Thursday, July 10, 2014

Latest Inspiration

My friend Lorren does this cool thing where she collects things that inspire her every month. I thought it was a great idea, so forgive me for stealing it for this post.

Two great quotes that have been on my mind lately 

“We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer.”
-- President J. Reuben Clark Jr., in Conference Report, Oct. 1936, 111

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” 
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A great book

We listened to Thanks for the Feedback on one of our road trips. I would recommend it to everyone! I could identify myself in every example they gave. Now we can stop picking out the "good" feedback and just learn from everyone, all of the time. A very cool idea.

An excellent talk

This was an incredible talk by Elder Ballard, about making technology your servant and not your master. I often find the line, "If you are randomly scrolling through the internet, it is your master. If you intentionally use the internet, it is your servant" coursing through my head throughout the day. His tender feelings about the Sacrament impacted me. And I loved the way he talked about taking time to be away from noise and lights to "be still, and know that I am God."
There's a summary here, but you really need to watch the whole thing.


  1. I am glad you are doing this! I love to see what other people are finding. I want to read Thanks For the Feedback now. :)