The Storms of Life

Harry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887) said, “Difficulties are God’s errands and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it as proof of God’s confidence…as a compliment from Him.” Difficulties are part of life. My mother told me that our trials make us better people and we grow from each experience. She would…

LIFE IS FULL OF CHOICES

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) wrote: “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” Life is full of choices. What we do with those choices decides our future. We must develop our talents and acquire skills, gain knowledge and learn the lessons of life… no matter what age we are. To achieve our…

Christmas Miracles

DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS Outside, the “hush” of new falling snow Feathering bush and tree in downy white— Inside, there is holly and mistletoe And twinkling light.   I’ve placed baubles of red; green and gold— But how insignificant compared to the Christ Child, the Wise men, kneeling shepherds And the sheep of the fold.  …

Light the World

If you haven’t heard about the Light the World campaign, you should check it out HERE. Each day for December, there is a scriptural theme based on the Savior Jesus Christ’s life. It started with the scripture in Matthew 10:8: Freely ye have received, freely give. The point of the campaign is to remember Jesus…

Parenthood, A Great Responsibility

“Strong family relationships don’t just happen. It takes time. It takes commitment, it takes prayer, and it takes work.” – Eugene Hansen (“Children and the Family,” Ensign, May 1998) Being a parent is a great responsibility and many times we get discouraged. We feel disheartened because our children will not respond to us or listen…

Have I Done Any Good in the World?

“I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” (Stephen Grellet 1773 – 1855) With all the natural disasters that…