Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"Each holy temple stands as a symbol of our membership in the Church, as a sign of our faith in life after death, and as a sacred step toward eternal glory for us and our families."
--Elder Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, May 2001, 32

Monday, November 15, 2010


"A pebble held close to the eye appears to be a gigantic obstacle. Cast on the ground, it is seen in perspective. Likewise, problems or trials in our lives need to be viewed in the perspective of scriptural doctrine. Otherwise they can easily overtake our vision, absorb our energy, and deprive us of the joy and beauty the Lord intends us to receive here on earth."
--Richard G. Scott, "Finding Joy in Life", Ensign May 1996

Saturday, November 13, 2010


"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." ~Aldous Huxley

Friday, November 12, 2010


“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
- Henry Ford

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Today is Armistice Day, a day to honor all those who have served our country in the military, especially those who lost their lives in the service.
I am deeply grateful for their sacrifice and service.

I enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that are mine because I live in the United States of America. I am grateful that the USA has been protected and saved to be a great country. I realized that freedom is not free and I pray sincerely that we will continue to be blessed, that the American people will make right choices and that they will help and serve one another and serve God.

M father, Elden G. Hurst, was a veteran of World War II. He was an example of patriotism and of citizenship for our entire family. He volunteered to serve in the Navy so that the USA could be protected from aggression. He was politically active throughout his life. He served as a town board member in Hinckley. He was a precinct chairman in Salt Lake City and most years he was a delegate to the County and State conventions.

May we, his posterity, follow his example.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test—to return and live with our Heavenly Father."
--L. Tom Perry, "Let Him Do It with Simplicity", Ensign, Nov 2008, 7–10

Monday, November 8, 2010


"Selflessness is a key to happiness and effectiveness; it is precious and must be preserved as a virtue which guarantees so many other virtues."
--Spencer W. Kimball, "Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters", Ensign, Nov 1978, 101

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Iron Rod

"Are you and I daily reading, studying, and searching the scriptures in a way that enables us to hold fast to the rod of iron—or are you and I merely clinging? Are you and I pressing forward toward the fountain of living waters—relying upon the word of God? These are important questions for each of us to ponder prayerfully."
--Elder David A. Bednar, "CES Fireside for Young Adults • February 4, 2007", Brigham Young University