Sunday, September 22, 2013


President Thomas S Monson, Obedience Brings Blessings, General Conference April 2013
Throughout the ages, men and women have sought for knowledge and understanding concerning this mortal existence and their place and purpose in it, as well as for the way to peace and happiness. Such a search is undertaken by each of us.

This knowledge and understanding are available to all mankind. They are contained in truths which are eternal.

Howard W. Hunter, in Conference Report, Oct. 1966, 14–17

Peace can be termed a “state of existence that comes to man only upon the terms and conditions set by God”

Elder Quentin L Cook, Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness, General Conference April 2013

"I have been impressed with the doctrinal difference between universal or world peace and personal peace."
"Peace is not found by attaining great wealth, power, or prominence.22 Peace is not found in the pursuit of pleasure, entertainment, or leisure. None of these can, even when attained in abundance, create any lasting happiness or peace."

My Thoughts

There is a difference between world peace and personal peace.

We have a lot of control over personal peace, but less over world peace.

Personal peace is not dependent on world peace.

Agency makes peace possible.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Doctrine and Covenants 88:121
121 Therefore, cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What It Means to be a Real Man

Brigham Young, Quoted by Dean Jessee, Letters of Brigham Young to his Sons, pp. 305–6
It is our attention to our daily duties that makes us men.

Jacob 6:12
  12 O be wise; what can I say more?

1 Kings 2:2-3
Solomon his son, saying,
2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

3 And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: