It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters.
Sound principles and eternal truths need to be frequently repeated so that we do not forget their application nor become dissuaded by other arguments.
Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand.
Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.
Faith is the foundation upon which a godlike character is built. It is a prerequisite for all other virtues.
To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.
Was it not through pride that the devil became the devil? Christ wanted to serve. The devil wanted to rule.
Essentially, pride is a 'my will' rather than 'thy will' approach to life.
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin.
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin. We are not speaking of a wholesome view of self-worth, which is best established by a close relationship with God. But we are speaking of pride as the universal sin, as someone has described it... Essentially, pride is a "my will" rather than "thy will" approach to life. The opposite of pride is humbleness, meekness, submissiveness, or teachableness.
The Book of Mormon offers so much that broadens our understandings of the doctrines of salvation. Without it, much of what is taught in other scriptures would not be nearly so plain and precious.
Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable.
Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.
God our Father, Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare. Should we not love them for it and honor them first?
Our desires, be they spiritual or temporal, should be rooted in a love of the Lord.
To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor.
Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.
Many a man in his hour of trial has turned to the Book of Mormon and been enlightened, enlivened, and comforted. The psalms in the Old Testament have a special food for the soul of one in distress.
Retirement from work has depressed many a man and hastened his death.
The earth was cursed for Adam's sake. Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we.
A woman whose life is involved in the righteous rearing of her children has a better chance of keeping up her spirits than the woman whose total concern is centered in her own personal problems.
To lose yourself in righteous service to others can lift your sights and get your mind off personal problems, or at least put them in proper focus.
Prayer in the hour of need is a great boon. From simple trials to our Gethsemanes, prayer -- persistent prayer -- can put us in touch with God, our greatest source of comfort and counsel.
Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.
The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums.
The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.
When you choose to follow Christ, you choose to be changed.
Go on daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons' outings with your children. As a family, go on campouts and picnics, to ball games and recitals, to school programs, and so forth. Having Dad there makes all the difference.
Surely no child should fear his own father -- especially a priesthood father. A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.
Are you honest with the Lord in the payment of your tithes? Living this divine law will bring both spiritual and material blessings.
In a home where there is an able-bodied husband, he is expected to be the breadwinner.
The Lord clearly defined the roles of providing for and rearing a righteous posterity. In the beginning, Adam, not Eve, was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow.
If we love God, do His will, and fear His judgment more than men's, we will have self-esteem.
Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.
Some prideful people are not so concerned as to whether their wages meet their needs as they are that their wages are more than someone else's. Their reward is being a cut above the rest. This is the enmity of pride.
Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another?
The proud make every man their adversary by pitting their intellects, opinions, works, wealth, talents, or any other worldly measuring device against others.
Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God's.
I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein.
When I think of how we show faith, I cannot help but think of the example of my own father. I recall vividly how the spirit of missionary work came into my life. I was about thirteen years of age when my father received a call to go on a mission.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily... Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.
Pride is a sin that can readily be seen in others but is rarely admitted in ourselves.
The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.
Be right, and then be easy to live with, if possible, but in that order.
You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible!
When our Heavenly Father placed Adam and Eve on this earth, He did so with the purpose in mind of teaching them how to regain His presence. Our Father promised a Savior to redeem them from their fallen condition.
A positive self-image has little relationship to our material circumstances.
America is a place of many great events. Here is where Adam dwelt, where the Garden of Eden was located. America was the place of former civilizations, including Adam's, the Jaredites', and Nephites'.
We are eternal beings. We lived as intelligent spirits before this mortal life. We are now living part of eternity. Our mortal birth was not the beginning; death, which faces all of us, is not the end.
Faithful attendance at Church meetings brings blessings you can receive in no other way.
The great commandment of life is to love the Lord.
Do not leave yourself or your family unprotected against financial storms... Build up savings.
Satan works through human agents.
Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed.
Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.
The literal resurrection of every soul who has lived and died on earth is a certainty, and surely one should make careful preparation for this event. A glorious resurrection should be the goal of every man and woman, for resurrection will be a reality.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness.
The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God's name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities.
In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way.
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.
No man is truly educated unless he knows where he came from, why he is here, and where he can expect to go in the next life.
The price of peace is righteousness.
The price of peace is righteousness. Men and nations may loudly proclaim, 'Peace, peace,' but there shall be no peace until individuals nurture in their souls those principles of personal purity, integrity, and character which foster the development of peace. Peace cannot be imposed. It must come from the lives and hearts of men. There is no other way.
An almost forgotten means of economic self-reliance is the home production of food. We are too accustomed to going to stores and purchasing what we need.
The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.
Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.
Mothers play an important role as the heart of the home, but this in no way lessens the equally important role fathers should play, as head of the home, in nurturing, training, and loving their children.
The proud do not change to improve, but defend their position by rationalizing. Repentance means change, and it takes a humble person to change.
The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man's need of food and water, or the function of the heart.
Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.
If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.
Unless you and your mate are united in purpose, dedication, and loyalty, you will not succeed to the extent you otherwise could.
I firmly believe in prayer. It is possible to reach out and tap the unseen power which gives strength and anchor in time of need.
Enmity means 'hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.' It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us.
Since the beginning, a woman's first and most important role has been ushering into mortality spirit sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven.
Besides the physical ordinance of baptism and the laying on of hands, one must be spiritually born again to gain exaltation and eternal life.
Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to.
Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever.
Sacrifice is truly the crowning test of the gospel. Men are tried and tested in this mortal probation to see if they will put first in their lives the kingdom of God.
Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one's family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation.
In general, the more food we eat in its natural state - without additives - and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.
The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.