Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 22, 2011

“In these perilous times it is not enough for our youth to merely know. They must do. Wholehearted participation in ordinances, quorums and auxiliaries, inspired programs, and fortifying activities helps youth put on the whole armor of God.”

-Robert D. Hales “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Ensign, May 2010, 97

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 21, 2011

"Coming unto Christ and being perfected in Him is, I believe, the ultimate purpose of all remembering (see Moroni 10:32 33). Therefore, I pray that God will bless us always to remember, especially His perfect Son, and perish not."

-Marlin K. Jensen "Remember and Perish Not," Ensign, May 2007, 38

Friday, May 20, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 20, 2011

"Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others."

-Joseph B. Wirthlin "Come What May, and Love It, Ensign", Nov. 2008, 27

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 19, 2011

"President Gordon B. Hinckley stated: 'I have not spoken face to face with all of the prophets of this dispensation. I was not acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith, nor did I ever hear him speak. [However,] my grandfather, who as a young man lived in Nauvoo, did hear him and testified of his divine calling as a great prophet of this dispensation' ("Believe His Prophets," Ensign, May 1992, 50).

"President Hinckley bore witness of the First Vision, when young Joseph Smith went to pray in a grove and received his answer through divine revelation from both the Father and the Son.

"President Hinckley's passion with the building of temples and the sacred work performed therein will be a polar star for each of us to follow."

-F. Michael Watson "His Servants, the Prophets," Ensign, May 2009, 108

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 18, 2011

"The crowning temple ordinance is available only to a man and a woman when they are sealed together, forming an eternal family unit. It is by virtue of this and all other priesthood ordinances that the families of the earth shall be blessed (see Abraham 2:11). This sealing ordinance is so central to the Lord's purposes that He has promised to the faithful who are not sealed in this life through no fault of their own this blessing in the life to come. No other doctrine in all of religion better confirms God's commensurate love for both His sons and His daughters."

-Craig A. Cardon "Moving Closer to Him," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 94-95

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 17, 2011

There are several things we can do to develop a deep conversion and learn how to receive divine inspiration. First, we must have a desire. Alma said, ‘For I know that he granteth unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life . . . according to their wills’ (Alma 29:4).”

-Allan F. Packer “Finding Strength in Challenging Times!” Ensign, May 2009, 17

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 16, 2011

"In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression in the United States, when people were struggling to make ends meet, Elder John A. Widtsoe admonished the Saints to pay their tithing because of the spiritual blessings they would receive. He said: 'Obedience to the law of tithing . . . brings a deep, inward joy . . . that can be won in no other way. . . . The principles of truth become clearer. . . . Prayer becomes easier. . . . The spiritual sense is sharpened [and] . . . man becomes more like his Father in Heaven' ("Tithing Testimonies of Our Leaders," Deseret News, May 16, 1936, Church Section, 5)."

-Sheldon F. Child "The Best Investment," Ensign, May 2008, 80-81

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 15, 2011

"I express special gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am thankful for His loving-kindness and for His open invitation to come unto Him (see Matthew 11:28-30). I marvel at His matchless power to heal. I testify of Jesus Christ as the Master Healer. It is but one of many attributes that characterize His incomparable life."

-Russell M. Nelson "Jesus Christ—the Master Healer," Ensign, Nov. 2005,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 14, 2011

"First-generation members occupy a special and important place in the Church and their families. Did you know that first-generation members constitute more than half of the membership of the Church? Perhaps not since the early days of the Church has the first generation constituted such a large percentage of total Church membership as it does today. Your faith and testimonies are a great strength and blessing to others. Through you, we gain a deeper understanding of gospel principles and our testimonies are strengthened.

"You add great strength to the Church when you use your testimony, talents, abilities, and energy to build the kingdom in your wards and branches. You are great examples of sharing the gospel, serving missions, sending children on missions, and welcoming new members. You reach out in kindness to those around you, lifting and blessing them through inspired service. So much of what is done in the Church today could not be done without your efforts."

