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Inspirational Message Archive
"There is no superior career, and no amount of money, authority, or public acclaim can exceed the ultimate rewards of family."
"As children of God, we should love Him with all our heart and soul, even more than we love our earthly parents. We should love our neighbors as brothers and sisters. No other commandments are greater than these."
—Russell M. Nelson, "Decisions for Eternity"
"There is no better setting for rearing the rising generation than the traditional family, where a father and a mother work in harmony to provide for, teach, and nurture their children. Where this ideal does not exist, people strive to duplicate its benefits as best they can in their particular circumstances."
"Let us be at the forefront in protecting time for family."
"We look on marriage and the bearing and nurturing of children as part of God’s plan and a sacred duty of those given the opportunity to do so. We believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity."
"I like this thought: 'Your mind is a cupboard, and you stock the shelves.' Let us make certain that our cupboard shelves, and those of our family members, are stocked with the things which will provide safety to our souls and enable us to return to our Father in Heaven. Such shelves could well be stocked with gospel scholarship, faith, prayer, love, service, obedience, example, and kindness"
"Too often we tend to split the Lord’s work into parts that seem unrelated. Whether it is preaching the gospel to nonmembers, serving with new converts, reactivating less-active members, teaching and strengthening active members, or performing family history and temple work, the work really is indivisible. These efforts are not separate. They are all part of the work of salvation."
—Russell M. Nelson, "The Work of Salvation: Parable of a Father at Bedtime"
Topics: Work of Salvation
"It is impossible for us to fail when we do our best when we are on the Lord’s errand."
"There is no greater joy in life than being anxiously engaged in the service of the Lord."
"As we act in faith, we often find that the blessings from the Lord are different than we expected but much better than we imagined."