Monson quotes, from YW General broadcast

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Here are two more that Miss A made today.  Both are from President Monson's YW broadcast talk called, " Believe, Obey, and Endure".

This first picture was taken yesterday while we were at the coast .  This quote was quoted in his talk, though it was originally by Julie de Azevedo Hanks, in referrence to her testimony, she wrote:
Through the winds of change
Encircled by the clouds of pain
I guard it with my life
I need the warmth—I need the light
Though the storm will rage
I stand against the pounding rain
I remain
A keeper of the flame.

Now I am not sure why she used the grassy hill in this quote, but I am sure there is a great reason. None the less, the message is one we should always remember.

"Wonderful, glorious things are in store for you if you will only believe, obey, and endure."


We are truly sons and daughters, by Robert D. Hales

Throughout our lives, whether in times of darkness, challenge, sorrow, or sin, we may feel the Holy Ghost reminding us that we are truly sons and daughters of a caring Heavenly Father.  By Robert D. Hales


No second class citizens, by David S. Baxter

Friday, May 25, 2012

"In the kingdom of God there are no second-class citizens."  This quote by David S. Baxter was given in April 2012 General conference directed to single parents.  It was touching to hear him speak so kind and loving to single parents.  This quote stuck with me, because I remember a time in my teenage years when that is exactly what I thought of myself.  I thought that since I was not born with the gospel of Jesus Christ  and that since I was being raised by a single mother that I was less than those who were born in the gospel and raised with two parent.  The analogy I used to think to myself was in reference to stamps that you mail.   "There are first class stamps  and then there are second class stamp."  Somehow I thought I was the latter one.  It would break my hear to hear someone think that way of themselves, and so now I understand a bit more what Heavenly Father must of felt when he knew I was thinking that.  


Twig of Faith, by Eyring

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One more quote from Saturday morning.

Acting on even a twig of faith,
allows God to grow it.
                    Henry B. Erying


Scripture Power sign

Collage of the words the a primary song, "Scripture Power".


Mountains to Climb, by Pres. Eyring

I have to say that I love the talk by President Henry B. Eyring, " Mountains to Climb".  I love it for a few reasons.  I feel as I listen to him that God truly does know the mountains I have had to climb.  Yet I am fearful for the ones ahead of me.  In fact I would love to avoid them.  So when I heard Pres. Eyring tell us that before we should ask for mountains to climb we need to be prepared with a foundation of faith and then he said,  " One of the keys to an enduring faith is to judge correctly the curing time required. That is why I was unwise to pray so soon in my life for higher mountains to climb and greater tests."   Thank you Pres. Eyring for letting me know that it is okay to not feel ready for greater challenges. 

I have seen Pres. Kimball's quote "Give me this mountain, give me this challenge" quoted often, but now feel the words by President Eyring should immediately follow.  We need to be sure we have an enduring foundation of faith in order to succeed with the higher mountains to climb.    For me that is a rather scary thought.  I look back at what I have been through in life from birth to now.    Some were good challenges, some I really could have done without.  Yet they all made me stronger (yet more stubborn too).  I now can look back on all most all the challenges and feel the blessings of them,  yet I fear for more growth.  And fear is the opposite of faith, and I think that is the part the scares me the most.  Will I be ready, when my Master wants me to take a new climb and what will my attitude be toward that challenge?

At the end of his talk he told the following story: " One of the speakers at her  (his mother's) funeral was President Spencer W. Kimball. Among the tributes he paid, I remember one that went something like this: “Some of you may have thought that Mildred suffered so long and so much because of something she had done wrong that required the trials.” He then said, “No, it was that God just wanted her to be polished a little more.” I remember at the time thinking, “If a woman that good needed that much polishing, what is ahead for me?”


Eternal blessing quote by Oaks

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great,  no price  too heavy, no struggle to difficult in  order to receive those blessings."  Elder Dallin H. Oaks quoting President Thomas S. Monson in Saturday morning General Conference



A talk by Dallin H. Oaks on Saturday morning really brings into perspective that the service we are asked to give (though it seems big to us) is a small sacrifice in comparison to what Christ has done for us.

Knowing what my Savior did for me... I feel privileged to make the small sacrifice I am asked to make in His Service.  Dallin H. Oaks


His concern is for the faith at wich you finally arrive by Holland

Monday, May 21, 2012

Can you hear a more comforting quote?  "His concern is for the faith at which you finally arrive, not the hour of the day in which you got there."  This quote came from April 2012 talk by Jeffrey R. Holland.   This was also made by Miss A.  I hope you saw the other one she made from this same talk.  She is a talented girl and I love all these quotes everyone is helping me put together.


A part of this is a quote I saw on Pintrest.  I googled it  to see  if the author was in indeed President Monson. Yes, indeed it was.  I remember this talk from 2002 well.   It inspired Miss A to make the first one and Shaun made the second one.  Both are incredible.

 Heavenly Father has a picture of you on His dresser.  He loves you and will help you.  Call upon Him.  President Thomas S. Monson  April 2002

Let's not pass to future generations the grievances, the anger of our time.  Let's remove any hidden wedges that can do nothing but destroy.  President Thomas S. Monson  April 2002


Life by the yard is hard, by the inch it's a cinch, by Monson

Both Miss A and I made copies of this same quote after President Monson spoke it at the General YW broadcast.   We just envisioned it differently.  They both are wonderful in their own way. 

Seek heavenly guidance one day at a time.  Life by the yard is hard, by the inch, it's a cinch.  President Thomas S. Monson


Learning by faith will give you confidence, by Mary Cook

Miss A took this picture one year at girls camp. The quote came from the General YW Broadcast at the end of March 2012.  Mary N. Cook said, " Learning by faith will give you confidence and will help you navigate through times of uncertainty."  What a comforting thought.  As a teenager I know my daughter has much concern of what life will bring has she daily nears the end of her high school years.    Even though she still has a couple more years of school left she still worries about the unknown.  (driving, dating, when to get her P. blessing, college, and simply what it will be like to be a grown up)  I know she will be fine, but it is the uncertainty that I think causing the worry for her and this quote is perfect to reassure that all will be well.


Why should you be jealous because I choose to be kind? Quote by Jeffery R Holland

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Here is another one Miss A did today from another  great conference address.

This one was by Elder Jeffery R Holland, entitled "Laborers in the Vineyard".   He told a story in the scriptures of varies of laborers who were invited to work.  As the day went on more laborers were added at different time.  At the end of the day all were paid the same wage.  He went on to explain, that another's success does not take away from our own.  

He gave this quote that I loved, but honestly who wants a sign that says this: "Envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know! What a bright prospect that is—downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!"

Pickle juice--- what an vivid analogy.  Love it.  I also love this one which was more fitting for a sign,  "Why should you be jealous because I choose to be kind?" 


Forget Me Not

We are still working to complete quotes from April 2012 Conference, but I thought I would show one Miss A did from the RS conference six months ago.  I just love it.  It is called "Forget Me Not", by Pres.  Dieter Uchtdorf

He reminded us just as the forget me not flower has five petals, there are five things we should not forget.  They are:
1. Forget not to be patient with yourself.
2. Forget not to know a good sacrifice.
3. Forget not to be happy now.
4. Forget not the "why" of the gospel.
5. Forget not that the Lord loves you.