Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Carry On

President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away on the evening of January 27 will be missed by our family. We loved his emphasis on families and temples, his sense of humor, and we appreciated his simplistic concepts.

After being sustained as prophet of our church more than 20 years ago a reporter asked President Hinckley: "What will be your focus? What will be the theme of your administration?"

Instinctively, he answered, "Carry on. Yes. Our theme will be to carry on the great work which has been furthered by our predecessors.

My friend Sheena posted this quote from him on her blog and it was one that I had never remembered hearing before, but now love:

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up tp be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are often more dull" than otherwise. Life is like an old-time rail journey-delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful landscapes and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

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BYU remembers the prophet with a 5 min. photo slideshow.
Funeral services for President Gordon B. Hinckley, will be held Saturday, February 2. For a listing of worldwide broadcast times and options (including Church satellite, television, and Internet), see the broadcast schedule.

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