September 22, 2014 Perfection is an eternal goal

September 22nd, 2014

“Perfection is an eternal goal. While we cannot be perfect in mortality, striving for it is a commandment, which ultimately, through the Atonement, we can keep”   

 James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1999

 

September 21, 2014 Most people don’t come to church looking

September 21st, 2014

“Most people don’t come to church looking merely for a few new gospel facts or to see old friends, though all of that is important. They come seeking a spiritual experience. They want peace. They want their faith fortified and their hope renewed. They want, in short, to be nourished by the good word of God, to be strengthened by the powers of heaven. Those of us who are called upon to speak or teach or lead have an obligation to help provide that, as best we possibly can”  

  Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, May 1998

 

September 20, 2014 “I find that when I get casual

September 20th, 2014

“I find that when I get casual in my relationshsip with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns”  

 Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, 2006

 

September 19, 2014 The Lord expects a great deal from us

September 19th, 2014

“The Lord expects a great deal from us. Parents, please teach your children and practice yourselves the principle of inclusion of others and not exclusion because of religious, political, or cultural differences.”  

 M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, November 2001

 

September 18, 2014 As we suffer the sorrows and joys of mortality

September 18th, 2014

“As we suffer the sorrows and joys of mortality, let us keep our eyes focused on the prize. Be of good cheer, for we know the outcome, we know the truth; we know the Savior and His infinite Atonement made in our behalf. We know the Father’s plan of happiness.”  

 Mary G. Cook, BYU Women’s Conference, 2 May 2014

 

September 17, 2014 “Before we were born on the earth,

September 17th, 2014

“Before we were born on the earth, we lived in the presence of our Heavenly Father as His spirit children. We are literally His children, and He loves us. His plan of salvation is the way for each of us to become like He is and enjoy all of His blessings.”  

  Book of Mormon Seminary Home-Study Guide, 2013

 

September 16, 2014 Desires dictate our priorities

September 16th, 2014

“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming.”  

Dallin H. Oaks, Liahona, May 2011

 

September 15, 2014 The Lord is going to visit his people,

September 15th, 2014

“The Lord is going to visit his people, and he is going to cut his work short in righteousness, lest no flesh should be saved. I say to you, watch the signs of the times, and prepare yourselves for that which is to come.”

 Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, 2011

 

September 14, 2014 We must never allow doubt

September 14th, 2014

“We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”   

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ensign, November 2013

 

September 13, 2014 Through tears and trials

September 13th, 2014

“Through tears and trials, through fears and sorrows, through the heartache and loneliness of losing loved ones, there is assurance that life is everlasting. Our Lord and Savior is the living witness that such is so. His words in holy writ are sufficient: ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’”  

 Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, March 2013

 

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