Winter 2007

Elder Robert R. Steuer

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Change Others by Changing Self

Change Others by Changing Self


Well, Brothers and Sisters, it’s really nice to be here with you. I don’t know whether I should speak Portuguese or not, because when I first entered, someone came in and como estou falando Portugues com a gente entao eu continuarei falando? But we’ll speak English for the rest of us here today, because I notice there are other people who don’t speak Portuguese. So we’ll move on with that.

It’s really a delight to be here with you. It’s a delight to be with young people in general. How I wish I were a young person again, but I still have youth in my bones, and so that still makes it good.
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Dr. Sterling Larson

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Prayer and Goal Setting Bring Success

Prayer and Goal Setting Bring Success

 
It’s a real pleasure to be here. The fact is, on a morning like this, it’s a great day to be here for two reasons: number one, because it is a great morning, and number two, because I’m truly speaking to brothers and sisters at this time. You are truly my brothers and sisters. And I have some great news for you. You today are in the right place at the right time. 
 
Now then, let me explain a little bit about that. There are many of you here who have traveled a long ways in order to attend LDS Business College, and you’re wondering if you should be here right now. Perhaps you should be home, where many of you have some concerns with family or friends who are having some health problems. And you’re wondering if you should be with them. Some of you are wondering if you should even be here at the College, that there may
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President D. Michael Stewart

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Reach out to Temple Square

Reach out to Temple Square

 

My brothers and sisters, I have known President Woodhouse longer than I’ve known my wife. I love him—not as much as I love my wife, but I love him. And you know he is lovable. I’ve seen for years the influential hand that he has had in guiding the direction of this college. 

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Victor L. Cline

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"The Destructive Power of Pornography"

The Destructive Power of Pornography

I’d like to say it’s a real pleasure being here. It was mentioned that we had nine kids in our home, and most of them are gone now. As I was thinking about it, most of you are going to have that experience of marrying and having families. We had the great fortune and opportunity to have twin boys—identical twins. That was a great experience, growing up with them. In fact, when one of them was about six years old, he came to me and he said, “Dad, I want to ask you a question.” 

I try to be a dad that’s there for my kids, so I said, “Well, gee, what is it, Rick? What would you like to know?”

He said, “Dad, what’s the difference between an elephant and a mailbox?” 

And I was really taken aback by this, and I thought and thought about it, and I said, “Well frankly, Rick, I don’t know.”

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Jay E. Jensen

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Teaching and Learning: Inseparable Companions

Teaching and Learning: Inseparable Companions

 

Elder Jensen:
Before I begin—because it is Valentine’s Day—Happy Valentine’s Day. Reach out in love to someone. It is not often that I am able to have my sweetheart and companion with me, and since she’s always ready, we’ll hear a brief testimony from her and then I’ll proceed with what I have to share.

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David B. Magleby

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Civic Engagement: Making a Difference in our communities, Countries and World

Civic Engagement: Making a Difference in Our Communities, Countries and World

 

I am honored by the invitation to speak to you today. I have titled my remarks: Civic Engagement: Making a Difference in our Communities, Countries and World. The First Presidency has said, “We urge members of the Church to be full participants in political, governmental, and community affairs. Members of the Church are under special obligations to seek out and then uphold those leaders who are wise, good and honest.”(See D & C 98:10).

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Pamela J. Atkinson

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The Critical Need to Build Community

The Critical Need to Build Community

When I first came to this country from England, I thought that America was a very odd community indeed. It was different. How many of you are from other countries? Didn’t you find it a little odd when you came, as compared to your own country? And then it begins to grow on you. I remember when I first arrived and somebody yelling out, “Welcome to God’s own country!” 

And I thought, “What an odd thing to say. I thought I’d just left God’s own country in England.”

But as I traveled around I noticed vast differences from state to state. We actually first arrived in New York, and I had great difficulty understanding people. And they had difficulty understanding me, too. One day a friend and I were talking and we decided maybe all of America wasn’t quite like New York. So we decided to get on a bus and we went down to New Orleans. And that was different.

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Are You on the Path to Eternal Life?

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Are You on the Path to Eternal Life? By: Elder H. Ross Workman

Are You on the Path to Eternal Life?

What a treat it is for me to be here today. It’s a thrill for me to see young people like you and to hear this beautiful choir, and to know that you’re in one of the great institutions of the Church. And I know that you are here for an important purpose, that is, to prepare yourself for the rest of your life. So today I want to talk a about the rest of your life.

I’d like to remind you of why you’re here in the first place. Every person here who has taken upon him or her that covenant of baptism was foreordained to greatness in that world which existed before. I’ve often thought how marvelous it would be to be able to open the book that exists in heaven and see what I’ve already signed up for. Wouldn’t you like to know that? I think you would be surprised.

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