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  • Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

    Speaker: Phyllis Diller
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: motherhood
    Shared By: 2 members; sdressfancy, MindMeldMom
  • When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.

    Speaker: Erma Bombeck
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: motherhood
  • “There is but one quality necessary for the perfect understanding of character, one quality that, if man have it, he may dare to judge—that is, omniscience. Most people study character as a proofreader pores over a great poem: his ears are dulled to the majesty and music of the lines, his eyes are darkened to the magic imagination of the genius of the author; that proofreader is busy watching for an inverted comma, a misspacing, or a wrong font letter. He has an eye trained for the imperfections, the weaknesses. …

    “We do not need to judge nearly so much as we think we do. This is the age of snap judgments. … [We need] the courage to say, ‘I don’t know. I am waiting further evidence. I must hear both sides of the question.’ It is this suspended judgment that is the supreme form of charity”

    Source: “The Supreme Charity of the World,” The Kingship of Self-Control [n.d.], 27–30
    Rating:
    2 (2 votes)
    Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:37 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: judgment
  • Satan gave up what he had never experienced because of his pride. Because of pride he will never have the opportunity to experience a physical body and his progress is stopped.
    Does pride keep us from experiencing a future of great blessings simply because we can’t comprehend those blessings now?

    Speaker: Gay
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 10:53 AM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: pride
  • Help men know what is good in them—never what is bad.

    Source: Confuses
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:40 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: character
    Shared By: 2 members; drmccadexavie, MindMeldMom
  • Only if you are pure in heart will you see God, and also in a lesser degree will you be able to see the “god” or good in man and love him because of the goodness you see in him.

    Source: Constitution for a Perfect Life
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:16 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
  • It is not enough to reach a bland behavioral point when we no longer take pleasure in sin; we must hunger and thirst for righteousness.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:15 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
  • Blessedness is defined as being higher than happiness. “Happiness comes from without and is dependent on circumstances; blessedness is an inward fountain of joy in the soul itself, which no outward circumstances can seriously affect.”

    Source: Constitution for a Perfect Life
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:14 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Shared By: 2 members; drmccadexavie, MindMeldMom
  • Unless we are poor in spirit (humble), we feel like we have to defend ourselves. People only attack another person if they feel threatened. God’s law is an inward thing. It deals with the part of us that wants to attack.

    Source: Education Week
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:13 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
  • 'To be poor in spirit is to feel yourselves as the spiritually needy, even dependent upon the Lord for your clothes, your food, the air you breathe, your health, your life; realizing that no day should pass without fervent prayer of thanksgiving, for guidance and forgiveness and strength sufficient for each day’s need. ... To the worldly rich it is that “he must possess his wealth as if he possessed it not”

    Source: Constitution for a Perfect Life
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 10:08 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Shared By: 2 members; sdressfancy, MindMeldMom
  • The ancient Spartans left us a vision that is a more precise analogy than Massada. Outnumbered by the Persians, according to legend, the Spartans had to hold the pass at Thermopylae. After failing to take the pass, the Persians sent an emissary to the Spartans, who asked them to surrender and threatened them by saying that the Persians had so many archers they could “darken the sky with their arrows.” The Spartans replied: “So much the better, we shall fight in the shade.” We, too, may need to hold the pass in the shade of vexing circumstances; and we, too, need to be undaunted, but that is easier to do, if we carefully cultivate a realistic sense of destiny.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    2 (2 votes)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:57 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: courage
    Shared By: 3 members; drmccadexavie, dirid51, MindMeldMom
  • One of the ironies which is fostered, at times innocently, in the Church, is the feeling we have that the spirit of the law is superior to the letter of the law because for some reason it seems more permissive or less apt to offend others. The reverse is true. The spirit of the law is superior because it demands more of us that the letter of the law. The spirit of the law insists that we do more than merely comply superficially. It means, too, that we must give attention to the things that matter most and still not leave the others undone.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:53 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: obedience
    Shared By: 2 members; dirid51, MindMeldMom
  • When we have congruency with Christ, it means we have to shed everything about us that is inconsistent with the pattern he has set for us. Once we have congruency with Christ, to comply with the standards of the Church is easy, in the sense that it is what we want to do, not what we must do; duty becomes a delight.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:49 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
  • So often we feel, implicitly, that we are doing God a favor if we do his work, that we are helping him along when, in fact, our performance properly undertaken is for the welfare of our soul, not his! It is our happiness and our growth he seeks! How wonderful it could be to pray that what we do would be mindstretching and soul-expanding. Such genuine, prayerful forethought could also reduce the less-than-necessary tasks we do that are trivial and could lessen the number of right things we do for the wrong reasons.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:34 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Shared By: 2 members; drmccadexavie, MindMeldMom
  • Living by faith, then, is not simply a test, but a necessity until we are ready to receive more divine data. Meanwhile, we often go on asking God, as C. S. Lewis observed, questions even He cannot answer because they are the equivalent of: “How big is Yellow?” When we often can’t frame the right question, and could not contain the answer if it were given, silence must be God’s only response at times.

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:13 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: faith
    Shared By: 2 members; oursojeri, MindMeldMom
  • The aloneness of the atonement in its final hours symbolized how we must, at times, do what needs to be done, even if no mortal understands or appreciates what is being done. In fact, the atonement with its awful arithmetic (the billions who would benefit from the exquisite agony of Christ as he somehow bore thousands of sins for each of us) was the last appreciated but most beneficial act in human history!

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:10 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
  • How wet some people must have been before Noah’s ark suddenly seemed the only sane act in an insane, bewildering situation!

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 1:04 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: courage
  • “If we really believe in eternity, why are we in such a hurry?
    And why are we too busy for things that would be appropriate for those who have the special perspective of the Gospel?”

    Speaker: Neal A. Maxwell
    Source: For the Power is Unto Them
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: eternity
    Shared By: 2 members; dirid51, MindMeldMom
  • Grace is the changing power that comes from living a LIFESTYLE of repentance.

    Speaker: Justin Top
    Source: Education Week 2010, Making Repentance a Lifestyle
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 25 Aug 2010 at 10:09 AM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom
    Tags: becoming
    Shared By: 2 members; sdressfancy, MindMeldMom
  • Meekness is disciplined, under control, knowing when to talk and when not to talk. A meek person ACTS—not reacts. He is in control of self and situation. Fear is the opposite of meekness.

    Source: Education Week 2010, Trying to Be Like Jesus
    Rating:
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 25 Aug 2010 at 10:05 AM
    Posted By: MindMeldMom