A Quote by First Presidency on eternity, fatherhood, god, and worship

The sole object of worship, God the Eternal Father, stands supreme and alone and it is in the name of the Only Begotten that we worship him.

First Presidency

Source: First Presidency 1912

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on garden, gold, happiness, laws, love, motherhood, mountains, neighbors, passion, songs, sons, world, and worship

Last Request Maybe it's because the days are growing shorter, and each one starts and ends in cold, maybe that's why the sun on my back this afternoon is a loving arm--not a lover's, but a son's, the one who seldom comes anymore for love. Maybe it's because the mountain is now etched in white and the foothills, unafraid, blaze copper and gold and the sunflowers beyond my fence eye me, unblinking in their untamed gardens, and the sky, wholly blue, blesses my days with what even my mother-in-law would have to call happiness. Maybe that's why I think of her when the magpies who have squawked all summer from the roof of our tool shed come now reverently to worship beneath the mountain. Maybe that's why the one rosebush nearest the house continues to push tangerine clusters into the world, like my neighbor in her eighties who asks me to paint her fingernails Passionate Plum. There is something each autumn that presses against the wall, that commands me to make a last request: one more lark song, one last rose, petals tipped in yellow, a last look at our purple-leafed maple before it spreads its sequined cape across the grass.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on people, philosophy, world, and worship

The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on beginning, charity, charm, children, conversation, day, death, duty, earth, faith, fame, fatherhood, god, gold, greatness, hope, joy, lies, life, love, men, purity, selfishness, sons, spirit, work, world, worship, and wor

We've never seen the father here, but we have known the son, The finest type of manhood since the world was first begun, And summing up the works of God, I write with reverent pen. The greatest is the son he sent to cheer the lives of men. Through him we leaned the ways of God, and found the father's love; The son it was who won us back to him who reigns above. Our God did not come down himself to prove to men his worth, He sought our worship through the child he placed upon the earth. But be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, In spirit, in faith, in purity. How can I best express my life? Wherein does greatness lie: How can I long remembrance win, since I am born to die? Both fame and gold are selfish things; their charms may quickly flee, But I'm the father of a boy who came to speak for me. In him lies all I hope to be; his splendor shall be mine; I shall have done man's greatest work if only he is fine. If some day he shall help the world long after I am dead, In all that men shall say of him my praises shall be said, It matters not what I may win of fleeting gold or fame, My hope of joy depends alone on what my boy shall claim. My story must be told through him; for him I work and plan, Man's greatest duty is to be the father of a man.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on beginning, camping, day, justice, life, service, soldiers, and worship

On Sunday 8 April 1945, he had just finished conducting a service of worship at Schoenberg, when two soldiers came took him away. As he left, he said to another prisoner, This is the end - but for me, the beginning - of life. He was hanged the next day, less than a week before the Allies reached the camp.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945)

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A Quote by Dean L. Larsen on god, goodness, learning, and worship

There is something essential about joining together with other believers to worship, to sing, to pray, to learn of God's will for us, and to acknowledge his goodness to us. He has commanded that this should be so.

Dean L. Larsen (1927 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1989, p. 63., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on authority, guidance, meditation, profit, spirituality, and worship

In our worship there are two elements; one is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is meditation.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference report, April 1967, p. 85

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on attitude, belief, leadership, learning, observation, respect, study, and worship

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by Confucius on mind and worship

If my mind is not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Confucius on present and worship

We should worship as though the deity were present.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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