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Trials

“How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith.” –Russell M. Nelson

“Many times a particular challenge prepares us for something vitally important.” –Paul V. Johnson

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A Quote and a video for the Day…

I am really impressed with this quote and thought I would share it with you today…. I may have shared it before, but it is such a good scripture:

“That which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.  That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” –Doctrine and Covenants 50:23-24

Do the things that you do in your everyday life edify?  Do the things that you listen to, watch, or view edify you?

This video really touched me today.  I hope you are touched by it as well and perhaps want to be a little better because of it.

Some Wonderful Quotes

These are some wonderful quotes from men of God that I found as I studied this past week.  I hope you enjoy them and ponder on them as much as I have:

“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.” –Dallin H Oaks

 

“I am aware that life presents many challenges, but with the help of the Lord, we need not fear.  If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong.” –Howard W Hunter

 

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quite.  Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped.  Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.” –Marvin J. Ashton

 

“We have to work together to make a family succeed. But it’s not something we can do by assignment.  It’s a matter of the heart.  Children and parents have to have in their hearts a desire to make each other happy.” –D. Lee Tobler

You have two choices

This is a quote from an article I was studying this morning by Randall K. Bennett:

“In reality we have only two eternal choices, each with eternal consequences:  choose to follow the Savior of the world and thus choose eternal life with our Heavenly Father or choose to follow the world and thus separate ourselves from Heavenly Father eternally.”

What thoughts come to your mind as you ponder that quote?

Day to Day Decisions

“It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living.”

–Gordon B. Hinckley

“We would do well to slow down a little.  Focus on the significant.  Lift up our eyes and truly see the things that matter most.”

–Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Moments are the molecules that make up eternity.”

–Neil A. Maxwell

Time

How do you spend your time?

Use of Time

The use of time is an ever important topic in today’s society.  In fact some even say that ‘time is money.’

We can make ourselves very busy in our lives without really ever accomplishing anything or being productive.  Is this the best use of time?

I invite you to watch these remarks about time from Ian S. Ardern:

Thoughts from the Weekend

The Lord knows us personally. He loves us.

This Weekend

This past weekend was a great spiritual feast for me.  I wanted to share some of the things that stuck out to me this weekend as I was participating in General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

I will just share a few quotes and thoughts.

On Saturday, I was struck by the fact of one of the apostles stating so clearly that the youth today are being raised in enemy territory.  Wow.  That puts a lot on all of us to help the youth to realize what is right and what is wrong without taking away their agency… It just seems the world and the standards in the world continue to worsen.

Also on Saturday, I also really liked the comment about doing:

“Do the right thing at the right time, without delay”

I have heard the first part of this comment before many times, but the added ‘without delay’ is important.  Are we doing the things the Lord wants us to do without delay?  Why do you think that we allow ourselves to delay when it comes to matters of the Lord?

I loved the prophet’s (Thomas S. Monson) about bringing more life to our lives:

“There is nothing that can bring more life to our lives or more joy to our souls than the spirit that comes from following the laws of God and keeping the commandments.”

That is so true.  True joy and life comes from following the Lord.

President Monson also reminded us each of the importance of being worthy to receive inspiration and then trusting it enough to follow it.  Do you trust in the promptings you get from the Lord?

Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle of the Lord, taught about the Savior as he quoted the Lord in the scriptures:

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

“I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness.”

I know that when we follow the Lord, we really do not walk in darkness, but in light.  He leads and guides us.

Lastly, I was reminded of the great and wonderful blessings that I have in my life as Quentin L. Cook said:

“We should be grateful for all the tender mercies that come into our lives.  We are unaware of hosts of blessings that are in our lives day to day.”