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07 September 2007 @ 09:06 pm
After class I drove to the Provo Temple and snapped some photos. I don't know why but I have this interest in the Provo Temple now. I never did before, but for some reason I like it. I love the architecture and the symbolism behind it. It's been said that the design of the Provo Temple is to represent Moses' Burning Bush. :) I love that!
So last night when I took pictures I only liked 3 of the ones I took with my camera (I had taken some with my phone which are just AWESOME!)... I made sure to try and capture the "Burning Bush" feel to it on one of them. ;)

Here are my favorite 3:
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10 August 2007 @ 08:37 am
President James E. Faust Passes Away
SALT LAKE CITY 10 August 2007 President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at his home early this morning surrounded by his family.

President Faust, 87, had served in the First Presidency since 1995 and as a General Authority of the Church for 35 years. A Church statement today said that President Faust had died of “causes incident to age.”

President Faust was appointed second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 12 March 1995. The First Presidency is the highest presiding body in the government of the Church

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28 December 2006 @ 11:56 pm
"The Lord has not in view merely the salvation of a few people called Latter-day Saints, who have been or who may be gathered into these valleys, but the salvation of all men, the living and the dead."

- Lorenzo Snow (JD, 23:338.)
23 December 2006 @ 02:15 am
"We do not always receive inspiration or revelation when we request it. Sometimes we are delayed in the receipt of revelation, and sometimes we are left to our own judgment. We cannot force spiritual things. It must be so. Our life's purpose to obtain experience and to develop faith would be frustrated if our Heavenly Father directed us in every act, even in every important act. We must make decisions and experience the consequences in order to develop self-reliance and faith."

(Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "8 Ways God Can Speak to You," New Era, Sept. 2004, 8)
22 December 2006 @ 12:45 am
"To have the companionship of the Holy Ghost, you must be clean; and to be clean, you must keep the commandments of God."

- Ardeth G. Kapp (Ensign, November 1990, p. 94.)
21 December 2006 @ 11:36 pm
"Fasting brings spiritual blessing. The law of the fast is another test. If we merely go without food to supply welfare funds, it is much of the letter, but in real fasting, for spiritual blessings, comes self-mastery and increased spirituality. "

—Spencer W. Kimball (TSWK, p. 145.)
19 December 2006 @ 10:29 pm
"If we keep the commandments 'the Holy Ghost shall be [our] constant companion' (D&C 121:46) to buoy us up, to teach us, lead us, comfort us, and sustain us. To obtain this companionship, we need to ask for it, to live for it, to be loyal to the Lord."

( Gordon B. Hinckley, "Living with Our Convictions," Ensign, Sept. 2001, 5)
19 December 2006 @ 10:26 pm
"In his journal William Clayton wrote, 'I've composed a new song--"All is well" ' (William Clayton's Journal [1921], 19). I like that original title, 'All is Well! All is Well!' which explains our lives if we live as we should. We have the outline, we have the procedures, we have the information, and if we can get there and if our lives are spared again, then we will be able to sing, 'All is well! All is well!' That hymn has become the Church's 'national anthem.' "

(Elder David B. Haight, "All Is Well," New Era, July 2004, 6)
16 November 2006 @ 03:11 pm
"We are missionaries every day in our families, in our schools, in our places of employment, and in our communities. Regardless of our age, experience, or station in life, we are all missionaries."

(David A. Bednar, "Becoming a Missionary," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 44)
24 October 2006 @ 08:55 pm
"Who among us can say that he or she has not felt fear? I know of no one who has been entirely spared. Some, of course, experience fear to a greater degree than do others. Some are able to rise above it quickly, but others are trapped and pulled down by it and even driven to defeat. We suffer from the fear of ridicule, the fear of failure, the fear of loneliness, the fear of ignorance. Some fear the present, some the future. Some carry the burden of sin and would give almost anything to unshackle themselves from those burdens but fear to change their lives. Let us recognize that fear comes not of God, but rather that this gnawing, destructive element comes from the adversary of truth and righteousness. Fear is the antithesis of faith. It is corrosive in its effects, even deadly.

" 'For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind' (2 Timothy 1:7).

"We need not fear as long as we have in our lives the power that comes from righteously living by the truth which is from God our Eternal Father.

"Nor need we fear as long as we have the power of faith."

(President Gordon B. Hinckley, "God Will Make a Way," New Era, Jan. 2002, 6-7)
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