“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

 

demeter42:

Please help this Facebook user identify this LDS family.  Per their post:

Help me find this family. Their camera turned up in our lost and found. The pictures show someone’s 15th birthday party, a trip to Niagra Falls and then in Nauvoo on July 4th. Please repost and ask your friends to do the same so this family can claim their camera.

demeter42:

Please help this Facebook user identify this LDS family.  Per their post:

Help me find this family. Their camera turned up in our lost and found. The pictures show someone’s 15th birthday party, a trip to Niagra Falls and then in Nauvoo on July 4th. Please repost and ask your friends to do the same so this family can claim their camera.

The scriptures provide one of the best ways to find our course and stay on it. Scriptural knowledge also provides precious protection. For example, throughout history, infections like “childbirth fever” claimed the lives of many innocent mothers and babies. Yet the Old Testament had the correct principles for the handling of infected patients, written more than 3,000 years ago! Many people perished because man’s quest for knowledge had failed to heed the word of the Lord!

Russell M. Nelson, “Let Your Faith Show”

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One way you will be changed by … fervent prayer is, I promise you, that you will feel truly that you are a child of God. When you know that you are a child of God, you will also know that He expects much of you. Because you are His child, He will expect you to follow His teachings and the teachings of His dear Son, Jesus Christ. He will expect you to be generous and kind to others. He will be disappointed if you are proud and self-centered. He will bless you to have the desire to put the interests of others above your own.

Henry B. Eyring, “The Priesthood Man”

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raventongue434:

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Today we had a regional conference with 14 stakes (I think) and both Elder Richard G. Scott as well as Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke - basically what I’m trying to say is that I’ve seen more apostles in the past week than I have in my entire life.

I thought it was 153 stakes.. All of Utah county, Heber county, and Wasatch county. That’s what my stake president/Dad said. But, I agree!! Amazing!!!

I think there were 14 stakes there in actual attendance and it was broadcasted to 153! :)

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The best way to help those you love is by putting the Savior first.

D. Todd Christofferson

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