1 Nephi 1 – Tender Mercies

The theme for this chapter is Tender mercies from the Lord. What are some of the tender mercies in your life? Have you seen the hand of God lately?

Introduction to Book of Mormon

The introductory pages at the beginning of the Book of Mormon explain the contents of the book, its purposes, and give a brief history of how it was restored in our day through the boy prophet Joseph Smith. They are definitely worth studying before you begin an earnest study of the book.

2020 Book of Mormon Study

This year we are studying the Book of Mormon in the Come Follow Me Church curriculum. I’m so excited! The Book of Mormon brings me so much JOY! I’ve decided to post my thoughts as I ponder each week’s lesson material. I have years’ worth of ponderings in scripture journals–words I look up, thoughts I…

MTC Insights

Missionaries called to serve throughout the world for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are usually young people between the ages of 18-26. Adult couples and single sisters can also serve. I love reading missionary letters, because they’re so inspirational. These kids give up 18 months to 2 years of their lives at…

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.  …