Peace

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“Etched in my mind are the serene images of Sister Donna Smith Packer and Sister Barbara Dayton Perry at their husbands’ bedsides, both women filled with love, truth, and pure faith.
 
“As Sister Packer sat next to her husband in his final hours, she radiated that peace that passes all understanding. Though she realized that her beloved companion of almost 70 years would soon depart, she showed the tranquility of a faith-filled woman. She seemed angelic… I saw that same kind of love and faith emanating from Sister Perry. Her devotion to both her husband and the Lord was obvious, and it moved me deeply. Through their husbands’ final hours and continuing to the present day, these stalwart women have shown the strength and courage that covenant-keeping women always demonstrate.”
 
Russell M. Nelson, President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
A Plea to My Sisters,” October 2015 General Conference

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“I love the testimony of our poetess and friend Emma Lou Thayne. In words we now sing as a hymn, she wrote:
Where can I turn for peace?
Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart,
Searching my soul?
Where, when my aching grows,
Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand?
He, only One.
 
Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” 2015 General Conference

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“Children need the peace that comes from knowing they have a loving Heavenly Father, who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to bring light and hope into the world. It is up to us as adults to direct children to that peace and light.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
All Thy Children Shall Be Taught,” April 2005 General Conference

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“Peace comes to us from the Lord, but we can help each other feel that peace as we share our burdens and our happiness.”

Kathleen H. Hughes, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Blessed by Living Water,” April 2003 General Conference

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“First, did I tell you … how to make your home a haven of peace and a fortress of strength? You should follow the pattern you witnessed as you entered the Lord’s house, to ‘establish a house … of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, … a house of order’ (D&C 109:8). As we follow this pattern, great peace will dwell within our homes in a world of increasing turmoil.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Did I Tell You…?” April 2003 General Conference

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“Peace, hope, and direction are outcomes of striving to live the teachings of Jesus and obeying His laws and commandments.”

Patricia P. Pinegar, Primary General President
Peace, Hope, and Direction,” October 1999 General Conference

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“The Savior isn’t our last chance; He is our only chance. Our only chance to overcome self-doubt and catch a vision of who we may become. Our only chance to repent and have our sins washed clean. Our only chance to purify our hearts, subdue our weaknesses, and avoid the adversary. Our only chance to obtain redemption and exaltation. Our only chance to find peace and happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Our Only Chance,” April 1999 General Conference

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“This is a marvelous time to live on the earth. Ours is a day seen in vision by many of the prophets down through the ages of time. It was to be called the dispensation of the fulness of times because the gospel was to be fully restored that the lives of those who live in this day might be blessed. All who will hear the glad tidings may have the privilege of full access to the saving and exalting ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the peace and the happiness they bring to individuals and families.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Creating Places of Security,” October 1997 General Conference

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“Sincere prayer can be more effective in protecting our families than the earthen walls Moroni erected around the Nephite cities. It’s impossible to kneel down and take your problems to the Lord without having your heart softened. The changes prayer effects in our homes are multiple. It restores peace and gives hope. It lightens heavy hearts and heals the wounds of sin. It restores perspective, allowing us to recognize our blessings even in the midst of our trials. Finally, it guides us in making decisions.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Creating Places of Security,” October 1997 General Conference

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“Choosing to increase our faith in the Savior isn’t easy. It takes work, but the feelings inside of peace and joy and love are worth all our efforts.”

Patricia P. Pinegar, Primary General President
Increase in Faith,” April 1994 General Conference

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“As women, we like very much to please others—sometimes seeking approval so frantically that we become torn and confused by the conflicting needs of those around us. Concentrating on pleasing Heavenly Father brings peace, a respite from fear and anxiety. Think of that, young women, the next time you are asked to perform in church, or visit an inactive member of your class, or plan an activity: ‘I only need to worry about pleasing the Lord.’ ”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Fear,” October 1992 General Conference

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“We begin by teaching what we are. The children need us; they need to see in us what they can become. They need to see us keeping the commandments. We must come unto the Lord and seek for the peace of the gospel in our own lives. ‘Learn of me,’ the Lord said, ‘and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.’ When we are at peace, then our children can be at peace.”

Michaelene P. Grassli, Primary General President
Children at Peace,” October 1988 General Conference

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“Jesus Christ is our Savior, our brother, our friend. He is as near as we allow him to be. Our only ultimate joy and happiness is predicated upon our relationship with him. Our only peace, through disappointments, sorrow, and challenges, will come as we draw nearer unto him. With such love for our Redeemer, every difficult experience may be met with courage, acceptance, and even gratitude. His love for us is a gift beyond price. What does he ask in return? ‘Love one another; as I have loved you.’ (John 13:34)”

Ruth Funk, Young Women General President
Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” October 1978 General Conference

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