In speaking about developing knowledge of geography, the noted historian Daniel Boorstin in his book "The Discovers" (page 134) said: "Imagination drew in bold strokes, instantly serving hopes and fears, while knowledge advanced by slow increments and contradictory witnesses." With this, I have made my first post directly on the Kip on Character blog, not … Continue reading Imagination is Fast, Knowledge Slow
Bookkeeping and Life
Anyone that deals with bookkeeping in their professional life would do well to think about the applicability to their moral lives. Dr. Stocks has given a very good framework for consideration. Our Book of Life - BYU Speeches
There is power in this quote, it is Priesthood Power
“Never is the power of the priesthood, which you hold, more wonderful than when there is a crisis in your home, a serious illness, or some great decision that has to be made. … Vested in the power of the priesthood, which is the power of Almighty God, is the power to perform miracles if … Continue reading There is power in this quote, it is Priesthood Power
The complements of virtue provides power.
“It is said that any virtue when taken to an extreme can become a vice.” Of Things That Matter Most - Dieter F. Uchtdorf [The following are a like and a comment on this post] +1'd by: David Benedict Morgan Hendrick - 2018-05-21 09:23:15-0400 My name is Mr Hendrick Morgan, I have been diagnosed with … Continue reading The complements of virtue provides power.
Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually
“My brothers and sisters, except for Jesus, there have been no flawless performances on this earthly journey we are pursuing, so while in mortality let’s strive for steady improvement without obsessing over what behavioral scientists call ‘toxic perfectionism.’ We should avoid that latter excessive expectation of ourselves and of others and, I might add, of … Continue reading Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually
Humbly recognize God’s purposes in our actions
“When a reporter tried to recognize Mother Teresa for her life’s mission to help the poor, she retorted: ‘It’s [God’s] work. I am like a … pencil in his hand. … He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it. The pencil has only to be allowed to … Continue reading Humbly recognize God’s purposes in our actions
Service is what we strive to do forever
“Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made.” The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven - By Elder D. Todd Christofferson
I like to think of September 21st as Patriarchal Blessing day, in that it is the day Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith, and in a sense gave him his Patriarchal Blessing saying "God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, … Continue reading Patriarchal Blessings
I think this quote is quite intriguing: "The Savior is not dependent on food or water or oxygen or any other substance or power or person for life. Both as Jehovah and Messiah, He is the great I Am, the self-existing God. He simply is and ever will be." The Resurrection of Jesus Christ - … Continue reading
As a Home Teacher I once gave a blessing to a single sister with three teenage children just before school began. I sensed she was somewhat discouraged at the challenges she faced. In the blessing I said that, like a Mormon Pioneer in 1848, when in the middle of Wyoming while en route to the … Continue reading Discouraged