Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Be grateful for the ups and downs in life; that's how you know you're alive." - John Bytheway

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

From "The Rape of Lucrece" by William Shakespeare

'What win I, if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy.
Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week?
Or sells eternity to get a toy?
For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?
Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown,
Would with the sceptre straight be strucken down?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

‎"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~Lewis B. Smedes

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pure Thought

"Our mind, like the dyer's hand, is colored by what it holds." -Unknown

Friday, June 15, 2012

Truth and Light

"When light is present, darkness is vanquished and must depart" - Elder Robert D. Hales

The Reaper and the Flowers

"There is a Reaper, whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.

"Shall I have naught that is fair?" saith he;
"Have naught but the bearded grain?
Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me,
I will give them all back again."

He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes,
He kissed their drooping leaves;
It was for the Lord of Paradise
He bound them in his sheaves.

"My Lord has need of these flowerets gay,"
The Reaper said, and smiled;
"Dear tokens of the earth are they,
Where he was once a child.

"They shall all bloom in fields of light,
Transplanted by my care,
And saints, upon their garments white,
These sacred blossoms wear."

And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flowers she most did love;
She knew she should find them all again
In the fields of light above.

O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flowers away."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It's important to remember that children sometimes return early to the presence of Heavenly Father, but it is all part of His plan. Death is not the anger of God: it is His mercy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Red - Pieces

This reminds me of our relationship with the Savior. It's very thought-provoking.