Friday, May 30, 2008

I wove a braclet... but he invented sheep...

"We sometimes feel great respect and reverence for creative genius as expressed in great art or music. How much more should we revere the power and majesty of our Divine Creator? We may stand in awe of man’s creations of beautiful buildings or bridges. But remember the Apostle Paul's words to the Hebrews: 'He who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house... For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God' (Heb. 3:3–4).

"Those who feel no reverence for the creations and the divine attributes of God likely will have little appreciation for other sacred things. Such a lack of veneration for God's creations may diminish until a person becomes totally insensitive to the feelings of others. This, I am afraid, is the condition in some parts of the world."

~M. Russell Ballard
God's Love for His Children"
Ensign, May 1988, 58

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


"If we pay close attention to the uses of the word remember in the holy scriptures, we will recognize that remembering in the way God intends is a fundamental and saving principle of the gospel. This is so because prophetic admonitions to remember are frequently calls to action: to listen, to see, to do, to obey, to repent. When we remember in God's way, we overcome our human tendency simply to gird for the battle of life and actually engage in the battle itself, doing all in our power to resist temptation and avoid sinning."

~Marlin K. Jensen
"Remember and Perish Not," Ensign, May 2007, 36

[I thought this would be a little different spin on Memorial Day]

Friday, May 02, 2008

paddling with one oar?

"What happens if you try to paddle a boat using only one oar? You go around and around in circles. If you paddle hard, you go fast. If you paddle slowly, you turn gently. But you still just go around in circles. It’s the same with trying to make study replace faith or trying to exercise faith but without study. We can often find ourselves just going around in circles. I think that the Holy Ghost cannot give us some answers until we are actively seeking knowledge."

—Chieko N. Okazaki
Ensign, Nov. 1994