Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hello Friends,

Last night I stumbled across a beautiful speech that I haven't been able to stop thinking about.

I've noticed that every once in a while, just when I'm needing some guidance, Heavenly Father finds a way to give me exactly what I need to hear. He finds ways to put it right under my nose. Whether it be in a church talk that I'm sure was written specifically for me,  a good quote that I stumble upon, or something that stands out to me as I read my scriptures.

Well, last night as I was browsing around on the Gospel Library app on my phone, I happened to find this talk, entitled
click to read the whole talk

Alright, so if I'm being honest, I have no idea what the word 'axiom' means, and I'm probably not even pronouncing it correctly....but I'm pretty sure I still got the gist of the whole talk. 

As I've pondered the words of this talk all day today, I thought to myself, 'You know what! That was exactly what I needed to hear...and maybe it's exactly what someone else needs to hear too.'

So I thought I'd share it with you, just in case you're looking for a little upliftment too! It is filled with simple wisdom that I believe applies to us all, regardless of what religious or spiritual background we come from.

I know you're all busy, so I'll just give you a brief sample of the advice given by Elder Robert D Hales, and you can follow the link above if you're intrigued enough to read more.

  1. It’s not the obstacle that counts, but how you overcome it.
  2. Pursue your goals with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. You are doomed to failure if you pursue them in a vacillating manner.
  3. From a tiny spark can come a large fire.
  4. Our greatest strengths can become our greatest weaknesses.
  5. Failure is one of the greatest teachers if we have the faith to learn from it.
  6. It is not how you start the race or where you are during the race. It is how you cross the finish line that matters.
  7. "If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage."
  8. You cannot learn the Lord’s will without exercising your agency and becoming accountable for your decisions.
  9. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  10. The temple of God is the greatest university.


a self-evident truth that requires no proof.
a universally accepted principle or rule.

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