Personal Online Journal

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What habits do I want?

“Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!” ― Og Mandino

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” ― Og Mandino

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. ”
― Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World (2001): 2001 Gift Edition

“Only a habit can subdue another habit.”
― Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

“I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them.”
― Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

“And so long as I can laugh never will I be poor.”
― Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman In The World

What habits do I want?

Today, I start a new life.
Today, I create a new, positive habit.
The only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.
Good habits are the key to all success.
Thus, the first law I will obey is: I will form good habits and become their slave.
Today, I take control of my actions and behaviors. With these, I create my life and destiny.
- Greatest Salesman Og Mandino

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Peter, My Brother

Peter, My Brother
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
July 13, 1971 • Devotional BYU

Several years ago a newspaper carried an Easter editorial written by a minister of religion. The editorial lamented the career of the apostle Peter, denouncing, among other things, his indecisiveness, lack of humility, fear of man, and failure to pray. The minister concluded his Easter appeal: “Let us as people, especially those who are Christians and claim to abide by the Word of God, not make the same mistakes and fall as Peter fell.”
This editorial came to the attention of another “Peter,” another resolute chief apostle. President Spencer W. Kimball, then acting president of the Council of the Twelve, saw this journalistic piece and shuddered.
“I had some strange emotions,” he recounted before an audience of young adults. “I was shocked, then I was chilled, then my blood changed its temperature and began to boil. I felt I was attacked viciously, for Peter was my brother, my colleague, my example, my prophet, and God’s anointed. I whispered to myself, ‘That is not true. He is maligning my brother.’”  ("The Lengthening Shadow of Peter", Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign Sep 1975) 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Stand Forever

Melanie Price Wellman referred to this talk in her podcast. Lawrence E. Corbridge talks about primary questions and secondary ones. I recommend this talk.

"We must be grounded on the rock of revelation, and although we may not know the answer to every question, we must know the answers to the primary questions. And if we do, the gates of hell shall not prevail against us and we will stand forever."

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Mormon Channel Talk broadcast on Radio

We recently bought a new car. I noticed that it had an HD, digital radio. I realized that Mormon Channel Talk is broadcast on the channel 2 of 92.3 KTAR.

It has been a welcome light as I have been driving to and from work.

See a list of other radio stations that broadcast Mormon Channel Talk

Everyone can download or stream the programs. Some of them are here.