He goes on for like 30 minutes in the full video. Obviously, his audience is stunned. It's really fun to listen to. Kudos, Mark!
April and I watched the documentary film, A New Day for the Book of Mormon together recently. It was very interesting to see people of many different backgrounds talking about the Book of Mormon thoughtfully. It was refreshing. I thought it was a good example of a public discourse where people of different ideologies could speak peaceably with one another. That is a skill worth revitalizing in our modern-day discourses. I also loved hearing about how the Book of Mormon touched people spiritually and piqued others' interest to the point of feeling compelled to give it the focused attention and inquisition it commands.
This was such a good introduction to the sacred nature of the Mormon temple garments. It was touching to me. I think it will be so to other respectful people.
I feel that the first contribution of the home to the happiness of the child is to impress him with the fact that there are bounds beyond which he cannot go with safety; second, to teach him to be considerate of the rights of others; third, to have him feel that home is a place where confidences and consolations are exchanged; and fourth, to have him cherish the thought that home is a haven of seclusion and rest from the worries and perplexities of life
President David O. McKay, referenced in A Parent's Guide
Women who make a house a home make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations. Who can put a price tag on the influence a mother has on her children, a grandmother on her posterity, or aunts and sisters on their extended family?
We cannot begin to measure or calculate the influence of women who, in their own ways, build stable family life and nurture for everlasting good the generations of the future. The decisions made by the women of this generation will be eternal in their consequences.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, in Standing for Something
Remembered at a recent funeral of a dear grandmother. #sharegoodness
It seems to be a trait of humanity to assume that we are right even when we are wrong. And if that is the case, what hope is there for any of us? Are we destined to drift aimlessly on an ocean of conflicting information, stranded on a raft we have poorly pieced together from our own biases?
...I tell you this: God cares about you. He will listen, and He will answer your personal questions. The answers to your prayers will come in His own way and in His own time.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, in Receiving a Testimony of Light and Truth
God will not act to make us something we do not choose by our actions to become. Truly He loves us, and because He loves us, He neither compels nor abandons us. Rather He helps and guides us. Indeed, the real manifestation of God’s love is His commandments.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, in Free Forever, to Act For Themselves
Pretty cool list w/ pictures of temples under construction over at Mormon Newsroom.
Mercifully for us, our Creator provided for aging and other processes that would ultimately result in our physical death. Death, like birth, is part of life. Scripture teaches that “it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, for that would destroy the great plan of happiness.” To return to God through the gateway we call death is a joy for those who love Him and are prepared to meet Him.
Elder Russel M. Nelson, in Thanks Be to God
We have so much wisdom recorded in scripture that we doubtless have an advantage in all important areas of life if we give heed to the teachings of Christ within them.
Asian children saying 'I love you' to Asian parents, where this isn't culturally common. So awesome.
Who knew -- dot day.