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"Someone has said that when we want to talk to the Lord, we pray, and when he wants to talk to us, it is through the scriptures: 'For it is my voice which speaketh them unto you; for they are given by my Spirit unto you, and by my power you can read them one to another' (D&C 18:35)." — Barbara W. Winder, "Enjoy Your Journey, " "BYU Speeches of the Year", 13 March 1990
"How can we provide a climate in our lives to foster the presence of the Holy Ghost, that our lives may be more joyful? Just as a reservoir stores water to bring relief and replenish the thirsty land, so we can store experiences, knowledge, and desires to replenish and fortify our spiritual needs. Four ways may be helpful in developing reservoirs of righteousness and spiritual self-reliance. We prepare by—
"1. Developing a cheerful disposition wherein the Spirit can dwell.
"2. Learning the Savior's will for us, that we may know our divine potential.
"3. Understanding and accepting his atoning sacrifice and repenting of our sins.
4. Keeping his commandments and having a firm determination to serve him." - Barbara W. Winder, "Finding Joy in Life," Ensign (CR), November 1987, p. 95
I am ever so grateful for my opportunities as well as my share of challenges. I feel indebted to my Savior for helping me through difficult times. And I hope and desire that each of us will rely on him to ease our pains, to soothe our distresses, to buoy us up, to invigorate us and help us overcome our trials! Draw close to him who extends divine invitation to each one personally:
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
“Take my yoke upon you, … and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matt. 11:28–29). – Barbara W. Winder, “Hope in Christ,” Ensign (CR) November 1986
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