Sunday, October 31, 2010


"'Words do not convey meanings; they call them forth.' I speak out of the context of my experience, and you listen out of the context of yours, and that is why communication is difficult."
--David O. McKay, Ensign, May 1996, Page 9

Thursday, October 28, 2010


"We need strong Christians who can persevere against hardship, who can sustain hope through tragedy, who can lift others by their example and their compassion, and who can consistently overcome temptations. We need strong Christians who can make important things happen by their faith and who can defend the truth of Jesus Christ against moral relativism and militant atheism. What is the source of such moral and spiritual power, and how do we obtain it? The source is God. Our access to that power is through our covenants with Him."
--D. Todd Christofferson, "The Power of Covenants", Ensign, May 2009, 19–23

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simple daily acts

"Serving others need not come from spectacular events. Often it is the simple daily act that gives comfort, uplifts, encourages, sustains, and brings smiles to others."
--Elder Michael J. Teh of the Seventy, "Out of Small Things", Ensign November 2007, p.37

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Positive Thoughts

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”
- Willie Nelson

Monday, October 25, 2010

Choose the road of faith

"Challenges, difficulties, questions, doubts—these are part of our mortality. But we are not alone. As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have enormous spiritual reservoirs of light and truth available to us. Fear and faith cannot coexist in our hearts at the same time. In our days of difficulty, we choose the road of faith."
--Elder Neil L. Andersen, "You Know Enough", Ensign, Nov 2008, 13–14

Saturday, October 23, 2010


"The Savior taught that we should not lay up treasures on earth but should lay up treasures in heaven (see Matt. 6:19-21). In light of the ultimate purpose of the great plan of happiness, I believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity."
--Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "The Great Plan of Happiness", Ensign, Nov. 1993, 75

Thursday, October 21, 2010


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

Monday, October 18, 2010

Standing on Higher Ground

"You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground than he is. You must be sure, if you would rescue the man, that you yourself are setting the example of what you would have him be. You cannot light a fire in another soul unless it is burning in your own soul."
--Harold B. Lee, "Stand Ye in Holy Places", Ensign, July 1973, 121
(I remember when he said this in General Conference. He used the example of Peter healing the lame man at the temple. I have always loved this quote. JHD)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Try again

"Our task is to become our best selves. One of God's greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final."
--Thomas S. Monson, "The Will Within," Ensign, May 1987, 67

Thursday, October 14, 2010


"No teaching is equal, more spiritually rewarding, or more exalting than that of a mother teaching her children."
--President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, Feb. 2000, 16

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sailing Safely the Seas of Life

"Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach home port. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed."
--Thomas S. Monson, "Sailing Safely the Seas of Life", Ensign, Jul 1999, 2

Monday, October 11, 2010


"There is a danger in the word someday when what it means is “not this day.”...The scriptures make the danger of delay clear. It is that we may discover that we have run out of time. The God who gives us each day as a treasure will require an accounting. We will weep, and He will weep, if we have intended to repent and to serve Him in tomorrows which never came or have dreamt of yesterdays where the opportunity to act was past. This day is a precious gift of God. The thought “Someday I will” can be a thief of the opportunities of time and the blessings of eternity."
--Henry B. Eyring, "This Day", Ensign, May 2007, 89–91

Friday, October 8, 2010

Find out all you can do

‎"You may not be able to do all that you find out. But you should find out all you can do." --Jim Rohn

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


"Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable."
--Elder Neal A. Maxwell, "Patience", Ensign, Oct. 1980, 28

Friday, October 1, 2010


"Parents must have a knowledge of the standard works to teach them to their children. A child who has been taught from the scriptures has a priceless legacy."
--President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1983, 41