05 September 2012

Faith and Mountains

Yesterday, mom and dad came up to visit Anne Marie for one
final visit before she heads back to Boston.  I snapped this
photo as they walked away.  Please, Lord...let me see
this image a thousand more times in my life.

I am feeling particularly grateful this day for my parents...
expressly for the faith they have instilled in me.

President Eyring gave a talk in April conference entitled:
'Mountains to Climb'
I have been going over it.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

~~If the foundation of faith is not embedded in 
our hearts, the power to endure will crumble.

~~I have visited with a woman who received the
miracle of sufficient strength to endure 
unimaginable losses with just the simple capacity 
to repeat endlessly the words "I know
that my Redeemer lives."

~~The characteristics of trials in life is that they
seem to make clocks slow down and then appear
almost to stop.  There are reasons for that.
Knowing those reasons may not give you a feeling
of comfort, but it can give you a feeling of
patience.  Those reasons come from this one fact:
In Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father
and the Savior want you to be fitted to them to
live in families forever.  Only those washed perfectly
clean through the atonement of Jesus Christ
can be there.

~~It is never too late to strengthen the foundation
of faith.  There is always time.  

~~The Savior has promised angels on our
left and on our right to 'bear us up' and 
He always keeps His word.

~~That particle of faith most precious and which you
should protect and use to whatever extent you can
is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Moroni
taught the power of that faith this way:
"And neither at any time hath any wrought
miracles until after their faith; wherefore they
first believed in the Son of God."

I am so grateful for parents who continue to live lives 
full of faith.  Their examples continue to be
a quiet, forceful, personal strength to me.
I am still learning.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith,
We will be true to thee till death!

For Elder Eyring's complete talk go : here