2014 October General Conference Quote Cards

Conference Quote CardsHere are the 2014 October General Conference Quote Cards. It’s taken a week longer to get them posted than I would have liked. I’ve been working on them in the early mornings (the time change here in Hawaii has been a struggle) and between trips to the glorious beaches with my family! There were so many good things shared it became a challenge knowing what to cut to fit everything. I hope what has been included helps YOU. I add my testimony and witness of Jesus Christ to these faithful servants, leaders, apostles and prophets of God. Cards are organized in alphabetical order by first name. You will see there are additional cards for those that gave messages in multiple sessions of Conference, including Priesthood and Women’s Meetings. Download in .jpg or .pdf formats.

Activity Suggestion: Gather your family, or in an upcoming church class or activity, discuss what was taught at General Conference. Have each person choose a card, then invite participation through reading quotes, expressing feelings and sharing testimony. Consider asking questions to help class members think deeply, creating meaningful discussion.

Printing Tip: Download Conference Quote Cards from all sessions (.jpeg) by dragging each image to desktop or clicking on it. For for a larger file size, choose (.pdf) versions below. I submit the .jpeg images to Costco Photo to have them printed on photo paper (4×6) for easy reading. I keep them in a simple, plastic sleeve photo album that fits inside most scripture bags (see example).

What message has moved you to action?

2014 General Conference Quote Cards COVER

Alan Forrest Packer Boyd K. Packer 10.14 Carlos A. Godoy Carol F. McConkie 10.14 Cheryl C. Esplin 10.14 Chi Hong (Sam) Wong 10.14 Craig C. Christensen 10.14 (priesthood) Dallin H. Oaks 10.14 David A. Bednar Dean M. Davis (priesthood) Dieter F. Uchtdorf (priesthood) Dieter F. Uchtdorf 10.14 Dieter F. Uchtdorf 10.14 2 Eduardo Gavarret D. Todd Christofferson 10.14 David A. Bednar Henry B. Eyring 10.14 Henry B. Eyring 10.14 (priesthood) Hugo E. Martinez James J. Hamula Jean A. Stevens 10.14 Jeffery R. Holland 10.14 Jorg Klebingat 10.14 L. Tom Perry 10.14 Larry S. Kacher 10.14 Linda K. Burton 10.14 Lynn G. Robbins 10.14 M. Russell Ballard 10.14 Neil L. Anderson 10.14 Neill F. Marriott 10.14 Quentin L. Cook 10.14 (priesthood) Richard G. Scott 10.14 Robert D. Hales Russell M. Nelson 10.14 Tad R. Callister 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 2 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 10.14 (priesthood)

PDF: General Conference Quote Cards COVER, Alan Forrest Packer, Boyd K. Packer, Carlos A. Godoy, Carol F. McConkie, Cheryl C. Esplin, Chi Hong (Sam) Wong, Craig C. Christensen, Dallin H. Oaks, David A. Bednar, Dean M. Davis, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Eduardo Gavarret, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, D. Todd Christofferson, Henry B. Eyring, Henry B. Eyring, Hugo E. Martinez, James J. Hamula, Jean A. Stevens, Jeffery R. Holland, Jorg Klebingat, L. Tom Perry, Larry S. Kacher, Linda K. Burton, Lynn G. Robbins, M. Russell Ballard, Neil L. Anderson, Neill F. Marriott, Quentin L. Cook, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Russell M. Nelson, Tad R. Callister, Thomas S. Monson, Thomas S. Monson, Thomas S. Monson.

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Kindness Begins with Me

KindYesterday while sitting outside the high school to pick my daughter up from an early morning cheer practice, I was listening into a satellite radio station taking a random survey.  From what I could tell by the responses, the individual being questioned was an elderly woman.  Most of the survey was quite comical and had me laughing out loud, but one of the final questions hit me.  The radio host asked, “If you could be a superhero what super power would you wish to posses?”  Her response was immediate, “I would have the ability to help people show greater kindness toward each other.”