-Paul B. Pieper "The First Generation," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 11-12

Friday, May 13, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 13, 2011

"In order to have joy, you need to understand that, as a child of your Heavenly Father, you inherited divine traits and spiritual needs--and just like a fish needs water, you need the gospel and the companionship of the Holy Ghost to be truly, deeply happy. Because you are the offspring of God (see Acts 17:28), it is incompatible with your eternal nature to do wrong and feel right. It cannot be done. It is part of your spiritual DNA, as it were, that peace, joy, and happiness will be yours only to the degree you live the gospel."

-Marcus B. Nash "The Great Plan of Happiness," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 49

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 12, 2011

“The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.”

-Julie B. Beck “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” Ensign, May 2010, 11

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 11, 2011

"If there is one character more than another in the Book of Mormon that I have admired and whose example I have felt to emulate, that character has been Nephi of old; never discouraged, never disheartened, always ready, always determined to labor to the best of his ability for the accomplishment of the purposes of God."

-Heber J Grant Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant [2002], 37

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 10, 2011

"A few weeks ago, my father . . . passed away, and now more than ever I feel thankfulness to my God for the richness and beauty of His doctrine.

"Because family life can continue beyond the thresholds of death. Because the royal priesthood has been restored upon the earth. And because the Spirit has spoken to my spirit, giving me a testimony that my Savior Jesus Christ lives and that through His intercession I shall be able, in accordance to my faithfulness, to live with Him. For these reasons and others still, I am a member of the only true Church upon the face of the earth, and I shall be eternally grateful for this."

-Enrique R. Falabella "Why Are We Members of the Only True Church?" Ensign, Nov. 2007,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 9, 2011

"Regular reading of and talking about the Book of Mormon invite the power to resist temptation and to produce feelings of love within our families. And discussions about the doctrines and principles in the Book of Mormon provide opportunities for parents to observe their children, to listen to them, to learn from them, and to teach them."

-David A. Bednar "Watching with All Perserverance," Ensign, May 2010, 41

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Thoughts -- May 8, 2011

"I am impressed by countless mothers who have learned how important it is to focus on the things that can only be done in a particular season of life. If a child lives with parents for 18 or 19 years, that span is only one-fourth of a parent's life. And the most formative time of all, the early years in a child's life, represents less than one-tenth of a parent's normal life. It is crucial to focus on our children for the short time we have them with us and to seek, with the help of the Lord, to teach them all we can before they leave our homes. This eternally important work falls to mothers and fathers as equal partners. I am grateful that today many fathers are more involved in the lives of their children. But I believe that the instincts and the intense nurturing involvement of mothers with their children will always be a major key to their well-being. In the words of the proclamation on the family, 'Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children' (The Family: A Proclamation to the World," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102)."

-M. Russell Ballard "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 108-109

"My mother assured me that if I stayed on the road of truth, even when it seemed hot and dusty, even when there were distractions, the end would be better than the beginning. I will be eternally grateful that Mother told me."

-Bradley D. Foster "Mother Told Me," Ensign, May 2010, 100

"There are some among us who are unhappy with their lives because they have wanted to achieve a measure of greatness in this life but now feel they have failed in some fundamental way. . . .
"[Joseph F. Smith wrote:] 'Those things which we call extraordinary, remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life.
" 'After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of all mankind, 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.' (Juvenile Instructor, 15 Dec. 1905, p. 752.) . .
"True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a one-time effort or achievement. It requires the development of character. It requires a multitude of correct decisions for the everyday choices between good and evil."

-Howard W. Hunter "True Greatness," Ensign, May 1982, 19-20

"We are living in a great season for all women in the Church. Sisters, you are an essential part of our Heavenly Father's plan for eternal happiness; you are endowed with a divine birthright. You are the real builders of nations wherever you live, because strong homes of love and peace will bring security to any nation."

