Thursday, March 24, 2011

noble causes for a muddled world

"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?...I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun." Winston S. Churchill

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


If we need power and influence to carry out our mission,
then our priorities have to be straight."

Julie B. Beck
RS General President

The Things of God

“A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of, because the things of God are of deep import, and time, and experience, and careful, and solemn, and ponderous thoughts can only find them out. Thy mind, oh man, if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation must stretch as high as the utmost heavens and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss and the broad expanses of eternity, thou must commune with God. How much more dignified and noble are the thoughts of God than the vain imaginations of the souls of men.”

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Who are you going to follow?

"But to each of you I have only one question: are you going to follow the true and living prophets or not? It really isn't any more complicated that that. Keep your eyes riveted on the 1st Presidency and the Quorum of the 12 Apostles. We will not lead you astray. We cannot".
- Elder Ballard
BYU Devotional March 12, 1996
How to Find Safety and Peace

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

“Be a first rate version of yourself-- not a second-rate version of someone else.”
–Judy Garland

Monday, March 7, 2011

Playing Small

“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.”

Marianne Williamson in her book Return to Love