May 22

Shortly after Elder Paul H. Dunn was released as the president of the New England Mission, he spoke at a Stake Conference. He said, “Someone asked me what it was like being a mission president. I told them it was like taking two hundred Priests on an overnight hike for three years.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 111)

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You are probably living the Word of Wisdom if:

You were abstaining from tobacco before doctors said you should.

D&C Section 89 has a significant meaning for you.

Your happy hour is the time to yourself after the children are finally asleep. (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 10)

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After many years away, Spencer W. Kimball visited his home town in Arizona. “Is that direction south?” he asked. Someone told him it was. “I knew it used to be south,” he said, “but so many other things have changed since we lived here, that I thought they might have changed that, too” (Kimball, “Spencer W. Kimball,” BYU Studies 25[4]:69).

Spencer W. Kimball once attended an area conference where the local leader offered thanks that the president was well enough to attend, praying that he would “die in the saddle.” The next day at the Church ranch, someone suggested that the Kimballs go horseback riding. President Kimball replied, “I don’t know whether I want to or not” (Kimball, Spencer W. Kimball,” BYU Studies 25[4]: 69). (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 12)

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J. Golden Kimball: The fruit of religion manifests itself in the lives of men. By their fruits ye shall know them. There can be no deception by men who love God and keep his commandments. We are one and all God’s children. He created us, and he never created a failure, and he created you...Remember this always: Temptation somewhere, in the life of all, finds us, as this life is a testing time....There is very little use of preaching religion or morals, or honesty, virtue and truthfulness to those whose motives and tendencies all point toward vice and sensuality unless they repent and sin no more. (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 227)

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Mission Mania , p. 26

Mission Mania, p. 26