Mindy's Top 10 Must Read LDS Talks

When I was in college I was such a nerd. And not an academic nerd. I was a Church nerd. And I loved it! {I guess that's what happens when you aspire to be and become a high school seminary teacher, but I digress}.

I was such a nerd that I would actually write my favorite quotes from Church leaders and scriptures on pieces of paper and essentially turned it into a wallpaper for my bedroom. No lie. If only I had photos to prove it.

While I no longer wallpaper my bedroom walls with words of inspiration, I thought I would share my 10 of my favorite LDS talks. It's really difficult to pick out my favorites and I know everyone has their own, but these are just so, so, so good that they made the list!

1. The Virtue of Kindness by Joseph Wirthlin

At a glimpse: "Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes."

2. An  High Priest of Good Things to Come by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: “Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

3. The Lord Thy God Will Hold Thy Hand by W. Craig Zwick 

At glimpse: "“It is the wounded Christ who leads us through our moments of difficulty. It is He who bears us up when we need more air to breath or direction to follow or even more courage to continue."

At a glimpse: "If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again." See a fantastic video clip of a portion of the talk here. LOVE.IT.

5. Peace - A Triumph of Principles by Marvin J. Ashton

At a glimpse: "When sorrow, tragedy, and heartbreaks occur in our lives, wouldn't it be comforting if when the whisperings of God say, 'Do you know why this has happened to you?' we could have the peace of mind to answer, 'No, but You do.'"

6. Grateful in Any Circumstance by Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

At a glimpse: "We are made of the stuff of eternity. Endings are not our destiny."

7. The Edge of the Light by Boyd K. Packer

At a glimpse: "[Harold B. Lee] said [to me], 'The trouble with you is you want to see the end from the beginning.' I replied that I would like to see at least a step or two ahead.' Then came the lesson of a lifetime: 'You must learn to walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness; then the light will appear and show the way before you.'"

At a glimpse: “Many small people in many small places doing many small things can alter the face of the earth.”

9. None Were with Him by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: "Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are."

10. However Long and Hard the Road by Jeffrey R. Holland

At a glimpse: “My concern is that you will face some delays and disappointments at this formative times in your life … and when some of those challenges come you will have the temptation common to us all to say, ‘This task is too hard. The burden is too heavy. The path is too long.’ And so you decide to quit, to simply give up. No, to terminate certain kinds of tasks is not only acceptable but often very wise. If you are, for example, a flag pole sitter then I say, ‘Come on down.” But in life’s most crucial and telling tasks, my pleas is to stick with it, to persevere, to hang in and hang on, and to reap your reward”


If you have favorites that I missed, please share in a comment! 


MyMommyStyle said...

The Grandeur of God by Jeffrey R. Holland is my all time, hands down favorite talk, but An High Priest of Good Things to Come is a close second. Great list!

MyMommyStyle said...

Oops, I didn't realize I was logged in as MyMommyStyle. It's Melissa Hadfield. :)

Niki said...

Thank you so much for posting this, mindy! I've been trying to listen to more talks instead of browse the internet while I feed the baby so this is perfect! I have a couple of favorites that aren't on this list...
"Sunday will come" Joseph B Wirthlin
"Remember Lot's Wife" jeffery R Holland

Missy W. said...

the talk "Continue in Patience" Dieter F. Uchtdorf means a lot to me. Especially the last half.

Christy said...

My fave.."O Divine Redeemer" -Neal A Maxwell

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