Forgiveness: A Path To Happiness

Holding resentment and anger toward another festers in your heart and chokes out what happy seeds you may try to plant there. As long as you have bitter feelings for another, you cannot be truly happy. Likewise, when you feel shame or guilt for your own actions,...
Happiness Is What You Make It

Happiness Is What You Make It

My husband and I had several conversations over the weekend about our holiday plans. Because his mother’s health is quite poor, she and my father-in-law won’t be joining us for Christmas like they have the past several years. And because they love their parents and...

Happiness at Home

Having a happy home, one where we and our children feel safe and secure, is probably our most noble desire. I did not grow up in one, though I have happy memories that stand out in their purity and sweetness against a dark backdrop. I can’t change the past,...

Because I Have Been Given Much

Because I have been given much, I too must give; Because of thy great bounty, Lord, each day I live I shall divide my gifts from thee With every brother that I see Who has the need of help from me. (From Hymns page 219, Text by Grace Noll Crowell, Music by Phillip...

The Gift of Charity

The Savior Himself has declared that if we wish to be recognized as His disciples we must have a love of our fellow man. If that is what He desires for us, what is this love and how do we obtain it? It is feeling the love the Savior has for each of us and returning...

The Daily Bread of Adversity

At the beginning of last week, as I pondered and prayed about what I should write about in my first post under the category of Adversity, it honestly did not occur to me that the answer would be so ironic. The days that followed after my prayer were filled with...
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