Sunday, October 24, 2010
My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven. President Thomas S. Monson, General Conference, October 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Winning the War Against Evil,” by Elder James J. Hamula. (178th Semiannual General Conference, Oct. 2008)

www.mormon.org

A portion of the talk:

“You are these valiant and noble sons [and daughters] of our Father! You are the strength of the Lord’s house, His warriors! You are those who chose good over evil and who exhibited ‘exceedingly great faith’ and ‘good works.’ And because of your personal history, you were entrusted to come to the earth in these last days to do again what you did before—to once again choose good over evil, exercise exceedingly great faith, and perform good works—and to do so in behalf of the kingdom of God on the earth and your fellowman!

With God’s kingdom restored to the earth and your entry into the world, Satan knows that “he hath but a short time.” Therefore, Satan is marshallingeveryresource at his disposal to entice you into transgression. He knows that if he can draw you into transgression, he may prevent you from serving a full-time mission, marrying in the temple, and securing your future children in the faith, all of which weakens not only you but the Church. He knows that nothing can overthrow God’s kingdom “save it [be] the transgression of [his] people.” Make no mistake about it—the focus of his war is now on you—you who seek to “keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Now, you may wonder how to acquire the faith, testimony, and consecration of spirit necessary to overcome the adversary. Let me assure you that these qualities are already within you. You simply need to recover them.

(Italics added)
(Pictured: LDS Temple in Washington, D.C.) 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Sunday, July 25, 2010
The same God that placed that star in a precise orbit millennia before it appeared over Bethlehem in celebration of the birth of the Babe has given at least equal attention to placement of each of us in precise human orbits so that we may, if we will, illuminate the landscape of our individual lives, so that our light may not only lead others but warm them as well. Elder Neal A. Maxwell, “That My Family Should Partake,” pg. 86.
Friday, July 16, 2010 Thursday, July 15, 2010

This is one of my all-time favorite videos. It’s “Advice from Elder Busche,” of the Quorum of the 70. This is some of the best advice that is all placed together in the same spot. It’s beautiful.

I have been saving posting this video for a while now. I hope you watch it (it’s only seven minutes long) and I hope you feel just a portion of the amount of peace that this brings to me. The spirit is so strong as you watch it, and everything he says is true. It applies to members and non-members of the LDS faith in a brilliant way, and shows some of the principles that we really try to live by. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. :)