Summer 2015

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers By: Elder Larry S. Kacher

Questions and Answers

What a beautiful way to begin this meeting, with that wonderful testimony by Arzoo and this beautiful song, “Abide with Me.” Thank you, President Richards, for this opportunity to be here with you. Arzoo you and I have something in common. You said when you first received this request, your first inclination was to turn it down. Well, I can’t say that that was my first inclination, but I understand the feeling. The feeling of responsibility, the opportunity to stand before such a wonderful group of brothers and sisters—and I truly look at you as brothers and sisters. Thank you. Thank you for coming. Thank you for braving the snow.

You’ve left me with a little bit of a dilemma. President Richards asked you for questions; I didn’t expect 15 pages of questions—380 or so, to be approximate. That leaves me about 5 seconds a question, brothers and sisters.

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Divine Blessings

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Divine Blessings By: Clay Christiansen

Divine Blessings

How inspiring and beautiful was that musical number? What a great testament to the power of beautiful music. I’ve taken the words from a hymn that inspires me to guide me in my remarks to you today, and the words—actually there are two sets of words to this hymn, sung to the same melody. Hymn tunes are given names, too, that you would never know—you would recognize the melody, but you would never know that its name was “Hyfrydol.” It’s a Welsh tune, and I think that must be a Welsh word.  And we sing the great sacrament hymn by Mabel Jones Gabbott, “In Humility, Our Savior” (Hymns, no.172), to this tune. And then the Christian world at large sings, and so does the Tabernacle Choir, another set of wonderful words from 1747 to this tune by the great hymn writer Charles Wesley , and it’s titled, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.” And I want to use the words of this hymn by these two great poets to guide our thoughts today.

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One Degree Changes

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One Degree Changes By: Roger Connors

One Degree Changes

Thank you for that beautiful number and for the blessing of bringing the Spirit into this meeting. I’m so grateful to be here today, to be honored to speak with you. What a privilege it is that you have to attend this great institution. I attended a two-year junior college in my academic career and did not have the opportunity to attend an LDS institution at that time. I think it’s such a privilege to have this blessing. I feel like I am among friends as I participate here.

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End of Semester Devotional

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End of Semester Devotional By: Three Students

End of Semester Devotional

Janaye Steadman :

Okay. Be careful about the desires of your heart. Last week, I sat right down here with my friends, and I listened to Marisol’s beautiful testimony, and I thought to myself, “I’m graduating in two weeks, and I’ve never had the opportunity to speak in devotional. And two days later the school called me, and here I am. So the Lord is very aware of every desire of your heart. Be careful of what they are because He just might arrange them.

I absolutely love the Business College. I believe that this is one of the best places on earth. And one of the reasons I love it so much is because of the unique invitations that have been extended to us and the unique experiences we can have here. My first semester, I remember the focus was more on this being a temple of learning, and this semester we were invited to “Receive the Gift.”

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Trusting Jesus

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Trusting Jesus By: Joshua Burt

Trusting Jesus

 

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. I am grateful to be here and for the opportunity to share a few lessons that I have learned over the years.

 

Lesson number one. Avoid extreme or bulky hairstyles. They will save you a lot of embarrassment in the future.

You'll notice that President didn't say that my LIFELONG goal was to get married before I lost my hair. As you can see here, I wasn't worried about hair. You can also see that I wasn't worried about style.

My remaining lessons will fall under one of the following categories: career, academic, financial, and personal. You may recognize them if you have taken STEP before.

Career

Lesson 1: Heeding the Lord When it Doesn't Make Sense.

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