Inviting the Missionaries into Your Home

Full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints homes of people who express interest in hearing their message and discussing their religious beliefs with the missionaries. Once you have invited the missionaries into your home, they will want...

Basic Sunday Meeting Terminology

Here are some basic terms that a new member or visitor will encounter when attending Sunday meetings at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Ward: a congregation. Wards are organized according to the number of active members within a specific geographical...

A Firm Foundation: The Rock of Our Redeemer

The saying goes “there are no guarantees in life,” and this saying is true in terms of the imperfect promises of friends and the unexpected abuses of foe. Nevertheless in this life, there are perfect promises available--promises firm and sure, solid as a rock. One of...

Treat Others with Kindness

How we deal with other people has always been a big thing at my house. At least once or twice a day the kid’s will hear something to the effect of, “Be nice to each other” or “Treat each other with kindness.” If I could open up my kids’ heads and cross-stitch this...

Why Should Youth Double Date?

Double dating isn’t just about morality, or safety in numbers. It’s also a tool to help those of us who are socially inept find a way to have a great experience. My to hit it off. I was thrilled when he asked me out around Halloween time. John was polite to my...

Abraham From Whom Three World Religions Have Sprung

Abraham of the Old Testament lived an extraordinary life. Born to pagans, Abraham still longed to follow the one true God, Jehovah. He wished to have the priesthood ordained upon him. Although knowledge of Adam and Eve and all that had transpired from the beginning of...

The Lord Had Blessed Me In My Honesty

Ever since I was fourteen years old, I’d felt someday I would have my ham radio operator’s license. Not sure why. It wasn’t that I knew anybody with a ham radio, let alone anyone with a license. But that idea had been planted in my brain and so it stuck. Through the...

How to Deal With Wounded Feelings

How comfortable are you with intimacy? Not just sexual intimacy with your spouse, but with honest-to-goodness emotional intimacy? So many of us, as we've passed through life, have been hurt. , but later as we joined the ranks of kids in school and at other places, our...

Learning From The Valiant Around Us

I find some of the best study aids and within the living word of God? How have they stood faithful to the truths they understand? Just yesterday I read a story that greatly moved me. Imagine with me, if you will, that you were born about 150 years after the death of...

Premortal Life and the Foreordination of Jesus Christ

“Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith e in my name? Or will I receive at your hands that which I have not appointed? And will I appoint unto you, saith the Lord, except it be by law, even as I and my Father ordained unto you, before the world was?” (D&C...

Family Search Indexing Calls for Volunteers

In a news release dated October 11, FamilySearch, the online family history resource of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a call for volunteer indexers for a variety of projects. The specific projects mentioned are Mexican and other Latin...

What Is a Calling?

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the first words a new member may learn is calling. A calling is an official request for a member to serve in a particular position or responsibility within his/her ward (congregation) or stake (group of...

FHE Idea: Halloween Decorations

This is my kids’ favorite time of the year – the beginning of the holiday season. With just a few weeks left until Halloween, I thought some of you out there might enjoy these crafty ideas. be hung in a window or from a tree. The third is a colorful addition to those...

Make a Difference Day

Did you know the fourth Saturday in October is always Make a Difference Day? This Saturday, Oct. 20, is that very day. There are billions of ways to help make a difference in the lives or community around you. Throughout this week I’d encourage you to look for ways to...

Nurturing New Members

Though I am generally well-integrated into the Latter-day Saint lifestyle and culture, there are times when I am reminded that I was not raised in it. In my earliest months and years, I frequently experienced such moments. I often wondered if I would ever feel as “one...

Sustaining Sister Beck

The first time I heard Sister Julie B. Beck speak as President of the Relief Society was during General Women’s Conference at the end of September. I was amazed by her bold speech and felt myself drawn into something much larger than myself. I knew that she was the...

The Preparing of a Prophet

Today I had the opportunity to speak on the topic of Joseph Smith, Jr. As I pondered what specifically to address, the preparing of a prophet is what came to mind. In the Book of Mormon we find the words of the prophet, Nephi: And it came to pass that I, unto the...

Temple Marriage and its Purpose

Marriage is a time honored tradition that dates back to Adam and Eve. “Eternal marriage is a principle which was established before the foundation of the world and was instituted on this earth before death came into it. Adam and Eve were given to each other by God in...

Netiquette

Since I have made many suggestions about gathering information from others through email, message boards, volunteer requests and so forth, I thought it would be appropriate to address the subject of netiquette. Netiquette is a set of unofficial rules for behavior on...

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