Loving Your Teens: the Power of Affirming Words

Loving Your Teens: the Power of Affirming Words

One of the most powerful statements I’ve ever heard on the power our words hold was given by a latter-day apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormon Church) by the name of Jeffrey R. Holland. In his talk, “The Tongue of Angels,” he...
Proud To Be An American

Proud To Be An American

You know when you get a song stuck in your head and you just can’t seem to shake it out of your brain? That happened to me yesterday, but in a good way. I kept humming the words to Lee Greenwood’s patriotic song:   If that first paragraph sounded sappy, then you...
A Prophet’s Prayer For Our Nation

A Prophet’s Prayer For Our Nation

I ran across this prayer given by President Gordon B. Hinckley today and thought it was particularly timely after Super Tuesday last week. I served as a poll worker all day and will share some of my thoughts about that experience with you in a separate post. Getting...
Parents: Learning to Love Your Teen

Parents: Learning to Love Your Teen

For some parents it may seem like the most difficult thing in the world to do at time: love your teenager. The angelic little boy who used to love giving out hugs and kisses now flinches away from any signs of affection. The precious little girl who would heartily...
On Reading (And Writing) Good Books

On Reading (And Writing) Good Books

Saturday, February 9, 2008 was momentous for members of the Mormon Church. First, it was the first time that the church membership in general was invited to attend a worldwide leadership training broadcast. Since the subject was on families, the church felt that all...
We Are To Teach Our Family The Gospel

We Are To Teach Our Family The Gospel

We are not here on earth solely to concentrate on our own desires. We are here to bless and teach others about Heavenly Father gospel. Blessing others must first begin at home. Fathers and mothers have an important responsibility of teaching their children the gospel....
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