More than just Temple work

Upon hearing the term, work for the dead, many Latter-Day Saints think only of the actual performance of temple ordinances. But there are many other ways to contribute.   In the June 1989 Ensign Article Family History: "In Wisdom and Order" Elder Dallin H. Oaks says:...

The Leaf Without Its Tree, Without Its Purpose

The leaf bobbed on the sea, swirling, twirling, dunking with the waves.   I watched from the side of a shark cage adventure boat three miles from the shore and wondered about the leaf's journey so far away from the shore. I'd loved my time in the cage looking...

Assumptions

“Errant assumptions lie at the root of every failure” according to Peter Drucker.     In No Excuses, Brian Tracy warns that you must have “tremendous self-discipline and character to face the possibility that you could be wrong in your most cherished assumptions and...

The Song I Cannot Sing

Performing beautiful musical renditions is not my strong point, so I am grateful for those who share their musical abilities. Near and far, we are fortunate with today’s technology to enjoy their talents.   Have you ever found yourself weeping at the end of a...

Finding Peace In A World Of Turmoil

We now live in a world rapidly filling with strife of every description, war, contention, division, sorrow, unhappy people, selfishness, and misery. Where did all this come from? Why is it getting worse? Is there no cure? Is finding peace an option?   Sources of...

Don’t Underestimate Children

I never talked baby talk to my children. From the moment they were born, I talked to them as if I was speaking to an adult. I didn’t want to get in the habit of treating them as if they couldn’t understand. My experience had been that some adults didn’t give children...

Curing Misery

Too often, the feeling of being in a dark hole, completely alone in my misery, overwhelms me. Feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy, and even stupidity assault me. When I am in this dark place within, compliments do not reach me. A visit from a friend might...

We Are All Teachers

There has been a sense of peace within me since I went to the temple to take out my own endowments. And with that peace has come an urgency to really focus on teaching my daughter the gospel.  It’s so funny how everything kind of rolls into one.     Yesterday in...

Heaven Helped Me

We recently had a challenge at church to do Family History and focus on the temple often for a month.  So I put down the novels and picked up my laptop.  But my family is all pretty into family history.  And I thought it was all done.  I couldn't find records to go...

Hope and Optimism are Powerful

How strong is your hope for the future? Are you optimistic? Eric Barker’s article “11 scientific studies that will restore your faith in humanity” talks about scientific studies that support the power of optimism and hope. Reading his article reminded me that the...

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Alma is lauded as a great prophet. He taught that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Jesus Christ. This supported King Benjamin’s words to his people and echoed the prophecy of Abinadi to the wicked King Noah. These three...

Heaven Help Me

Like many of you, I enjoyed conference. You probably take notes while you are listening to the beautiful testimonies, counsel, and direction. I do, too. I do not have shorthand skills, so frequently I abbreviate and defer to the forthcoming printed copies and online...

Measuring Mission Success

I love lists! I love to write down what I plan on doing and crossing off tasks as they are finished. Sometimes, I will write down stuff I’ve already done, just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing off the chores! A cathartic release happens when I see a list of...

God Loves Broken Things

"God Loves Broken Things!  Let me repeat myself, GOD LOVES BROKEN THINGS!"   These words were the first words spoken by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during a Stake Conference held on May 20, 2017. This article will reference quotes...

Rising

I’ve made thousands of loaves of bread. I have a very simple recipe that I’ve used for decades. Grinding my own flour, feeling the warmth of the dough as I knead it, the smell of baking bread and honey butter...it has been a wonderful constant in my life. About a year...

Marriage, Family and Me

What do you do when you just 'don’t feel like it'? Like, your mind says “yes”, but your heart says “no”? Potentially, this could be an incredibly touchy subject, but lately my friends, I have been suffering from a case of the “gimme’s”. And that, I think, is exactly...

Time to Be All In

I don’t think many people get married while thinking, “If it doesn’t work out, I can get a divorce,” but divorce does happen for many reasons. Similarly, not many people are baptized while thinking, “If it doesn’t work out, I can always leave the Church.” Yet, most of...

Christ Gave His Life so You Can Change Yours

The other day I saw a quote by Richard G Scott that read, "He gave His life so that you can change your life." I read this at the most perfect time in my current situation, so I immediately saved it into my phone to keep as a reminder.   It's been a little while since...

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