Winter 2005

Elder Shirley D. Christensen

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That [Thy] Name May Be Had in Honorable Remembrance…” -D&C 124:96 

That [Thy] Name May Be Had in Honorable Remembrance…” -D&C 124:96

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David Frischknecht

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Read the Book of Mormon By: David Frischknecht

Read the Book of Mormon


What a wonderful, peaceful refuge this is to be at the devotional at LDS Business College. I visited last week and heard Elder [Shirley] Christensen speak and enjoyed that moment so much. During the week I have thought many times, maybe some of you have too, of Elder Christensen’s story about his ancestor in Cache Valley who refused to harvest his sweet peas on Sunday and gave up that cash crop in honor of the Lord’s day. He said he would rather feed his sweet peas to his cows than break the Sabbath and harvest them on Sunday. I hope that those kinds of lessons linger with us—that we ponder on the things of the Spirit.

President Benson’s Charge
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Edith Hamelin

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Learning to Trust in the Lord

Learning to Trust in the Lord

 
Matt Tittle came into my office one day a couple of weeks ago.  He does that on occasion just to pass the time of day.  This time he sat down and said, “I want to ask you a question and a favor.” 
 
I said, “Okay, what?”
 
“We want you to be a forum speaker,” he said. 
 
My surprised response was, “Why?”  
 
He laughed and gave me some reasons.  My next question was, “When?”
 
“Soon” he said, “February second, as a matter of fact.”  
 
I had seen the schedule for devotionals and forums and knew there were some openings at the end of the semester so I looked to see who couldn’t come.
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Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie

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Be Not Terrified but Believing

Be Not Terrified but Believing

 
As a result of some sleepless nights the last of December, I was prompted to counsel with my family. We held a teleconference that brought together my children within the U.S., and one in Iraq. I advised them of my concern and the repeating theme of my impressions during those sleepless nights. I said it was time to carefully consider our preparation for the days ahead. We asked: “What needs to be put in order in each life and family in order to be absolutely sure that our course in life was in accordance with the Will of our Heavenly Father, and meets with the approval of the Lord, which is the third requisite in or to have faith unto salvation.”
 
I wish to speak to you plainly about the days in which we live and the signs of the times.
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Duane Millard

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A Few Secrets to a Successful and Fulfilling Life

A Few Secrets to a Successful and Fulfilling Life

 
I understand the atmosphere today is that of a forum, so after a few moments we will turn it into a less formal setting and perhaps you will want to respond to a handout I will have. First of all, I’m reminded of something I have chuckled about since I’ve heard it. A fellow stood up at the speaker’s platform, like the one I am standing at, in a sacrament meeting and he turned around to the bishop and said, “Bishop, the congregation is so small; where is everybody? Did you tell them in advance that I was speaking?” The Bishop was a very wise man, and here is how he responded: “No, but I’ll find out who did.”
 
There is another story that particularly tickled me about the budget director at the White House. I was watching this on C-span one night.
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President Gordon B. Hinckley

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Legacy of Bryant S. and Ada Bitner Hinckley

Legacy of Bryant S. and Ada Bitner Hinckley

Delivered at an event honoring  the legacy left to the College by Bryant S. and Ada Bitner Hinckley, and to celebrate the endowment of a scholarship fund established in the two educators’ name.

 
I think of all the attributes that I’ve heard about and seen today and perhaps the most outstanding was that my father and my mother could write with a penmanship that could be read. You don’t see that any more. People scribble and so on and so on. But they wrote in a beautiful hand, each one of them.
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