The virtue of kindness and its importance has consumed my thoughts lately.  Maybe it’s the fact that we’re in the middle of summer vacation.  I haven’t had a much of a break from the kids so kindness, freely given, is getting a little more difficult, especially around dinnertime.  Perhaps the reminder has come in caring for a depressed neighbor this past week, searching for comfort during a painful family crisis.  Or maybe its by just observing it in my community; seeing saddened faces in the aisles at the local grocery store.  At any rate, The radio station survey was the final “nudge” I needed to get me to write my thoughts down. This post may only reach small numbers today, but in life some of the greatest things offered start very small, at times just a desire within our heart. . . Much, much smaller than an ELEPHANT for instance . . .

Kindness is a virtue in many cultures and religions. This picture depicts1280px-Buddha_with_the_Elephant_Nalagiri the parable of Buddha and the elephant Nalagiri. Devadutta, jealous of Buddha and wanting to hurt him, sent an angry elephant named Nalagiri into a street where Buddha and his colleagues were walking. As the angry Nalagiri approached them, Buddha’s loving kindness and friendliness tames Nalagiri. The parable teaches that kindness affects everyone.  The elephant is also a symbol of remembering. We must remember that when we come upon an unhappy soul, instead of judging we show added compassion, we may not know the details of their troubles, but we do have the ability to know when someone needs a smile or a hello.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

One of my favorite gospel addresses teaching kindness comes from Joseph B. Wirthlin (2005 April General Conference).  As you read below ask yourself,

How can I show greater kindness?

“Many years ago, when I was called as a bishop, I had a desire for the bishopric to visit those who were less active in the Church and see if there was anything we could do to bring the blessings of the gospel into their lives.  One day we visited a man in his 50s who was a respected mechanic. He told me the last time he had been to church was when he was a young boy. Something had happened that day. He had been acting up in class and was being noisier than he should when his teacher became angry, pulled him out of class, and told him not to come back.  He never did. It was remarkable to me that an unkind word spoken more than four decades earlier could have had such a profound effect. But it had. And, as a consequence, this man had never returned to church. Neither had his wife or children. I apologized to him and expressed my sorrow that he had been treated that way. I told him how unfortunate it was that one word spoken in haste, and so long ago, could have the effect of excluding his family from the blessings that come from Church activity. “After 40 years,” I told him, “it’s time the Church made things right.” I did my best to do so. I reassured him that he was welcome and needed. I rejoiced when this man and his family eventually returned to church and became strong and faithful members. In particular, this good brother became an effective home teacher because he understood how something as small as an unkind word could have consequences that extend throughout a lifetime and perhaps beyond.

Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.

Kind words not only lift our spirits in the moment they are given, but they can linger with us over the years. One day, when I was in college, a man seven years my senior congratulated me on my performance in a football game. He not only praised how well I had done in the game, but he had noticed that I had showed good sportsmanship. Even though this conversation happened more than 60 years ago, and even though it’s highly unlikely the person who complimented me has any recollection of this conversation, I still remember the kind words spoken to me that day by Gordon B. Hinckley, who would later become President of the Church. The attributes of thoughtfulness and kindness are inseparably linked with President Hinckley. When my father passed away in 1963, President Hinckley was the first person to come to our home. I’ll never forget his kindness. He gave my mother a blessing and, among other things, promised her that she had much to look forward to and that life would be sweet for her. These words have brought comfort to her and to me, and I’ll never forget his kindness.

Kindness is the essence of a celestial life. Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others. Kindness should permeate all of our words and actions at work, at school, at church, and especially in our homes.

Jesus, our Savior, was the epitome of kindness and compassion. He healed the sick. He spent much of His time ministering to the one or many. He spoke compassionately to the Samaritan woman who was looked down upon by many. He instructed His disciples to allow the little children to come unto Him. He was kind to all who had sinned, condemning only the sin, not the sinner. He kindly allowed thousands of Nephites to come forward and feel the nail prints in His hands and feet. Yet His greatest act of kindness was found in His atoning sacrifice, thus freeing all from the effects of death, and all from the effects of sin, on conditions of repentance.

