“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
— Majorie Pay Hinckley

 

As we strive to understand, internalize, and live correct gospel principles, we will become more spiritually self-reliant. The principle of spiritual self-reliance grows out of a fundamental doctrine of the Church that God has granted us—agency.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

(Source: return-to-virtue)

allamericanvirgins:

scripturespice:

traceexcalibur:

I smell trouble brewing

meanwhile Mormons are like “they’re out there but don’t worry they’ve got their own situation going”

#i genuinely love mormonism’s willingness to be like ‘do you want to hear something weird’

The Church is not a monastery for the isolation of perfect people. It is more like a hospital provided for those who wish to get well.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (via mormonchannel)

If a car runs out of fuel, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad car, it means it needs fuel. A testimony is like that car, and it needs fuel.

some guy in Sunday School once upon a time (via marezie)

The leadership of the Church has issued a clarion call to the rising generation to lead the way in the use of technology to experience the spirit of Elijah, to search out their ancestors, and to perform temple ordinances for them. Much of the heavy lifting in hastening the work of salvation for both the living and the dead will be done by you young people.

Quentin L. Cook

(Source: return-to-virtue)

While Satan may be attacking sisters at earlier ages, the Lord is lifting sisters to higher and higher levels of spirituality. For example, young women are teaching their mothers how to use FamilySearch to find and save ancestors. Some young sisters that I know are choosing to go early in the morning to perform proxy baptisms in temples without any urging beyond the spirit of Elijah.

Henry B. Eyring

(Source: return-to-virtue)

Priesthood power blesses all of us. Priesthood keys direct women as well as men, and priesthood ordinances and priesthood authority pertain to women as well as men.

Dallin H. Oaks

(Source: return-to-virtue)

Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God’s purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.

Neal A. Maxwell (via shannaelainestlaurent)

(Source: shannaelainestlaurent)