Forgive Me When I Whine

Today upon a bus, I saw
A lovely maid with golden hair;
I envied her—she seemed so gay—
And oh, I wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle;
She had one foot and wore a crutch,
But as she passed, a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two feet—the world is mine.

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Judge Ye Not

I dreamed that death came the other night
And heaven's gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel
Ushered me inside.

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Speaking Up

I saw a young man at McDonalds. He was eating a hamburger, and I, a Big Mac. His hair was short and he wore a white shirt and tie. I came within a gnat's eyelash of saying: "Hi, there. I was wondering if you are a Mormon missionary?"

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Keep Your Goals in Sight

When she looked ahead, Florence Chadwick saw nothing but a solid wall of fog. Her body was numb. She had been swimming for nearly sixteen hours.

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Responsibility

This story begins in a small village in the south of France. It is in the early 1940's and the advancing German armies are threatening all who appear in its way.

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The Cage

A man named George Thomas was a pastor in a small New England town. He entered this church one Easter morning with a rusty, old, bent bird cage. He set the bird cage on the pulpit causing a few raised eyebrows.

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Becoming Filled With Desire

I stood one spring on Mars Hill in Athens, Greece, and as I looked across a small valley to the Acropolis where the remains of the famous Parthenon stood, I remembered a story told about Socrates, the famous Greek philosopher.

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The Vision Opens

The Vision Opens:

I see the rod of iron and feel the river of filthiness running alongside it. I am in the river, within arms' distance of the rod. The river does not seem filthy, only swift.

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Stewardship

Statement by President David O. McKay given about 1965 in President McKay's Hotel Utah apartment to a group of brethren working in the physical facilities part of the Church.

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