The Prophet Joseph Smith exemplified kindness in his life to everyone, old and young. One child who benefited from the Prophet’s kindness remembered:

“My older brother and I were going to school, near to the building which was known as Joseph’s brick store. It had been raining the previous day, causing the ground to be very muddy, especially along that street. My brother Wallace and I both got [our feet] in the mud, and could not get out, and of course, child-like, we began to cry, for we thought we would have to stay there. But looking up, I beheld the loving friend of children, the Prophet Joseph, coming to us. He soon had us on higher and drier ground. Then he stooped down and cleaned the mud from our little, heavy-laden shoes, took his handkerchief from his pocket and wiped our tear-stained faces. He spoke kind and cheering words to us, and sent us on our way to school rejoicing.”

There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother’s advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man. I have tried to follow my father’s example and listen to my wife’s point of view. I value her opinion. For example, when my wife begins a sentence with the words “I should think you would …” I instantly pay attention and begin searching my mind for something I may have done wrong. Ofttimes before my wife has finished her sentence, I have already planned out in my mind a magnificent apology. In truth, my wife is a model of kindness, gentleness, and compassion. And her insight, counsel, and support have been invaluable to me. Because of her I, too, am a wiser and kinder person. The things you say, the tone of your voice, the anger or calm of your words—these things are noticed by your children and by others. They see and learn both the kind and the unkind things we say or do. Nothing exposes our true selves more than how we treat one another in the home. I often wonder why some feel they must be critical of others. It gets in their blood, I suppose, and it becomes so natural they often don’t even think about it. They seem to criticize everyone—the way Sister Jones leads the music, the way Brother Smith teaches a lesson or plants his garden. Even when we think we are doing no harm by our critical remarks, consequences often follow. I am reminded of a boy who handed a donation envelope to his bishop and told him it was for him. The bishop, using this as a teaching moment, explained to the boy that he should mark on the donation slip whether it was for tithing, fast offerings, or for something else. The boy insisted the money was for the bishop himself. When the bishop asked why, the boy replied, “Because my father says you’re one of the poorest bishops we’ve ever had.” The Church is not a place where perfect people gather to say perfect things, or have perfect thoughts, or have perfect feelings. The Church is a place where imperfect people gather to provide encouragement, support, and service to each other as we press on in our journey to return to our Heavenly Father.

Each one of us will travel a different road during this life. Each progresses at a different rate. Temptations that trouble your brother may not challenge you at all. Strengths that you possess may seem impossible to another. Never look down on those who are less perfect than you. Don’t be upset because someone can’t sew as well as you, can’t throw as well as you, can’t row or hoe as well as you. We are all children of our Heavenly Father. And we are here with the same purpose: to learn to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  One way you can measure your value in the kingdom of God is to ask, “How well am I doing in helping others reach their potential? Do I support others in the Church, or do I criticize them?” If you are criticizing others, you are weakening the Church. If you are building others, you are building the kingdom of God. As Heavenly Father is kind, we also should be kind to others.

Elder James E. Talmage, a man who is remembered for his doctrinal teachings, showed great kindness to a neighbor family in distress. They were complete strangers to him. Before he was an Apostle, as a young father, he became aware of great suffering at a neighbor’s home whose large family was stricken with the dreaded diphtheria. He did not care that they were not members of the Church; his kindness and charity moved him to act. The Relief Society was desperately trying to find people to help, but no one would because of the contagious nature of the disease. When he arrived, James found one toddler already dead and two others who were in agony from the disease. He immediately went to work, cleaning the untidy house, preparing the young body for burial, cleaning and providing for the other sick children, spending the entire day doing so. He came back the next morning to find that one more of the children had died during the night. A third child was still suffering terribly. He wrote in his journal: “She clung to my neck, ofttimes coughing [germs] on my face and clothing, … yet I could not put her from me. During the half hour immediately preceding her death, I walked the floor with the little creature in my arms. She died in agony at 10 A.M.” The three children had all departed within the space of 24 hours. He then assisted the family with the burial arrangements and spoke at their graveside services.  This he did all for a family of strangers. What a great example of Christlike kindness! When we are filled with kindness, we are not judgmental. The Savior taught, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”  He also taught that “with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”

“But,” you ask, “what if people are rude?”

Love them.

“If they are obnoxious?”

Love them.

“But what if they offend?  Surely I must do something then?”

Love them.

“Wayward?”

The answer is the same.  Be kind.  Love them.

