Why Small Home, Great Learning? This morning I read the story of Naaman and I was reminded why I started this blog. Sometimes, like Naaman, we are so willing to do the big things for the Lord. Volunteer for that church service project. Seek out the best schools for our kids. Find a career where … Read more It’s the Little Things that Matter Most to Kids
We were stuck. The flower centerpieces were not what my mom wanted them to be. They were okay. But okay for a wedding dinner with your son’s new in-laws doesn’t really cut it. She was desperate to make silk flowers work. We couldn’t afford real flowers, not with the other expenses. But these silk ones … Read more What is a Divine Mission?
We want our kids to feel the Spirit. We want to feel the Spirit ourselves. The Spirit can breathe hope and energy and peace into our lives, our homes, our relationships. I want God to guide our family, but I feel like too often life can become about getting from one task to the next. … Read more Three Ways to Create a Spiritual Home Environment
What is a divine mission? Just as the Lord knew Jeremiah and ordained him to be a prophet in Israel (Jeremiah 1:5), I believe the Lord knew each person who has come to the earth and asked them to fulfill certain mortal missions. Wendy Watson Nelson says, “premortally you and I were each given wonderful … Read more Fulfilling Your Divine Mission through Education
Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. . . . and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17 God could be speaking to us here. Whenever we falter in the face of temptation or trial, they … Read more Four Simple Ways to Connect with Family History
It has been a rough week. I had a lot of doubts at the beginning of this week, whether my experience matters or is helpful to anyone. My husband was quick to counteract those thoughts. As was Darla’s post on Instagram, plus a few other posts I saw, but can’t find now. But those thoughts … Read more Positive Parenthood Inspiration
Have you ever had the experience of studying a topic in the scriptures and then having an experience that teaches you more about it (or makes you realize you need to learn more about it)? Which leads to further study. And then someone at church or in your family brings up a similar topic? Does … Read more How to Teach Your Children Values