Many years ago, I took the Scouts on a campout in the desert. The boys slept by a large fire they had made, and like every good Scout leader, I slept in the back of my truck. In the morning when I sat up and looked at the campsite, I saw one Scout, whom I will call Paul, who looked particularly rough around the edges. I asked how he had slept, and he replied, "Not very well."
When I asked why, he said, "I was cold; the fire went out."
I answered, "Well, fires do that. Wasn't your sleeping bag warm enough?"
No answer.
Then one of the other Scouts loudly volunteered, "He didn't use his sleeping bag."
I asked in disbelief, "Why not, Paul?"
Silence-then finally the sheepish reply: "Well, I thought if I didn't unroll my sleeping bag, I wouldn't have to roll it up again."
True story: he froze for hours because he was trying to save five minutes of work. We may think, "How foolish! Who would ever do that?" Well, we do it all the time in much more dangerous ways.
Gary B. Sabin

- Gary B. Sabin - Today Quotes
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Anyone who studies the workings of the human body has surely "seen God moving in his majesty and power." ...
Yet some people erroneously think that these marvelous physical attributes happened by chance or resulted from a big bang somewhere. Ask yourself, "Could an explosion in a printing shop produce a dictionary?" The likelihood is most remote. But if so, it could never heal its own torn pages or reproduce its own newer editions!
Russell M. Nelson

- Russell M. Nelson - Today Quotes

What happens if you try to paddle a boat using only one oar? You go around and around in circles. If you paddle hard, you go fast. If you paddle slowly, you turn gently. But you still just go around in circles. It's the same with trying to make study replace faith or trying to exercise faith but without study. We can often find ourselves just going around in circles. I think that the Holy Ghost cannot give us some answers until we are actively seeking knowledge.
Chieko N. Okazaki

- Chieko N. Okazaki - Today Quotes

I want to tell you something that I hope you will take in the right way: God is fully aware that you and I are not perfect.
Let me add: God is also fully aware that the people you think are perfect are not.
And yet we spend so much time and energy comparing ourselves to others-usually comparing our weaknesses to their strengths. This drives us to create expectations for ourselves that are impossible to meet. As a result, we never celebrate our good efforts because they seem to be less than what someone else does.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Today Quotes

As important as it is to leave home every day with a full charge on your cell phone, it is far more important to be fully charged spiritually.
Randall L. Ridd

- Randall L. Ridd - Today Quotes