Why? In the scriptures Jude taught, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”  Who can tell what far-reaching impact we can have if we are only kind? My brothers and sisters, the gospel of Jesus Christ transcends mortality. Our work here is but a shadow of greater and unimaginable things to come.The heavens opened to the Prophet Joseph Smith. He saw the living God and His Son, Jesus the Christ. In our day, a prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley, walks the earth and provides direction for our time. As our Heavenly Father loves us, we also should love His children. May we be models of kindness. May we ever live up to the words of the Savior: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”  Of these truths I bear witness in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.

What wonderful words to live by.  Think about those you come in contact with each day; your family, your coworkers, even the woman you share the elevator ride up with each morning to the office floor.  How might you bring a little extra light into their day?  What difference will a simple smile make?  Let me finish with the words of a favorite Primary song:

“I want to be kind to ev’ryone, For that is right, you see.

So I say to myself, “Remember this: Kindness begins with me.”

“Kindness Begins with Me,” Childrens Songbook, 145

 

Now go and do.

Download Photo Handout (.pdf): Kind

Conference Quote Cards

2014 APRIL GENERAL CONFERENCE

2014 April General Conference LETTERActivity Suggestion:  Gather your family, or in an upcoming church class or activity, discuss what was taught at General Conference.  Have each person choose a card, then invite participation through reading quotes, expressing feelings and sharing testimony.  Consider asking questions to help class members think deeply, creating meaningful discussion.

Printing Tip:  Download Conference Quote Cards from all sessions (.jpeg) by dragging each image to desktop or clicking on it.  For for a larger file size, choose (.pdf) versions below.  I submit the .jpeg images to Costco Photo to have them printed on photo paper (4×6) for easy reading and keeping.  Enjoy!Cover

Thomas S. Monson 1D. Todd ChristoffersonCladio D. ZivicCarlos H. AmadoBoyd K. PackerBoyd K. PackerCarlos H. AmadoCladio D. ZivicD. Todd ChristoffersonDavid A. BednarDeiter F. UchtdorfGary E. StevensonHenry B. EyringJean A. StevensQuentin L. CookNeil L. AndersonMichael John U. TehMarcos A. AidukaitisM. Russell BallardLinda S. ReevesLawrence E. CorbridgeL. Tom PerryJeffrey R. HollandRichard G. ScottRobert D. HalesRonald R. RasbandRussell M. NelsonThomas S. Monson 2W. Craig ZwickWilliam R. WalkerThomas S. Monson 3

Conference Book

I purchased several inexpensive 4×6 photo albums, one for each member of the family, and put them together like this. They fit perfectly with scriptures!

A friend of mine shared this picture with me of her son preparing a talk using the quote cards. It brought a smile to my face and I had to share it!

A friend of mine shared this picture with me of her son preparing a talk using the quote cards. I was inspired by it.  What a great example!  Thanks for sharing, Megan!

 

PDF Files:  Cladio D. Zivic, Carlos H. Amado, Boyd K. Packer, D. Todd Christofferson, David A. Bednar, Deiter F. Uchtdorf, Gary E. Stevenson, Henry B. Eyring, Jean A. Stevens, Jeffrey R. Holland, L. Tom Perry, Lawrence E. Corbridge, Ronald R. Rasband, Robert D. Hales, Richard G. Scott, Quentin L. Cook, Neil L. Anderson, Michael John U. Teh, Marcos A. Aidukaitis, M. Russell Ballard, Linda S. Reeves, Russell M. Nelson, Thomas S. Monson 1, Thomas S. Monson 2, Thomas S. Monson 3.

Easter Week

 

Easter Week PinEvery year for Easter my family participates in a tradition that helps us draw closer to the Savior by learning more of the events that took place the week before His Crucifixion and Resurrection.  Starting seven days before Easter, read the events and scripture verses listed for each day. Download a copy here: Easter Week (.pdf), Easter Week (.docx).

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Sunday

Jesus walked from Bethany to Jerusalem. He rode into the city on a donkey, as a verse in the Old Testament said He would. People recognized Him as their King, shouting, “Hosanna,” and laying down palm leaves in front of the donkey to keep dust from getting on the Savior. Jesus visited the temple and then returned to Bethany.

Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11

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Monday

Jesus saw people buying and selling things in the temple. Because He wanted the temple to be a “house of prayer,” He made them leave. Then He healed people who were lame or blind. The jealous priests were angry with Him.

Matthew 21:12–17; Mark 11:15–19

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Tuesday

Jesus taught people in the temple and on a nearby hill called the Mount of Olives. The priests plotted to kill Jesus. One of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, agreed to turn Jesus over to the priests in exchange for 30 silver coins.

Matthew 25:31–46; 26:14–16

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Wednesday

The scriptures do not say what Jesus did on this day. He may have spent the day with His disciples. You could read the parable of the ten virgins, a story Jesus taught to His disciples to help them prepare for His Second Coming.

Matthew 25:1–13

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Thursday

Jesus’s disciples got ready for the Passover meal. During the meal, Jesus told the disciples that one of them would betray Him. Then, to help them remember Him, He gave them the sacrament for the first time. Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to suffer for our sins and to pray to God. People came with swords and arrested Him. The disciples ran away in fear.

Matthew 26:17–29, 36–56

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 Friday

Jesus was taken to the high priest, Caiaphas. Jesus’s disciple Peter denied that he knew Him. Jesus was questioned by the governor, Pilate, and by the king, Herod. He was condemned to die on the cross. Jesus was crucified. A rich man named Joseph laid Jesus in his tomb. Jesus’s mother, Mary, and Mary Magdalene visited the tomb.

Matthew 26:57–72; 27:1–2, 27–37; Luke 23:44–46, 50–56

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Saturday

Jesus’s body lay in the tomb. A large stone was put in front of the door. The wicked priests asked Pilate to have guards stand outside the tomb to make sure no one went inside.

Matthew 27:57–66

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Easter Sunday

Jesus was resurrected! He had risen from the tomb. An angel descended from heaven and rolled away the stone. Jesus told His disciples to teach and baptize others and promised to always be with them.

Matthew 28

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He is Risen

 

By Small and Simple Things

Reach HigherHAPPY NEW YEAR!

January is a great time for each of us to reflect and evaluate the past and look forward to a bright future.  As parents and gospel teachers, it is also a fitting time to encourage and help those in our care make goals for the coming year.  My husband and I have made a goal to do this the first Sunday of every month with our children, by sitting down with each of them and discussing things they would like to place special focus on throughout the month.  In Luke 2:52 we read, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”  Let’s break this scripture up into four parts (see handout below).

Wisdom = Knowledge

Stature = Physical Well-Being

Favor with God = Spiritual Strength

Favor with man = Social/Friendships

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A few months ago I was prompted by the Holy Ghost to become physically stronger and that by doing so my mental wellbeing would also improve.  I needed something that it would help calm me each day, having (like yourself I’m sure), demands of a busy family, church and work-life.  I made a goal soon after that I would begin practicing Bikram Yoga (also known as hot yoga) in a nearby studio.  It’s been the most challenging thing physically I have ever participated in, but each time I went to class I left feeling like I had accomplished something spectacular!  Little did I know that late December I would be hit with a wave of depression like never before.  The kind of deep depression that truly hurts.  You don’t want to get out of bed.  You don’t want to talk to anyone.  Breathing was quite literally all I could do.  You may not be able to comprehend this unless you or a loved one has struggled with similar issues.  Despite sever melancholy and total lack of interest in anything, I would push myself three to four times a week, struggle out of bed, get dressed and head to yoga class.  I went from telling myself, “This 90-minute workout is going to kill me!” to “I will do my very best today knowing that each minute I spend in that 105 degree room will not KILL me; it will SAVE me.”  With the support of my family and an added measure of strength given to me by a loving Heavenly Father, I made it through this difficult time  because of one goal.  It was and still is a mighty miracle in my life.  Each of us can do hard things and come out better, stronger, and more empathetic to those who might be suffering around us.  Is this not all part of His plan; the refining process that will bring us closer to Jesus Christ, our Savior?  I believe it is with every fiber of my being.

