Spiritual

Why Go to Church?

Why Go to Church?

By Phyllis Rosen There are many people who ask themselves this question every week. Sometimes they can’t seem to think of a reason they ought to attend church. But they come up with plenty of reasons to not go:                 The kids are a handful…I […]

Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

“Keep the Commandments” The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to express thanks for the many blessings we have been given. A time to pause, reflect, and notice blessings that we may not otherwise recognize. A time to express our love for our Savior and our Heavenly […]

Strengthening Family: Plan of Salvation

Strengthening Family: Plan of Salvation

Before we were born we all lived with God. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them; male and female created he them.” Thus, men and women were created, spiritually first, as God’s own offspring—spirit […]

The Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming and Belonging

The Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming and Belonging

 Last fast Sunday, as I was listening to the testimonies borne over the pulpit, I noticed a pattern. Over and over people were testifying about how the gospel brings us real and lasting (even eternal) happiness. I felt something within me agree with the sentiment, […]

Sabbath Message: The Role of Parents

Sabbath Message: The Role of Parents

When I was young, my mother showed me a verse in the Book of Mormon that had always meant a lot to her, and that she considered to be her goal in life. It is a verse well known throughout the Church, and is found […]

Sabbath Message: Whom Will Ye Serve?

Sabbath Message: Whom Will Ye Serve?

“[C]hoose you this day whom ye will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). I’m not sharing this scripture because it is my favorite, or because it changed my life when I memorized it in Seminary. […]

What are you Thankful for?

What are you Thankful for?

This time of year it can seem almost cheesy to express gratitude, however there is a good reason this holiday is all about giving thanks. Happiness cannot be achieved through the acquisition of temporal desires and “keeping up with the Jones’.” True happiness comes only […]

Sabbath Message: General Conference

Sabbath Message: General Conference

We are half-way through General Conference! What have you learned? Share your thoughts on twitter and facebook and #LDSconf. Watch General Conference Live on LDS.org! Catch up on Saturday sessions, Priesthood, and the General Women’s Meeting here. “What I the Lord have spoken, I have […]