Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Best is Yet to Be.

"There are cycles of good and bad times, ups and downs, periods of joy and sadness, and times of plenty as well as scarcity...One of the challenges of this mortal experience is to not allow the stresses and strains of life to get the better of us -- to endure the varied seasons of life while remaining positive, even optimistic.  Perhaps when difficulties and challenges strike, we should have these hopeful words of Robert Browning etched in our minds: "The best is yet to be."

"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives."  -- "Let Him Do It with Simplicity", Elder L. Tom Perry, 2008