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf "The Influence of Righteous Women," Ensign, Sept. 2009, 7–8

"What more can a husband do to support his wife, the mother of their children? First, show extra appreciation and give more validation for what your wife does every day. Notice things and say thank you—often. Schedule some evenings together, just the two of you.
"Second, have a regular time to talk with your wife about each child's needs and what you can do to help.
"Third, give your wife a 'day away' now and then. Just take over the household and give your wife a break from her daily responsibilities. Taking over for a while will greatly enhance your appreciation of what your wife does. . . .
"Fourth, come home from work and take an active role with your family. Don't put work, friends, or sports ahead of listening to, playing with, and teaching your children."

-M. Russell Ballard "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 110

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 7, 2011

“What does it mean to seek the face of the Savior? Surely it means more than just recognizing His picture. Christ’s invitation to seek Him is an invitation to know who He is, what He has done for us, and what He has asked us to do. Coming to Christ, and eventually seeing His face, comes only as we draw close to Him through our faith and our actions. It comes through a lifetime of effort.”

-Cheryl C. Lant “That Our Children Might See the Face of the Savior,” Ensign, May 2010, 81

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 6, 2011

"Many of you are single. You are students; you are working; you are new to Relief Society. Some of you have been longtime members. . . . Each of you is valued and needed. Each of you brings love, energy, perspective, and testimony to the work. Your efforts to live close to the Spirit bless us all because you have learned to rely on the Spirit for strength and direction."

-Bonnie D. Parkin "Sweet Moments," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 107

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 5, 2011

"When we came into this world, we brought with us from our heavenly home this God-given gift and privilege which we call our agency. It gives us the right and power to make decisions and to choose. Agency is an eternal law. President Brigham Young, speaking of our agency, taught: 'This is a law which has always existed from all eternity, and will continue to exist throughout all the eternities to come. Every intelligent being must have the power of choice' (Deseret News, Oct. 10, 1866, 355)."

-Wolfgang H. Paul "The Gift of Agency," Ensign, May 2006, 34-35

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 4, 2011

“In many ways the gospel of Jesus Christ is like a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. When Joseph Smith came on the scene, perhaps 100 pieces were in place. Then Joseph Smith came along and put many of the other 900 pieces in place so that people could say, ‘Oh, now I understand where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going.’ As for Joseph Smith’s role in the Restoration, the Lord defined it clearly: ‘This generation shall have my word through you’ (D&C 5:10).”

-Tad R. Callister “Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 37

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 3, 2011

"Is it possible to reclaim a life that through reckless abandon has become so strewn with garbage that it appears that the person is unforgivable? Or what about the one who is making an honest effort but has fallen back into sin so many times that he feels that there is no possible way to break the seemingly endless pattern? Or what about the person who has changed his life but just can't forgive himself? . . .

"The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means--total, complete, all, forever."

-Shayne M. Bowen "The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 33-34

Monday, May 2, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 2, 2011

"As a young boy I discovered amazing power in a small flashlight. . . . To observe the physical properties of light can be exciting, but discovering the properties of spiritual light and truth is even more awe inspiring and essential.

"We live in marvelous times, yet also an hour when peace has been taken from the earth (see D&C 1:35). For us to prosper in these times, spiritual light must burn within us. How do we obtain this spiritual light and ensure that the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ fill our souls? I would like to suggest three ways: (1) learn true doctrine, (2) gain pure testimony, and (3) live the gospel courageously."

-Robert R. Steuer "The Power of Light and Truth," Ensign, May 2008, 99

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Daily Thought -- May 1, 2011

"Our Father in Heaven wants each of us to enjoy peace and happiness in mortal life. Our Master, Jesus Christ, and His prophets have taught how to have that peace and happiness, even in a world that is ever more challenging, with increasing conflict and an intense concentration of alluring temptations."

