He who humbly follows Jesus Christ will experience and share in His light. And that light will grow until it eventually dispels even the most profound darkness. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
"Is our faith focused on simply wanting to be relieved of pain and suffering, or is it firmly centered on God the Father and His holy plan and in Jesus the Christ and His Atonement?"
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom
"We believe in “the ideal of the man who puts his family first.” We believe that “by divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families.” We believe that far from being superfluous, fathers are unique and irreplaceable."
D. Todd Christofferson
So what made me decide to be a mother? SIX TIMES, no less. Am I just verifiably insane? It’s debatable, but probably not my main influence.
Church has not, nor is not always the peaceful joyful experience I would like it to be. And it's almost never easy to get there. But besides the wiggling, poking and sometimes really ornery behavior, there's the deeper purpose. And it's worth it.
Heavenly Father loves His daughters. He needs each of our unique talents and gifts. We will never know the scope of our reach, just as we can never truly comprehend the scope of His love for us in this life.
I Am a Child of God. It is one of our most basic doctrines; the earliest thing our children learn. It almost becomes trite. Does it deserve our attention? Most definitely!
Honestly, this is what I was born to do! Having a baby--partnering with my eternal companion and Heavenly Father to help a special spirit receive a body is truly the most amazing thing I’ve ever done.
The Ten Virgins, I finally get it... by Laurie Smith
I've always struggled with the parable of the Ten Virgins. I understood the "be prepared" part, but I just couldn't grasp the lack of charity. Doesn't Christ teach us to give and help those in need?