Wednesday, August 25, 2010


"Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God"
--Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 255-56

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Marriages and Families

"Lucifer is determined to devour marriages and families, because their demise threatens the salvation of all involved and the vitality of the Lord's kingdom itself."
--Sister Sheri L. Dew; Ensign, November 2001, page 12.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


"Ideals are stars to steer by; they are not sticks to beat ourselves with."
--Barbara B. Smith, Ensign, March 1976

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


"It requires courage to make good choices, even when others around us choose differently. As we make righteous choices day by day in little things, the Lord will strengthen us and help us choose the right during more difficult times."
--W. Craig Zwick, "We Will Not Yield, We Cannot Yield", Ensign, May 2008, 97–99

Monday, August 16, 2010

Giving Thanks -- Adversity

"When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life... We are meant to learn and grow through opposition, through meeting our challenges, and through teaching others to do the same... the Lord will not only consecrate our afflictions for our gain, but He will use them to bless the lives of countless others."
--Dallin H. Oaks, "Give Thanks in All Things," Ensign, May 2003, 95

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Things of God

"The things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out."
--Joseph Smith, Liberty, MO, March 25, 1839, History of the Church, 3:295

Thursday, August 5, 2010


"Almost every day brings opportunities to perform unselfish acts for others. Such acts are unlimited and can be as simple as a kind word, a helping hand, or a gracious smile."
--James E. Faust, "What's in It for Me?", Ensign, Nov. 2002, 19

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


"Remember, a good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude fair results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude."
--M. Russell Ballard, "Providing for Our Needs", Ensign May 1981, 85

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ordinary Things

"May we all be faithful in doing the day to day ordinary things that prove our worthiness, for they will lead us to and qualify us for great things."
--James E. Faust, "Some Great Thing", Ensign, Nov. 2001, 46