-Richard G Scott "The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 40

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 21, 2011

“Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path—the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of us all said, ‘I will not leave you comfortless. [My Father and] I will come to you [and abide with you].’ ”

-Jeffrey R Holland “None Were with Him,” Ensign, May 2009, 88

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 19, 2011

“My purpose today is to assure you that our Heavenly Father and the Savior live and that They love all humanity. The very opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence of Their infinite love. God gave us the gift of living in mortality so that we could be prepared to receive the greatest of all the gifts of God, which is eternal life. Then our spirits will be changed. We will become able to want what God wants, to think as He thinks, and thus be prepared for the trust of an endless posterity to teach and to lead through tests to be raised up to qualify to live forever in eternal life.

-Henry B Eyring “Adversity,” Ensign, May 2009, 23–24

Monday, April 18, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 18, 2001

"Parents teach and families learn by doing things together. . . .

"It is a striking fact that the family home evening is the ideal time to accomplish almost every type of family togetherness. It is the ideal place for the family to pray together, learn together, counsel together, play together, and even work together. Most of us recognize this, but I wonder how many of us are really using the family home evening to its full potential."

-Dallin H Oaks, "Parental Leadership in the Family," Ensign, June 1985, 10-1

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 17, 2011

“Simply stated, testimony--real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost--changes lives. It changes how you think and what you do. It changes what you say. It affects every priority you set and every choice you make. To have a real and abiding testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is to be ‘spiritually . . . born of God,’ to ‘[receive] his image in your countenances,’ and to experience a ‘mighty change in your hearts’ (Alma 5:14).”

-M. Russell Ballard “Pure Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2004, 40

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 16, 2011

"In this age of one hour dry cleaning and one minute fast food franchises, it may at times seem to us as though a loving Heavenly Father has misplaced our precious promises or He has put them on hold or filed them under the wrong name. . . .

"When heaven's promises sometimes seem afar off, I pray that each of us will embrace these exceeding great and precious promises and never let go. . . . God will remember you."

-Spencer J. Condie "Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 18

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Daily Thought -- April 6, 2011

"As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all.

"Consider how we use our time in the choices we make in viewing television, playing video games, surfing the Internet, or reading books or magazines. Of course it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best. When the Lord told us to seek learning, He said, 'Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom' (D&C 88:118)."

-Elder Dallin H Oaks, "Good, Better, Best," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 104-105

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Daily Thought -- March 5, 2011

"After President Wilford Woodruff joined the Church he desired to serve a mission.

" 'I was but a Teacher,' he wrote, 'and it is not a Teacher's office to go abroad and preach. I dared not tell any of the authorities of the Church that I wanted to preach, lest they might think I was seeking for an office.' (Leaves from My Journal, Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1882, p. 8.)

"He prayed to the Lord, and without disclosing his desire to any others, he was ordained . . . and sent on a mission. They went to the Arkansas Territory.

"He and his companion struggled through a hundred miles of alligator-infested swamps, wet, muddy, and tired. Brother Woodruff developed a sharp pain in his knee and could go no further. His companion left him sitting on a log and went home. Brother Woodruff knelt down in the mud and prayed for help. He was healed and continued his mission."
Boyd K Packer, "The Aaronic Priesthood," Ensign, Nov. 1981, 30

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Daily Thought -- March 4, 2011

“The best way to make a permanent change for good is to make Jesus Christ your model and His teachings your guide for life.”

Richard G Scott “He Lives! All Glory to His Name!” Ensign, May 2010, 78

Daily Thought -- March 3, 2011

"It is not enough to know that God lives, that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that the gospel is true. We must take the high road by acting upon that knowledge."

-Dallin H Oaks, "Be Not Deceived," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 46

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daily Thought -- March 2, 2011

"When we invite the Holy Ghost to fill our minds with light and knowledge, He 'quickens' us, that is to say, enlightens and enlivens the inner man or woman. As a result we notice a measurable difference in our soul. We feel strengthened, filled with peace and joy. We possess spiritual energy and enthusiasm, both of which enhance our natural abilities. We can accomplish more than we otherwise could do on our own. We yearn to become a holier person."

