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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Virginia U. Jensen

"Prophets ancient and modern were and are giants of the Lord, chosen and ordained before they came to this earth. Our prophets are men whom the Lord has raised up specifically to preside over the Church for the particular time in which they have served. The Lord is working through the leaders of His Church today, just as He has always done in the past. President Wilford Woodruff said, 'If we had before us every revelation which God ever gave to man . and they were piled up here a hundred feet high, the Church and kingdom of God could not grow, in this or any other age of the world, without the living oracles of God.' ('The Keys of the Kingdom,' Millennial Star, 51:548)" - Virginia U. Jensen, "Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice," Ensign, Nov. 1998, p. 12

"While his enemies gained power through fraud and deceit, Moroni empowered the Nephites by teaching them to be faithful to God (see Alma 48:7). How do we, like Captain Moroni, create places of security for those around us in these sometimes frightening and perilous times? We can begin by following the admonition found in 1 Timothy 4:12 [1 Tim. 4:12]: 'Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.'" - Virginia U. Jensen, "Creating Places of Security," Ensign, November 1997, p. 90

"Do we fully appreciate what a wondrous blessing it is to each one of us that we have found our prophet? The ways in which our lives have been enriched by listening to our prophet's voice are numerous. We have a clearer picture of who we are and what we mean to our Father in Heaven. We have received commandments and counsel to guide us, reminders to keep us on the straight and narrow, and encouraging words to spur us on when we become disheartened or discouraged. If we listen to the voices of the world, we will be misled. But if we listen to the voice of the Lord through His living prophet and follow his counsel, we will never go astray." - Virginia U. Jensen, "Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice," Ensign, Nov. 1998, p. 13

"We can all find ourselves in places of darkness from time to time. We may wander into dark, spiritual caverns when we make foolish choices, admit harmful influences into our lives, or turn away from the light of the gospel to embrace the world just a little longer. It may seem harmless at firstjust a little exploring, that's all. Before we know it, we become separated from the light and left in darkness alone. Why do we remain in darkness when such rescuing light awaits us? Let us bask in the warm and illuminating light provided by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let the Savior's kindly light lead us one step at a time. Let covenants and commandments keep us safe as we follow the gospel pathway to our heavenly home." - Virginia U. Jensen, "Lead, Kindly Light," Ensign (CR), November 2000, p.62

To provide safety for those around us, we as sisters need to expand our knowledge of all things spiritual. We need to learn and progress in understanding and teach our children those things that will make them less vulnerable to deceit and to the designs of those who conspire against righteousness. Ignorance is not bliss; it is dangerous. - Virginia U. Jensen, “Creating Places of Security,” Ensign (CR) November 1997

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