Monday, October 17, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Faith without works is like a boat without oars, it gets you nowhere.  So stop drifting and start rowing. Otherwise, you're dead in the water. (James 2:17-18) Mormonad

“I recognize two kinds of faith. The first is the kind which is apparent in the world. It is the common denominator of most everything that goes on. It is the thing that lets us exist. It is the thing that gives us some hope of getting anything done. Everyone has it, some in a larger measure than others. The second kind of faith, remarkably rare, unusual to find, is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. Faith is a power as real as electricity except a thousand times more powerful. Now did you ever exercise faith— exercise it, practice it, you see, not just take it for granted? When you look at yourself, ask yourself how faithful are you? It is a first principle of the gospel according to the Lord. Is it a first principle in the gospel according to you?” (Your Articles of Faith, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year
[21 Mar. 1962], 8).

"We must be brave with our lives so others can be brave with theirs."

"The beauty of life is the beauty of you; you are the one responsible for making life more beautiful. Open up the beauty of your soul and use your heart to see with, your compassion to shine with, and your love to give with. Find the truth in your heart and simplify your life, learn to respect yourself, learn to not take life for granted and learn to love yourself so you can love unconditionally." ~ Lee Held
"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts." - Robert H. Schuller

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” ~Ivan Panin 

 Wellsville Mountains - Fall 2011

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