Saturday, April 8, 2017

Words of a Prophet ~ Prayer

President Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made the following significant statement on prayer. 

"I submit that a return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society. We could not expect a miracle in a day, but in a generation we would have a miracle. …"

To read about the miracle he describes, for individuals, families, and the world, read his counsel in "How Mighty a Thing Is Prayer."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Words of a Prophet - Religious Freedom

Where does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
stand on religious freedom? Our founder, Joseph Smith, set us the example that we still follow today when he said:

"If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a "Mormon," I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves. It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul — civil and religious liberty to the whole of the human race."

—Joseph Smith, 1843

Learn more about the importance of religious freedom at religious

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Two is better than one: Be a friend!

Why is it so important to be a friend? Because of this: 

 Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 "Two are better than one... For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but wo to him who is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."

This goes emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Please help lift another when he or she falls. Please be a friend!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sabbath Day Importance

This is not a quote from a member of the LDS Church, but it holds a significant truth all the same:

“If we no longer keep going to church as at the center of Sabbath observance, we unavoidably deny that there’s anything sacred about time.... Sabbath worship is absolutely integral to Christianity. Whether you want it to or not, this habit—or lack of a habit—will erase the memory of Christianity from yourself and your family. This is the risk you take by making Sabbath churchgoing optional.” ~ Orthodox Christian and conservative author Rod Dreher

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sunday, May 17, 2015

General Authority Gems: Keep On Trying

"Some years ago a wonderful young man named Curtis was called to serve a mission. He was the kind of missionary every mission president prays for. He was focused and worked hard. At one point he was assigned a missionary companion who was immature, socially awkward, and not particularly enthusiastic about getting the work done.

"One day, while they were riding their bicycles, Curtis looked back and saw that his companion had inexplicably gotten off his bike and was walking. Silently, Curtis expressed his frustration to God; what a chore it was to be saddled with a companion he had to drag around in order to accomplish anything. Moments later, Curtis had a profound impression, as if God were saying to him, “You know, Curtis, compared to me, the two of you aren’t all that different.” Curtis learned that he needed to be patient with an imperfect companion who nonetheless was trying in his own way.

"As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace." (from Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying)

~  Elder Dale G. Renlund, of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints