Family Scripture Study and Prayer

LDS families are counseled to study the scriptures daily as a family. I’ve found that it’s a great foundation for gospel instruction and a starting point for gospel discussion. Beyond that, it has been a personal anchor to me in the tempests of life. When I have been...

Inis Hunter, Beloved Wife of 14th Mormon Prophet

I was saddened to hear of the passing of away on Sunday, October 14, 2007 in Laguna Hills, California due to causes incident to age. She was 93 years old. Her husband served only briefly as our prophet, but we have many fond memories of him and his service. I was...

Mormon Response to Fires in California

As wildfires blaze through southern California, we are mindful of , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reported that all the missionaries in the area are safe. Missionaries are assisting in shelters and are also helping with evacuations. At least...

Elias . . . Bringer of Joy

Mormon families follow the admonition of God to Adam and Eve to "multiply and replenish the earth." As Sister Julie Beck of the General Relief Society Presidency (the highest calling held by a woman in the Mormon Church) said on October 7, 2007 in General Conference:...

Where Did We Come From — For Teens

It sounds like such a simple question: Where did we come from? Yet it has been one of the most frequently asked questions of all time. What do Mormons, or members of the LDS Church, believe? This part of the Plan of Salvation can be summed up in six steps: 1. We...

Sometimes Children Are the Teachers

There are times being a teacher over a rambunctious group of four, , or in church, it may seem as though much of what we wish to impart barely makes it past their little ears. While it is important to teach the same lessons in the hopes of something getting through to...

Where Did I Come From?

Where did I come from?” is a common question asked by those seeking for something greater than the bright, shiny and often destructive things the world has to offer. Mormons actually have the answer to this question, or rather, the gospel of Jesus Christ provides the...

Man Is Not Saved By Faith Alone

President Spencer W. Kimball said, "Celestial life may be had by every soul who will fill the requirements. To know ] is a way of life, the plan of personal salvation, and is based upon personal responsibility. It is developed for man." (Teachings of the Presidents,...

All Worthy Men

On June 8 of 1978 a monumental revelation was received by President Spencer W. Kimball. Prophets, of modern times, one after another, had begged the Lord for this revelation. On September 30, 1978 it was presented to the church as an official declaration to be added...

Spencer W. Kimball (1895-1985) – The Early Years

Of President Spencer W. Kimball, his father said, ". . . he is always happy. He is a clean and obedient boy and always minds what I ask him to do. I have dedicated him to the Lord and to His service. He will become a mighty man in the Church." (Teachings of the...

Every Member a Missionary

In a 1959 general conference address, the president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, David O. Mckay, admonished members of the Church with a phrase now familiar and famous among Mormons: “every member a missionary.” Any church that claims...

Having a Mary Magdalene Day

There are days where I feel sorely misunderstood. Like there is no one in the world who has any idea what it feels like to be me. Everyone sees me for my mistakes and failings and not who I have become and what I can do. And sometimes I wonder if Mary Magdalene ever...

FHE Idea: Playing With (and Cleaning Up) Autumn Leaves

I . If it’s fairly nice weather outside, and you’re looking for a fun way to do Family Home Evening as well as getting rid of the leaves, consider getting everyone involved in building a few scarecrows. Before you start gather some old clothes, long pants and...

Becoming Familiar with Other Views of the Plan of Salvation

I have always lived in Utah. In fact, I went to an elementary school just down the street from where I live now until halfway through second grade before moving up to the Sugarhouse area. The farthest away from home I’ve ever lived was a brief stay at Snow College, a...

Rootsweb: Books We Own

Most genealogists have this in common - The excitement they feel genealogists doing volunteer work, hoping to help others find out more about their ancestors and to feel that same thrill of discovery. In the next little while we will be taking an in-depth look at some...

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

The Social Security Death Index(SSDI) is a database of death records, created by the Social Security Administration(SSA) for persons who had a Social Security Number(SSN) and whose deaths were reported to the SSA. to turn to for those who are starting at the very...

Jesus Christ: The Light of the World

In the gospel according to John, we read: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men . . . the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1: 1, 3-4, 9). The magnificent power...

Creation

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not...

Becoming Mary

Martha and Mary were sisters who both received the Savior into their home. , Martha set to work serving them and attending to their needs. Mary, on the other hand, apparently sat down at the Savior’s feet and “heard his word”. After so long of this, Martha had had...

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