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It seems nearly every day there is something else astonishing in the news–most of it bad or repugnant. Short of hiding our heads in the sand or hibernating in a cave until the Second Coming, we will be faced with crass or even overtly sick material in the media from time to time. What is a parent to do? How do we prepare our children for that which they will most likely see, if not already seen?
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My daughter asked me yesterday, with great concern in her young voice, why bad things had to happen to good people. She was thinking of the people in Burma (Myanmar) and in China with the recent, horrific events they’re experiencing.
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I’ve been studying recently in an instructional booklet put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon church because of our belief and use of The Book of Mormon). The instructional booklet is called Improving Gospel Teaching. It is a guide to improve gospel teaching moments, usually in the classroom but also in all other locations.
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I love the scriptures. Some days they are the only things that brings me peace. I particularly enjoy the Old Testament, as odd as that sounds. Even though it is a loooong book of scripture, the stories within it are rich and instructive.
With all the turmoil in the world today, a parent might well ask, “Where is safety for my children? For my family? For me?”
As Mormons, we believe in serving missions; we believe in sharing the good news of the gospel about Jesus Christ and His redemptive offer for all God’s children. I had the privilege during college to serve one of these full-time missions. It was a wonderful opportunity. And during that mission, I learned an amazing lesson of obedience.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my personal life and my standing in God’s eyes. I’m not sure why. It’s not that I have some awful disease, with pending death in the picture. It’s just that this has been a refrain in my mind.
Have you ever sat through a college course taught by a very knowledgeable instructor? I remember sitting in my science class in college during a physics lecture. I was amazed at the intellectual dexterity of my professor. You could tell he was well versed in the sciences; the knowledge came effortlessly to him. Imagine the power and ability he had to wield that knowledge in effective ways.
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe in the account found in the Old Testament in Amos 3:7: