I started getting LDS Gems by email probably close to 10 years ago before I think it was connected directly with the Church. It sends out wonderful thoughts on religious topics from LDS Church Leaders. At some point LDS Gems got picked up by the Church and is now housed at http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=eeb8813d71189110VgnVCM1000003a94610aRCRD&locale=0. You can subscribe by either email or RSS. I ran across this one the other day that has stuck in my mind and so I thought I would pass it along.
"In my quiet moments, I think of the future with all of its wonderful possibilities and with all of its terrible temptations. I wonder what will happen to you in the next 10 years. Where will you be? What will you be doing? That will depend on the choices you make, some of which may seem unimportant at the time but which will have tremendous consequences.
"Someone has said, ‘It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today’ (James Freeman Clarke, in Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book , 95).
"You have the potential to become anything to which you set your mind. You have a mind and a body and a spirit. With these three working together, you can walk the high road that leads to achievement and happiness. But this will require effort and sacrifice and faith."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Stay on the High Road," Ensign, May 2004, 112-13
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