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Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never "check your religion at the door." Not ever. My young friends, that kind of discipleship cannot be—it isn't discipleship at all.

Author: Jeffery R. Holland, Source: CES Devotional 2012Saved by jarvie in religion duty disciple consistency hypocrisy discipleship zion 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Indeed, it may be our own capacity to give love that makes us most lovable. The greater our own personal substance is and the deeper our own mental, emotional, and spiritual reserves are, the greater will be our capacity to nurture and love others, especially our companion. President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency posed a question that puts our ability to genuinely care about others in perspective: “How can we give if there is nothing there? Food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak” (Ensign, Nov. 1982, p. 93).

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by jarvie in support love family marriage capacity bk12a 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Instead of dwelling on the wickedness and grief of those who have sinned, I rejoice to read how many have abandoned their sinful practices and are now on the road back to righteousness and happiness...let us...rejoice in the spirit of forgiveness, which is the comforting message of the Atonement."

Author: Theodore M. Burton, Source: "To Forgive Is Divine", Ensign, May 1983, 70Saved by jarvie in sin love tolerance forgiveness atonement 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"We may sometimes find satisfaction in sharing our material wealth with others. But far greater satisfaction comes from sharing ourselves, our time, our energy, our affection, and particularly in imparting to others our testimony of God."

Author: Henry D. Moyle, Source: Conference Report, April 1957, 32Saved by jarvie in satisfaction love service testimony time sharing affection 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.  Build me a son, whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee -- and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past. And, after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the weakness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain."

Author: Douglas MacArthur, Source: prayer for his son, 1942Saved by jarvie in life character children parents prayer father son 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.
Author: Anne Campbell, Source: "To My Child," quoted in Charles L. Wallis, ed., The Treasure ...Saved by jarvie in sacrifice children love parents travel 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is more to a foundation of eternal marriage than a pretty face or an attractive figure. There is more to consider than popularity or charisma. As you seek an eternal companion, look for someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of His commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home. An essential priority of a prospective wife is the desire to be a wife and mother. She should be developing the sacred qualities that God has given His daughters to excel as a wife and mother: patience, kindliness, a love of children, and a desire to care for them rather than seeking professional pursuits. She should be acquiring a good education to prepare for the demands of motherhood. A prospective husband should also honor his priesthood and use it in service to others. Seek a man who accepts his role as provider of the necessities of life, has the capacity to do it, and is making concerted efforts to prepare himself to fulfill those responsibilities.

I suggest that you not ignore many possible candidates who are still developing these attributes, seeking the one who is perfected in them. You will likely not find that perfect person, and if you did, there would certainly be no interest in you. These attributes are best polished together as husband and wife.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-19-11,0...Saved by jarvie in children motherhood parenting home marriage dating fatherhood 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

Author: William Martin, Source: The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern ParentsSaved by jarvie in happiness pleasure children joy simplicity ordinary extraordinary mourning 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enough to be honest.

Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: unknownSaved by jarvie in honesty manipulation honest fools trickery treachery 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate

Author: William Arthur Ward, Source: unknownSaved by jarvie in imitate envy manipulation lead admire manipulate flatter bk12a 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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