I am ok if Eve had everything planned out in her mind before eating the fruit, and I am also ok if she didn’t. I feel that either way you look at it, you have to do some mental gymnastics. Conference quotes and even the actual scriptural accounts of the fall just don’t all perfectly … More “We need women who have the courage and vision of Our Mother Eve.”
One day a couple years ago, I was helping my dad in the garden. He asked me to unroll the hose. I did. He asked me to keep unrolling. To unroll the entire thing. I was a bit confused. Why do the whole thing? I had clearly unrolled enough. Then, when I saw how long … More “Obedience is a choice between our own limited knowledge and power and God’s unlimited wisdom and omnipotence.”
A nobleman asked his servants to do four things: Plant olive trees, Build a hedge, Set watchmen, And build a watchtower. (D&C 101) The servants planted the trees and the hedge and put watchmen around it. But while building the foundation for the watchtower, they started to wonder…why are we doing this? D&C 101:48 states, … More “Obedience is a choice … between our own limited knowledge and power and God’s unlimited knowledge and omnipotence.”
So the story goes, there was once a master carpenter who worked for the same master his whole career. One day, he told his master he was retiring and the master asked him to build one last house. The master said, “Scrimp on nothing. I want the finest materials used.” But the chief carpenter got … More What kind of house am I building the Lord?
There was a sweet, pregnant dog who got her legs stuck in a riding lawn mower. The family was devastated. She couldn’t use those legs again, but miraculously she was able to deliver all of her babies safely. The mama pup learned to use her front paws to scooch wherever she needed to go. And, … More “Our most impactful parental teaching is our example.”
There was a story about a girl who got a kite for her birthday. She excitedly went to the beach to try it out. She got the kite high in the air. As she let more and more string out, the kite went higher and higher. But then she had a thought—why not let go … More “When we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling, and less complicated.”
Written by Sarah Keenan: When I was young, we lived next to a very nice old lady who would occasionally let us come to her house. One day, she allowed us to visit her garden in her backyard. It was absolutely beautiful, with brightly colored flowers everywhere. As soon as we entered the yard, the … More Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.