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HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT PARENTING

HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT PARENTING

“Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.” -- Idowu Koyenikan On my personal path to discovery, I find this to be true. In fact, the more I learn about the power of my mind, the more truth I find in this statement. It’s true in...

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THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE CHARITY

THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE CHARITY

And it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord that he would give unto the Gentiles agrace, that they might have charity. Ether 12:36   Do you ever hope that your kids will mature into charitable adults so they will easily forgive all the things you do wrong? I...

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SUNDAY WILL COME

SUNDAY WILL COME

On Good Friday, my 16-year-old son decided he had had enough of us and he was moving out with his girlfriend. We knew it was coming. He had been begging for at least two years that we would let him move out. It wasn’t even an option for most of that time. I mean, he...

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NONE OF THEM SHALL BE LOST

NONE OF THEM SHALL BE LOST

And none of them that my Father hath given me shall be lost. Doctrine and Covenants 50:42   There are a couple of different ways I’ve read this scripture. First, when I hold Christ as an example for perfect parenthood, I look at every word He speaks to us as an...

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MIRACLES HAPPEN

MIRACLES HAPPEN

And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. 4 Nephi 1:15   Miracles happen. My son showed up at my house one night with a bouquet of flowers and a bar of my favorite dark...

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I AM A PILLAR OF CALM AGAINST A RAGING STORM

I AM A PILLAR OF CALM AGAINST A RAGING STORM

I am a pillar of calm against a raging storm. That almost makes me laugh when I read it. By nature, I’m rather emotional and passionate. I’ve had to work hard at learning to manage my emotions and at being the master of my personal energy. But the work I’ve done has...

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EYES ON THE TARGET

EYES ON THE TARGET

I was introduced to the analogy in an online class I’ve been taking (rarefaith.org). When we set goals for ourselves, it is so important to focus our desired outcome rather than the steps needed to achieve the outcome. More specifically, we need to focus on the...

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EXCEEDINGLY STRICT

EXCEEDINGLY STRICT

And now, behold, two hundred years had passed away, and the people of Nephi had waxed strong in the land. They observed to keep the law of Moses and the sabbath day holy unto the Lord. And they profaned not; neither did they blaspheme. And the laws of the land...

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BE STILL

BE STILL

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD   Several years ago, I adopted this as my own personal mantra (or one of them): BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD I try each day to take a few minutes to meditate. Usually, it ends up being in bed while I’m falling asleep. I take a...

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