Monday, August 11, 2008

Thoughts from a Friend...

"Faith in [God] the great moving power...With it comes the only lasting comfort and peace of mind. God is our Eternal Father, and He lives. I don't understand the wonder of His magesty; I can't comprehend His glory. But I know that He is intensely interested in our welfare and involved in our lives, that I can speak with Him in prayer, and that He will hear and listen." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"On the other side of the veil, there are perhaps seventy billion people. They need the same gospel, and releases occur here to aid the Lord's work there. Each release of a righteous individual from this life is also a call to new labors. Those who have true hope understand this. Therefore, though we miss the departed righteous so much here, hundreds may feel their touch there. One day, those hundreds will thank the bereaved for gracefully forgoing the extended association with choice individuals here, in order that they could help hundreds there. In God's ecology, talent and love are never wasted. The hopeful understand this, too." ~Neal A. Maxwell

"Believe in the power of prayer. It is real, it is wonderful, it is tremendous." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"Faith and willingness to believe will chase pessimism away and replace it with hope and confidence. It is a source of immense personal comfort and peace of mind to have knowledge that God is with us, and that even when there is no way - perhaps particularly when there appears to be no way - He will open the way." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"Trials bring sorrow, which urges us to seek answers, which in turn bring understanding and peace. This is the peace which passeth the world's understanding." ~Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill

"God will only mend a broken heart when He is given all the pieces." ~Anonymous

So far, the last one is my favorite. In times of trouble, friends are a great blessing.

Savannah passed away on August 1, 2008, at 3:30 am. I'm not ready to tell you more. Maybe later.


Nicki said...

Thank you, and your friend who shares these quotes. They are wonderful. I love you.

Anonymous said...

I know you have a heavy heart just now. It is heavy because someone dear to you is also hurting.

You have been a good friend during this time of her daughters passing.
Because of your friendship qualities I have something for you on my post today, 8/13.
Kathy b