Sunday, November 24, 2013

General Authority Gems: God's Love

This was my favorite quote from the September 2013 General Relief Society meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was something I needed to hear. Maybe it's something you need to hear, too!l

"Your Heavenly Father loves you--each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God's love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there."

~ Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

From We Never Walk Alone

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Easter Promise

From the Bible:

"He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God  will wipe away tears from off all faces." (Isaiah 25:8)

From the Book of Mormon:

"And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ." (Mosiah 16:7-8)

"The spirit and the body will be reunited. We shall see each other in the flesh. We will know each other and enjoy each other’s society throughout the endless ages of eternity, if we keep the law of God. . . . What a glorious thought it is . . . that those from whom we have to part here, we will meet again and see as they are. We will meet the same identical being that we associated with here in the flesh—not some other soul, some other being, or the same being in some other form, but the same identity and the same form and likeness, the same person we knew and were associated with in our mortal existence. . . Deformity will be removed; defects will be eliminated, and men and women shall attain to the perfection of their spirits, to the perfection that God designed in the beginning." (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, p 91)

Monday, January 28, 2013

General Authority Gems

"I believe that no concern of ours is too small or insignificant. The Lord is in the details of our lives.

"I never cease to be amazed by how the Lord can motivate and direct the length and breadth of His kingdom and yet have time to provide inspiration concerning one individual . . . The fact that He can, that He does, is a testimony to me."

~ President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

From Consider the Blessings