Tag Archives: self reliance

September 2013 Visiting Teaching Message

29 August

The Visiting Teaching Message for September 2013 is on Self-Reliance, and focuses on being temporally and spiritually self-reliant. Being self-reliant in and of itself is a good thing. We should desire to be a little more self-reliant and not be dependent on individuals or government programs to provide for us. However it’s when the desire […]

Mormon Dilemma 268

29 May

Self Reliance and Temples “Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service“, General Conference, Apr. 2012; “We become converted and spiritually self-reliant as we prayerfully live our covenants—through worthily partaking of the sacrament, being worthy of a temple recommend, and sacrificing to serve others.”  —Elder Robert D. Hales

Mormon Dilemma 128

30 December

Self Reliant http://lds.org/ensign/2009/03/becoming-self-reliant-spiritually-and-physically?lang=eng Ensign, March 2009; “To become self-reliant, a person must work. Work is physical, mental, or spiritual effort. It is a basic source of happiness, self-worth, and prosperity. Through work, people accomplish many good things in their lives. … “As people become self-reliant, they are better prepared to endure adversities” and are “better able […]

Mormon Dilemma 36

28 July

Mormon Belief Newsweek, “What Mormons Believe,” September 1, 1980, p. 68; “Mormon doctrine means that ultimately we are not dependent upon God for our existence. And since we can make ourselves as godly as the Father, we don’t feel any jealousy toward him.” – BYU Professor James E. Ford 2 Tim. 2:16; “But shun profane […]