Posts Tagged ‘Gordon B. Hinckley’

Church History Today – June 23rd

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley

June 23, 1910 – Born Gordon B. Hinckley – 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Love at Home

June 18th, 2010 No comments

Love at Home

Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; . . . And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace. – Doctrine and Covenants 88:124-25

Imagine how our own families, let alone the world, would change if we vowed to keep faith with one another, strengthen one another, look for and accentuate the virtues iin one another, and speak graciously concerning one another. Imagine the cumulative effect if we treated each other with respect and acceptance, if we willingly provided support. Such interactions practiced on a small scale would surely have a rippling effect throughout our homes and communities and, eventually, society at large.
– President Gordon B. Hinckley – Stand a Little Taller, pg 54

Be a Little Better

June 11th, 2010 No comments

Be a Little Better

Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. -2 Corinthians 13:11

“We are all in it together, all of us, and we have a great work to do.

Every teacher can be a better teacher than he or she is today.

Every officer can be a better officer than he or she is today.

Every father can be a better father.

Every mother can be a better mother.

Every husband can be a better husband, every wife a better wife, every child a better child.

We are on the road that leads to immortality and eternal life and today is a part of it. Let us never forget it”

(Gordon B. Hinckley, quoted in Church News, 4 Nov. 1995, 2)

The Youth of the Church

June 4th, 2010 No comments

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

I am so grateful for the strength of the youth of the Church. Sadly enough, some fall between the cracks. But it is a miracle to witness the strength of our young people in the midst of all of the sordid temptation that is constantly around them. The sleaze and the filth of pornography, the temptation to partake of drugs, the titillating invitation to drop all bars on sexual behavior, these are among some of the enticing attractions they constantly face. Notwithstanding the allurement of the world in which they live, they remain true to the faith of their fathers and the gospel they love. I cannot say enough of good concerning our wonderful young people.

– President Gordon B. Hinckley
“The Condition of the Church,” Ensign, May 2003, 4

Cease to Find Fault

May 28th, 2010 No comments

Cease to find fault one with another.
– Doctrine and Covenants 88:124

None of us is perfect; all of us occasionally make mistakes. There was only one perfect individual who ever walked the earth. Men and women who carry heavy responsibility do not need criticism, they need encouragement. One can disagree with policy without being disagreeable concerning the policy maker.

– President Gordon B. Hinckley
Stand a Little Taller pg 155

The Sunlight of Love

May 26th, 2010 No comments

And if ye do this with a pure heart, in all faithfulness, ye shall be blessed; you shall be blessed in your flocks, and in your herds, and in your fields, and in your houses, and in your families.
– Doctrine and Covenants 136:11

No family can have peace, no home can be free from storms of adversity, unless that family and that home are built on foundations of morality, fidelity, and mutual respect. there cannot be peace where there is not trust; there cannot be freedom where there is not loyalty. The warm sunlight of love will not rise out of a swamp of immorality.

– President Gordon B. Hinckley
Stand a Little Taller pg 152

Be Complimentary

May 5th, 2010 No comments

I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
– 2 Corinthians 7:16

Desist from making cutting remarks one to another. Rather, cultivate the art of complimenting, of strengthening, of encouraging. It is a responsibility divinely laid upon each of us to bear one another’s burdens, strengthen one another, to encourage one another, to lift one another, to look for the good in one another and to emphasize that good. there is not a man or woman in this vast assembly who cannot be depressed on the one hand or lifted on the other by the remarks of his or her associates.

Gordon B. Hinckkley

Today’s Thought

February 26th, 2010 No comments

It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is, it all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future.

-President Gordon B. Hinckley –

Church History Today – November 2nd

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

November 2nd, 2006 – President Hinckley, at 96 years and 133 days, became the longest-lived Church president, a distinction previously held by President David O. McKay.

Watch these Videos and Read the Addresses!

August 7th, 2009 No comments

The Church continues to post incredible media on the official website. I am so impressed with these that I have linked to them from this site. There have been two especially wonderful videos in the past few weeks.
One, which was featured the week of the 24th of July, entitled “Pioneers” was an excerpt from a talk by Elder Dallin H. Oaks given in October Conference 1989. I’ve attached it to this post to make it easy for you to watch.  Take the 3 minutes and watch it. 

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It is well worth the time to follow this link and read the entire talk.

Today, a snippet from one of President Hinckley’s October 2004 conference addresses.  He speaks to us of the prior April Conference when he told us that his dear wife was ill and then reminded us that she had passed away two days later on April 6th.  In this video, President Hinckley honors the divine gifts possessed by women and testifies of their importance in God’s plan.

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Please follow this link and read the entire address.  You’ll be happy that you did.