Summer 2011

Elder Lance B. Wickman

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The Substance of Things Hoped For: Where Faith and Works Meet

The Substance of Things Hoped For: Where Faith and Works Meet

I prayed earnestly over what I might say to you today. During my active years of general authority service, it was my privilege to speak to a number of Latter-day Saint congregations of students at various institutions—BYU, University of Utah, Weber College, elsewhere—and I’m very much aware of the fact that, at this stage of your life as students and coming to devotionals like this, you’re very accustomed to receiving advice. Being a student, particularly at a Church school where we have a significant group of LDS students, is much like going on a mission or getting married—there is just no shortage of advice that’s available to you at that time. So I thought I might take something of a bit of a different tack with you this morning.
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President J. Lawrence Richards

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Fifteen Ideas for Summer

Fifteen Ideas for Summer

“I invite you to think about what you might want to accomplish this summer. What you want your outcomes to be. I invite you to make a list of what you want to do before the summer is over. If you can’t think of things you want to include on your list, here are 15 ideas you might consider. Consider it sort of a potential “bucket list” for the next 12 weeks. Most importantly, these ideas can trigger your own personally tailored list of outcomes.”
 
Fifteen Ideas for Summer:
 
  1. Go to the Temple more often.
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Wyn Dunford

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Can you start a business? Of course you can

June 14, 2011

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Bruce A. Schreiner

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Our Legacy of Learning 

Our Legacy of Learning

 
What an honor it is to be with you today.  Actually, I am somewhat amazed that there are so many of you here today, after having seen the frightening picture of myself on the posters advertising today’s devotional.   I admit that I would feel much more comfortable seated in the congregation with you.    I consider myself a student, like you, and that is the basis of the topic that I feel inclined to address today.
Perhaps I could introduce my theme with a true story.  Valerie and I had been home from our mission assignment for just a brief time when we were called to fulfill a rather unusual church assignment.  One of the wards in our stake had been through great trauma.  The bishop had been excommunicated, along with some of the prominent sisters.  It is hard to describe the damage such serious sin can cause to individuals, families, and also to a ward in general.  The faith of many
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Sarah Sorenson

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Eternally Learning

Eternally Learning

In the Doctrine and Covenants, we are given a commandment to learn, not only the “doctrine of the kingdom”(Doctrine and Covenants 88:77) but also “things both in heaven and in earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad, the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:79). For “the glory of God is intelligence” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:36), and “whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19).
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Renae L. Richards

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Finding Your True Identity

Finding Your True Identity

            There has been much in the news in the last few years about loss of identity or identity theft.  Bank accounts have been emptied, fraudulent insurance claims have been filed, and government services have been illegally accessed.  Often, the victim doesn’t know there has been a theft until more than four years have passed, making any attempt to reclaim one’s identity an expensive and time-consuming process.  Newer forms of identity theft include assuming someone’s medical identity to receive medical services or access to drugs.  When a medical identity has been taken, the risk to the victim can be life-threatening. A thief’s treatment history can end up on your medical records. This could include the wrong blood type or medicine to which you’re allergic.
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