* On Our Own

Preamble note: This (again is from) ‘yesterdecade.’ True and elevating principles never die, but live in the lives and minds of the honest in heart. Richard L. Evans wrote: We once heard a father and his son discussing a situation in which there was some...

How Study Can Lift Our Souls

Larry W. Tippetts from his book ‘Receiving Personal Revelation’ shared: From My Journal—Scripture Study “When I started my scripture study this morning I was doing so out of obedience to a spiritual exercise I committed to follow. I was not...

* On Influencing Others

Since the following was written in the 1950’s the context of gender was (and can be still today) that the term ‘man’ refers to both genders equally. Richard L. Evans wrote: Fashion is one evidence of the influence people have on other people. Just...

* To My Friends of Other Faiths

From Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, from Chapter 11 of his book To My Friends — Messages of Counsel and Comfort In addressing friends of other faiths, my purpose is not to make some sort of ecumenical statement. We are all who we are, and we believe what we believe....

Helping Change to Occur

From Neal A. Maxwell’s book, ‘Helping Change to Occur’ Learning rests on desire. In Chapter 32 of Alma we read that even if we can do “no more than desire to believe” we must let this desire “work” in us. Desire, however, is...

Spiritual Exercise

From Larry W. Tippets, his book ‘Receiving Personal Revelation: Most of us are aware of the value of physical discipline and exercise. We understand the principle of gradually building our physical strength, flexibility, and endurance, Let’s apply these...

* Tender Intimacy with God

From the book ‘The Power of Stillness:’ Elder D. Todd Christofferson wrote about being impressed by a comment from Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop in South Africa, after he was asked the question: “Have you found that your relationship...

Nothing to Startle Us More

Terryl and Fiona Givens shared from their book ‘The God Who Weeps:’ We pass through birth and death as individuals. But the years in between are filled with the unceasing search for community, for companionship, for intimacy. There is no self evident...

Wow! Thank-you Elder Maxwell. . .

The Mind of Man Neal A. Maxwell wrote: The mind is a natural battlefield. Because the word of God is “more powerful” than anything else, it only adds to the fierceness of the fray (Alma 31:5). The requirement inherent in agency remains: “Let every...

* Psalms 145:14; 146:8

The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.  _______________________________________________________________ The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: The Lord loveth the righteous. Elder...

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