy or view it. “I may not be able to close disreputable businesses, but I can stay away from areas of questioned honor and ill repute. “I may not be able to greatly reduce the divorces of the land or save all broken homes and frustrated children, but I can keep my own home a congenial one, my marriage happy, my home a heaven, and my children well adjusted. “I may not be able to stop the growing claims to freedom from laws based on morals, or change all opinions regarding looseness in sex and growing perversions, but I can guarantee devotion to all high ideals and standards in my own home, and I can work toward giving my own family a happy, interdependent spiritual life. “I may not be able to stop all graft and dishonesty in high places, but I myself can be honest and upright, full of integrity and true honor, and my family will be trained likewise