Monday, January 31, 2011

Divine Beauty

"When you push against the boundaries of experience into the twilight of the unknown, the Lord will strengthen you. The beauty of your eternal soul will begin to unfold."

~Elder Richard G. Scott
Oh how I love this quote. I like how he uses the word "beauty". We all have a certain divine beauty in each of us.  When life gets crazy and hard, it is so comforting to know God will strengthen you, he will be there, he will help you. And ultimately you are the one who benefits.
I remember when I  was getting ready to and then had my heart surgery. I was so worried about the scar. But as time went on I realized, it was nothing to be ashamed of.  When I see it now it reminds myself that I am a survivor, I am strong, I am beautiful.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Life's Experiences

"All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation.  Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord. If we obtain the glory that Abraham obtained, we must do so by the same means that he did........ We must pass through the same experience and gain the knowledge, intelligence, and endowments that will prepare us to enter into the Celestial Kingdom of our Father and God...... Every trail and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation."  ~Brigham Young

*This is a good quote for me, sometimes when I start to feel sorry for myself, thinking this is just too hard, it reminds me that I know why. I know why I am here and what I am trying to achieve. I know God does not give us more than we can handle. He wants us to come home to him, but in order to do so we have to experience life the good and bad.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Best You Can

"You are doing the best you can, and that best results in good to yourself and to others. DO NOT NAG YOURSELF with a sense of failure.  Get on your knees and ask for the blessings of the Lord: then stand on your feet and do what you are asked to do."
~President Gordon B. Hinkley