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I feel prompted to share the words in Doctrine and Covenants 121:45–46. They are for those who are called and chosen and who endure valiantly. They are for you in these trying days, just as they were for Joseph Smith and the Saints in those trying days of the early Church: “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God [and] the Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion.”


When we are virtuous, we are promised we shall confidently stand in His presence—holy and like Him. We are promised priesthood power, the very power of godliness, because we are virtuous! We are promised the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, who testifies, directs, warns, comforts, and sanctifies. And finally, we are promised that we shall have eternal life, the greatest of all God’s gifts. We will be gods, living a godlike life, when we are virtuous. We will be like Him—pure even as He is pure.


The journey to Zion—the pure in heart—will take everything you and I have. I pray that each one of us will have the desire and strength to move out of our comfort zones as we prepare for the run of our lives and, like Agnes Caldwell, reach up and take the Master’s hand. His promise is for each of us: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88). I testify that our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, live and They will prepare us for the great work to be done in the holy temples of our Lord in preparation not only for the Savior’s Second Coming but also for our eternal exaltation.

Author: Elaine S. Dalton , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12902&x=53&y=6Saved by mlsscaress in priesthood virtue confidence prepare presence eternallife holy constant companion garnish ourall bearyouup gobeforeyourface 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

At one point, Terman and heis fieldworkers go and visit everyone from the A and C groups and rate their personalities and manner. What they found is everything you would expect to find if you were comparing chidren raised in an atmosphere of natural growth. The As were juded to be much more alert, poised, attractive, and well dressed. In fact, the scores on those four dimensions are so diffrent as to make you think you are looking at two different species of humans. You aren't, of course. You're simply seeing the difference between those schooled by their families to present their best face to the world, and those denied that expereince.


The Terman results are deeply distressing. Let's not forget how highly gifted the C group was. Ifyou had met them at five or six year of age, you would have been overwhelmed by their curiosity and mental agility and sparkle. They were true outliers. The plain truth of the Terman study, however, is that in the end almost none of the genius children from the lowest social and economic class ended up making a name for themselves.


What did the Cs lack, though? Not something expensive or impossible to find; not something encoded in DNA or hardwired into the circuits of their brains. They lacked something that could have been given to them if we'd only known they needed it: a community around them that prepared them properly for the world.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, pp. 112-113Saved by mlsscaress in support development family advice community presence personality manner demeanor 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Some give of their time yet withhold themselves, being present without giving of their presence and going through the superficial motions of membership instead of the deep emotions of consecrated discipleship.
Author: Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Source: Overcome … Even As I Also Overcame’,” Ensign, May 1987, 70. ht...Saved by mlsscaress in consecration discipleship charity membership emotion presence selfless motions 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As tempting as it is to “just check e-mail for one minute,” I didn’t do it. I know from experience that any problem found in the inbox will linger on the brain for hours or days after you shut-down the computer, rendering “free time” useless with preoccupation. It’s the worst of states, where you experience neither relaxation nor productivity. Be focused on work or focused on something else, never in-between.

Time without attention is worthless, so value attention over time.
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/10/25/weapons-of-mas...Saved by mlsscaress in productivity attention focus presence relax preoccupation freetime linger 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
'Tis wealth enough of joy for me
In summertime to simply be
Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar, Source: ?Saved by mlsscaress in wealth joy presence summer 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The moments of happiness
we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them,
but that they seize us.
Author: ASHLEY MONTAGU, Source: ?Saved by mlsscaress in happiness presence moments 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Parents should be especially cautions, however, about adding unintentionally to the daily commotion which swirls about them and their children. Our homes should be sanctuaries of peace and love. If we add to daily hecticness unnecessarily by overmuch involvement in outside activities, we can lose the special benefits of home. Parents are much more apt to be appreciated by their children as parents than as taxi drivers.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: The Promise of DiscipleshipSaved by mlsscaress in peace children home presence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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