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Friday, June 1, 2012


"God loves us. He's watching us, He wants us to succeed, and we'll know someday that He has not left one thing undone for the eternal welfare of each of us. If we only knew it, there are heavenly hosts pulling for us -- friends in heaven that we can't remember now, who yearn for our victory. This is our day to show what we can do--what life and sacrifice we can daily, hourly, instantly bring to God. If we give our all, we will get His all from the greatest of all." -Ezra Taft Benson

"Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar His face is to us... And then, we're going to wonder why we were so stupid in the flesh." -Ezra Taft Benson

"Come what may, and love it." -Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Each of us will have our own Fridays- those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who has conquered death-- Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come." -Joseph B. Wirthlin

"We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won’t, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming." -Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other." -Marvin J. Ashton

"God the Eternal Father did not give [the] first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration. No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God! For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around and shouting that he has been robbed. The fact of the matter is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey...delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." -Gordon B. Hinckley

"Prayer unlocks the powers of heaven in our behalf. Prayer is the great gift which our Eternal Father has given us by which we may approach Him and speak with Him in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Be prayerful. You cannot make it alone. You cannot reach your potential alone. You need the help of the Lord." -Gordon B. Hinckley

"When referring to an individual, including yourself, never use the word 'just'." -Gordon B. Hinckley

"If we live only for tomorrow, we’ll eventually have a lot of empty yesterdays." -Thomas S. Monson

"May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love." -Thomas S. Monson

God will either lighten your load or strengthen your back!

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." -Corrie Ten Boom

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein

"It's not brave if you're not scared." -Bounce (the movie)

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends." -From It's A Wonderful Life

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." 
- Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" 

Every life is a story, make yours a best seller.

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are
small matters compared to what lies within us.

Missionaries: Those who leave their families for two years (or 18 months) to help others be with their families for eternity.

"When you look in the mirror, see what God sees- not what the world sees." -Me

1 comment:

  1. Love! I really needed these quotes right now. Thank you.