Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Privilege of Work

“Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.” David O. McKay,

Monday, November 28, 2011


I love this quote from Daughters in My Kingdom. It says just what I feel. I love thinking that I am part of the branch.

“If we only half do our work we will have no pleasure, if we do it from a sense of duty we will have no joy but if we feel we are a branch of this vine, and that our Father in Heaven has felt us to be worthy to be a member of that branch, and that we can carry this work when it is here to do, then we will have joy.” Louise Y. Robison, 7th General Relief Society President, RS Magazine, Nov 1933, 649. Daughters in My Kingdom, p. 70.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Be like Him

48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.
Moroni 7:48

This is one of my favorite scriptures.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—
47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.

Moroni 7:45 - 47

I have a friend who just has a stroke. Her physical body is fine, but she can't talk or read. I can see the frustration in her face. She thinks it inside, but can't say it. I have to guess what she's thinking. How hard that must be for her. Feelings of love and charity boil out of me for her. I hope I can always have charity.

Monday, November 21, 2011


43 And again, behold I say unto you that he cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.
44 If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ,
Mormoni 7:43 - 44
Sometimes I don't feel meek. I'm working on meek this week. To me it means a soft heart. I hope I have one. I'm trying.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Faith and Meekness

38 For no man can be saved, according to the words of Christ, save they shall have faith in his name; wherefore, if these things have ceased, then has faith ceased also; and awful is the state of man, for they are as though there had been no redemption made.
39 But behold, my beloved brethren, I judge better things of you, for I judge that ye have faith in Christ because of your meekness; for if ye have not faith in him then ye are not fit to be numbered among the people of his church.
Moroni 7:38-39

I love this scripture because I don't usually think of Faith and Meekness together. I'm going to remember this concept this week. If I am meek, maybe my faith will grow stronger.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

God's Perspective

God's creations are numberless. The vastness of his handiwork is great. Yet, His work and His glory is to bring to pass our individual exaltation.

"This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God." Uchtdorf Conference Address

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Carving with Angels

Carving with Angels is a delightful Christmas story. Yes, it’s about one of Santa’s elves. Elderly and blind, Papa Adam has given up on his great carving skill and life itself. All he can think about is his aches and pains and when dinner is coming—until a five-year-old Angel comes into his life.
Diane Tolley’s writing skill is superb. Especially cute is the conversation between Papa Adam and Dasher. She brings the reindeer to life with grunts, nudges and slobbery kisses which will enchant the entire family.
Papa Adam and his little Angel create a special surprise and save Christmas. But, more important than that they learn lessons about love, service, enduring to the end and the special gifts of forgotten handicapped elves. This charming book will delight young and old alike and will be a great addition to your Christmas collection.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gordon B. HInkley Quotes

Here are some 'wisdom quotes' to help all of us live a better life.

"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured"
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Respect for self is the beginning
of cultivating virtue in men and women.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

"You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . .
it's your choice"
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gordon B. Hinkley Quotes

President Hinkley had such wonderful common sense.

Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument
for that which we believe.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

I am totally in the hands of the Lord.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

"Good books are as friends,
willing to give to us if we are willing to make a little effort."
- Gordon B. Hinckley