Thursday, April 11, 2013

a good day and a good quote

Yesterday was some of the nicest weather I've ever seen in the state of Arizona. It was beautiful. So of course we went to the park, along with everybody else, it seemed. But it was fun anyway.

Tonight is Oliver's first Pinewood Derby. He is very excited. Naturally, we have tabs like "How to Melt Lead for a Pinewood Derby Car" and "Where Can I get Lead?" open on my browser. :) Should be a fun night.

This morning I listened to Elder Scott's recent conference talk while I was curling my hair. (Did you know you can download the conference talks to your phone? It's the best.) This quote struck me as particularly great, and I wanted to share it:

"I have learned a truth that has been repeated so frequently in my life that I have come to know it as an absolute law. It defines the way obedience and service relate to the power of God. When we obey the commandments of the Lord and serve His children unselfishly, the natural consequence is power from God-- power to do more than we can do by ourselves. Our insights, our talents, our abilities are expanded because we receive strength and power from the Lord."

Powerful, right? It makes me want to go out and do something nice for someone today.


  1. i really liked elder scott's talk as well; we've been having some discussions lately about obedience -- our kids aren't bad kids by any stretch, but obedience is a hard lesson for some of them to learn. in a recent obedience talk i was telling them how the entire point of this life is to learn how to be obedient. that doesn't mean it is easy or that it gets easier as you get older, but it does mean that heavenly father is on our side and will help us be obedient if we go to him in prayer and ask for that help. saturday found me driving my parents to and from the airport but i was so happy i have the mormon channel app on my phone so i could listen on a day full of driving. technology is such a blessing.

  2. That was a great talk. Thanks for sharing that direct quote!

  3. I just listened to that this morning while I was exercising. And I totally thought of you when he talked about slowing the pace of life and creating a refuge in our homes. I love knowing that I have the potential for so much good.

  4. I love all your links Stephanie- and love this quote. I listened to a few of the talks (actually I read them because its easier for me) and love the messages also. So universal.

  5. Love that quote! Thanks so much for the reminder!


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