Friday, September 28, 2012


With several recent deaths, I've been thinking a lot about the purpose of our lives, as well as sorrow and comfort.  I came across this wonderful quote that has strengthened and inspired me.

“Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arched across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift of God. It is also the most enduring and most powerful virtue.” President Hinckley

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FHE thought/lesson

"There is a story told of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life. 'A fight is going on inside me,' he said to the little boy.

'It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.'

He continued, 'The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you--and inside every other person too.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, 'Which wolf will win?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'"

(Taken from Elder Shayne M. Bowen's article, "Agency and Accountability", The New Era September 2012)

Friday, September 7, 2012

TheWord of Wisdom: In The News

Some of the best insights here...

And Follow Up here...

This guy rocks our world.