simple yet meaningful

my thoughts on life, the universe, and everything

The past is not allowed to remain in the past whose lessons continue to instruct us.

—~Sailhamer (paraphrased)

You are a perfect collage of strengths and weaknesses. Embrace both. God can work through you even when you feel inadequate. Especially when you feel inadequate. 

—Carl Haffner

We are not only to say, “I believe,” but to practice the truth.

—CCh 295

Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it’s getting.

Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it’s getting.

Don’t lose sight of your high and holy mission. 
Don’t settle for the pleasures of this life.

Don’t lose sight of your high and holy mission.
Don’t settle for the pleasures of this life.

Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it’s getting.

Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it’s getting.

The very trials that task our faith most severely and make it seem that God has forsaken us, are to lead us closer to Christ, that we may lay all our burdens at His feet and experience the peace which He will give us in exchange.

—PP 129

God permits trials to assail His people, that by their constancy and obedience they themselves may be spiritually enriched, and that their example may be a source of strength to others.

—PP 129

God leads His children by a way that they know not, but He does not forget or cast off those who put their trust in Him.

—Patriarchs and Prophets p129

Many are still tested as was Abraham. They do not hear the voice of God speaking directly from the heavens, but He calls them by the teachings of His word and the events of His providence. They may be required to abandon a career that promises wealth and honor, to leave congenial and profitable associations and separate from kindred, to enter upon what appears to be only a path of self-denial, hardship, and sacrifice.

—PP 126