"Strive to be righteous, not for any speculation, but because righteousness is lovely, holy, beautiful, and exalting; it is designed to make the soul happy and full of joy, to the extent of the whole capacity of man, filling him with light, glory, and intelligence." (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 428).
“After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of all man-kind, is the truest greatness. To be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, 381
“Service changes people. It refines, purifies, gives a finer perspective, and brings out the best in each one of us. It gets us looking outward instead of inward. Righteous service is the expression of true charity, such as the Savior showed.” Derek A. Cuthbert, Ensign, May 1990
"Many of our temples are still underused, except on weekends. Much work remains to be done, and we continue to encourage you to attend the temple as often as is feasible. Stronger marriages, more attentive parents, and more faithful children will come as a result of following this counsel" (The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, p. 241).
"There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food, even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own" (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 266).
“When you feel worthless, ‘remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.’ Refrain from repeatedly thinking or saying negative words about yourself—there is a clear difference between humility and humiliation. Identify and use your unique talents rather than dwelling on your weaknesses.” Anthony D. Perkins, Liahona, Nov 2006, 76–78
Come learn the basics about gardening at our next Relief Society Meeting! It's this Thursday (May 20th) at 7pm at Heather R.'s house. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. We will meet rain or shine.. we'll just move inside if it's wet.
"You show me a people who 'have a mind to work,' to keep out of the bondage of indebtedness, and to work unitedly together in an unselfish service to attain a great objective, and I'll show you a people who have achieved the greatest possible security in the world of men and material things" (The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, p. 313).
"Work is an antidote for anxiety, and ointment for sorrow, and a doorway to possibility. Whatever our circumstances in life,... let us do the best we can and cultivate a reputation for excellence in all that we do. Let us set our minds and bodies to the glorious opportunity for work that each new day presents." Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Two Principles for Any Economy," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 56
“We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments.”
George Q. Cannon, “Freedom of the Saints,” in Collected Discourses, comp. Brian H. Stuy, 5 vols., 1987–92, 2:185; emphasis added
"We know that faith is a gift of God; it is the fruitage of righteous living. It does not come to us by our command, but is the result of doing the will of our Heavenly Father. If we lack faith let us examine ourselves to see if we have been keeping his commandments, and repent without delay if we have not" (The Teachings of George Albert Smith, p. 81).
“Sin creates disharmony with God and is depressing to the spirit. Therefore, a man would do well to examine himself to see that he is in harmony with all of God’s laws. Every law kept brings a particular blessing. Every law broken brings a particular blight. Those who are heavy-laden with despair should come unto the Lord, for his yoke is easy and his burden is light.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, Oct. 1986)
Our next ward RS meeting will be on Thursday, May 13th at 7pm at Heather R.'s house. Come learn all about the basics of gardening. (Or come to share some of your expertise about gardening!) Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
"Even if the tomato you eat is a two-dollar tomato, it will bring satisfaction anyway and remind us all of the law of the harvest, which is relentless in life. We do reap what we sow. Even if the plot of soil you cultivate, plant, and harvest is a small one, it brings human nature closer to nature as was the case in the beginning with our first parents" (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 377).
"When we enjoy the Holy Spirit, when we are trying to live our religion here on the earth, we are the happiest people on God's footstool, no matter what our circumstances may be. I do not care whether we are rich or poor, whether in happiness or affliction, if a man is living his religion and enjoys the favor and Spirit of God, it makes no difference to him what takes place on the earth. There may be earthquakes, war, fire or sword in the land, but he feels that it is all right with him" (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 51).
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