On The Weak and the Simple of the Church: You can't tell by looking at a frog how high he is going to jump!
On Enduring Together What happens to a few happens to all. Blessings can emerge from heartbreak.
On Strengthen(ing) Home and Family President Hinckley gave... "a simple four-point program" that will not only "assure your happiness" but will bless your family. Pray, study, pay your tithing, and attend your meetings. Seeking the help of the Lord daily through prayer will bring great blessings to your family. As you personally study the scriptures, you will come to know the Savior and His teachings. "Get all of the education you can." "While tithing is paid with money, more importantly it is paid with faith." Eternal families are made up of individuals.
On Why Are We Members of the Only True Church? Happiness does not depend on money. A Testimony comes to us as we live a worthy life and seek it in prayer. "Talk to them about prayer," he told me. "That is a good subject," I told him, "but they've heard a lot of talk about prayer; what could I tell them that's new?" "That's easy too, Daddy. First tell them, 'Before you start to talk to Heavenly Father, think about the things you want to tell him.'... Once you've thought of it, tell it to Him! When you finish, wait and see if He has something to tell you." Christ paid for my sins, for my illnesses, afflictions, and sorrows.
On Claim(ing) the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises The Lord makes generous promises, and He certifies that He will not vary from these promises. "Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you" (3 Nephi 18:20). "Let virtue garnish [our] thoughts unceasingly" (see D&C 121:45-46). Sometimes, in our earthly impatience, we may lose sight of the Lord's precious promises and disconnect our obedience from the fulfillment of these promises. The Lord has declared: "Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and not fulfilled?" Important components of faith are patience, long-suffering, and enduring to the end. "And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her" (Genesis 29:18, 20). In this age of one-hour dry cleaning and one-minute fast-food franchises, it may at times seem to us as though a loving Heavenly Father has misplaced our precious promises or He has put them on hold or filed them under the wrong name. Such were the feelings of Rachel. But with the passage of time, we encounter four of the most beautiful words in holy writ: "And God remembered Rachel" (Genesis 30:22). When heaven's promises sometimes seem afar off, I pray that each of us will embrace these exceeding great and precious promises and never let go. And just as God remembered Rachel, God will remember you.
On Have We Not Reason to Rejoice? To endure to the end, we need to trust our Father in Heaven and make wise choices. There will be days and nights when you feel overwhelmed, when your hearts are heavy and your heads hang down. Then, please remember, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, is the Head of this Church. It is His gospel. He wants you to succeed. He is the Son of the living God. He has promised: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). My dear friends, the Savior heals the broken heart and binds up your wounds.
On Mrs. Patton - The Story Continues Heavenly Father loves each one of us. He hears the prayers of the humble hearts; He hears our cries for help.