fatherhood

A Quote by Richard L. Evans on execution, fatherhood, god, judgment, life, men, past, purpose, and world

But fortunately for us and for all men, it has not been given unto us to judge, nor to execute, nor to measure out the days and the years of men. We may be most grateful that such matters belong to the Lord God our Father, who sees things past and things to come. And, we may be grateful for the assurance that there is plan and purpose in this world, and in our own lives.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on fatherhood, life, and sons

It is a great moment in life when a father sees a son grow taller than he or reach farther.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on acceptance, bitterness, blessings, change, children, death, facts, faith, fatherhood, fighting, god, good, grief, heaven, kindness, life, love, memory, peace, planning, promises, purpose, quiet, rest, trust, and world

Indeed, the greatest blessing that can follow the death of those we love is reconciliation. Without it there is no peace. But with it come quiet thoughts and quickened memories. And what else shall a man do except become reconciled? What purpose does he serve by fighting what he cannot touch or by brooding upon what he cannot change? We have to trust the Lord God for so many things, and it is but one thing more to trust him in the issues of life and death, and to accept the fact that his plans and promises and purposes transcend the bounds of this world and of this life. With such faith the years are kind, and peace and reconciliation do come to those who have laid to rest their loved ones - who, even in death, are not far removed from us, and of whom our Father in heaven will be mindful until we meet again even as we are mindful of our own children. Bitter grief without reconciliation serves no good purpose. Death comes to all of us, but so does life everlasting.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard G. Scott on children, fatherhood, life, love, and motives

If you seek His help, be sure your life is clean, your motives are worthy, and you're willing to do what He asks-for He will answer your prayers. He is your loving Father; you are His beloved child. He loves you perfectly and wants to help you.

Richard G. Scott (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1989, p. 32., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Richard G. Scott on adversity, anguish, challenge, concern, disappointment, fatherhood, frustration, learning, life, pain, peace, promises, rest, and understanding

Don't let the workings of adversity totally absorb your life. Try to understand what you can. Act where you are able; then let the matter rest with the Lord for a period while you give to others in worthy ways before you take on appropriate concern again. Please learn that as you wrestle with a challenge and feel sadness because of it, you can simultaneously have peace and rejoicing. Yes, pain, disappointment, frustration, and anguish can be temporary scenes played out on the stage of life. Behind them can be a background of peace and the positive assurance that a loving Father will keep His promises.

Richard G. Scott (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1995, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Richard C. Edgley on authors, belief, devil, fatherhood, lies, listening, and truth

Will we listen to "Satan, the author of all lies . . . ? Or are we going to believe a loving Heavenly Father, who is the source of all truth and righteousness?

Richard C. Edgley (1936 -)

Source: Ensign, November 2000. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Rey L. Pratt on darkness, death, deception, departure, despair, doubt, divinity, eternity, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, god, guidance, happiness, heart, heaven, home, jesus, justice, kiss, knowledge, life, love, men, mortality, prayer, puri

A Prayer: 1. 3. O Father, help me understand, Forgive the surging doubts that rise And know the reason why Within my aching heart, The boy that Thou dids't give to me, And take the dimness from mine eyes, So early had to die; Let darkness all depart. Why one whose life had been so pure, Let light and knowledge come to me Who never knew deceit, From heaven, Thy home on high, Should droop and wither like a flower O help me put my trust in Thee: Crushed under ruthless feet. O Father, tell me, why. 2. 4. O Father, help me understand Perhaps I sin in asking this, Thy purposes Divine, More faith should show in Thee; In letting death, with ruthless hand But, O I miss his loving kiss, Tear his dear heart from mine. He was so dear to me. O let me see the veil beyond, Just let me know that I sometime Where dwells his spirit pure, Shall find him, once again, And know he's happy where he's gone; And clasp again his form to mine: O let me feel secure. I ask, in Jesus' name. The Answer: 5. 7. Grieve not, my son for time shall be, Then grieve not for the one that's gone, When death shall be no more. Nor let your heart despair; Thy loved one I'll return to thee, For God in wisdom called your son, To cherish evermore. To work for Him up there; 'Twas in the plan that man should die, The prison gates to open wide And slumber in the grave, For those who died in sin, But rise again, as even I, And through repentance them to guide For this my life I gave. Again to worship Him. 6. 8. For mortal life is but a part Let this then be your answer, why, Of God's eternity, And let your heart rejoice, In which the souls of men embark For unto God they do not die, To find felicity. Who answer to His voice; What men call death is but a step But walk with Him in realms of love, From low to higher plane, Where all the righteous be. And all who in the dust have slept, Be comforted, for there above, Through me shall live again. Thy boy will welcome thee.

Rey L. Pratt

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A Quote by Rebecca Cannon on fatherhood, imagination, time, and path

There was a time when I was totally bereft and couldn't imagine why I couldn't feel Heavenly Father around me. But looking back clearly, I could mark the path he silently carried me.

Rebecca Cannon

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on death and fatherhood

To Robert Cecil on her death-bed. Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: J. R. Green, A Short History of the English People

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A Quote by Plato on children, creation, fatherhood, justice, money, people, and poets

. . . you did not seem to me over-fond of money. And this is the way in general with those who have not made it themselves, while those who have are twice as fond of it as anyone else. For just as poets are fond of their own poems, and fathers of their own children, so money-makers become devoted to money, not only because, like other people, they find it useful, but because it's their own creation.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic

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