06 February 2015

January Commonplace Sampler

From my notebook this past month:

"And if my soul may find her peace
In sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
And in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
Then I have been dipped again in God, and new created."
- D. H. Lawrence

"The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home."
-Harold B. Lee

"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling... It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in, it is what God gave you time for."
-quoted by Neil L. Anderson

And I said unto them: Have ye inquired of the Lord? And they said unto me: We have not; for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us."
-1 Nephi 15:9-10

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
-Marcus Aurelus

Gratitude transcends whatever is happening around us. It surpasses disappointment, discouragement, and despair. It blooms just as beautifully in the icy landscape of winter as it does in the pleasant warmth of summer."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are lead by Him. I am fearful that they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give their leaders if they did know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in their right way. Let every man and woman know, by the whisperings of the Spirit... whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not."
-Brigham Young