What is a Divine Mission?

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

Fulfilling Your Divine Mission through Education

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

Spiritual Growth in Marriage

When I was eighteen, I met a handsome man who insisted he wanted to marry me. I hadn’t planned on finding someone to marry so young. I took to a lot of prayer and soul-searching. In the end, I told him yes, and we were married when I was nineteen. Recently a friend asked me … Read more

Four Simple Ways to Connect Kids with Ancestors

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

Parents are the Best Teachers

I taught my daughter how to paint nails. My husband taught our son how to draw a car. Parents are the first teachers for their children on this Earth. But it seems that in the age of experts and professionals, parents are losing their confidence, their ability to trust God and their own instincts about … Read more