Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Book is True

The honest in heart, who feel that the true Kingdom of God ought to have special and powerful credentials, and not just be another voice in the crowd, will not go away disappointed from an examination of the claims and evidences of the Book of Mormon.
Hugh W. Nibley

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Make It Happen!

Love is something you make happen.
Sheri Johnson

Saturday, August 22, 2009


“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

Monday, August 10, 2009

Let It Shine, Let It Shine!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

by: Marianne Williamson
Quoted by Nelson Mandela

Sunday, August 9, 2009

All to our selves!

God is not hurried along in the Time-stream of this universe any more than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his own novel. He has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, p. 148

Saturday, August 8, 2009

No Perfect Revelation

    “I do not even believe that there is a single revelation, among the many God has given to the Church, that is perfect in its fulness. The revelations of God contain correct doctrine and principle, so far as they go; but it is impossible for the poor, weak, low, groveling, sinful inhabitants of the earth to receive a revelation from the Almighty in all its perfections. He has to speak to us in a manner to meet the extent of our capacities.” (Brigham Young JD 2:314.)

Like children, we are sometimes only capable of receiving revelations in part, or in basic form, and often in concepts which are familiar to us in our surroundings.

Behold, I am God and have spoken it; these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding. (D&C 1:24.)

(c) Copyright Michael R. Ash 1999. All rights reserved

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Judging Success

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it!

The Dali Lama

Have You Found Your Self?

The more we serve our fellowmen in appropriate ways, the more substance there is to our souls. We become more significant individuals as we serve others. We become more substantive as we serve others--indeed, it is easier to "find" ourselves because there is so much more of us to find!

Spencer W. Kimball

Love is...

Love is...doing the best thing for everyone involved,
including yourself.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Service Heals

when we are serving others,
we are healing ourselves.

Stephanie Smith
CIA Executive


"From failure, you learn.
From success, not so much."

from the movie Meet the Robinsons


“You need not possess children to love them. Loving is not synonymous with possessing, and possessing is not necessarily loving. The world is filled with people to be loved, guided, taught, lifted, and inspired.”

Janice Kapp Perry: