Fall 2008

Our Title of Liberty

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Our Title of Liberty By: Glenn McGettigan

Our Title of Liberty

 
In 1833, the Saints in Missouri were experiencing much persecution.  They had been driven from their homes in Jackson County, many had lost livestock and furniture, and they had received many death threats.  On December 16, the Prophet, hundreds of miles away in Kirtland Ohio, received a revelation on their behalf.
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Being Prepared for All Things

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Being Prepared for All Things By: Charles W. Dahlquist

Being Prepared for All Things

 

Thank you for that beautiful musical number. I love music and that’s a wonderful, wonderful message for all of us. As I was listening to that, I thought of another song that has a great message of why we fill the well within, and that is—it’s not exactly Tabernacle Choir music, it’s a Kingston Trio song. I realize that most of you don’t even recognize the singing group called The Kingston Trio from the 1960’s, although I see some down here with gray hair who may be old enough to remember. The song goes

 

“You’ve got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believe,

You’ve got to give of yourself, ‘til you’re worthy to receive.

Drink all the water you can hold, wash your face, cool your feet,

But leave the bottle full for others. --Thank you kindly, Desert Pete.” [“Desert Pete”; Billy Edd Wheeler, 1963]

 

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Developing Disciple Scholarship

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Developing Disciple Scholarship By: David B. Marsh

LDS Business College Devotional
November 2008
 
 
Brother Marsh:
Thank you, President Woodhouse, for that nice introduction. You read it just the way I wrote it; it makes me sound better than I am.
I’m so grateful for the privilege to be back, and by the way, I have my pencil out too, in case I say anything worth writing down. I’m right with you. I think that’s a great idea. I believe wholeheartedly that when the Spirit speaks to us, that we show the Lord that we cherish His communication to us by writing it down and then thinking about it, pondering it until it becomes a part of us, until we do something with it.
I am so grateful to be back here on this campus. It’s such a privilege to be with you. There is just such a good spirit here in dedicated places.
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Education Will Bless Your Life

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Education Will Bless Your Life By: Richard Kendell

Education Will Bless Your Life 

Well, thank you very much. What a warm and generous introduction. I appreciate it very much, and it is a pleasure for me to be with you today. If I were to summarize my remarks—I hope I can do it in a phrase or a sentence—education will bless your lives. Education will bless your lives. I think we learned a wonderful lesson at the last general conference from President Uchtdorf, and the basic theme of this in the priesthood session was “Stand where you are and lift.”
 
Now, I know he wasn’t talking about education; he was talking about church service. But I want to just make that little transition to say, “Stand where you are and lift.” You are at LDS Business College. Stand here and lift. Educate yourself and bless your life.
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What Kind of Leader Are You?

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What Kind of Leader Are You? By: A. Roger Merrill

What Kind of Leader Are You? 

Sister Rebecca Merrill:

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The Spiritual Nature of Creativity

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The Spiritual Nature of Creativity By: Joseph Sorensen

The Spiritual Nature of Creativity 

 
It’s great to be with you today. I am a graduate of LDS Business College, and I really enjoyed my time here, and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was nice to be in a smaller classroom than some of those that were the classrooms I had at the University of Utah. So I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the education I received here.
 
From Moses 3:4-5 we read, “And now, behold, I say unto you, that these are the generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the day that I, the Lord God, made the heaven and the earth,
 
“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew.
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A Spirit That Goes to the End of the Line

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A Spirit That Goes to the End of the Line By: Garry Flake

A Spirit That Goes to the End of the Line 

 

 

Well, brothers and sisters, I’m really grateful to be here. I’m grateful to have come and heard that beautiful number. I hope you’re going to do a CD. I’ll buy the first copy, if you’ll do it. I just thought it was beautiful. And if I could share with you—it’s just good to be with those that I can see, and those that are, I understand up on the ninth floor, Brother Herman in my ward and others, just to feel the Spirit of being here with you at LDS Business College. Thank you for coming this morning, and I hope that I can share with you just a few stories, some pictures, and you can have a feeling and appreciation for what the Church does worldwide.

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Do Good; Do More Than Just Ponder on It

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Do Good; Do More Than Just Ponder on It By: Bob Wiser

Do Good; Do More Than Just Ponder on It

 
Do Good; Do More Than Just Ponder On It
D&C 6:13:  “If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the gifts of God; for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation.
 
Let me repeat, “If thou wilt do good.”  
 
When I was working as a stake clerk
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In Concert with the Lord’s Purposes and Designs

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In Concert with the Lord’s Purposes and Designs By: Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander

In Concert with the Lord’s Purposes and Designs

 

My brethren and sisters, it’s wonderful to be with you today. I enjoyed this beautiful reminder in music of the necessity for unity in our lives, among each other, in our communities. Certainly we have seen over the past number of months over the elections here in the United States a lot of divisiveness, a lot of nasty things being said. It’s time to heal, not only politically, but for us to be reminded as this helped us to remember, it’s good to be united with each other with things that are holy and good.

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Evidences of the Savior's Love

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Evidences of the Savior's Love By: Karen Dunkley

Evidences of the Savior's Love

 

One of the great blessings in my life has been the opportunity for 18 years to work with students and faculty, and I want to say that truly you are lights in my life, and I am grateful for all of you.

“I Feel My Savior’s Love” is one of my favorite songs, and today I’m going to use the words and the ideas from that song to discuss the power of the Savior’s love in our life.

The first verse talks about the first step in coming to know our Savior, and that’s recognizing His love. It reads:

I feel my Savior’s love

In all the world around me,

His spirit warms my soul

Through everything I see.

(Ralph Rogers Jr., K. Newell Daley, and Laurie Huffman, Children’s Songbook, p.74)

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Education: Powered by the Spirit (Peaks, Patterns & Potentials)

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Education: Powered by the Spirit  (Peaks, Patterns & Potentials) By: President J. Lawrence Richards

Education: Powered by the Spirit  (Peaks, Patterns & Potentials)

 
 

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Brothers and Sisters, I look at you today and my heart is full. It is humbling and sobering as I feel a deep sense of responsibility and stewardship for you. You come with a desire to learn the world’s knowledge in a spiritual setting that you might fulfill Father in Heaven’s plan for you. That is no small task for we who are here to help you accomplish that goal.

Today, I would like to share some thoughts about Peaks – Powers – Patterns and Potentials as a way to gain an education powered by the Spirit.

 

Peaks

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