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(As I immigrated to America) The Prophet Joseph Smith was at the pier. At first glance I could tell it was him, by his noble expression. He came on board to shake hands and welcome us by many encouraging words, and express his thankfulness that we had arrived in safety. As he could not stay with us, he sent Apostle Geo. A. Smith to preach on board. “What did you come here for?” asked he. “To be instructed in the ways of the Lord,” answered someone. [Apostle Smith said,] “I tell you, you have come to the thrashing floor, and after you have been thrashed and pounded you will have to go through the fanning mill, where the chaff will be blown away and the wheat remain.” (The troubles of Nauvoo were just coming upon them).

Author: Thomas Steed, Source: The Life of Thomas Steed from His Own Diary: 1826–1910, Salt ...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience faith learn mortality endure trials test instructed nauvoo remain 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The great test of life is . . . not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage.

Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring , Source: “Spiritual Preparedness: Start Early and Be Steady,” Ensign, November 2005, 38Saved by mlsscaress in obedience mortality trials test choose become 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

On the other hand, surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth? If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am. The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.

Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, Book 4, Chapter 29Saved by cboyack in virtue character trial patience test personality 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are two real tests of the strength and quality of any relationship. The first comes under conditions of stress and strain. When all is fine, when the sun is shining, no deep-root relationship structure is required. Appearances seem sufficient, but when the storm breaks, appearances are thrown to the wind, and in the winds that blow then some of us lash out with an ugliness held deep within. We may wound - and wound deeply - the tender sensitive feelings of our spouses or children or others and thereby teach them to be defensive and guarded against such hurts in the future.


...The other test of the quality of relationship is found in the little things of every day, little courtesies, little acts of kindness, the give and take in little moments.


"Men best show their character in trifles, when they are not on their guard...It is in insignificant matters, and in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feeling of others, and denies nothing to itself." (Arthur Schopenhauer.)

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.40Saved by mlsscaress in defense strength kindness relationship test structure guard moments stress quality strain deeproot courtesies 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Be willing to endure the test of time. Do not think that it is easy to maintain a testimony. Others will test us. Sometimes they will point the finger of mockery and scorn. Sometimes they may persecute you openly. Be prepared. Know in advance that the best of God’s children have had the courage of true conviction and were willing to suffer ridicule, deprivation, and even death for the sake of true testimony. Is each of us willing to do likewise?
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: How You Can Know, New Era, Aug 2002, 40: http://www.lds.org/p...Saved by mlsscaress in courage prepare testimony conviction time test ease 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Ponder gospel principles. Think about them. Test them with further prayer. Relate them to what we know and feel. All the truths we will learn can eventually fit together into a fervent, undoubting testimony.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: How You Can Know, New Era, Aug 2002, 40: http://www.lds.org/p...Saved by mlsscaress in truth testimony prayer test ponder undoubting 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Author: Moses, Source: Deuteronomy 8:2Saved by mlsscaress in remember test worthy prove humble commanments lead 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Here is one more characteristic: the great learner expects resistance and overcomes it. You remember from your early school days reading about the number of materials Thomas Edison tried in his search for a filament for an electric light bulb. The persistence he needed to work through failure after failure was an application of the rule of learning, not an exception to it.

...You and I will face difficulty in our studies and in our lives, and we expect it because of what we know about who God is and that we are his children, what his hopes are for us, and how much he loves us. He will give us no test without preparing the way for us to pass it. Because of what we know about adversity in learning, in this community of Saints we pay special honor to determined learners because we know the price that they gladly pay. And we know from whence their power to persist through difficulty comes.

In this community we know that we are the brothers and sisters of Job, of Joseph in Egypt, of Joseph in Carthage Jail, and of Jesus in Gethsemane and on Golgotha's hill. So we are not surprised when sorrows come. We respect their place and know their potential.
Author: Henry B Eyring, Source: A Child of God, Devotional 21 Oct 1997, http://speeches.byu.ed...Saved by mlsscaress in resistance failure discouragement difficulty price sorrow test overcome greatlearners persist 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Courage is the quality of every virtue acting at its highest testing point.
Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: Teachings of Harold B. Lee, p. 606Saved by cboyack in virtue challenge courage test 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Official favor, grades, or other trinkets of subordination have no connection with education; they are the paraphernalia of servitude, not of freedom.
Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, p. 69Saved by cboyack in freedom slavery school test subordination servitude grade 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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