Faith is for the future

“Faith is for the future.  Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there.  Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and that Christ truly is the “High Priest of good things to come” (Hebrews 9:11) —  Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg.115.

You have help from both sides of the veil

“In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil, and you must never forget that.  When disappointment and discouragement strike – and they will – you remember and never forget tat if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at …

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  Sending my love and gratitude to and for all of the past, present and future mother’s. Who can measure the worth of a soul?  Whether we be mother’s in this life or the next, as women – daughters of God with divine worth and unlimited potential – we have all been created in the perfect image and …

In Matters of Religion

“In matters of religion a skeptical mind is not a higher manifestation of virtue than a believing heart, and analytical deconstruction in the field, of say,  literary fiction can be just plain old-fashioned destruction when transferred  to families yearning for  faith at home.” —  Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg. 108.

Live more fully, more boldly, more courageously

“In a world of tribulation – and there will always be plenty of it – let’s remember our faith.  Let’s recall the other promises and prophecies that have been given, all the reassuring ones, and let’s live life more fully, with more boldness and courage than at any other time in our history.” —  Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater …

Assume the good

“Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love.  Assume the good and doubt the bad.” —  Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg. 44.

Where is our focus?

“If we constantly focus on the stones in our mortal path, we will almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by our loving Father who outlined our journey.” — Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg.5.

We have been created for greater things

“I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend.  The time calls for great things, but great things in the noblest and most redemptive sense are predicated upon tolerance, love, respect, understanding, dignity, prayer, God. ” —  Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg. 1

Beware the temptation to retreat

“With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing.  If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now.” — Jeffery R. Holland, Created For Greater Things, pg.22

My Testimony of the Savior

“The Lord’s people have always had to sacrifice greatly, in several different ways.  This has been the case since the beginning, and it will be the case until the final battle is won. Some suffer hardship and ridicule for the gospel.  Some have lost friends and family relationships because they have chosen to follow Christ.  Many have lost jobs, and …