Internet free zones

“…academic institutions should have the courage to decide what they’re not going to use technology for. What experiences and interactions do they want to keep uniquely human and interpersonal? What should be the “Internet Free Zones” in the university?”

“Technology, Silver Bullets and Big Lies: Musings on the Information Age,” from an interview with Michael Schrage
Educom Review, Volume 33, Number 1, January/February 1998

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The power of our belief in the Atonement

Many who think that life is unfair do not see things within the larger vision of what the Savior did for us through the Atonement and the Resurrection. Each of us has at times agony, heartbreak, and despair when we must, like Job, reach deep down inside to the bedrock of our own faith. The depth of our belief in the Resurrection and the Atonement of the Savior will, I believe, determine the measure of courage and purpose with which we meet life’s challenges.

James E. Faust, “Woman, Why Weepest Thou?” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 52

Our polar star

Gordon B. Hinckely May the Spirit of our Lord accompany us and remain with us. We know not what lies ahead of us. We know not what the coming days will bring. We live in a world of uncertainty. For some, there will be great accomplishment. For others, disappointment. For some, much of rejoicing and gladness, good health, and gracious living. For others, perhaps sickness and a measure of sorrow. We do not know. But one thing we do know. Like the polar star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith.

In sunshine and in shadow we look to Him, and He is there to assure and smile upon us.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “We Look to Christ,” Ensign, May 2002, 90