The Sin of Pride

The Sin of Pride

Jacob, the third prophet of the Book of Mormon, warned his people of the sin of pride. Today, we tend to praise pride as a value, but never does the Book of Mormon speak of pride as a virtue. God just doesn’t see pride the way we do today. Jacob warned:   13 And...
Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

I must admit that I am an avid reader. So much so that I have on more than one occasion been called a bookworm. When I was a child, (when I first started really reading) one of my favorite book series was Choose Your Own Adventure. In these books, there were many...
Free to Be Happy

Free to Be Happy

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormon Church, as many people call it. I am what is called a ‘convert’ to the Church, which means that I was taught the gospel by missionaries and I joined as a young woman, of my own free will...
Going Where God Leads You

Going Where God Leads You

Yesterday, in my weekly religion class, we talked about Abraham, of the Old Testament. God instructed Abraham to leave and get away from his family and homeland, where idolatry was being practiced. (See Genesis 12.) We noted this is a common practice in the...
How to Find Gratitude in a World of Hardship

How to Find Gratitude in a World of Hardship

Cicero, the great Roman orator, claimed that gratitude was “not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” (Marcus Tullius Cicero, Pro Plancio, 54 b.c.) With a grateful heart, our minds are free to experience true happiness because we aren’t...
Happiness Begins With Me

Happiness Begins With Me

If I were to let the world tell me who I am and what I’m worth, I would be a very unhappy person indeed.   We live in a world that seems bent on telling us we’re not good enough, pretty enough, or skinny enough. According to society’s standards, we are simply not...
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