The Savior is our ultimate example of one who set and achieved goals in the pre-mortal existence and while on earth.  Luke 4: 18 states, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”  As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are a covenant keeping people.  We know that by “small and simple things great things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6).  Let’s liken this scripture to goal setting.  If we make and keep short or long term goals, we are more likely to make and keep sacred and eternal covenants.  This is our greatest goal.  If we want to become the person the Lord intends us to be, we need to work hard now.  We become what we do.  The “small and simple” goals we accomplish today will become great blessings in which we will partake of tomorrow.  From developing a testimony, making and keeping baptismal covenants, to receiving sacred blessings of the temple, we must do all we can to live a life worthy to return and live with our Heavenly Father again someday.  Of these things I testify, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Here are a some tips and wise counsel from Church leaders to help you get started:

8 TIPS ON GOAL SETTING

1.  Chose goals that are realistic, not so high that they’re impossible to attain.

2.  Set mini-goals.  The more you achieve, the better you’ll feel about yourself.

3.  Write down each of your goals and keep them in front of you on a daily basis.  Remember, a goal not written is only a wish.

4.  Set a deadline for your goal.  A finish date will help you move to action!

5.  Share your goals with a friend, and encourage that person to set some, too.  You can motivate and cheer each other on.

6.  Be committed to your goals.  Do what you have to do to achieve them, and don’t become discouraged if they’re challenging.

7.  Don’t compete with others.  Compete with yourself.  Don’t make your goals depend on another’s performance.  Decide to attain a level of personal excellence no matter what others achieve.

8.  Share your goals with Heavenly Father.  Talk to him in prayer.  Ask for help in reaching your goals or in understanding why you didn’t.  He’ll help you feel good about the positive things you achieve.

Making and achieving goals helps strengthen our self-worth.  Sister Ann M. Dibb, “The small and simple things you choose to do today will be magnified into great and glorious blessings tomorrow.  Living each day as an “example of the believers” will help you be happy and more confident.  It will strengthen your testimony, help you to keep your baptismal covenants, and prepare you to receive the blessings of the temple so that eventually you can return to your Heavenly Father.”

Elder M. Russell Ballard, “We can become the masters of our own destinies by practicing self-discipline and by setting worthy goals that will lead to higher ground so that we can become what our Heavenly Father wants us to become.  Set short-term goals that you can reach.  Set goals that are well balanced, not too many nor too few, and not too high nor too low. Write down your attainable goals, and work on them according to their importance.  Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting.”

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “May I invite you to rise to the great potential within you.  But don’t reach beyond your capacity.  Don’t set goals beyond your capacity to achieve.  Don’t feel guilty or dwell on thoughts of failure.  Don’t compare yourself with others.  Do the best you can, and the Lord will provide the rest.  Have faith and confidence in Him, and you will see miracles happen in your life and the lives of your loved ones.”

Identify Goals

The following are suggestions of worthy goals to get your mind going:

Learn what it means to seek, receive, and act on personal revelation.

Establish a habit of daily personal prayer.

Develop the habit of studying the scriptures every day.

Read the Book of Mormon.

Qualify for a temple recommend.

Attend the temple regularly.

Study the words of the prophets in Church magazines or on LDS.org.

Learn to repent daily.

Freely forgive others.

Pay an honest tithe, and attend tithing settlement.

Share your testimony more often.

Attend and participate in all Sunday meetings.

Fast with a specific purpose, and give a generous fast offering.

Receive your patriarchal blessing, and study it often.

Accept opportunities to speak or teach.

Record memorable spiritual experiences or events in a journal.

Participate in family history work.

Register and index historical records.

Pray to know what gifts the Lord has given you, and use one of those gifts to bless others.

Study the words of prophets and Church leaders about strengthening families, marriages, and homes.

Read a book that will increase your faith and strengthen you spiritually.

Learn about and develop a new skill or interest.

Improve your ability to communicate with others.

Improve skills for an occupation.

Learn another language.

Learn to budget wisely.

Develop a plan of preparedness for emergencies.

Learn a new homemaking skill.

Study Doctrine and Covenants 89 (the Word of Wisdom), and apply its principles to improve your health.

Develop healthy eating habits and patterns.

Learn to cook healthy foods.

Develop a program of regular exercise.

Improve emotional and mental health.

Improve your personal appearance or hygiene.

Create opportunities to be active with family and friends.

and the list goes on…