2. Anonymous said: Hi friend :) I have talked to my bishop. Thank you again for your love. I am so grateful and my heart is so full!

    Yay! I’ll keep praying for you


  3. "Young men…I would like to address you as the ‘choice generation,’ because…I believe God sent you here at this time because He trusts you to successfully discern among the mind-boggling choices available"
    — Brother Randall L. Ridd, of the Young Men Presidency

  4. Corrupt Communication

    Elder Zwick gave a great talk on the importance of wholesome communication within marriage. Granted, I feel like it can be applied to any relationship we can have with others.

    “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but [only] that which is good [and] edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).

    What is corrupt communication? Obviously we cannot maintain a civil tone at all times, or remove our negative emotions from our lips. But striving to do so qualifies us for the spirit. Elder Zwick has this to say about speaking harshly to others:

    "Children sometimes speak to beloved parents with tongues as sharp as blades. Spouses, who have shared some of life’s richest and most tender experiences, lose vision and patience with each other and raise their voices… We have all had the opportunity to learn how destructive words can take a situation from hazardous to fatal." (What Are You Thinking?)

    We’re better off following the Proverb,  “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). When others are angry, we should do our best to give a soft answer. To speak with kindness, but more importantly to listen. Surely our friend, companion, spouse is hurt. Listening to them and understanding why they feel the way they do will bring charity to your heart.

    We need to speak kindly to one another. We also need to respect others. Letting our opinions and negative emotions control and dictate our communication can lead to trouble.

    "There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for each other across wide distances of belief and behavior and across deep canyons of conflicting agendas. It is impossible to know all that informs our minds and hearts or even to fully understand the context for the trials and choices we each face." (What Are You Thinking?)

    Listen with love. Treat others with love. Exercise charity, in all your relationships. The Spirit will testify to you of these things and the Grace of our Savior will shine in your countenance.


  5. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
    — Matthew 5:8

  7. scratchcooking:

    I dunno about you, but I love fish! I know there are lots of people out there who hate it, but really, I don’t know how you could not like this Almond Crusted Tilapia. It’s moist and tender, and the crunch from the almonds in the breading is a nice complement. This recipe is pretty simple too, so…

    I can testify to the deliciousness of this meal. Obligatory link to my wife’s food blog

    (Source: foodie-diary)

  8. mormonchannel:

    The greatest blessings come from following Jesus Christ.


  9. "May we be kind to those who do not share our beliefs. And be an example!"
    — President Thomas S. Monson

  10. So I am in need of finding a quote. It goes something like this: “The word of God does not need to be defended, the Spirit will defend itself.” I found one about a lion representing the word of God, but I thought a General Authority made a similar statement recently. Any ideas guys?


  11. What does God want for me?

    We all ask soul searching questions in our quest for truth. These questions of the soul can be answered with a study of The Book of Mormon. When asking “What does God want for me?” reference this scripture:

    "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy," (2 Nephi 2:25)


  12. "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
    — Matthew 5:7
  13. Service is the mark of the Master


  14. "Because of Jesus Christ, peace can replace guilt. Healthy relationships can be restored. Addictions can be overcome."
    — M. Russell Ballard (via alittlehappyplace)

  15. Called to serve

    This hymn has become an inspiration for missionary service. A battlecry for Elders and Sisters around the world. While they have been called to serve as missionaries, all of us have been called to serve as disciples of Christ.

    Witness for His Name

    We are called to witness for his name. To be an example of His life and be the city set upon a hill. To live our baptismal covenants means we will declare our knowledge of Him, and to testify through our actions.

    "Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—

    Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?” (Mosiah 18:9-10).

    Endure to the End

    We are called to press forward, to endure to the end. The gospel requires our diligence and dedication. It is not enough to have faith and repent in the past if we do not live these principles in the present and in the future.

    Enduring to the end is the difficult part, and yet we are called to encourage everyone to endure. To press forward. To triumph in His glory, His power, and in His mercy.

    Tender Mercies

    We are called to know the richness of His blessing. We are called to be grateful, to realize the multitude of blessings we have received. We need to have humility and gratitude.

    Our Father in Heaven pours out tender mercies in abundance to His disciples. We are called to feel the joy that comes from these blessings:

    "…And when they had set their feet upon the shores of the promised land they bowed themselves down upon the face of the land, and did humble themselves before the Lord, and did shed tears of joy before the Lord, because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them." (Ether 6:12)

    Our calling to serve our King does not diminish with time. We are all called to live on the Lord’s errand. We are called to serve, to witness, to endure to the end, and to feel the tender mercies.