Ministering to the needs of others requires an open mind, a loving heart, and unfettered time.
Unlike in the structured world of employment, ministering in not as much about solving problems as it is about providing what is needed.
Identifying a problem is easy; identifying a need is much more complicated. Sometimes the need may be as simple as having someone take the time to listen.
Problems are so much easier to solve after the needs are addressed – after the time, love, and companionship is freely given.
It is always better to focus on what we can change, even as we protest what we cannot.
Mary must have had such faith in her God, and in her Savior, in order to endure the worry and agony resulting from her child’s mortal path.
When our joy becomes a toxin to a friend, their sorrow can become toxic to us. A good friend will then walk away for a time.
Social activities are important, but not if they are simply filler for an empty life.
Caution is great but if you are always looking at your feet you will miss the beauty of the world around you.
Self-improvement is not always about making ourselves better.
Rather, it can be about making ourselves feel better.