In our day it is easy to merely pretend to spend time with others. With the click of a mouse, we can “connect” with thousands of “friends” without ever having to face a single one of them.  Technology can be …

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“It was decreed in the counsels of eternity, long before the foundations of the earth were laid, that he, Joseph Smith, should be the man, in the last dispensation of this world, to bring forth the word of God to …

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Once the telestial sins are left behind and henceforth avoided, the focus falls ever more on the sins of omission.  These omissions signify a lack of qualifying fully for the celestial kingdom.  Only greater consecration can correct these omissions, which …

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See also: Alma 30:60; John 3:4 “It is true that the great principle of repentance is always available, but for the wicked and rebellious there are serious reservations to this statement.  For instance, sin is intensely habit-forming and sometimes moves …

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See also: D&C 56:8 A selfless person is one who is more concerned about the happiness and well-being of another than about his or her own convenience or comfort, one who is willing to serve another when it is neither …

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The foundation of self-reliance is hard work.  Parents should teach their children that work is the pre-requisite to achievement and success in every worthwhile endeavor.  Children of legal age should secure productive employment and begin to move away from dependence …

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I do not believe that any man lives up to his ideals, but if we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our ability, to improve day by day, then we are in …

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I believe that I am a child of God, endowed with a divine birthright.  I believe that there is something of divinity within me and within each of you.  I believe that we have a Godly inheritance and that it …

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See also: Proverbs 15:1   President Brigham Young spoke of maintaining self control in one’s speech and actions:  “In all our daily pursuits in life, of whatever nature and kind, Latter-day Saints, and especially those who hold important positions in the …

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