Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was... buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
For all of Christs Names please go to:http://www.sesserchristian.net/100names.htm
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
"Faith is a choice, and it must be sought after and developed. Thus, we are responsible for our own faith. We are also responsible for our lack of faith. The choice is yours."1Satan's counterattack is for us to believe that if we could only see proof of God's power we would then be able to believe and have faith, but as the scriptures have taught us:
"Faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."2Elder Edgley also said:
"By moving forward into the unknown, armed only with hope and desire, we show evidence of our faith and our devotion to the Lord."Choosing to have faith, or not, is an individual choice and is one that we cannot make for anyone else, nor can we depend upon someone else's faith. We must make the choice on our own. What will you choose? Will you follow the example of Joshua from the Old Testament when he said, "Choose you this day whom ye will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"3?
L. Tom Perry, "Nauvoo—A Demonstration of Faith," Ensign, May 1980, 74
Thursday, October 7, 2010
..if men could comprehend eternal things, as God comprehends them, there is no man on the earth, no matter how wicked he may be, but what would be willing to keep the commandments of God, and to pass through anything that God ordained, for therein he would see there was salvation and eternal life. - Wilford Woodruff
Monday, October 4, 2010
Smith, Answers to Gospel Questions, 4:108-9. Quoted in "Chapter 25: King David's Call to Lead Israel," Old Testament Student Manual Genesis- 2 Samuel, 1981, pg 283.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing sister Schneck's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my finger nails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my checks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
Majorie Pay Hinckley
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
April 2000 President Gordon B. Hinckley
Sunday, September 5, 2010
History of the Church, 3:385.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
"Before Joseph Smith was killed, he dispatched a Jewish apostle by the name of Orson Hyde to dedicate the land of Palestine for the return of the Jews. This concern for a homeless people and the sending of this apostle was done at a time when the Mormons themselves were virtually homeless, having been dispossessed of their lands and possessions in Missouri. "Orson Hyde left on his assignment in the fall of 1840. He arrived in Palestine in October 1841. On October 24, 1841, he ascended the Mount of Olives all alone, built an altar to the Lord, and offered a dedicatory prayer."
Ezra Taft Benson, "A Message to Judah from Joseph," Ensign, Dec. 1976, 68
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thomas S. Monson, “May You Have Courage,” Ensign, May 2009, 126
Friday, August 13, 2010
David B. Haight, "A Prophet Chosen of the Lord," Ensign, May 1986, 7
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
"The year was 1820; the season, spring. The boy with questions walked into the grove of his father's farm. There, finding himself alone, he pleaded in prayer for that wisdom which James promised would be given liberally to those who ask of God in faith (see James 1:5). There, in circumstances which he has described in much detail, he beheld the Father and the Son, the great God of the universe and the risen Lord, both of whom spoke to him."This transcendent experience opened the marvelous work of restoration. It lifted the curtain on the long-promised dispensation of the fulness of times."For more than a century and a half, enemies, critics, and some would-be scholars have worn out their lives trying to disprove the validity of that vision. Of course they cannot understand it. The things of God are understood by the Spirit of God. There had been nothing of comparable magnitude since the Son of God walked the earth in mortality. Without it as a foundation stone for our faith and organization, we have nothing. With it, we have everything."Much has been written, much will be written, in an effort to explain it away. The finite mind cannot comprehend it. But the testimony of the Holy Spirit, experienced by countless numbers of people all through the years since it happened, bears witness that it is true, that it happened as Joseph Smith said it happened, that it was as real as the sunrise over Palmyra, that it is an essential foundation stone, a cornerstone, without which the Church could not be 'fitly framed together.' "
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Four Cornerstones of Faith," Ensign, Feb. 2004, 5
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There is no true forgiveness without forgetting".
- Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, 230
Thursday, July 8, 2010
"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."
'Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose.'
'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'
'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'
'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.'
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'
'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'
'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.'
'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it'
'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'
'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'
'If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own...It behooves us, then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."
to see an interesting post about Abraham go here:
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
In 1965 David O. McKay in a talk to church employees told the brethren that one day they would each have a personal priesthood interview with the Savior himself. He told the order of in which he will ask you to account for you earthly responsibilities.
1. He will want an accountability report about your relationship with your wife.
2. He will want an accountability report about each of your children.
3. He will want to know what you have done with the talents you were given.
4. He will want a summary of your activity in your Church assignments.
5. He will have no interest in how you earned your living, but he will ask whether you were honest in all your dealings.
6. He will ask for an accountability of what you have done to enhance your community, state, country, and the world.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
-President Gordon B. Hinckley
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
In 1787 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the university of Edinburgh, noticed a continuing pattern in the advance and decline of the worlds democracies.
He stated then that a democracy would continue to exist until such time that the voters discover that they can literally vote themselves gifts from teh public treasury. From the moment that revelation is made, the majority proceeds to vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury. The final result is that every democracy finally collapses due to loose fiscal policy. That collapse is always followed by dictatorship.
Tyler charted the ages of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history... and average existence of about 200 years. every single time, these nations progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence; and finally from dependence back into bondage.
From the book "Island of Saints" by Andy Andrew. You can find the book here on Amazon. It's not about politics, but WWII and forgiveness - Historical Inspirational Fiction.
Where do you think America is at in the sequence?
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Love is not selective, and charity knows no bounds. Thus if I expect anything in return for charity except the happiness of the recipient then it is not charity. There is no bookkeeping, no quid pro quo, no deals, interests, bargaining or ulterior motives; charity gives to those who do not deserve and expects nothing in return;
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Real disciples withstand the fiery darts of the adversary by holding aloft the quenching shield of faith with one hand, while holding to the iron rod with the other. There should be no mistaking; it will take both hands!
In conference report Apr. 1987, 87 or Ensign May 1987, 70
See: Ephesians 6:16, 1 Nephi 15:24, D&C 27:17.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Leonardo DaVinci once observed:
“You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. The delight of a man’s success is gauged by his self mastery: The depth of his failure by his self abandonment. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.”