Monday, December 29, 2008

Motivational Monday

"This is the beginning of a new year, and each of us might well say to himself, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Let me begin now to prepare for eternal life, that I may know a fullness of joy and happiness now and forever.” After all, this is really what each of us wants, and it is most important that we take time to find out how to get it and begin now to work at it day by day.

To accomplish this we must study and learn and increase our knowledge and understanding of the gospel. Then by application of our learning day by day and every day we will have an increase of faith and testimony that is so necessary for our own salvation, as well as for our influence on the lives of those we love, those with whom we want to share our happiness and blessings.

Remember always that the gospel is designed to teach us how to conduct ourselves for the benefit of our spiritual and temporal affairs. It is not enough to attend Church meetings, partake of the sacrament, participate in religious discussions, and then turn a deaf ear to the needs of our families, our neighbors or our communities, or be dishonest or unscrupulous in our dealings with them.

Neither is it enough to be a good, solid citizen, contributing to charities, serving on community boards, and in general living a good Christian life. Although commendable, this is not sufficient to entitle one to the fulness of joy and the eternal life that our Father in heaven has promised to those who love him and keep his commandments.

We recall the scriptural account of one who came to the Savior and said:

“Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

“And he said unto him, … if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matt. 19:16–17.)"

N. Eldon Tanner, “Just for Today,” New Era, Jan 1975, 4


Mrs. Mordecai said...

Any chance of your making your RSS feed full instead of partial? I'd sure love that.

Mandy said...

I am really enjoying the blog - so glad I found it! (I think it was through a comment you left on MoneySavingMom, but I'm not sure.) Anyways, just wanted to let you know I posted a link to your site on the cooking blog my cousins and I share.

si tu veux said...

thanks for this...i am posting on all my blogs today about you all. i have read you for ....well maybe a year or more. love the ideas, and love feeling like, we too, can be prepared...

Anonymous said...

Ditto on your RSS feed - would love it to be full! Thanks so much for your fantastic site.

Anonymous said...

DOes anyone know what the the expected 20009 prices are for thee cases of #10 cans from the LDS site?
I heard rumors of a price increase but cannot find confirmation.

Holly Janeen said...

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Heatherlyn Colt said...

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