Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today's Quote

"[God] loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our résumé but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God's love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked."What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Love of God," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 22–23

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inspirational Quote

"All of us live in the world. Of course we do. We cannot live a cloistered existence. But we can live in the world without partaking of the unseemly ways of the world.

"The pull gets ever stronger. The adversary is clever and subtle. He speaks in a seductive voice of fascinating and attractive things. We cannot afford to let down our guard. . . . We need not run the wrong way. The right way is simple. It means following the program of the Church, bringing into our lives the principles of the gospel, and never losing sight of what is expected of us as sons of God with a great inheritance and a marvelous and eternal potential" (The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 708).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspirational Quote

“Happiness does not consist of a glut of luxury, the world’s idea of a ‘good time.’ Nor must we search for it in faraway places with strange-sounding names. Happiness is found at home.”
Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Oct. 2001

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Inspirational Quote

"What causes some men in a declining morality to shun evil and wrongdoing and to follow the course of righteousness in their temporal, moral, and spiritual lives? In my mind, there are three reasons for this phenomenon . . .

"The first is fear. . . .

"The second reason for men to shun evil, pursue righteousness, and serve their fellowmen is duty. . . .

"Now I come to the third reason, which in my opinion ought to be the objective of all men everywhere. The greatest motivating influence for righteousness and for service to one's fellowmen is the divine principle of love. . . .

"We must strive to obtain this virtue if we are to serve the Lord without faltering or growing weary in our pursuit of eternal life. We will do this not because of fear, nor merely because it is our duty, but because we have sought for and obtained the greatest of all virtues, love" (The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, p. 98).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inspirational Quote

“We cannot simply sit around and do nothing and expect to be successful in spiritual or temporal things. We need to do all that is in our power to accomplish our goals, and the Lord will make up the difference.”
Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, Dec 2000, 7

Friday, February 19, 2010

Inspirational Quote

"The Lord doesn't expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn't (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can—that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Two Principles for Any Economy," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 56

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspiring Quote

"The true end of life is not mere existence, not pleasure, not fame, not wealth. The true purpose of life is the perfection of humanity through individual effort, under the guidance of God's inspiration.

"Real life is response to the best within us. To be alive only to appetite, pleasure, pride, money-making, and not to goodness and kindness, purity and love, poetry, music, flowers, stars, God and eternal hopes, is to deprive one's self of the real joy of living" (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p. 16).

Inspiring Quote

“Hope helps us to walk by faith, not by sight. This can actually be safer.
When unaided spiritually, natural sight often shrinks from the odds (see 2
Cor. 5:7). It is immobilized by improbabilities. Mauled by his moods and
intimidated by his fears, the natural man overreacts to, while hope
overrides, the disappointments of the day.”
Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, Nov 1994, 34

Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“One of the differences between true joy and mere pleasure is that certain
pleasures are realized only at the cost of someone else’s pain. Joy, on the
other hand, springs out of selflessness and service, and it benefits rather
than hurts others.”
Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, Jul 1978, 3

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Love of God,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 22

Friday, February 12, 2010

Inspiring Quote

"The Latter-day Saints, by being wise and prudent, can make this life a tolerably happy one. We need not live in misery; we need not feel that we are sacrificing all the time, but that what we call sacrifices prove a blessing to us, which we would not receive were it not for this experience. Everything that transpires affecting us individually may be made a blessing, and will be a blessing to us if we act wisely and prudently" (The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p. 121-122).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we.
Retirement from work has depressed many a man and hastened his death. It has
been said that even the very fiends weave ropes of sand rather than face the
pure hell of idleness. We should work at taking care of the spiritual,
mental, social, and physical needs of ourselves and of those whom we are
charged to help.”
Ezra Taft Benson, Tambuli, Mar 1987, 2

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Inspiring Quote

"The biggest business of any life is making decisions. While one of the greatest gifts of God to man is free agency or the right of choice, He has also given man responsibility for these choices. We may choose between good and evil. We put our own lives in the direction of success or failure. We may not only choose our ultimate goals, but we may also determine and decide for ourselves, in many cases, the means by which we will arrive at those goals, and by our industry or lack of it determine the speed by which they may be reached. This takes individual effort and energy and will not be without opposition or conflict" (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 385-386).

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“The passport to peace is the practice of prayer. The feelings of the heart,
humbly expressed rather than a mere recitation of words, provide the peace
we seek.” Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1993, 59

Friday, February 5, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“Many of us today have a tendency to seek instant strength, instant pleasure
instant acceptance, instant relief, instant answers, instant change,
instant success, instant knowledge, instant wealth, omitting day-by-day
effort and work. We become discouraged and get more feeble-kneed if goals
are not reached immediately. Work is a necessary pattern in the solid life.”
Marvin J. Ashton, Ensign, Nov 1991, 70

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Join Us Tonight!

Come to the Fairfield Ward's Food Storage Cafe tonight at 7:00 pm.

1st Course: 3 unique ways of doing food storage
2nd Course: Q&A session
3rd Course: Sampling of cannery items
4th Course: Refreshments

Leave full of knowledge, yet hungry to get your food storage in order.
Nursery provided.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Inspiring Quote

"Your own life, our own lives, are precious ones. We can satisfy ourselves with mediocrity. We can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or we can so channel our lives to be clean, vibrant, progressive, colorful, and rich.
"We can soil our records, defile our souls, trample underfoot virtue, honor, and goodness, or we can command respect and admiration of our associates and the love of the Lord. . . .
"Your destiny is in your hands and your all-important decisions are before you"
(The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 161).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Inspiring Quote

“I close with the words of a revered prophet, even President Harold B. Lee: ‘Life is God’s gift to man. What we do with our life is our gift to God.’ May we give generously to Him, as He has so abundantly given to us, by Living and loving as He and His Son have so patiently taught” Thomas S.Monson, Ensign, May 1993, 59