What Jesus Prayed About

We're commanded to pray. What do you pray for and about?   My life's been full of typical prayers with very few exceptions.  One memorable pray-er attended the Hau'ula 2nd Ward too.  She stood to pray to close Relief Society and instead of saying the usual things, she...

Missionary Safeguards in Social Media

Open your gospel library app; scroll down and open the ‘Missionary’ tab; then scroll down and open ‘Safeguards for Using Technology.’ You have now discovered incredible tools that are not just for missionaries, but for ALL members to use!   This last week, I trained a...

Leaving A Legacy: Part II

“At some point in our lives, it should become less about our personal accomplishments and accolades, and more about the legacy we leave behind us.” I said this to a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago.   My friend considered her legacy as the legacy her...

Blessed Are Those that Mourn

The Savior's statement, "Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted," is like a healing balm for the wounded soul. When I reflect on that statement, I can’t help but ask myself several questions. What does it mean to mourn? What are the causes of...

Faith First, Pain Second, Miracle Third

This post was originally published on MormonHub on November 15th, 2016. Minor changes have been made.   I heard it in seminary. I heard it in institute. I heard it in devotionals, in religion classes, and in Sunday School. By the time I’d finished my religion credits...

The Silver Lining

Some weeks are just better than others. I seem to sail through life relatively unscathed for a time, and then hurricane winds hit and the boat sinks. When that happens, I can do two things: complain or find the silver lining.   Dad used to say that the only thing he...

How Jesus Christ Will Change Your Burdens

When we come to Jesus Christ and drop our burdens at His feet, He doesn't pick them up and carry them forever for us.  He changes us so that either the burden no longer exists or our capacity to carry it increases.   Burdens No Longer Exist   Physical burdens afflict...

Sacrifice and Blessings

The word sacrifice comes from two Latin roots. The first root is sacer, which means “sacred.” This root is found in other words familiar to us, such as sacrament, which means “sacred thought,” consecrate, which means “with sacredness,” and, in its nasal form, the word...

Leaving a Legacy: Part I

“At some point in our lives, it should become less about our personal accomplishments and accolades and more about the legacy we leave behind us.” I said this to a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago.   Some may consider their legacy as simply the legacy their...

The Root

My husband mowed the back lawn the other day. I walked out the sliding glass door onto the back step and was surprised to see a tree root right at the base of the bottom step. I hadn’t previously noticed it, and my husband said the first time he saw it was when he...

Brave

Do you ever feel like the world is falling apart?   If you do, you’re not alone. Scripture references about our day seem to indicate that very thing. Prophecies warn about signs and wonders that shall deceive the very elect. Without saying exactly what those signs and...

Fatherhood and Motherhood are Sacred

I have discovered a wonderful organization that promotes strengthening the family.  This is an organization that has been promoting fatherhood and motherhood for the past 16 years. With humble beginnings, the Native American Fatherhood and Family Association (NAFFA)...

The Power of Light

It’s been a rough start to the new year with flu and snow days, and a crazy bout of electricity loss and propane leaks that left us with an out-of-home experience. It wasn’t exactly a fresh start. Yet sometime in the vicinity of the new year, I chose a word to focus...

How Daniel Survived A Second Lions’ Den

Almost everyone's familiar with the story of Daniel being consigned to the den of lions by King Darius' jealous counselors for praying to the Lord. But did he face another lions' den? Bel and the Dragon recounts apocryphal stories about Daniel, including another...

Mission Competition

You know you’re going to lose, right? Whatever! I’m already winning! You all know that if I wanted to, I would win this competition, hands down! Our family loves friendly competition. Our expertise with trash talk often causes guests to question our relationships,...

Good Ways to Be Disobedient

Being a parent does not make me a better person; however, it does make it more difficult to deny my flaws. All of my flaws are magnified in the behavior and thoughts of my children, and when I watch them I understand my Father in Heaven and myself just a little bit...

Generals

The following article is an excerpt from ‘The Restoration of the Church, Why Now?’ from a devotional given at Ricks College by Hyrum W. Smith. These words were true then, and they are just as true today. These words still thrill me.   On one occasion, President McKay,...

Always Parents: Parenting Adult Children

Parents breathe a sigh of relief when their children graduate high school and reach the age of independence. Adult children make plans for their future and begin to make a life for themselves. But what do parents do when their adult children are not motivated for a...

12 Things I Wish Every Primary Teacher Knew

My son in on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). He is high functioning, but from the minute he turned 3 he has really struggled with Primary. Here are a few things I wish every Primary teacher and leader knew because it would make it much easier for him to function and enjoy...

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