Fear Not

“Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.  And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw:  and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” …

Tender Mercies of the Lord – What are they?

“The Lord’s tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurance, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ.” —  David A. Bednar, April 2005 General conference. “To learn how we can invite and recognize the Lord’s tender mercies in our lives, go to www.lds.org …

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 …

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.

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

THE LIVING CHRIST

THE TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLES The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Printed in the year 2000). “As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice.  None other has had so profound an influence upon all who …