Enduring Trials

“The road is rough,” I said, “Dear Lord, there are stones that hurt me so.” And He said, “Dear child, I understand, I walked it long ago.” “But there is a cool green path,” I said. “Let me walk there for a time.” “No child,” He gently answered me, The green road does not climb.”…

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Searching for happiness is a big part of our life. We not only want it but we have an inner need and desire to spread joy to others. I notice that when I tell a funny story and make someone laugh, I wish I could tell another one. Laughter and smiles are contagious and spread…

Be the Joy

Don’t we all love to be around someone who is happy and joyful? It rubs off on us and we get to bask in their cheerfulness. During my second daughter’s baby blessing, the Lord told us that she would be a joy in our lives. For some reason, this one sentence struck me with force…

Know ye not that your body is the temple?

What’s your favorite temple? The architectural and landscaping differences of temples around the world are amazing.  They are specifically designed to be perfect for their environment, and the results are breathtaking.  Importantly though, the most important attribute of each is that they belong to Heavenly Father and are designed for his purposes.  That’s an interesting…