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See also: Exodus 17 How handy inspired but imperfect leaders in the Church are as focal points for our frustrations, especially if circumstances require them to suffer in silence!  Having confidence in leaders who keep confidences is part of sustaining …

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All we suffer builds our character and makes us more worthy to be called a child of God. — President Spencer W. Kimball Concerning his personal suffering, Joseph [Smith] was promised, “Thy heart shall be enlarged.”  An enlarged Joseph wrote …

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President Joseph Fielding Smith said:  “There is no mystery about the choosing of the successor to the President of the Church.  The Lord settled this a long time ago, and the senior apostle automatically becomes the presiding officer of the …

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The spiritual submissiveness which is central to the blessings of the Atonement was well exemplified by Melissa Howes as she led her family in prayer a short while before her father died of cancer.  Melissa was only 9 and her …

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I consider that it is one of the greatest victories for a man to gain, to learn how to control himself.  Show me a man that does control himself and I will show you a safe man; or a man …

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While traveling along a mountainous road one evening through a driving rainstorm punctuated with frequent claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, Sister Wirthlin and I could barely see the road, either in front of us or to the right …

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See also: D&C 93:23   I testify to you that God has known you individually, brethren, for a long, long time (see D&C 93:23).  He has loved you for a long, long time.  He not only knows the names of …

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Some parents may think they are keeping a safe enough distance from inappropriate entertainment, rationalizing our involvement by saying that “just a little won’t hurt” or “it only has one bad part.” Standards will deteriorate if parents subject themselves to …

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Spirituality was the greatest attribute to develop in the premortal existence.  We were not gospel novices when we came to this earth. — President Thomas S. Monson How do we achieve spirituality?  How do we attain that degree of holiness …

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