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Bishop Smith

Bishop Smith

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The Bishop's Message is a compilation of messages written for the Sunday School program of the Ensign 3rd Ward over a period of four years (1957-1961) by Bishop Nathaniel A. Smith who presided as Bishop during this time.
The messages were written with the Ward membership in mind on the request of the first editor of the Sunday School Program, Sister Irma Gottfredson and the Sunday School Superintendent Addison B. Cheney.
I humbly acknowledge the inspiration received from the many quotes, and short poems and especially some illustrations from Elder Sterling W. Sill's writings.
It is my hope and desire that my posterity will cherish these precious truths and mould them into their characters for good.
The fact that good ideas and thoughts may have belonged to someone else does not lessen their value. If they are good they are good they should be used many times until we get possession of them.
The Bishop's Message is a compilation of messages written for the Sunday School program of the Ensign 3rd Ward over a period of four years (1957-1961) by Bishop Nathaniel A. Smith who presided as Bishop during this time.
The messages were written with the Ward membership in mind on the request of the first editor of the Sunday School Program, Sister Irma Gottfredson and the Sunday School Superintendent Addison B. Cheney.
I humbly acknowledge the inspiration received from the many quotes, and short poems and especially some illustrations from Elder Sterling W. Sill's writings.
It is my hope and desire that my posterity will cherish these precious truths and mould them into their characters for good.
The fact that good ideas and thoughts may have belonged to someone else does not lessen their value. If they are good they are good they should be used many times until we get possession of them.

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William James said, "The greatest discovery of my generation is that you can change your circumstances
by changing your attitudes." Everyone wants to change his circumstances, but few are willing to change
themselves. We find ourselves weak when it comes to changing our attitude and our habits, especially
when they are contrary to the teachings of the gospel.

Weakness is a gift from God. He has said, "I give unto men weakness that they might be humble, and if
they humble themselves before me, I will make things stronger unto them," (Ether 12:27) The great sin in
the misuse of the gift of weakness is that we do not use it to prod us on to greater things. But when
humility comes, then strength and power also.

Lincoln was not great because he was born in a log cabin, but because he got out of it, and Alma was not
great because of his sins but because he threw them overboard. The best way to change our
circumstances is to dress ourselves up in our best thoughts and best attitudes and our best habits.

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