Owner of the Priesthood

You know Him by many names:   Savior Redeemer The Prince of Peace King of Kings   And many, many more.   In fact, the Bible Dictionary lists dozens of names for Jesus Christ. We are told repeatedly that we can reach heaven only through Him. Jesus said,...

Embracing Motherhood

This article on motherhood is the second in a series of articles chronicling Krystal's five greatest life decisions. Read the first one here.   My second greatest decision started in 2011 — but it took me years later to accept it.   In 2011 I became a mother...

Journey To A Diagnosis

My friend and I were recently discussing how hard the journey was to get our kids the right diagnosis. I thought I would share with you how I made the journey to discovering my son has autism in case anything sounds familiar to you. Every kid is different, so there is...

The Path to Perfect Obedience

Norma Kimokeo shared her profound thoughts on perfect obedience. The path she to live perfectly obedient lives is hope-filled and Christ-centered. I hope you enjoy her words as much as I did!   Norma Kimokeo on Perfect Obedience   In a recent Stake...

Mountains Do Not Rise Without Earthquakes

Wonderful thing about transformation: it’s kind of like birth. You enter a corridor and you have no clue what is at the other end. It’s a re-birthing that happens on numerous developmental levels, with varying degrees of intensity, at many different times in your...

Quilting with Kids: Tips for Passing on the Joy of Quilting

Written by Chloe Bennet   When you have a hobby that you love, sometimes it’s hard to wait until the time is right to begin passing on your love of it to your kids. But when the moment is right and you’re all ready to begin sharing the joy of quilting, here are some...

Strait-Laced

This article was written to my family — the experiences shared are all true.    Fam,   So I think that you're all pretty confused. Yeah, that's right. You don't really know too much about me. Well, admittedly, it was always my intention to keep you...

Trust and Love

A while back, a friend told me that she has trouble trusting people and that because of this lack of trust, she has trouble loving others. Trust is something I’ve struggled with from time to time, so I’ve pondered about this. It does seem difficult to love when you...

The Importance of Positive Reinforcement

I have always been so impressed with my son’s ABA therapists. They are so positive! And when I took some training to learn a bit more about ABA I learned this amazing secret that makes these therapists even more amazing. They are taught to give five positive,...

Theodore Turley and the Far West Prophecy

Usually, the 24th of July brings to mind my ancestors crossing the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. 117 of my direct ancestors crossed the plains. Some of their journeys began in Norway and Denmark, England and Australia. But most of their treks West began from Nauvoo,...

Father, Forgive Them; For They Know Not What They Do

Yesterday in sacrament meeting at church, the topic our assigned speakers spoke on was love. More specifically they spoke on loving God and loving our neighbors, which are the greatest of all the commandments!   The last single adult to speak began his talk with...

Breakdown Precedes Breakthrough: Part II

This is part two in a two-part series dealing with the theme of abuse (specifically child abuse) and how to heal from it — for both the abused and their loved ones who strive to comfort and care for them. Read the first part here.   I refer to my oldest son as...

The Word of Wisdom Strengthens Families

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are known for many things. One of the most well-known things members are known for, though, is a love of family... And one of the ways we try to show this love is by living what is called the Word of...

In Vain

For some reason, I have been reminiscing recently about some old songs and artists from my youth: Jim Croce, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Simon & Garfunkel. You may be familiar with them or not—I realize they are ancient.   Those musicians still perform...

Building a Masterpiece

Our family is in the planning stages of building a home. Since we remodeled our current home a few years ago, we have half an idea of what to expect. We are sure it will be exciting, but equally overwhelming. Every day a contractor will come to the job with the tools...

Autism (ABA) Therapy Works

One of the greatest blessings since my son’s diagnosis has been the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy he is receiving. He has mastered so many skills that he struggled with before. He learned how to cook simple things for himself, to put on his own band-aids,...

What Does An Eye Single Look Like?

"When the student is ready, the teacher appears." — Lao Tzu   "A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself." — Bruce Lee   I pretty much look for teachers everywhere and in everything....

Fibers and Sinews

The idea for this article came to me after realizing something exceptional about my wife from a few weeks ago. We always know something is wrong when she has trouble staying awake and alert long enough to eat, drink, or take any meds. This usually happens when she is...

Breakdown Precedes Breakthrough: Part I

This is part one in a two-part series dealing with the theme of abuse and how to heal from it — for both the abused and their loved ones (particularly their parents) who strive to comfort and care for them. The next part will come out next Friday, the 19th.   As...

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