- Keith K. Hilbig "Quench Not the Spirit Which Quickens the Inner Man," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 38

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daily Thought -- March 1, 2011

"The Church began its first decade with only a few members. Despite intense opposition, 597 missionaries were called during the 1830s, and over 15,000 converts were baptized into the Church. The United States, Canada, and Great Britain were opened to the preaching of the gospel.

"There were many converts during the 1840s while persecutions continued to rage against the Church and especially against the Prophet Joseph. In the midst of these difficulties and despite the great challenges of travel, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ continued to cover more of the earth through the faithful service of 1,454 missionaries called during the 1840s, and Church membership grew to more than 48,000. On June 27, 1844, the persecution of Joseph Smith culminated when he and his brother Hyrum were killed by a mob in the Carthage Jail.

"Soon after the Martyrdom and in fulfillment of Joseph's vision, Brigham Young and the Church began preparations to move to the Rocky Mountains. Hardship, affliction, death, and apostasy were ever present. Still, the work moved forward. In the 1850s some 705 missionaries were called to serve in areas including Scandinavia, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Hawaii. Missionary work also began in such diverse parts of the world as India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, South Africa, and the West Indies."

-M Russell Ballard, "The Truth of God Shall Go Forth," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 81

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Charity: An Example of the Believers

A group of young women reach out in kindness and charity to a student with a disability, fulfilling her dream and giving everyone something to cheer about.


Learn from a humble woman's example how the power of prayer can work miracles in our lives.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trials: Look to the Light

No matter the trials with which we are beset, we can look to the light of Jesus Christ. Jeffrey R. Holland, a disciple of Jesus Christ, shares this message of hope.

What Shall We Give?

In a season known for giving and getting, President Thomas S. Monson and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir remind us of the true gifts and meaning of Christmas.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christmas Spirit

A young girl with true Christmas spirit quietly teaches her preoccupied family the true meaning of Christmas.

In Sickness and Health

See how faith and love can remain strong through the challenges and the changing seasons of our lives.

Monday, January 31, 2011

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Message: Random people on the streets of New York City share a variety of grateful responses to one simple question: What are you thankful for? To find more ways to discover how to feel and share Gratitude with others, please visit:

Lifting Burdens: The Atonement of Jesus Christ

Apostles of Jesus Christ testify of the Saviors power to heal, change, and purify us through His Atonement.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Choose This Day

Henry B. Eyring, a disciple of Jesus Christ, urges us to seek God's help to overcome complacency and discouragement and find joy in serving Him today.

Infinite Power of Hope Infinite Power of Hope

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, shares how hope encourages and inspires us to place our trust in the loving care of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mormon Messages: What Matters Most

Mormon President Thomas S. Monson counsels us to spend time with, cherish, and express love to the people we hold dear. Read the entire talk here:

Finding Hope

A man describes his journey from the tragedy and trauma of 9/11 to hope, healing, and renewal through Jesus Christ.

Friday, January 28, 2011

You're Never Alone

A disciple of Jesus Christ, Elaine S. Dalton, describes how a grueling marathon taught her about prayer and the strength we can receive from God.

The Women in Our Lives

President Gordon B. Hinckley honors the divine gifts possessed by women and testifies of their importance in God's plan. (The entire address is available here: )

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Counsel to Youth

Boyd K. Packer, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, teaches youth to find happiness through family, thrift, education, purity, good friends, and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Pioneers: Followers of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

God's Words Never Cease: The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Continuing Revelation

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland testifies of the truth of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and continuing revelation from God to His children.

Marriage and Divorce

Elder Dallin H. Oaks testifies that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can heal the pain of a troubled or broken marriage for all who humbly seek His help. Read the entire address:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Freedom To...

People from all over the world share their gratitude for the freedoms they enjoy.

Sunday Will Come

The Resurrection and the Atonement of Christ are the pinnacle events in the history of the world. The darkness and sadness of Christs crucifixion did not endure. Christ was resurrected, enabling the resurrection of all mankind. In our lives we will have our dark days, but because of Jesus Christ we can have hope in overcoming our trials and ultimately returning to live with our Heavenly Father.

