“…Let the spirit of this gospel be so embedded in my soul that though I go through poverty, through tribulation, through persecution, or to death, let me and my house serve God and keep his laws.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, 416)
"It is our privilege to say, every day in our lives, 'That this is the best day I ever lived.' Never let a day so pass that you will have cause to say, 'I will live better to-morrow,' and I will promise you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that your lives will be as a well of water springing up to everlasting life. You will have his Spirit to dwell in you continually, and your eyes will be open to see, your ears to hear, and your understanding to comprehend" (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 90).
Come to the Stake Spring RS Meeting this Saturday! It'll be from 9:30 to 1:00pm at the Liberty Building. The theme is "Stand Ye In Holy Places" Sister Christensen, the Columbus Temple Matron, will be addressing "Blessings of the Temple." Classes are: Make Your Home a Holy Place, Personal Holiness, Getting Started with New Family Search, Preserving Your Family Treasures. Lunch will be served. Church dress is requested. Please come even if you didn't sign up for any classes.
"It is the parents who can give children the kind of love and security which can come from no other source. A child who understands who he is, and who has the kind of home where he feels wanted and loved, has no need to go wandering off to try to find his identity and to search for a happiness he will not find outside the so-called 'establishment.'"The happiest people I know are those whose life-style centers around the home. Work is very important, and success in one's profession or business is also essential to happiness, but remember what we say so often: 'No other success can compensate for failure in the home.' " N. Eldon Tanner, "Happiness Is Home Centered, Ensign," June 1978, 2
“You will experience greater joy in life as you eradicate adult-onset pessimism and substitute childlike optimism. Optimism is a virtue that allows us to see God’s loving hand in the details of our life.” Anthony D. Perkins, Liahona, Nov 2006, 76–78
“When our wagon gets stuck in the mud, God is much more likely to assist the man who gets out to push than the man who merely raises his voice in prayer—no matter how eloquent the oration. President Thomas S. Monson put it this way: ‘It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we’ll make the effort. . . . It’s in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals. If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled.’” Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Two Principles for Any Economy,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 55
"A moment's reflection with reference to the Master's statement in regard to these two greatest commandments will be a realization that the first five of the Ten Commandments could be obeyed if men were to observe the first of the two great commandments . . . Likewise, if the second of the Master's greatest commandments were obeyed, men would honor their fathers and mothers; there would be no murders, no adultery, no stealing . . . "Thus declared is the profound truth that if men would love God and their neighbors as themselves there would be order---there would be peace" (The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, p. 84-85).
“We have got to meet opposition as it presents itself, battling against it with the weapons of truth which God has placed in our hands. And we must make up our minds that this world with all its pleasures is as dross compared with the excellency of the knowledge of God.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, 416
"We have been seduced into believing that borrowed money has no penalty, that financial bondage is an acceptable way to live. I suggest that it is not. We would do well to look to the condition of our personal finances, to be modest and prudent in our expenditures, to discipline our purchasing and avoid debt to the extent possible, to pay off debt quickly, and to free ourselves from the bondage of others.
"May we set our houses in order. If we have paid our debts, if we have a reserve, even though it be small, then should storms howl about our heads, we will have shelter for our families and peace in our hearts" (Standing for Something, p. 87).
Come listen to author Richard Paul Evans as he presents "The Five Doors to Reaching Your Greatest Potential" at 6:30pm on Sunday, April 18th at the Liberty Building (7118 Dutchland Parkway, Liberty Township, 45044.) All are welcome!
"It is not costly paintings, tapestries, priceless bric-a-brac, various ornaments, costly furniture, fields, herds, houses and lands which constitute the ideal home, nor yet the social enjoyments and ease so tenaciously sought by many; but it is rather beauty of soul, cultivated, loving, faithful, true spirits; hands that help and hearts that sympathize; love that seeks not its own, thoughts and acts that touch our lives to finer issues---these lie at the foundation of the ideal home" (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, p. 303-304).
"I feel in my heart that we grow financially, spiritually, and in every way, as Latter-day Saints, by doing our duty. When we are obedient to the commandments of the Lord and generous with our time and our means, we grow in the spirit and testimony of the gospel, and I do not believe that we are ever poorer financially. I am a firm believer that the Lord opens up the windows of heaven when we do our duty financially and pours out upon us blessings of a spiritual nature, which are of far greater value than temporal things. But I believe He also gives us blessings of a temporal nature" (Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards, p. 297).
"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
"Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; frustration may be a constant companion. In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, 'You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. You haven't time to be concerned for others.' Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service and our hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord" (Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1994, p. 62).
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