Thursday, April 29, 2010
"Inspirational Thoughts," Ensign, June 1999, 4
Monday, April 26, 2010
Here's the link: “The Glory of God Is Intelligence,” Friend, Oct. 2007, 6
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Just as Jesus taught those who desired to know the truth, he can continue to be your guide and your teacher in your search for eternal truth.
The education of the heart, of the conscience, and of the spirit, along with the education of the mind, truly is higher education."
New Era Sept 1992
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I loved this talk in the most recent General Conference!
Here is the full talk: "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home," by Elder L. Tom Perry, General Conference April 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Read the entire talk here: “Learning the Lessons of the Past,” Ensign, May 2009, 31–34
Monday, April 19, 2010
The whole talk was amazing! Read it here: “Real-Life Education,” NewEra, Apr 2009, 2–8
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Quote from "In His Steps, " Ensign, September 1988
Friday, April 16, 2010
Quote from: "Salvation—A Family Affair,"Ensign, July 1992
Thursday, April 8, 2010
For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment. We are to learn “of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad.”
Joseph Smith loved learning even though he had few opportunities for formal education. In his journals, he spoke happily of days spent in study and often expressed his love of learning.
Joseph taught the Saints that knowledge was a necessary part of our mortal journey, for “a man is saved no faster than he [gains] knowledge,” and that “whatever principle of intelligence we attain … in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.” During challenging times, it is even more important to learn. The Prophet Joseph taught, “Knowledge does away with darkness, [anxiety], and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is.”
Brethren, you have a duty to learn as much as you can. Please encourage your families, your quorum members, everyone to learn and become better educated. If formal education is not available, do not allow that to prevent you from acquiring all the knowledge you can. Under such circumstances, the best books, in a sense, can become your “university”—a classroom that is always open and admits all who apply. Strive to increase your knowledge of all that is “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” Seek knowledge “by study and also by faith.” Seek with a humble spirit and contrite heart. As you apply the spiritual dimension of faith to your study—even of temporal things—you can amplify your intellectual capacity, for “if your eye be single to [God’s] glory, your whole [body] shall be filled with light, … and [comprehend] all things.”
In our learning, let us not neglect the fountain of revelation. The scriptures and the words of modern-day apostles and prophets are the sources of wisdom, divine knowledge, and personal revelation to help us find answers to all the challenges in life. Let us learn of Christ; let us seek out that knowledge which leads to peace, truth, and the sublime mysteries of eternity.