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Father Indeed

The story of a committed husband and father who consistently and passionately demonstrates his love and devotion to his wife and kids.

Let Us Be Men

A true man makes sacrifices in order to honor his commitments. Even though he will give much, the blessings he receives outweigh the sacrifice.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Trusting in the Lord

Trust in the Lord's will and timetable. You will be supported in your trials and afflictions when you show your faith in Him.

O Remember, Remember

Find ways to recognize and remember God's kindness. You will be blessed as you remember what the Lord has done.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time

This life is not always easy, nor was it meant to be; it is a time of testing and proving. At times when we may feel to say, Hope you know, I had a hard time, we can be assured that Jesus Christ is there and we are safe in His loving arms.

Blessings of the Priesthood

The priesthood is the power of God, which is given to man to act in His name. It is here on the earth today. The blessings of the priesthood are available to everyone.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Teenagers talk about the wonderful things their mothers do. This Mother's Day, let your mom know how special she is. Share this video with your mother and express your love.

Virtue: For Such a Time as This (Esther 4:14)

Young women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints call for a return to virtue and share their commitment to live virtuous and exemplary lives in order to influence the world for good.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Children

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

How Can I Find Happiness?

Elder Scott explains that as you continue to center your mind and heart in the Lord, He will help you have a rich and full life no matter what happens in the world around you.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Miracle of the Holy Bible

It is a miracle that the Bible literally contains within its pages the converting, healing Spirit of Christ, which has turned mens hearts for centuries, leading them to pray, to choose right paths, and to search to find their Savior.

An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ

One of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Your Spiritual Journey: You Know Enough

Our spiritual journey is the process of a lifetime. We do not know everything in the beginning or even along the way. Our conversion comes step-by-step, line upon line. We then remain steady and patient as we progress through mortality. At times, the Lords answer will be, You dont know everything, but you know enough—enough to keep the commandments and to do what is right.

God's Truths: Even a Child Can Understand

God would indeed be unjust if the gospel were only accessible to an intellectual elite. In His goodness, He has ensured that the truths regarding God are understandable to all His children, whatever their level of education or intellectual faculty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Book of Mormon: A Book with a Promise

The Book of Mormon is a book with a promise. Although its history is compelling by itself, it is a book of scriptural significance that should be received and read under the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Mormon Temples: The Blessings of the Temple

The blessings of the Temple enable us to be sealed (connected) to our families after death and return back to the presence of our Father in Heaven. Visiting the Temple brings a sense of peace and spiritual strength.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Why Mormons Build Temples

Throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples. Temples are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where individuals make sacred promises with God.

Mormon Church Humanitarian Efforts Review

The scripture passages "As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40) and "Remember in all things the poor and the needy" (D&C 52:40) take on special meaning as we review highlights of humanitarian endeavors
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things that you do for others remain as your legacy.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Are Mormons Christians?

Elder Gary J. Coleman talks about his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He speaks of his understanding of the true nature of the Godhead, access to additional scripture and revelation, and partaking of the blessings of priesthood authority.

Mormon Messages: Create

Mormon leader President Dieter F. Uchtdorf invites us to rely on the Spirit and use our divinely inherited ability to create things of substance and beauty. Read the entire address here. To learn more about Mormons, visit

Thursday, January 13, 2011

How Do I Love Thee?

Elder Holland gives a powerful talk about how you can better show love for your friends, family, dates or spouse by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Mormon Church: The Message of the Restoration

"We declare to the world that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth." —Elder L. Tom Perry: The Message of the Restoration

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Come What May & Love It

The way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life.

God's Words...Never Cease

Elder Jeffery R. Holland testifies that God continues to speak His word and reveal His truth, revelations which mandate an open canon of scripture.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Series: Mormon Messages Videos

I have several projects coming down the pike the first part of the year, so I won't be able to devote as much time here as I would like. However, I would like to take a look back at the over 200 videos the Church has posted on YouTube. So, with two a day starting Monday, we'll cover the time from now until General Conference. I hope you enjoy!