Saturday, September 28, 2013

Acting in faith leads to devout families

"It takes faith—unseeing faith—for young people to proceed immediately with their family responsibilities in the face of financial uncertainties. It takes faith for the young woman to bear her family instead of accepting employment, especially when schooling for the young husband is to be finished. It takes faith to observe the Sabbath when "time and a half" can be had working, when sales can be made, when merchandise can be sold. It takes a great faith to pay tithes when funds are scarce and demands are great. It takes faith to fast and have family prayers and to observe the Word of Wisdom. It takes faith to do ward teaching, stake missionary work, and other service, when sacrifice is required. It takes faith to fill foreign missions. But know this—that all these are of the planting, while faithful, devout families, spiritual security, peace, and eternal life are the harvests."

- Elder Spencer W. Kimball, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, "Faith Precedes the Miracle," Conference Report, October 1952, pp. 46-51,

Keeping commandments strengthens faith

"Nothing is quite as powerful for strengthening faith as living the commandments.”

- Elder Larry W. Gibbons, Served as a General Authority Seventy from 2006-2012, “A Time for Faith Not Fear,” Ensign, Jul 2013, 36

Faith must walk into the darkness

"Faith, to be faith, must center around something that is not known. Faith, to be faith, must go beyond that for which there is confirming evidence. Faith, to be faith, must go into the unknown. Faith, to be faith, must walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness.”

- Boyd K. Packer, as quoted in “A Time for Faith Not Fear,” Ensign, Jul 2013, 36. Originally from “What Is Faith?” in Faith (1983), 42

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Times change, but truth persists."

- Pres. Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church, "The World Needs Pioneers Today," Ensign, Jul 2013, p. 5

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Devil = Spoiler

"The Hebrew translation of the word devil is "spoiler." The devil seeks to spoil your journey into the eternities.
"His methods vary, but they have a common objective: disobedience and the associated loss of blessings."

- Elder Keith K. Hilbig, formerly of the Seventy, "Living for the Eternities," Ensign, Jul 2013, 48, 49

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"In creating a family, we fulfill our greatest purpose on earth."

- Elder D. Todd Christofferson, "Elder Christofferson Counsels Members in Central America," Ensign, Jun 2013, 76

Monday, September 2, 2013

Marriage can fulfill all worthy yearnings

"In marriage all of the worthy yearnings of the human soul, all that is physical and emotional and spiritual, can be fulfilled."

- Boyd K. Packer, "Marriage," Ensign, May 1981, 15
"It is in marriage that true happiness is found."

- Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Seventy, "Move Forward With Faith," Ensign, June 2013, 54