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Saturday, January 08, 2005

January Inspiration

I have been reading the January 2005 Ensign and found President Hinckley's First Presidency message, "Pursue the Steady Course," very inspiring and encouraging. John Fowles has a good post referring to this article on his blog, A Bird's Eye View. It's the 1-6-2005 entry called "On Zero-tolerance." Additionally, there are some comments to his entry representing various views. I highly recommend reading both the article and the blog entry. I'd love to find a copy of Barbara W. Tuchman's article that President Hinckley referenced: "The Missing Element--Moral Courage."

Also in the January 2005 Ensign is an article by Elder D. Todd Christofferson called "Allegiance to God." In it, he offers some interesting insights into yielding our will to the will of our Heavenly Father. For example:

As we yield our will to His, God will tutor us in the successful use of moral agency. We will find freedom to be, to feel, and to do. We will be supported in all our trials. Over time our prayers will become powerful, and we will come into God’s presence, through prayer, with confidence. Our lives, our personalities will take on the characteristics and qualities of Christ.

I always get a lot out of the Ensign.



Blogger Chris Williams said...

Mary, thanks for your link to John Fowles's post. And thanks for your post, too!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great line and links. I found John Fowles insights refreshing compared to folks at other sites trying twist things to fit their own thoughts. I'm one of those terrible "Ironrodders."


10:32 AM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Glad you liked them!

10:38 AM  
Blogger john f. said...

Thanks for the plug! I was glad that you enjoyed the post over at a bird's eye view. And thanks for the heads-up on the Christofferson article. I hadn't read it yet.

12:33 PM  

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