Monday, April 30, 2012

Let your faith be bigger than your fear





“Supposing today were your last day on earth, the last mile of the journey you’ve trod,
after all your struggles, how much are you worth?
How much can you take home to God?


 Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ.


“As we give, we find that sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven,
and in the end we learn it was no sacrifice at all.”

Spencer W. Kimball


You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice
 will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14


It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself,
that determines how your life’s story will develop.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

          

God does not begin by asking out ability, only our availability,
and if we prove our dependability he will increase our capability.

Neal A. Maxwell


Count your smiles instead of your tears and count your courage instead of your fears.

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.


Let your past make you better not bitter.


Holding on to anger is like drinking poison
and expecting the other person to die.


Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.


Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.

    

God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.

Every one of us is more beloved to the Lord than we can possibly understand or imagine.

Robert D. Hales


Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.

If you only pray when you’re in trouble you’re in trouble.


Faith in God includes faith in His timing.

Neal A. Maxwell


You may think the grass is greener on the other side,
but if you take time to water your own grass it would be just as green


Don’t give up just cause you had a bad day,
forgive yourself and do better tomorrow.



In  all things it is better to hope than to despair.


Everything is going to be alright, maybe not today but eventually.

 

We become what we want to be by consistently
being what we want to become each day.

Richard G. Scott


The  WHAT informs, but the WHY transforms.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf


“Ask yourself, 'How did God bless me today?'
If you do that long enough and with faith, you will find yourself remembering blessings.
And sometimes, you will have gifts brought to your mind which
you failed to notice during the day, but which you will
then know were a touch of God’s hand in your life.”

Henry B. Eyring


Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what.
If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little,
they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big,
because to them all of it has always been big stuff.


Next to eternal life the most precious gift that our Father in Heaven
can bestow upon man is his children.

David O. Mc Kay


The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids
will learn from more than what you tell them.
They don't remember what you try to teach them.
They remember what you are.

Jim Henson


You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today’s world is passing you by,
 because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms.

Neal A. Maxwell


Do small things with great love.


Fight all your battles on your knees
and you win every time.


Let your faith be bigger than your fear.


If God is all you have, you have all you need.



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Infinite worth of each soul



No woman was ever quite like you.  The Lord made only one, without carbons.  You are not repeated and not repeatable.  No one else can do what the Lord sent you to do.  The value of what you have to contribute will come through the expression of your own personality, that particular spark of the divine that make you unique, setting you off from every other living creature.  The mark you leave on the world, on the hearts and minds of others is as distinct as your thumb print.

Barbara B. Smith


"Like the caterpillars who will one day become butterflies, you have the magnificent potential to develop the powers within you and become greater than most of you dare to dream...You  have the power and the capacity to perform so well that you can inherit all that our Father has if you begin the process and continue until you become what you are really meant to be...You can choose to use the powers within you to have a happy life of
continual growth and development that leads to eternal progression."

Barbara B. Smith


" Each of us comes into this world separately, one by one.

This is not an accident. I think it's the Lord's way of reminding us

of the infinite worth of each soul."

Dwan. J. Young

 

"It is my fervent and humble testimony that the heavens are very much open to women today.  They are not closed unless we ourselves, by our choices, close them.  And this reality can be just as evident as in any time in the past.  As I read of the great spirituality of women of the past and realize how the Lord communicated with them, I thrill with the spiritual manifestations that have accompanied their missions in life, literally a power evidencing the will of God made known through their instrumentality.  I think of Eliza R. Snow, of whom Joseph F. Smith said, 'She walked not in the borrowed light of others, but faced the morning unafraid and invincible.' The spirit whispers to me that there are Eliza R. Snows among us even  today, and there can be many, many more.  We can pull down the blessings of heaven through obedience to law.  These divine and sacred blessings are not reserved for others alone.  Visions and revelations come by the power of the Holy Ghost.  The Lord has said, 'On my servants and on my hand maidens

I will pour out in those days of my spirit; and they shall prophesy.'"

Ardeth G. Kapp


One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves. 

One of our common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth.

L. Tom Perry


Blessing come in many ways and the nicest come as friends.


"Remember that this work is not yours and mine alone. It is the Lord's work,

and when we are on the Lord's errand, we are entitled to the Lord's help.

Remember that the Lord will shape the back to bear the burden placed upon it."


"Tests of our faith are priceless opportunities to discover how deeply the

Master cares about the welfare of our souls to help us endure to the end."



"The inspiring influence of the Holy Spirit can be overcome or masked by strong emotions, such as anger, hate, passion, fear, or pride. When such influences are present, it is like trying to savor the delicate flavor of a grape while eating a jalapeƱo pepper. Both flavors are present, but one completely overpowers the other. In like manner, strong emotions overcome the delicate promptings of the Holy Spirit."
Richard G. Scott


“As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve,

we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. . . .

Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that.

It is the essence of who we are as women.

It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature,

and the unique traits our Father gave us.”

Sheri Dew

Help others in their race of life. Remember that when you help another up a mountain,
you are a little nearer the top yourself.”
Thomas S. Monson

" Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Friday, April 27, 2012

You brought it with you




"To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage,

 disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility."

 Thomas S. Monson
If you believe in an unseen Christ,

you will believe in the unseen Christ like potential of others.

unknown


Pray as if everything depends on God.

Then work as if everything depends on you.

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If God thought about you as much as you think about Him, where would you be?

Unknown


Faith without works is like a bird without wings;

though she may hop with her companions on earth,

yet she will never fly with them to heaven.


The key to faith is what we are willing to sacrifice to obtain it.

Elder Cloward

       

"One of the gifts God has promised to all who earnestly seek Him is faith. 

'Faith is a gift of God bestowed as a reward for personal righteousness.

 It is always given when righteousness is present, and the greater the measure of obedience to

 God's laws the greater will be the endowment of faith.'

Elder Bruce R. McConkie


"Truly understood and properly practiced, faith is one of the grand and glorious powers of eternity.

It is a force powerful beyond our comprehension."

Joseph B. Wirthlin


Why worry when we can pray?


Don't keep the faith...........spread it around.


Faith can place a candle in the darkest night


Faith makes things possible ...........Not easy.


Faith sometimes requires  "Boldness...venturing out in front, going first,

standing in front of the mob, the congregation,...or

the hard eyed gaze of only one doubter."

N. Eldon Tanner

   

We see possibilities in others, but do we ever dream of the possibilities within ourselves?


Decide to like yourself.  Then do it!


You're the first person who needs to like you.


You did not come to this world to get yourself worth.

You brought it with you.

Ardeth Kapp


   

Your are a somebody, not a nobody.


People are like stained glass windows. 
They glow and sparkle when it's sunny and bright,
but when the sun goes down their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.



No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Each of us came to this earth with a special mission to perform.

We may not know what it is, but our Heavenly Father knows.


Always remember the outside of a person doesn't usually tell the whole story.

Let us have gratitude for our friends. Our most cherished friend is our partner in marriage. This old world would be so much better off today if kindness and deference were daily a reflection of our gratitude for wife, for husband. The Lord spoke the word "friend" almost with a reverence. He said, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." True friends put up with our idiosyncrasies.
They have a profound influence in our lives.
Thomas S. Monson