Monday, January 30, 2012

Doing Our Best

May the Lord bless us all to understand clearly our potential and place. May we have the courage to stand tall in the face of our challenges, the wisdom to get help when we need it, and the faith to know that the Lord will bless His servants who are doing their best.  

Cecil O. Samuelson, from What does it mean to be perfect?  Ensign Jan 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“I would not knowingly wound the feelings of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend."

                                                               -George Albert Smith

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Goals and Courage

Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve.

Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Thomas S. Monson

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Liberty Jail a Prison-Temple

... you can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experiences with the Lord in any situation you are in. Indeed, you can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experiences with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced.
-Elder Holland 

The Law of Moses

Restitution VS. Retaliation

Many think the Law of Moses or Mosaic Law is the lesser law or of lower importance.
*It is actually a preparatory law
*It is very strict to keep Israel in constant remembrance of God
*It is highly symbolic
*It is given as a school master or tutor to bring them to Christ