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"It matters not where we live or what our individual circumstances may be. Each day our righteous living can demonstrate a faith in Jesus Christ that sees beyond mortal heartaches, disappointments, and unfulfilled promises. It is a glorious thing to possess a faith that enables us to look forward to that day 'when all that was promised the Saints will be given.' (Now Let Us Rejoice, "Hymns," no. 3)" - Anne C. Pingree, "Seeing the Promises Afar Off," General Conference, 4 October 2003

"As we try to deal patiently and lovingly every day with fussy babies, challenging teenagers, difficult roommates, less-active spouses, or elderly, disabled parents, we may ask ourselves: 'Is what I am doing really important? Does it matter or make a difference?' Dear sisters, what you are doing with your families matters! It matters so very, very much. Daily, each of us learns and relearns at home that charity, the Savior's pure love, never faileth. So many Relief Society sisters do great good serving in their families. These faithful women do not receive the praise of the world—nor do they seek it—but 'of some have compassion, making a difference.' (Jude 1:22.)" - Anne C. Pingree, "Charity: One Family, One Home at a Time," Ensign (CR), November 2002, p.108

Daily prayer and scripture study, adherence to commandments and to covenants made at baptism and in the temple are at the core of growing up unto the Lord. We learn to walk in His ways as we do what draws us closer to Heavenly Father and as we teach our children and others to do the same. We "put away childish things" as we choose to become Christlike and serve others as He would have us do. - Anne C. Pingree, "To Grow Up unto the Lord," Ensign (CR) May 2006

This idea of growing up unto the Lord is a compelling one. Unlike the process of growing up physically, we will not mature spiritually until we choose, as the Apostle Paul phrased it, to "put away childish things.” - Anne C. Pingree, "To Grow Up unto the Lord,” Ensign (CR) April 2006

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