December 19, 2014 What a glorious season is this time of Christmas

December 19th, 2014

“What a glorious season is this time of Christmas. Hearts are softened. Voices are raised in worship. Kindness and mercy are reenthroned as elements in our lives. There is an accelerated reaching out to those in distress. There is an aura of peace that comes into our homes. There is a measure of love that is not felt to the same extent at any other time of the year.”  

 Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, December 2000

December 18,2014 You make a difference

December 18th, 2014

“You make a difference and are sunshine for the soul!” 

  Bonnie D. Parkin, Ensign, November 2004 

December 17, 2014 Finding joy in service

December 17th, 2014

“In all of our service, we need to be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The still, small voice will let us know who needs our help and what we can do to help them.”

Russell M Ballard  April 2011 Ensign Finding Joy through loving service

 

December 16, 2014 While the lord will magnify.

December 16th, 2014

“While the Lord will magnify us in both subtle and dramatic ways, he can
only guide our footsteps when we move our feet.”

Marion G. Romney (Ensign, May 1981, page 91)

December 15,2014 Stay in the Boat and hold on.

December 15th, 2014

“The words of the Lord are found in the scriptures and the teachings of the apostles and prophets. They provide us counsel and direction that, when followed, will act like a spiritual life jacket and will help us know how to hold on with both hands.”

M. Russell Ballard, “Stay in the Boat and Hold On!

December 14, 2014 There will be music in heaven

December 14th, 2014

I am comforted by the assurance that there will be beautiful music in heaven, and for that I am most grateful. Some say there will be no music in that other place–but then some sounds that pass for music probably belong in that other place!

 President Spencer W. Kimball (October 1982)

December 13, 2014 I bear Testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet.

December 13th, 2014

“I bear testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the living God, one of the greatest prophets that has ever lived on the earth. He was the instrument in God’s hand in ushering in the present gospel dispensation, the greatest of all, and the last of all in preparation for the second coming of the Master.” — Ezra Taft Benson, “Joseph Smith: Prophet to Our Generation,” Ensign, Mar. 1994, p. 5

December 12,2014 What will you and I give for Christmas.

December 12th, 2014

What will you and I give for Christmas this year? Let us in our lives give
to our Lord and Savior the gift of gratitude by living His teachings and
following in His footsteps. It was said of Him that He ‘went about doing
good.’ As we do likewise, the Christmas spirit will be ours.”
Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, Dec. 1998, 3

December 11 2014 How do you prepare for your whirlwinds?

December 11th, 2014

How do you prepare for your whirlwinds? “Remember … it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, … his shafts in the whirlwind, … when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power … to drag you down … because of the rock upon which ye are built.” This is your safety in the whirlwind.

Neil Anderson April 2014 Spiritual Whirlwinds

December 10, 2014 The gift and power of discernment

December 10th, 2014

“The gift and power of discernment in this world of contention between the forces of good and the power of evil is essential equipment for every son and daughter of God.”

Stephen L Richards Conference Report, April 1950, p.163

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